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    Personal Development Programme


The personal development programme is led by the team of tutors every morning between 8.40-9.00am.

Between 9.00-9.10am tutors hold 1 to 1 individual tutorials with every student. Students can expect a meeting at least once a month with their tutor to check how they are doing, monitor their progress and help them set targets to achieve their goals.

The Personal development programme is a statutory part of sixth form study, but we try to make it as relevant to the students' lives as we can with units on developing financial skills, employment rights, applying for courses and jobs, interview practice, living independently, as well as helping them with time management and study skills. 

We do some units which give them memorable experiences and develop competencies which employers like to see, for example in Year 12, students are currently setting up a business to run at an Enterprise Fair where younger students buy the products students produce. We also run a Model United Nations conference. Part of this programme is also support with progression. We guide students – and parents – through the process of applying for university, apprenticeships or jobs, taking them to two local universities and inviting a range of different providers in to talk to them.