Personal Development

Personal Development 

The personal development curriculum ensures that our students leave the academy with the knowledge and understanding to embrace the challenge of creating a happy and successful adult life. They will develop the capacity to make positive decisions, developing resilience to know how, when and where to access support.


  • Solution- focused 

  • Resilience

  • Emotional literacy

  • Exploration

Key Stage 3

In year 7 you will study

  • Moving to TLA and dealing with change

  • Peer Pressure

  • Puberty

  • Healthy Lifestyles

  • Aspirations

  • Resilience


In year 8 you will study

  • Anti-social behaviour

  • Relationships and consent

  • Sexting

  • Equality Act 2010 and protected groups

  • Being British/Role of Parliament

  • Global citizenship

  • FGM


In year 9 you will study

  • Drugs education

  • Gambling

  • Options

  • Mental Health

  • Sexual Relationships/Contraception/STI

  • Self esteem and mental health

Key Stage 4

In year 10 you will study

  • The Dark Web

  • Self Discipline

  • Finance and money management

  • Extremism/Forced marriage

  • Relationships and Sex Education

  • Trade unions

  • Democracy and elections


In year 11 you will study

  • Next steps - moving to sixth form

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Time Management

  • Revision techniques

  • Independent living

  • World of Work

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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