Personal Development Day - Friday 12th February

We are aware of the pressures that our students are under during Lockdown remote teaching and would like to give an opportunity for students to undertake some activities outside of their usual subjects. Normal lessons will not be taking place on the final day of this half term and in its place, we are running 2 activities.

Year 9 Virtual Options Day

On Friday 12th February we will be running a Virtual Options Day for our year 9 students. This will provide taster lessons and support for year 9 students to assist them in making their Key Stage 4 option choices. A full schedule of sessions is due to be published to students.

Year 10, 11 & Sixth Form Personal Development Day

On Friday 12th February, we will be asking students in years 10, 11 & Sixth Form to try something different and expand their learning. Normal remote lessons will not be running and instead, a whole host of other independent activities will be published that students can choose from. Many of these are away from a screen and allow students to explore other aspects of their personal development.

On Monday 8th February, we will be publishing full instructions to students on the plans and activities that will take place. We will be encouraging students to send us photos and descriptions of what they have been doing for us to publish on our social media streams.

Later this year we will be launching a new award scheme in line with other CMAT schools (PLEDGES). This involves students undertaking activities that link to the 7 themes. We have linked many of the suggested activities for the 12th February to this new award scheme so that students can start working towards this before it launches.

We are not prescribing exactly what students will be undertaking, but we hope for your support and guidance in enabling students to complete some of these challenges.



Charles Kilby
Associate Principal - Student Experience