As part of their weekly timetable, all sixth form students are required to take part in the ‘Personal Development Programme’ (PDP) which is timetabled on Wednesday afternoons. Over the course of the 2 years, most students will take part in 4 PDP activities.
Because we strongly believe in developing the ‘whole person’ in the sixth form, we regard this opportunity for students to gain wider experiences outside of their subject curriculum as an integral part of our service to students.
To this end, we endeavour to offer as wide a range of options within the PDP programme as we can. Some of these will allow students to improve their skills in an area which is already familiar to them, however, we also want to encourage students to ‘step outside of their comfort zone’ and take up new challenges which are unfamiliar to them. Some activities may take place at other times during the week and some may also be away from the school campus.
Mr K Elwell