Personal Development

Our core values bind our community together and provide us with a common purpose.

We believe these values underpin the outstanding achievements of our students and staff. Deyes High School recognises the importance of developing the ‘whole child’ and our core values reflect the aspirations of all members of our learning community. We believe that future citizens will be defined as much by their values as by their achievements and qualifications. We offer supportive pastoral care that embodies the core values. We provide guidance and a range of experiences designed to nurture our students towards valuing themselves, our school and their wider community.

Personal Development Curriculum

At Deyes High School, we wholeheartedly believe in the development of the whole child, and that achieving outstanding outcomes means both academically and personally. We deliver our ‘Personal Development’ curriculum through a range of opportunities, cohesively underpinned by our mission statement and aforementioned 4G core values. The Personal Development offer at Deyes fulfils the national requirements recently updated by the Department for Education in relation to; Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), Relationships Education and Health Education. The personal development programme is designed to ensure our students adopt positive attitudes and values, and are aware of their own needs and problems, as well as those of society in general.

All experiences are built around the schools 4G Core Values and focus each half term on; Good, Growth, Global and Grit in turn. The personal development programme also includes emphasis on Careers Education and Fundament British Values.

While students’ personal development is ensured throughout the academic curriculum in a range of subjects, it is also the discreet focus of this additional Personal Development Programme’, which is comprised of multiple elements in order to provide opportunities for students to cover all aspects necessary to develop and nurture their character.

CLICK HERE to see our 4G values chart.

Daily Components

Year 7 students are introduced to our 4G patrons through a daily ‘4G Fun Facts’ segment within Tutor time. They also receive daily notices and announcements through the ‘2Deyes’ daily bulletin which is shared by Form Tutors.

Weekly Components

Each week the whole school engages in a think piece session which revolves around a shared topic called ‘Thought for the Week’. This is accompanied by a ‘Newsflash’ item which helps to keep our young people abreast with the wider world. This is shared with parents and carers through the weekly parental newsletter.

Year groups have a ‘assembly’ each week. These are led by their Progress & Development Manager (Head of Year), the Head teacher or other key leader within the school. Students are also actively encouraged to plan and lead assemblies to their peers through our form time assembly slots and through student leadership opportunities.

Termly Components

Once per fortnight, students experience a ‘Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC) lesson’ which is delivered by their Form Tutor. These lessons build through their time at Deyes and follow a carefully planned sequence. These lessons have been structured through consultation with the government guidance, primary school input, staff, student and parent voice. Learning journeys have been created for SMSC and can be found on the school website under ‘SMSC’

Personal Development Learning Journeys

Please explore the various strands of our Personal Development curriculum by clicking below:



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