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Personal Development: Key Stage 3

Our curriculum is flexible to the needs of students, based on the findings of Cambridgeshire Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing Survey, and more current safeguarding needs.  We are aware that students in this key stage need to consider their health and wellbeing, the importance of supportive relationships, their rights and responsibilities as effective citizens, and how to make budgetary and career decisions.  SMSC and British Values are reflected in all lessons.  LGBTQI+ issues also figure significantly.  

Year 7 has a focus on building resilience, how to form and manage strong relationships, primarily with their friends and they are armed with the skills to address bullying.   Students have First aid training too.

In Year 8, students focus on being aware of online risks, what democracy is, workplace skills plus the importance of hygiene and emotional and physical self-awareness.

Year 9 students concentrate on budgeting and prejudice, organ donations, addiction and mental health and where they can go for support. 

Specialist speakers are invited into school to ensure that certain topics are addressed in a sensitive and age-appropriate way – e.g. drug awareness and sexual health education.

Key events this year:

  • Visits by MAGPAS, emergency services, teaching student’s CPR, defibrillation and how to ring 999 in an emergency over the next year.
  • Epic Risk Management, delivering assemblies on the risks of online gambling, gambling, gaming and how destructive this can be to our lives.
  • AlterEgo Creative Resources theatre group showing the students Chelsea’s Story. This highlights the very serious and emotional issue of child sexual exploitation and how young people are groomed by adults.

Key Documents for RSE- General

Young People, Relationships and Sex – The New Norms 

Shhh….No Talking – LGBTQ Inclusive RSE in the UK 

Key Links for Healthy Relationships  

DoSRE you can download some PowerPoints to help discuss issues around relationships with your child - 

Teachers Guide to Teenage Relationship Abuse also useful for parents to help to spot the signs of relationship abuse in your child. 

Key Links for Consent  

Disrespect Nobody Campaign – Section on Consent- there are lots more 


Key Links for Media and Peer Influence  

Ditch the Label 

Disrespect Nobody Campaign 

Positive Body Image – Pamphlet 


Key Links for Sexuality  


Explore Dream Discover 

Coming out support  


Key Links for Gender  

Gendered Intelligence 

Key Links for Sexual Harassment, Assault, Exploitation and Abuse  

Thinkuknow Toolkit   

Disrespect Nobody Campaign 

CEOP –Exploited 

Article on Emotional abuse for YP 


Key Links for Protecting Myself (for student) 

Disrespect Nobody Campaign 

Brook - Condom Handout 

Cambs C-Card Scheme 

Digital Romance Report 

BBC Bitesize Drama about STIs and Safer Sex – offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support. – provide independent reviews, age ratings, and other information about all types of media for children and their parents. – about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting and cyberbullying. – about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content and parental controls. – provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world. – provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation. – provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online. – resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online). – provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online. – provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games.  – provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online. – from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance from leading experts and organisations. – provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online. - domestic abuse - domestic abuse - male survivor’s helpline - students can research LMI and different types of work