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At Milestone Academy personal, social and physical development is considered as important as other core curriculum subjects; we ensure that it is taught with equal emphasis as core subjects to ensure our students leave us as independent as possible. The progress students make in PSPD is assessed, tracked and monitored every two terms and is referred to in assessment as Progress 7.

PSPD as a subject allows students to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future, and to be as independent as possible.

The PSPD curriculum incorporates Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) and physical health and well-being, whilst also maintaining fundamental British Values and supporting Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC) in our young people.

There are four key areas assessed through the PSPD curriculum at Milestone Academy:

  • Independent Living Skills
    • Personal care

    • Communication
    • Healthy living
    • Community participation and leisure time
    • Shopping/budgeting skills
    • Care of clothing
  • Preparation for Work
    • Careers education
    • Health and Safety
    • Work experience
  • Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
    • Families and people who care for us

    • Respectful relationships including friendships
    • Being safe (including online)
      • Year 7 onwards – intimate and sexual relationships including sexual health
  • Physical skills and health and mental well-being
    • Emotions and mental well-being
    • Online safety
    • Healthy living

Personal progress incorporates the government guidelines for SMSC and British Values and holds these in high importance within all aspects of the curriculum. 

British Values are outlined as

  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance 

These are taught within our curriculum and embedded in all areas of school life.