We implement our Personal Development Curriculum, into our students’ academic journey.

What is PDC?

PDC has been designed to enrich our students by helping them gain the skills, knowledge and understanding that they need to lead physically, mentally and emotionally healthy independent lives, alongside how to become informed, active and responsible citizens.

How is PDC integrated?

PDC is applied within classroom studies and activities. Classes will also be selected and have the opportunity to showcase presentations on the current “PDC Theme of the Fortnight” to the whole school every morning during the morning broadcast. These may involve methods such as public speaking, musical or vocal performances.

What will the students gain from PDC?

Throughout each fortnight (2-3 week blocks) students will be encouraged to reflect upon their own experiences and how to recognise their own personal development.

What are the aims of PDC?

1| How to manage emotions

2| How to achieve autonomy and interdependence

3| How to develop mature interpersonal relationships

4| To develop competence

5| To encourage civil duty

6| To assist in developing purpose

7| To develop integrity

8| To gain conflict resolution and problem solving skills.

What kind of subjects will be covered by PDC?

1| Physical Health

2| Emotional Well-being

3| Morals

4| Relationships

5| Living in the Wider world

6| The Environment


“Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence”
– Michelle Obama