Personal Development is at the heart of everything we do at Hurworth School because we recognise it as essential in enabling students to learn and achieve.
Personal development permeates the curriculum, assembly programme, special one-off events, PSCHE/SMSC lessons and form time activities. We provide a myriad of ways for students to explore and develop morally, socially, spiritually and culturally.
All students study Personal, Social and Health Education lessons throughout their time at Hurworth. In Key Stage 4, we combine PSHE and RS and these lessons are called SMSC.
Our PSHCE curriculum aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking whilst giving students opportunities to develop their understanding of democracy and justice, rights and responsibilities and identities and diversity.
To embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, students need knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Students can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. PSHCE can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.
The PSHCE department’s aims are therefore to create:
- Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress, and achieve.
- Confident and autonomous individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Our Learning Journey is below: