'All students, irrespective of background, aquire the skills of life, take pride in what they do, who they are, and in their community and become confident, respectable and upstanding citizens.'


Our Academy community is founded on the key values of respect, resilience, endeavour, high aspirations, high standards and expectations. These values permeate all aspects of Academy life and apply in equal measure to staff, students and governors. These values embody our attitude and intentions towards the importance of the development of all aspects of the Personal Development curriculum.

We are an inclusive Academy which recognises the equality of each individual and their right to thrive within our community and we will support all our students through an inspiring curriculum which meets the needs of all.


Personal Development Curriculum Statement of Intent

The Personal Development Curriculum at Farringdon Community Academy covers the following areas:

• Fundamental British Values and Citizenship education
• Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education
• Personal, Social, Health and Economic and Sex and Relationship Education
• Careers and Living in the Wider World education

All our students are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so, pupils learn to recognise their own worth, develop a sense of their own identity and the ability to take their place in the community as well as respect for, and working with, others. Thus, the Personal Development curriculum is delivered in a number of ways.

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These include:

• All students at Farringdon Community Academy receive 25 minutes Personal Development lesson four days each week.
• All student receive a assembly each week as part of the planned assembly programme.
• Personal Development education is also a cross curricular subject with all curriculum areas contributing, in a variety of ways, and are highlighted in their Schemes of Work.
• There is an abundance of extra-curricular activities at Farringdon. We have a tradition of trips, including museums and heritage sites, which introduce our pupils to a wide and varied experience. We have a very healthy extra-curricular sports programme and the introduction of music to develop a rich cultural capital.
• The academy support national programmes including The Duke of Edinburgh in Year 9 and the National Citizenship Service in year 11
• Our support for local Food Banks is just one of the ways our students have helped our local community by providing much needed food and support and our charity work supports people locally and across the world.
• Our Enrichment Days are an opportunity to work with the local community, Police and local charities, as well as enhance and enrich our curriculum by inviting visiting speaker into school.
• Pupils are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and to recognise how they are developing personally and socially, addressing the spiritual, social, moral and cultural and health issues that form an intrinsic part of growing up.

The Personal Development curriculum encourages students to learn more about themselves as growing and changing individuals. Students have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to enable them to make informed decisions about all aspects of their lives, as they develop from children into young adults. Students will also learn to respect the views, needs and rights of others, including people of different genders, ages and cultures to themselves.