‘Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.’  Corinthians 13:4-7 


The curriculum provided by schools should extend beyond the academic, technical or vocational. Schools should support pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of life. At Christ the King, the personal development curriculum is intended to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual and develop the whole person into being responsible and respectable and members of the community who positively contribute to public life as adults. As the school is distinctly Catholic, we are committed to promoting, ensuring and nurturing community cohesion as we prepare our children for the relationships, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.  All that we teach will be in the context of our Catholic Faith.  

The personal development judgement evaluates the school’s intent to provide for the personal development of all pupils, and the quality with which the school implements this work.  

Key Vocabulary

To view how we define key terms in our curriculum with our children, please click here.


To develop: 

  • sound judgement and choice making based on integrity and respect; 
  • self-esteem and confidence, demonstrating self-respect and empathy for others; 
  • formation of character: a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that inform motivation and guides conduct; 
  • pupils’ age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships through appropriate relationships and sex education; 
  • pupils’ readiness for the next phase of education so that pupils are equipped to make the transition successfully. 

 To know and understand: 

  • fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance; 
  • how to reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others; 
  • how to keep themselves mentally healthy by developing confidence, resilience and knowledge about wellbeing; 
  • how to keep physically healthy, eat healthily and maintain an active lifestyle; 
  • what they need to do to reach and succeed in the careers to which they aspire. 

To promote: 

  • the important contributions made to society in a variety of job roles and to inspire pupils to enter the working world as adults; 
  • equal opportunities so that all pupils can thrive together, understanding that difference is a positive, not a negative, and that individual characteristics make people unique 
  • an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all pupils. 

To enable: 

  • pupils to recognise online and offline risks to their wellbeing and to make them aware of the support available to them; 
  • pupils to recognise the dangers of inappropriate use of mobile technology and social media. 

Please click on the link below to access our Personal Development curriculum.

Personal Development Curriculum

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Personal Development Reading Spine

Our Personal Development reading spine further embeds key teaching points related to protected characteristics and the British Values. You can view this reading spine here.