Personal Development (PSHE & SMSC)

Personal Development helps students to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.

“By teaching students to stay safe and healthy, and by building self-esteem, resilience and empathy, an effective PSHE programme can tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils”. (PSHE Association 2017)

At Beacon Personal Development is taught in discreet lessons to all students in Key Stage 3. It covers a variety of topics such as safety, anti-bullying, drugs, alcohol and tobacco education (DATE), careers and relationships and sex education (RSE). In Key Stage 4, Personal Development is taught through the tutor time and assembly programme and includes topics such as domestic violence, careers - post16 options and relationship and sex education (RSE). This will be enriched by additional sessions facilitated by external speakers.

For further information about our Personal Development curriculum please click here

For information on our SMSC policy please click here