Personal Development

Key Stage 3 overview

PD is delivered to all students by the form tutor during two thirty minute tutor sessions each week.

The PD whole school plan is tailored around three key areas; Health and Wellbeing, Living in the wider world and Relationships.

Schemes of work specific to the ages and needs of our students are then written and followed accordingly. Below are the key areas of focus taught to students in Years 7 and 8. Assemblies are delivered to the whole school, Houses and Year groups to support key messages and information delivered during PD. We also support national events and initiatives such as Anti-bullying week, Mental Health Week and National E-safety day.

In addition to this students in Years 7 and 8 receive an additional hour of PD during curriculum time over the two week timetable. During these additional sessions, students in Year 7 will be taught about the dangers of the internet and social media, and develop their knowledge and understanding of e-safety. In Year 8 during extra addition sessions are used to teach our students about British Values, in order to prepare our students to live in the wider community.


Key Stage 4 overview

PD is again taught to all students in Years 9, 10 and 11 during tutor time for two thirsty minute session per week, delivered by form tutors. The PD whole school plan is tailored around three key areas; Health and Wellbeing, Living in the wider world and Relationships. Schemes of work specific to the ages and needs of our students are then written and followed accordingly.

The needs of the students have been adapted into the schemes of work, Year 9 students will be given extra support and guidance as they start their first year of GCSE study. Students in Year 10 will in addition be given time to prepare for work experience and start to think about post 16 options. Our students in Year 11 will be supported through their final year of study and supported and prepared their next steps after school life.

In addition to the PD curriculum during tutor time, PD drop down days have been timetable throughout the school year. On our drop down days we are able to take a whole year group of timetable, and design a specific day focussed around their needs. Our drop down days are supported by external agencies and visitors and session such as emergency first aid, CV writing, financial support are al delivered.


Qualification assessment overview

Students do not receive a credited qualification for participating in PD sessions, however their knowledge and skill set is broadened in order for all our students to be prepared to live in the wider world and community.


How can parents support their child and Sir Thomas Boughey Academy with PD?

Parents can support their child by having active discussions with their child. Ask your child to share what they have been studying during PD sessions, and give them examples, support and guanidine of your own experiences.


Curriculum maps

Block plan of PD 2018/19:


Teaching staff

Mr Porter, Associate Assistant Principal: Teaching & Learning Innovation