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Personal Development

The Personal Development curriculum at John Ferneley College aims to help students develop their self-respect, confidence and empathy.  Lessons are delivered by subject experts who ensure students are learning in a safe comfortable environment to explore their feelings, aspirations and worries. 

Using both lessons and tutor times, the Personal Development curriculum aims to enable our students to understand the world around them and the world that they will be part of after their time at John Ferneley College. 

Our curriculum is responsive and reactive to the needs of our students and has been formed following regular student feedback, parent consultation and influence of our pastoral team.  Healthy relationships, mental health, living in the wider world and safety run as themes through each year and provide the bedrock to discussions and class explorations. 

To read our Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education Policy, please click here.

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