At Hillside High School, the term Personal Development is used to describe the teaching of the following:
RSE (Relationships and Sex Education)
HE (Health Education)
PSHE - Personal, Social and Health education.
BV - British Values.
CIEAG - Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (See CEIAG Policy).
SMSC – Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education.
At Hillside High School we recognise that for students to benefit from their time with us we must ensure that they have the best possible teaching and pastoral care and they must ensure that they try to meet the expectations placed on them in work, conduct and attitude. We believe that the school should actively promote all students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by providing positive experiences through planned and coherent opportunities in the curriculum and through interactions with teachers, other adults and the local community. The aim of this Policy is to link and strengthen our whole school approach in order that the values inherent in our “Excellence in the Heart of the Community” ethos becomes a reality for the students.
Discrete delivery of RSE, health education and Personal Development (including statutory citizenship and careers requirements) together with a dedicated assembly programme and an SMSC enrichment programme; offers an inspiring and holistic experience to enable our young people to be responsible, reflective and active citizens with a strong awareness of British values. It is our vision to provide excellent RSE, PSHE and SMSC education to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare them to play an active role in modern Britain.
To view the Personal Development Overview for 2021/2022, please click on the links below
Please see separate RSE Policy for further information about delivery of statutory Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education. RSE and HE Policy
If you would like to take part in the parental consultation for the new RSE and HE curriculum, please click here
Delivery of Personal Development
The statutory content for RSE, health education and Citizenship education is delivered through the school’s Personal Development programme. (Please see Personal Development Overviews above for specific coverage)
Alongside discrete provision, Personal Development is also delivered through:-