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 fulfill 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.