Personal Development

At Maiden Erlegh School we recognise the personal development of students is a fundamental part of our academic and pastoral work. It is our intention to create good local, national and global citizens, who develop good character and resilience. To this end, we aim to develop students spiritually, morally, socially and culturally and ensure that they are treated as individuals whilst doing this.  We aim to teach students about British values, mutual respect and tolerance. 

We aim to develop students in this way through all aspects of school life; curriculum, extra-curricular activities, the pastoral system, assemblies, as well as themed events.

Our Personal Development Provision incorporates:

  • PSHE
  • Citizenship
  • British Values
  • Careers
  • RSE

As well as personal skills that students need to develop to be prepared for the world outside of the school gates including: Oracy, Debating, Study Skills, etc.  We follow the recommendations laid out by the Department for Education and the PSHE Association.  We review and update this each year in line with their guidance.

These sessions will be delivered by form tutors as part of a 1 hour lesson each week.  They will build on knowledge already gained in primary school and be appropriate and relevant to the age, understanding, cultural background and circumstances of the students. They will also reflect their needs in terms of language, learning styles and abilities.

For more information on the content of the sessions being delivered to each year group please refer to the links below or contact Mrs Stephanie Bendall – Deputy Headteacher, Pastorial & SENCo.