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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Intent

At Judgemeadow we deliver a holistic curriculum for life.

The key aims of our PDC are to support pupils to become responsible, confident, healthy, and tolerant young adults who are prepared for life and work in an ever changing world.

We promote our ethos, that at Judgemeadow we believe in:

 

    • Being Kind and helping other
    • Respecting each other
    • Being organised and disciplined
    • Working hard

 

Context

PDC education is a school subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain. Evidence shows that student engagement in PDC lessons have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Many pupils at Judgemeadow lead restricted lives with a limited understanding around some important issues, for example relationships and diversity. There can also often be limited opportunities for them to gain cultural capital and exposure to the wider world. They face specific local threats such as radicalisation and there is a definite need to promote Fundamental Values. Our PDC curriculum is a response to the needs of our cohort and part of our intent to produce responsible, confident and tolerant young people equipped to succeed and compete in the communities of the future.

Students have one PDC lesson every two weeks. For PDC students are provided with a bespoke booklet for each year (which can be viewed by clicking on the relevant links below). The PDC curriculum encompasses areas of learning around key topics such as careers education, health education and relationships and sex education. Following the new government statutory guidelines on Relationship, Sex and Health Education (RSE) that come into force from September 2020 we have ensured that the PDC curriculum at Judgemeadow Community College fits the needs of the new statutory guidelines.

 

Year 7 PDC

Year 8 PDC

Year 9 PDC

Year 10 PDC

 

Year 11 PDC

PDC Overview

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Mental wellbeing: personal qualities Mental wellbeing: self esteem Managing changing friendships Mindset Careers assembly: UCAS progress
Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies Mental wellbeing: body image Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies Introduction to work experience UCAS progress
Grant Thorton launch Emergency situations Gang behaviour Work experience UCAS progress
Grant Thornton planning Personal safety Healthy lifestyles Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies UCAS progress
Anti-bullying Anti-bullying Anti-bullying Anti-bullying UCAS progress
A balanced diet Careers Healthy lifestyles Substance misuse Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies
E-safety: media, body image and health Legal and illegal substances Importance of sleep Healthy relationships Mental wellbeing: healthy coping strategies
Introducing Introducing Drug use Extremism Managing unwanted attention
Risk and risky behaviour Drug awareness Careers: Personal Budgeting Staying safe: cults Consent
Protecting your online presence Careers Managing conflict Drug use Forced marriage
Careers Options choices Exploitation in relationships Employability skills Monitoring your own health
Legal and illegal substances Valuing differences Challenging discrimination Employability skills Domestic abuse
Puberty Online safety Careeres Families Valuing difference
Introducing Introducing Challenging stereotypes Families Carrying weapons
Physical health Careers Valuing difference Families Revision time
Dental hygiene and basic first aid Relationship breakdown Healthy relationships Stereotyping Revision time
Friendship and romantic relationships Positive relationships Consent UCAS progress Revision time
FGM Levels of intimacy Sexual health choices UCAS progress practice/prep Revision time
Careers Contraception Careers: the labour market Work experience prep Revision time
Healthy relationships Mental health and resilience Careers Work experience prep Revision time