School intent for Personal Development
At The Roundhill Academy we intend to support the development of each student so they mature into responsible, thoughtful and caring young adults to take their place in local, national and international communities with confidence and an awareness of equality and diversity.
The intent of our Personal Development lessons at The Roundhill Academy
The starting point for deciding on the order we teach the topics within PD is down to what happens in the school year and therefore what students need in order to cope with these real-life situations.
At the beginning of the school year, they need to adjust to being back in school, possibly with new peers around them and need to re-establish their effective working relationships. Therefore, the Jigsaw Charter begins at the beginning of the school year.
In January, the new year brings a fresh start, so we look at the Dreams and Goals and how to set goals and achieve them. This is linked to then reflecting on how they can have agency in their community and the world.
The summer term brings transitions to new school/classes etc and with the summer holidays and down-time ahead, they need to know how to stay safe.
So, our starting point is always: what do young people need and when do they need it. Our personal development lessons then build from there.