Personal Development at Penketh High School is designed to help pupils gain the skills, knowledge and understanding to become informed, active and responsible citizens, whilst teaching them how to become healthy and independent individuals. Personal Development is delivered during Morning and Afternoon Registration by form tutors and links with the content that has been delivered as part of the weekly assembly.
Personal Development aims to encourage pupils to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum. It is designed to help facilitate contribution to both the school and the wider community. During Personal Development sessions, pupils learn to value and respect themselves and the peers around them. Pupils also develop an understanding of their own identity and their role and responsibilities in the community.
Pupils are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and to recognise how they are developing spiritually, morally, socially and culturally through issues which form an intrinsic part of growing up in a modern society.