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Personal Development

Mrs Nixon - Curriculum Leader Personal Development 

Personal Development at Park High School is a varied curriculum that is accessible to all and provides students with the knowledge and experience to become a successful member of society. Our aim is to develop students into independent and resilient learners who have the ability to tackle the moral, social and cultural issues they face whilst growing up. Both our Personal Development curriculum and Personal Development Days work coherently to grow our students’ self-worth by playing key roles in contributing to school life and the wider community. Personal Development aims to provide students with the skills to keep themselves safe, physically and emotionally healthy and raise their aspirations for their future careers. 

Personal Development (PD) allows students to develop an understanding of the wider world and learn about content outside the national curriculum that supports them in becoming independent young adults. PD helps students to establish the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Year 7

From settling into secondary education to making responsible decisions about alcohol, PD in Year 7 helps students to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. Units of work consist of:

Year 8

Learning to manage peer pressure during teenage years to exploring future career pathways and diversity, PD in Year 8 helps students to learn life skills and build resilience to prepare them for later life. Units of work consist of:

Year 9

Planning for future careers by producing CVs and cover letters to exploring the different types of contraception available in the UK, PD in Year 9 prepares students for adult life. Units of work consist of:

Year 10

Focusing on a career pathway and exploring work experience opportunities to recognising and managing our mental well-being, PD in Year 10 matures students into independent individuals. Units of work consist of:

Year 11

Researching and applying for post- 16 studies to understanding movements of protest and accepting diversity, PD in Year 11 aims to provide students with the skills and experiences needed to become well-rounded members of the local community. Units of work consist of:

Personal Development Learning Journey