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Marshfields School

A Positive Choice

Personal Development

Personal Development combines PSHE (Personal, Social and Health) and Citizenship.

The department is supported by visiting specialist educators such as health education from the school nurse. Where possible the curriculum is brought alive by acting out scenarios and re-creating important events such as how to vote.

The curriculum is a balance between giving students an understanding of their rights and responsibilities, with the knowledge to understand their physical, emotional and social well-being, enabling them to become active citizens in a global environment.

PD is taught in a way that enables students to be Successful and Happy in their learning, with high expectations, whilst developing Aspiration to be good and active citizens. The teachers of PD strive to ensure that the curriculum they study is Purposeful and Exciting in order that they can participate in a Diverse world.

Personal Development is taught to all students for one double lesson a week, totalling 1hour and 20 minutes. The topics covered are a guide and as appropriate are taught to meet the needs of student’s in the classroom taking into account current events in our student’s lives.

Homework often takes the form of thinking about discussions in the classroom to share ideas at their next lesson. Sometimes worksheets are also given to students to support classroom learning.

If there are any topics parents and carers wish to discuss with school do contact your child’s form tutor or PD teacher.

Ms S. Briggs