PDE

Personal Development Education at St. Aidan’s encompasses Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE), Relationship and Sex Education, Citizenship, IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) and Careers.

P.D.E. gives students opportunities to reflect on their experiences and how they are developing. It helps them to understand and manage responsibly a wider range of relationships as they mature, and show respect for the diversity of, and differences between people. It also develops students’ well-being and self-esteem, encouraging belief in their ability to succeed and enabling them to take responsibility for their learning and future choice of courses and career.

Curriculum Intentions:

P.D.E. gives students opportunities to reflect on their experiences and how they are developing. It helps them to understand and manage responsibly a wider range of relationships as they mature, and show respect for the diversity of, and differences between people. It also develops students’ well-being and self-esteem, encouraging belief in their ability to succeed and enabling them to take responsibility for their learning and future choice of courses and career.

The subject is delivered on a fortnightly basis in years 7 to 9 and weekly in year 10 and 11. The curriculum is varied taking into account the wide range of subject content that must be delivered which includes citizenship education, relationships and sex education, health education, personal finance and information, advice and guidance.

Throughout the year there are a number of assemblies, events and collapsed time-table activities where we invite partner agencies to come into school and address issues. For example, ESH Construction, Teenage Cancer Trust, Go Smarter Sustainable Travel to name but a few. There are also a variety of opportunities for students to visit the world of work to understand career choices and the importance of qualifications, as well as visit universities.

PDE helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage life’s challenges and make the most of life’s opportunities. This is a very dynamic subject and is evolving and adapting all of the time to the changing demands of the curriculum and needs of the students.

Curriculum Implementation:

See Curriculum Map below.

Curriculum Impact:

PSHE education can address teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, unhealthy eating, lack of physical activity, emotional health and other key issues. An effective PSHE programme can also tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations, and improve the life chances of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils

  • promote children and young people’s wellbeing (defined in the Children Act 2004 as ‘the promotion of physical and mental health; emotional wellbeing; social and economic wellbeing; education, training and recreation; recognition of the contribution made by children to society; and protection from harm and neglect.’)
  • promote community cohesion

Curriculum Map

PDE Curriculum Map 2019-2020

 

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