Personal Development

We recognise that the curriculum extends beyond the academic, technical or vocational. We recognise that the curriculum is the entirety of learning opportunities offered to pupils both inside and outside the classroom. We aim to provide our pupils with a broad range of opportunities to enable them to develop their individual talents and broader character. We aim to develop students as active global pupils with the skills, abilities and attributes to contribute positively to their communities. We aim to remove barriers to participation to ensure an equity of offer for all pupils.

Personal Development Overview

Each week, pupils follow a sequenced plan to help foster their personal development.  For example, in the Autumn term we begin by exploring issues around bullying. Each day pupils cover a range of activities: Word of the Week; the Big Read; a 60 minute Ethics, Philosophy and Citizenship lesson along with an assembly for each year group and form time activities to further support personal development.  Each of the daily activities compliment one another and unite under the learning theme for the week.

Experiences at The Laurel Academy

We passionately believe that personal development should be at the heart of everything we do here at The Laurel Academy. We aim to offer a wide, rich set of experiences in order for students to develop their talents and interests outside of their classrooms. We are proud to be able to offer every single student the opportunity to engage with our enriching experiences programme.