At Baines our Personal Development curriculum challenges pupils to become creative, successful and happy individuals. By focusing on three key strands, which include ‘Health and Well-being’, ‘Living in the Wider World’ and ‘Relationships’, we aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge they will need to face current and topical issues and that will allow them to respond with resilience to future change and challenge in their personal lives and the wider world.
Personal Development at Baines is the subject which prepares our students for life and work in this changing world; helping to keep them safe, healthy and boosting their life chances. Through Personal Development we want our student to protect themselves both online and offline, improve their physical and emotional health, develop character, resilience, academic attainment and employment prospects. Personal Development at Baines is delivered in regular timetabled lessons as a whole subject – from relationships & sex education to mental health and employability skills. Personal Development at Baines supports our students to address the changes they are experiencing, beginning with the transition to secondary school, the challenges of adolescence and their increasing independence. It also helps develop skills which will equip them for the opportunities and challenges of life as well as managing diverse relationships and the increasing influence of peers and the media.