Personal Development

Personal Development 

Through the Personal Development curriculum students will develop the capacity to make positive decisions, developing the resilience to know how, when and where to access support and how to stay safe. Ensuring students leave the academy with the knowledge and understanding to be able to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain. Knowing when and where to seek help if they need it.

Key Stage 3

In Year 7 you will study:

Introduction to TLA

Puberty and adolescence 

Resilience and friendship

Healthy Lifestyle

Staying Safe


In Year 8 you will study:

Anti Social Behaviour

Parliamentary democracy 

Equality and Diversity



Global citizenship


In Year 9 you will study:

Drugs and the law

County Lines 

Sex and relationships

Contraception &

Sexually transmitted infections

The Criminal Justice System

Human Rights

Key Stage 4

In year 10 you will study:

Online safety

Financial Education

Sex and the Law

Radicalisation and extremism

Planning your future - why do we work?

Rights and responsibilities in the workplace


In year 11 you will study:

Sexual harassment and consent

Time Management 

Dealing with stress and teenage mental health

Planning your future and employability skills

Independent living - life after Year 11

Key Stage 5

In year 12 you will study: 



Road safety

HE support.  


Sexual health

Future Pathways. 

Introduction to the world of work and HE applications. 

HE application support and how to stay motivated.


In Year 13 you will study:

Introduction to apprenticeships and HE applications

HE application support and stress management 

Sexual health refresher.

Staff reflections on their university experience

Staying healthy  

Health and fitness

Eating on a budget

Apprenticeships and HE applications   

Staff Contacts

Name Role Email
Mrs R Waite-Jones Personal Development Lead Teacher



We have a number of outside agencies that support our curriculum. These include: Safe in Sussex, Acorns Pregnancy Counselling, Sussex Police and Alcoholics Anonymous


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