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Personal Development

At Corby Technical School we place a strong emphasis on the personal development of our students. As well as leaving us with a great set of qualifications which will provide them with a range of opportunities when they are moving on to their next steps in life, we want to equip students with the personal qualities and attributes to ensure they can be successful members of the community. We place an emphasis on the employability skills as we recognise that these characteristics will support students in all aspects of their lives.

At Corby Technical School, PSHE education is a subject through which students develop powerful knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepared for life and work in modern day Britain. Our broad and balanced PSHE curriculum aims to build on knowledge throughout KS3 & 4 which in turn will deepen students understanding of themselves and will create reflective and independent learners. Evidence shows that ‘well-delivered PSHE curriculums have a positive impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for students, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.’ PSHE Association 2019.

There is a significant contribution in PSHE, to students’ SMSC development, their behaviour and safety and it promotes students’ wellbeing, which is built into our curriculum plans. PSHE promotes personal development by helping students build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It provokes challenging questions about health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world.

Our RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) curriculum has been developed in consultation with parents/carers, students and staff considering the age, needs and feelings of students. We have regular opportunities when all parents/carers are invited in to come into the school to engage with the RSE lead and see sample resources for this programme.

Click here to see the overview of the PSHE/RSE Curriculum.

Click here to see the PSHE Tutor Time Programme.

Click here to read the Relationship and Sex Education Policy.

Students have access to a wide range of co-curricular clubs which run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3 – 4pm. Joining a club, or several clubs is a brilliant way for students to develop their personal qualities, further information can be found here.

Corby Technical School are committed to the development of the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) understanding of our pupils. We are a school that delights in being ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse, both within our student and staff composition, and we are proud that within this diversity we all share and respect core British values. It is the vision of this institution that all students are: encouraged to recognise and respect core British values; are protected from extremist (or prejudiced) views during the delivery of our curriculum; and that our students are offered a balanced presentation of viewpoints when political issues are brought to their attention. 

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