Personal Development Curriculum

Personal Development Curriculum - Knowledge Organiser

At Gable Hall we define personal development as how we enhance the whole of the students’ experience beyond what we offer through our academic, technical or vocational provision. Personal development involves knowledge, attitudes, skills, relationships and behaviour that can be utilised in and outside of the classroom.

Our curriculum encompasses a wide range of themes including:

We also actively promote and develop students' understanding and appreciation for the five core British values (tolerance, rule of law, democracy, individual liberty and mutual respect).

At Gable Hall we believe in the holistic development of our pupils, offering pupils more opportunities that will lead to more choices in the future.

Our Enrichment Curriculum goes beyond the National Curriculum. It offers unique learning experiences which provide students with enriched cultural capital. By offering a varied and diverse set of experiences, we help to prepare students for the culturally diverse nature of the society in which we live. 

At Gable Hall we ensure that students are resilient, self-assured and challenging learners, both to themselves and within any other cultural context. At Gable Hall we ensure that students have a broad enrichment curriculum that students develop the key skills to feel motivated in the face of adversity and confident to take on any challenge.

The Personal Development Programme has been developed in line with statutory and non-statutory frameworks provided by the Department for Education, and incorporates many elements typically seen within PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and related subjects. However at Gable Hall we have taken the approach of augmenting the standard PSHE topics with a range of life-skill training, creating a substantial subject that prepares all of our students both to succeed within the school and then thrive in the outside world.

Personal Development cover six core strands:

1. Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education and Character Development
2. Sex and Relationships Education
3. Health Education
4. Safety and Financial Wellbeing
5. Citizenship and Community Education
6. Careers Education

The Gable Hall school is attended by children from a wide range of socioeconomic, demographic and cultural backgrounds. Our Personal Development programme has been designed to work with these diverse experiences, promoting personal and academic excellence and helping our pupils to develop the skills and abilities they need to take advantage of all of the opportunities they will encounter once they have left school.

How do we ensure our vision becomes a reality?

 The curriculum is implemented in a variety of ways:

  • Citizenship and Religious Education, delivered once per week to all students in KS3, 4 and 5.
  • A broad Enrichment Curriculum focusing on learning Outside the Classroom, Aim High, Challenge and Nurture Talent,  Life Skills and Self-discipline, Community and Charity Projects. 
  • Personal Development End Points Curriculum Map
  • A carefully planned and sequenced assembly map for KS3, 4 and 5. Click here view the map.
  • Extra-curricular activities before and after school.
  • Reading programme delivered two mornings per week to KS3 and KS4.
  • Community Projects completed by KS3 and 4 once per year to give students the opportunity to serve their community.
  • Year group competitions and charity fundraising events for KS3,4 and 5 throughout the year.

PSHE Infographic


SMSC & British Values Date  
SMSC Curriculum Mapping 01st Sep 2021 Download
British Values 13th Apr 2021 Download
Black Lives Matter 13th Apr 2021 Download
Black History Month 13th Apr 2021 Download
Anti Bullying Week 13th Apr 2021 Download
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