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Personal Development

At the Vale of Evesham School, the curriculum extends beyond cognition and learning, vocational and technical for our young people.

The wider curriculum provides learners with a broader development so pupils can develop and discover their interests and talents. This enables our students to develop their character, confidence, self-esteem, and resilience. Experiences that promote physical health and mental wellbeing are also promoted to help our young people develop these skills.

The Vale promotes future successes for our pupils by developing their understanding of fundamental British values and diversity, promoting a greater understanding and respect.

At each stage of the pupil’s school life at the Vale of Evesham School, the experiences outside of the curriculum and alongside strive to develop the abilities for our students to develop their skills to be responsible, active, and respectful citizens.

The Personal Development curriculum at the Vale is the whole school experience including, assemblies, theme days, performances, educational visits, School Council, Residential Forum, cultural capital discussions, life skills, volunteering, extra-curricular clubs, and intervention sessions.

Personal Development covers the following areas at the Vale of Evesham School:

Fundamental British Values and Citizenship education

Relationship and Sex Education

Careers (Gatsby Benchmarking)

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education

Living in the wider world education.

These experiences equip our young people to the best of their ability to take the next step in to the community and wider world.

All students are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences outside of the curriculum and across the curriculum, these enable students to contribute fully to the wider school life and community.

The abilities of the young people are developed through the Personal Development Curriculum to enable them to have a sense of who they are and their own worth as they develop and change as individuals. These skills will help our young people acquire the knowledge and attitudes to make informed decisions as they develop into adults in modern Britain.

The Personal Development Curriculum will broaden our students understanding of British values, democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance. This is embedded throughout the school ethos and curriculum and is integral for the development of our students becoming good citizens in complex and changing communities.