Personal Social Development

Personal and Social Development (PSD)

The Personal Development Curriculum centres around building life skills for the student.

Personal and Social Development (PSD) is the subject at The Gregg School through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. During these lessons, students will develop the qualities and attributes they need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Students explore a wide range of issues relevant to their current and future lives. This provides them with the opportunity to develop their own arguments and viewpoints in relation to these issues, whilst also recognising and respecting those who hold differing views, thus promoting the core values of rights and respect.

Senior PSD at The Gregg School

Through their PSD lessons we will:

  • Support the development of physically, emotionally and socially healthy young people
  • Develop essential employability skills for the 21st Century
  • Reduce or remove barriers to learning, such as bullying, low self-esteem, unhealthy/risky behaviours
  • Promote British values, including democracy and prepare students to become active member of society
  • Promote equality and diversity so that students respect others, as well as promoting tolerance and understanding of different religious and cultural beliefs

Topics Covered include:

  • Careers
  • Family matters
  • Sex and relationships
  • Physical and Mental health
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Online safety
  • Global concerns
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Finance 
  • Human rights
  • Next Steps - further education