Personal Development

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Personal Development and Citizenship is taught in Years 7-11 and helps our students to stay safe, healthy and prepared for life’s opportunities and the responsibilities they’ll face.

This includes helping them to deal with critical issues they face every day such as friendships, emotional well-being and change as well as helping them on the path to succeeding in their first job.

Our curriculum also looks at the role of the UK’s parliamentary democracy, where the government spends our money, how laws are made and upheld as well as exploring political and social issues critically.

We also want to give our students the tools to make a difference in their local community through social action charity First Give.

You can read more about our Relationships and Sex Education policy including the right to request withdrawal.

British Values, SMSC and Cultural Capital 

Spiritual, Moral Social and Cultural development is a fundamental part of our curriculum, as is exploring ‘Britishness’ and what constitutes British Values.

Students acquire a healthy respect for public institutions and services in Britain, develop a sense of respect for others and tolerance for all cultures, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010.

Personal Development plays a vital role in the development of students’ cultural capital experience through visits and activities which support our local community, for example, Shoebox of Love appeal and external speakers, such as NHS workers, the police and local charitable organisations. The curriculum is enriched with CEIAG opportunities brought to us through our Liverpool City Region Careers Hub status.