Personal Development Curriculum (PDC)

Our Aims

Our Personal Development Curriculum runs across everything we do in school, educating our students to be well rounded young people, entering the next stage of their life fully equipped.

During Personal Development time each day, students will cover a diverse range of subject areas with lessons planned by specialists and delivered by their Personal Development Tutors, who know them the best.

Each year, our students take part in 5 Character & Culture (C&C) Days where they spend a concentrated amount of time on more specific areas of the curriculum, during which, we invite several visiting speakers/experts to join us.

At the end of the year our students are given the opportunity to partake in a variety of additional enrichment opportunities and experiences during ‘Wonderful Week’. Opportunities include residential visits, day trips and in school experiences that students can select from earlier in the year to create their bespoke timetable.

Personal Development content also runs across all curriculum areas in school, with staff making reference, throughout their teaching, linking the content of PDC lessons to their individual subject/areas of school.

WHO’S WHO?

Leadership Responsibility:
Senior Leader: Mrs S. Worthington
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic): Mr L. Betney
RSE (Relationship & Sex Education): Mr L. Betney
CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance): Mrs K. Wood
Character: Mrs S. Worthington
Communication: Mrs A. Williams
Numeracy: Mrs L. Merritt
Cultural Capital: Mrs A. Williams
British Values: Mrs A. Williams
Enrichment: Mrs S. Worthington
Student Leadership: Mrs S. Worthington, Miss A. Ellis, +TBC
Equality & Diversity: Mrs M. Callaghan
Teaching Staff:
Personal Development Curriculum: Personal Development Tutors
Character & Culture Days: All teaching staff & Visiting Staff/Experts
Link Governors: Mrs A. Jones Mrs G. Sinnott Mrs N. Martin

 

Learning Journey

Timetable and Codes

PSHE & CEIAG Audit/Tracking

 

Year 7

Term

Unit of Study

Key Skills/Learning

Autumn

PSHE

CEIAG

Character

 

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 1

C&C Day 2

Self-Concept (H1-H5)

Welcome to Careers

LORIC introduction and understanding

Introduction to debating

Root words

 

Relationships & Gambling

Sleep, Diet, Physical Activity

Spring

PSHE

CEIAG

Character

 

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 3

C&C Day 4

Positive Relationship (P1-P8)

Careers of the Future

Debating continued

Them & Us – Stages & ages, more than words, not harming others

Emotion words

 

Knife Crime, Personal Safety, Police ‘Capture’ programme

British Values – Democracy, Parliament & the Law

Summer

PSHE

CEIAG

Character

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 5

Learning Skills (L1-L6)

Building Employability Skills

Character in the Community

Prefixes

 

CEIAG – Keepmoat Sustainable housing project

 

 Year 8

Term

Unit of Study

Key Skills/Learning

Autumn

PSHE

CEIAG

Character

 

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 1

C&C Day 2

Emotions, Mental Health, Wellbeing

Career insights

Developing Leadership & Communication Skills

Recap Debating roles and key language, develop note taking,

Root words

 

Citizenship in the Environment

Health & Wellbeing, Puberty, Access to Services

Spring

PSHE

CEIAG

Character

 

 

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 3

C&C Day 4

Supporting others. Prejudice and Discrimination. Bullying

Careers of the Future

Debating - Rebuttal, peer assessors

Them & Us - Acts of kindness, the skill of listening, social exclusion

Emotion words

 

Equality & Diversity

CEIAG – Stepping into the NHS competition

Summer

PSHE

CEIAG

Character

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 5

Bullying. Abusive Behaviours. Digital Resilience

Developing employability skills

Values and Charity

Prefixes

 

Social influences and responses

 

 

 

 

Year 9

Term

Unit of Study

Key Skills/Learning

Autumn

PSHE

 

CEIAG

Character

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 1

C&C Day 2

Drugs – positives/negatives, peer pressure, health & Social risks, the law.

Options and the future after KS4

Initiative – command and control, Resilience in life

Root words

 

Equality & Diversity – creating an inclusive school

Citizenship – Democracy & Politics

Spring

PSHE

 

CEIAG

Character

 

 

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 3

C&C Day 4

Supporting others. Peer pressure. Online safety. Managing a relationship

Career insights

Debating - recap skills & content covered in Years 7&8

Introduce Second propositions/oppositions, floor debates & mini debates.

Emotion words

 

CEIAG – Careers being the Camera & STEM Challenges

Managing Risk and Personal Safety, Consent, Parenthood, Equality

Summer

PSHE

 

CEIAG

Character

 

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 5

Conflict management. Relationship break ups – relationships with drugs and alcohol. Further digital resilience

Embedding of employability skills

Them & Us – The Power of thought, Mouth shut, heart open, Actions & Consequences

Prefixes

 

Cross Curricular Shakespeare Day

 Year 10

Term

Unit of Study

Key Skills/Learning

Autumn

PSHE

 

CEIAG

Character

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 1

C&C Day 2

Social media influences. Healthy lifestyles and their maintenance. Risk and emergency situations

Post 16 – next steps and options

Ways to react, self-reflection. What motivates?

Root words

 

Citizenship & Study Skills

CEIAG – CV writing, Enterprise, Army

Spring

PSHE

CEIAG

Character

 

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 3

C&C Day 4

The Equality Act. Positive and unhealthy relationships

Work Experience preparation and skills

Debating – Subject specific, student researched debates – whole and part class

Emotion words

 

Drugs & Alcohol

Consent, Relationships, Sharing Images

Summer

PSHE

CEIAG

 

Character

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 5

Committed relationships. Online content, data and information

Learnings from work experience to further develop employability skills

Thoughts-words-deeds. Disagreeing in the right way

Exam Command Words

 

Extremism, Sex Education

 

Year 11

Term

Unit of Study

Key Skills/Learning

Autumn

PSHE

 

CEIAG

Character

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 1

C&C Day 2

Mental & emotional health. Coping strategies. Substance misuse and wider risks of drug use

Post 16 applications, skills & confirming options

Organisation in upper school, revision techniques

Root words

 

CEIAG – Tertiary options, applications, CV updating

Sexual Relationships, Pregnancy, Intimacy

Spring

PSHE

 

CEIAG

Character

 

Communication

Numeracy

C&C Day 3

Unhealthy behaviours. Extremism & digital resilience

Employment rights, responsibilities and protection

Being work ready

Revision skills and techniques to develop resilience and aspiration

Exam Command Words

 

Finance, Tax, Bills, Mortgages & Study Skills

   

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Whole School Enrichment Timetable – all detail and information is available via synergy in the clubs and societies module INSERT LINK HERE To Clubs and Societies
  • Leadership Academy – Bronze, Silver & Gold awards for increasing number of leadership hours logged in logbooks
  • Student Council – representatives across all school years on one of three councils: Student Voice, Charity/Community and Eco/Sustainability
  • Democracy week – various events and trips to be part of, all advertised through PD tutors
  • Wonderful Week – w/c 3th July 2023. INSERT BOOKLET LINK - to be forwraded