Personal Development at The Whitehaven Academy
Personal development is a thread that runs through all areas of school life: PD lessons, the wider curriculum, tutor time, assemblies, extra-curricular clubs etc. The three key themes of Personal Development at The Whitehaven Academy are: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Sex Education and Life beyond school. These big themes will cover a vast number of topics, including:
Rights, Responsibilities and British Values
Celebrating diversity and equality
Relationships and sex education
Staying safe online and offline
Health and wellbeing
Life beyond school
Furthermore, as a school we are committed to the promotion of British Values and all aspects of Social, Moral, Spiritual and cultural education. This is taught through a comprehensive tutor time programme, the PD and wider curriculums and in the way we treat one another following our values of respect, responsibility and resilience.
Assemblies are an essential part of The Whitehaven Academy experience. Each year group has one assembly each week, focusing on a variety of themes including: our values, British Values, current issues and social, moral, spiritual and cultural issues. Assemblies link into the wider tutor time programme, the link to this is below.
Below are links to some of our assemblies that have been delivered so far this term – due to COVID-19 restrictions we have been running assemblies virtually.
The Whitehaven Academy Values
British Values – Democracy and Student Council
European Day of Languages – Escape Room Task