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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 in a discreet curriculum lesson each fortnight. Within these PSHE sessions, students have the opportunity to explore topics such as personal safety, healthy lifestyle, relationships, mental health, emotional wellbeing and citizenship. The emphasis of the PSHE curriculum is upon developing learning over time, revisiting themes in an age-appropriate manner, building on prior knowledge and understanding and further developing life skills.

Within the teaching of all subjects and across the school community, personal development is woven in. A central purpose of education at Corby Technical School is to encourage students to become moral and confident contributors to modern society. The skills developed in the PSHE curriculum will be implemented by students in all aspects of their school life and in all subject areas including our co-curricular provision.

We also work with a range of external agencies to provide workshops for students which link in and support the PSHE curriculum, as well as our assembly programme which further enhances the curriculum offer.

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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