About Personal Development
Personal development at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is built upon the foundations of the Academy ethos – and its five key values of contribution, community, courage, co-operation and courtesy – and our motto ‘All Can Achieve’.
These values underpin Academy culture and every student's daily school life.
We also actively promote and develop students' understanding and appreciation for the five core British values (tolerance, rule of law, democracy, individual liberty and mutual respect).
The Academy believes in the holistic development of its pupils, offering them more chances so they have more choices in the future.
Our personal development curriculum goes beyond the national curriculum. It offers unique learning experiences which provide students with enriched cultural capital. By offering a varied and diverse set of experiences, we help to prepare students for the culturally diverse nature of the society in which we live.
The Academy ensures students are resilient, self-assured and challenging learners, both to themselves and within any other cultural context. The Academy intends to ensure through a broad enrichment curriculum that students develop the key skills to feel motivated in the face of adversity and confident to take on any challenge.
In order for the Academy to meet its personal development intention, it implements a curriculum for students to have significant chances to learn and actively engage in the following key areas:
The personal development curriculum is developed in line with both statutory guidance and The PSHE Association's recommended curriculum.