At Maiden Erlegh School in Reading we recognise the personal development of students is a fundamental part of our academic and pastoral work. It is our intention to create good local, national and global citizens, who develop good character and resilience. To this end, we aim to develop students spiritually, morally, socially and culturally and ensure that they are treated as individuals whilst doing this. We aim to teach students about British values, mutual respect and tolerance.
We aim to deliver spiritual, moral, social and cultural education through all aspects of school life; curriculum, extra-curricular activities, the pastoral system, assemblies as well as themed events.
Our personal development provision incorporates recommendations laid out by the Department for Education and the PSHE Association.
Topics for all students are grouped into 7 core themes:
- Emotional Wellbeing
- Citizen and Community
- Careers, Work Experience and Work Related Learning
- British Values
- Personal Health
- Risk and Safety
- Relationships and Sex Education
Aside from Sex Education (which is predominately delivered with by the RE team in Key Stage 3 and 4), these sessions will be delivered by teachers as part of our school curriculum and will be relevant to the age, understanding, cultural background and circumstances of the students. They will also reflect their needs in terms of language, learning styles and abilities.