Personal Development education plays a vital role in preparing children and young people to negotiate the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly complex world. Personal Development provides pupils with many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. Personal Development deals with real-life issues affecting our children, families and communities. It is concerned with the social, health, religious and economic realities of their lives, experiences and attitudes including relationships. It supports students to be healthy (mentally and physically), safe (online and offline) and equipped to thrive in their relationships and careers.
Personal Development is taught at Balcarras through two lesson formats. Every Monday a 30 minute Personal Development lesson is taught by the tutor team. In addition, once per half term, the timetable is collapsed for the whole school and a two hour Personal Development lesson is delivered through a range of outside speakers, professional experts and the tutor team. The schedule is below:
A detailed schedule including Monday lessons can be found on the VLE, the link is below: