Personal Development Curriculum

Personal Development Curriculum

We aim to ensure that students are well equipped with the wider skills and qualities to give them a good understanding of the next steps they need to take to be successful in the future.

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The Personal Development Curriculum (PDC) is delivered by form tutors and coordinated by team leader, Mr Mark Styles.

The lessons are designed to help students develop and grow as individuals. As well as helping them make some important personal, academic and career decisions during their school life, we hope that the lessons may also prepare them for adult working life and help them have a safe, healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. We hope that these lessons will help our students to make a positive contribution to society.

We aim to ensure that students are well equipped with the wider skills and qualities to give them a good understanding of the next steps they need to take to be successful in the future.

Careers lessons help students to understand the world of work, become more aware of their own strengths and preferences, and make the right  choices at 16+.  At Judgemeadow we have always had a tradition of successful transition into post 16 education or training with 90%+ going onto 6th form, FE College or training. This reflects the progress made by the students in developing the personal skills and qualities sought after by colleges and industry.

There are units of work in the PDC programme designed to develop student understanding of financial management and personal development, for example, interpersonal skills, self awareness, team work, money management, study skills and healthy living. 

All students undertake a two week work placement during Year 11 and are encouraged to arrange their place of work themselves. There is also a very close working relationship between the Careers Co-ordinator, the pastoral staff and the Connexions service. 

Our aim is to help make our students’ transition into their study and work beyond Judgemeadow as smooth, informed and successful as possible.