The Becket Way 
Wilford Lane, West Bridgford 
Nottingham, NG2 7QY
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Personal Development

Personal Development at The Becket School
‘An education in the fullness of humanity should be the defining feature of a Catholic School’ ~ Pope Francis
Our Personal Development programme covers 5 key strands.  These are:

Strand 1:  PSHCE
Strand 2: RSE
Strand 3: Personal Development Lessons
Strand 4: Catholic Virtues
Strand 5: Extra-Curricular
Please click on the The Personal Development Menu on the right hand side to access relevant information in the five strands.
The topics link at the top, outlines how PSHCE, RSE, Personal Development and Catholic Virtues contribute to our programme
The aim of the Personal Development programme at The Becket School is to enable and encourage all of our students to acquire the skills, understanding and key knowledge they need to thrive as individuals in all aspects of their lives and to become active and responsible citizens who can contribute to our society – as Pope Francis describes it, “an education in the fullness of humanity”. 

At the centre of all that we do as a faith community, is the understanding that each human person is made in the image and likeness of God. Our curriculum therefore, underpins the Catholic ethos and Mission of the school and is a catalyst for the School’s principal role of teaching our students to grow and flourish so they may live life in all its fullness and serve as valued contributors to our society.
“I have come so that they may have life, life in all its fullness” John 10:10
In John’s Gospel, Jesus expresses the aim of life is a life of fullness (human flourishment). In order to ensure you are equipped to live life to the full, to reach your full potential and flourish into your ultimate purpose, we have created a Personal Development programme which will encompass Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education (PSHCE) and Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). The programme also covers Catholic virtues and your extra curricular contribution and involvement.

Personal Development lessons will deal with real-life issues that affect all of us, our families and communities. This will all be done with a full understanding of our faith character and our lessons, in particular our Relationships and Sex Education, will be presented in accordance with the Church’s moral teaching.

To get the most out of your Personal Development lessons it is important that you listen, engage, get involved in class discussions and follow the ‘ground rules’ that will be established in your Personal Development classroom. There will be opportunities to ask questions (both publicly and privately if you prefer) and your teacher will support you through the programme.