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Personal Development & Awareness

Relevant Policies

Safeguarding and Child Protection
Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy - Students
Relationships and Sex Education Policy
Student Wellbeing Policy
Careers Guidance Policy
SEND Policy


The Personal Development Programme lives at the heart of the Priory Academy LSST. Meticulously crafted to provide our students with a wide range of transferable skills and knowledge to help them in all aspects of their lives, the personal development covers a wide range of topics from empathy to careers pathways, harmful online content and preventing prejudice and discrimination. This programme aligns closely with our academy values of respect, resilience, aspiration, inspiration and innovation and The Priory Federation of Academies Trust’s mission to improve the life chances of students so that they can become true citizens of the world. Everyday begins with Personal Development at 8.30am.

The PD Programme aims to encourage all our students to consider their own personal, educational and career development. We want our students not only to be equipped with the necessary qualifications for their futures but also with the skills, confidence, resilience, ambition and awareness necessary to be successful and effective members of the communities in which they will live and work.

Our students come from a wide geographical area and come with a breadth of experiences and needs and consequently our PDP is designed to have the capacity to meet these needs. Following feedback from our students in the Pupil Perception survey we have a particular focus on mental health and coping strategies which we call ‘The Mental Health Toolkit’.

We use six main mechanisms to deliver PD:

  • Assemblies
  • Awareness
  • Awareness Days
  • Careers Programme
  • Enrichment and the Enrichment Passport
  • Further Personal Development

Each of these are explained on the menu left.

Personal Development is also delivered through other means including the academic curriculum, visits and our Academy Council. You can read about these in 'Further Implementation' on the menu left.