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Wider Curriculum: Student Personal Development

Personal Development Curriculum 

At The Latimer Arts College our Personal Development Programme (PDP) dovetails into the curricular delivered by individual subjects, both complementing this content and delivering topics that are taught discretely. 

Our KS3 and 4 Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) programme and our Relationship and Sex Education programme (RSE) is delivered through our Personal Development Programme (PDP) following the Cre8tive Curriculum, and is continued into our KS5 Personal Development Programme.  Through this curriculum, we also strive to develop our students' Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) understanding. 

Cre8tive Curriculum

The Cre8tive Curriculum that our students follow is a spiral curriculum, where key themes are delivered and revisited as students progress through their Latimer journey, becoming more complex at the age appropriate time.   Each term covers one of six core themes:

  1. Rights and Responsibilities and British Values (RBV)
  2. Celebrating Diversity and Equality (CDE)
  3. Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
  4. Staying Safe Online and Offline (SOO)
  5. Health and Wellbeing (H&W)
  6. Life Beyond School (LBS)

To view our curriculum please click the links below: 

Key Stage 3 and 4 Student Personal Development Curriculum Year Overview

Key Stage 5 Student Personal Development Curriculum Year Overview

In addition to the curriculum as detailed above, we also plan in additional learning opportunities to support the personal development of our students: 

Our Assembly Programme

Our assemblies are diverse and seek to underpin the Personal Development Programme and promote and reinforce our values of Honesty, Excellence, Ambition, Respect and Teamwork.  Regular assemblies are delivered on topical issues.

Our Religious Studies Curriculum (RS)

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs is promoted in RS and Cultural Studies as our students gain a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices for those religions represented in the UK. Planning for RS is directed by the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) - Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

Our Physical Education Curriculum (PE)

Promotion of the concept of “fair play”, following and developing rules, celebrating and rewarding success, accepting defeat and participating in activities that promote cooperation with others and inclusion for all form an integral part of our PE curriculum.

Involvement in key local and national events

Our wider curriculum programme is one that is frequently under review and responsive to the needs and interests of our students.  It is also based around both annual, recurring and unique events and includes activities such as:

  • Anti-Bullying Week
  • British Science Week Black History Month
  • Children in Need 
  • Comic Relief 
  • E:Safety Week
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • National Careers Week
  • Remembrance Day