Personal Development at Shireland Collegiate Academy combines, social, moral, spiritual and cultural education (smsc), health education, relationships and sex education, careers education and religious studies.
Shireland Collegiate Academy is aware that children and young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal, and social lives in a positive way.
This policy is to make clear the role of Personal Development in providing learning experience to promote the education of the whole child. We believe that Personal Development should enable children to become healthier, more independent, and responsible members of society. We encourage our students to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so, we help develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed. We ensure that the children experience the process of democracy through participation. We teach children about their rights and responsibilities and to learn to appreciate what is means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society.
Ultimately, we want to ensure that our students leave our academy at 16 or 18 as well-rounded citizens able to take their place in society.