Personal Development Education

Our framework identifies the key concepts, skills and attributes that are developed and delivered via tutor period, assemblies, drop down days and the PDE curriculum. This enables the academy to fulfil our statutory responsibility to safeguard students, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

The curriculum also enables our students to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and communities as well as having a grasp of the political, legal and economic functions of society.

Integral to our curriculum and enrichment offer is the support given to our students to

develop their character – including their resilience, confidence and independence – and help them know how to keep physically and mentally healthy. We strive at all times to ensure our students are confident in the key foundations of character; sport, creativity, performing, volunteering / membership and the world of work.