Personal Development Curriculum
Personal development, as with much of education, has certain criteria that must be met in order to fulfil our statutory duties. At Pilgrim, within the context of mental health, trauma and attachment, we recognise that our offer should deliver far more than this.
We therefore strive to provide our pupils with hope, resilience and growth alongside the more concrete knowledge and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. Some content is explicitly taught within tutorials, PSHE and academic subjects. However, pupils at Pilgrim will often retreat at the thought of talking about themselves or learning about emotional regulation or self-esteem and as such there is also a focus on targeted implicit learning via the use of Wednesday afternoons and a series of planned trips and events in school.
These pages of the website aim to give an overview of the wide-ranging personal development curriculum at The Pilgrim School.