Personal development (PSHE) at George Pindar School is a developmental programme of learning based on the PSHE Association’s model through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future.
Students develop the qualities and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. Students are equipped to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives.
The programme helps students to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk and make informed choices. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing as well as providing students with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society as responsible citizens. Our personal development programme also provides opportunities for students to reflect on and clarify their own and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now, and in the future. Links are made from students’ KS2 learning and developed ready for KS5.
In Key Stage 3, the programme is delivered as discreet lessons on alternate weeks with drama. In Key Stage 4, it is delivered in half termly blocks, alternating with RS. The curriculum covers Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Sex Education and Living in the Wider World. In addition, students study a tutor time programme that includes Economic Wellbeing, Citizenship, British Values, Character Development and Careers.
Our Personal Development progression pathway can be found here: Curriculum Progression Pathway for Personal Development (PSHE)