A Personal Development Curriculum is designed to help pupils gain the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to lead healthy, happy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.
It includes the teaching of SMSC, Fundamental British Values and safeguarding across the curriculum and during tutor time in the secondary phase and enables them to develop their interests and talents, and character. Click the following for information about the secondary pastoral curriculum – http://www.georgemitchellschool.com/pastoral-curriculum/
Definitions of Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Development
Spiritual: The opportunity to explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences.
Moral: The opportunity to learn what is right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.
Social: The opportunity to use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict.
Cultural: The opportunity to explore and appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in cultural opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
Fundamental British Values
We want our students to leave education feeling confident, not only in the knowledge that they have acquired, but also in the “soft skills” which they have developed. This is why our PRIDE values are interwoven across our curriculum and pastoral support and why we place such importance on our extra-curricular offer – http://www.georgemitchellschool.com/extra-curricular-2/Intent-Statement-Whole-School