Key Stage 3 Non-Statutory Guidance for Personal Development.pdf

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Personal Development Key Stage 3 Non Statutory Guidance for Personal Development
1 Overview 1 What is Personal Development? 6 Planning, Implementing and Delivering Personal Development 9 Best Practice in Schools 10 Exemplar Personal Development Programme: Insync 12 Providing for Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) 20 References 21 Other Useful Information 23 Appendices: 23 Appendix 1 Learning for Life and Work Area: Personal Development Strand 24 Appendix 2 Personal Development Audit Template (sample) 25 Appendix 3 Blank template for auditing Personal Development provision Contents Personal Development at Key Stage 3 – A Guide for Teachers and Co-ordinators
1 Personal Development at Key Stage 3 – A Guide for Teachers and Co-ordinators Overview Personal Development is a statutory requirement within Learning for Life and Work. This guidance aims to: explore the concept of Personal Development and explain why it is important in the education of young people; consider the content and delivery of Personal Development and its links with other general learning areas in the curriculum; assist coordinators and teachers in planning, implementing and delivering Personal Development in their school. This document complements the whole school guidance provided for Learning for Life and Work and encompasses previous guidance published for Personal, Social and Health Education (CCEA, 1999) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (CCEA 2001). What is Personal Development? Personal Development is a process that involves the entire world of the young person. We describe Personal Development as: ‘Encouraging each child to become personally, emotionally, socially and physically effective, to lead healthy, safe and fulfilled lives and to become confident, independent and responsible citizens, making informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives.’ Your school can play a significant part in helping pupils to cope with the challenges of everyday living and helping them in their development toward adulthood. Personal Development is concerned with: knowledge; attitudes; skills; relationships; behaviour that can be utilised in and outside the classroom; Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities; emotional awareness; values; and life skills. Personal Development is based on the following key concepts: Self awareness which provides opportunities to consider the importance of self confidence and self esteem to physical and emotional/mental health; Pupils have an opportunity to explore their sense of self and their personal morals, values and beliefs. They investigate influences on self and others and develop skills to improve their own learning; Personal health which provides opportunities to understand the importance of recognising and managing factors that may influence physical and emotional/mental health; Pupils have the opportunity to explore the concept of holistic health and the range of influences that can have both a positive and negative impact on all aspects of their health, including legal and illegal substances, accidents and all aspects of personal safety;

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