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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.

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is taught during tutor time and allows students the opportunity to explore topics about personal safety, healthy lifestyle, relationships, mental health and emotional wellbeing. The emphasis of the PSHE curriculum is on developing learning over time, revisiting themes in an age-appropriate manner, building on prior knowledge and understanding and further developing skills.

We believe that the knowledge, skills, understanding and attributes associated with personal development are developed most effectively when threaded across the whole curriculum. As a result teachers embed employability skills within lessons across all subjects, the curriculum builds students’ confidence, self-esteem and resilience and supports our strategy to foster core British Values and encourage the development of positive relationships.

We work with a range of external agencies to provide workshops for students which link in and support the PSHE curriculum.

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

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 fundamental British values. It is the vision of this institution that all students are: encouraged to recognise and respect central 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.