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Personal Development

At St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy the aim of our Personal Development Curriculum is to enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of our society. It supports children with their personal and social development, and develops their understanding of the moral, social and cultural aspects of society and life. We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse community. Our children are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. Our Personal Development Curriculum is integral to the development of children’s values in order for them to become positive citizens in an ever-changing community.

Our Personal Development Curriculum encompasses many elements:

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE);

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) including drug education, financial education, citizenship, e-safety, personal safety, and the importance of physical activity and diet for a healthy lifestyle;

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education (SMSC);

Wellbeing;

British Values;

and our Trust Virtues:

Compassion and Justice Honesty and Self Belief Respect and Responsibility Confidence and Resilience