Personal Development

Personal Development at Taverham High School gives students the chance to develop their knowledge, skills and attributes in a variety of complex and thought-provoking topics.

Personal Development is a subject through which students learn to manage their lives, now and in the future, in an ever-changing society. It supports them to think critically and to reflect on their own morals and ethical viewpoints. These transferable skills and attributes help them to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work beyond the classroom in modern Britain, from making responsible decisions about alcohol to applying for their first job. 


The chosen reoccurring themes aim to develop knowledge over time but also to develop students' thought process and written and verbal communication skills so they can articulate their viewpoints in a respectful and grown-up manner.

Recurring Themes

  • Future Pathways
  • Character Development
  • RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education)
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Citizenship

Personal Development exposes students to dilemmas and situations to help them to manage many difficult challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. They will be challenged to put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, problems and complex situations.

The values and morals students develop should impact on the greater community of the school and the wider community.