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Personal Development

Our personal development provision at Burnley High School is very important to us and includes the Personal Development Curriculum as well as our Extra-Curricular offer, including Duke of Edinburgh.

Personal Development:

  • Personal Development lessons are taught for one hour every other week at KS3 and twice a week in form time at KS4.
  • Our Personal Development curriculum includes PSHE, British Values, RSE, Careers and Economic Education.
  • All our subject curriculum schemes of work highlight how they cover each aspect of spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development.
  • Each term we have a drop-down day focused on Personal Development as this is incredibly important to us as a school.
  • Our students have an assembly once a week where different aspects of personal development are explored.
  • Tolerance of different religions is taught in KS3 RE and our Personal Development lessons.

Yr 7 Road Map – Personal Development

Year 8 Road Map – Personal Development

Year 9 Road Map – Personal Development

Year 10 Road Map – Personal Development

Year 11 Road Map – Personal Development

Curriculum Map

Please note,  every subject exercise book your child has contains a subject ‘Burnley High Road Map’ that outlines the content covered, timelines and assessment points for the current year.

Read our RSE Policy here.

Our most recent drop-down day was on equality respect and diversity.

Our students took part in a range of sessions from external organisations, such as, The Sophie Lancaster foundation, every action has consequences charity and “just like us” LGBTQ+ charity! Our staff delivered sessions on protected characteristics and show racism the red card!

Burnley Baccalaureate

We are passionate about fostering the development of well-rounded global citizens at Burnley High School and as part of this, we have the Burnley Baccalaureate programme, which every student in each year group takes part in. Students are provided with 100 challenges to ‘Achieve before you leave’ over their 5 years with us, including performing an act of kindess, to donating to a local foodbank, to climbing Pendle Hill. Our students have to evidence their progress for their form tutors on a weekly basis.

I love BHS because it really does feel like a family. All staff and students know each other, are extremely supportive of one another and show amazing levels of respect throughout the school. There really isn’t another school like it!”

Miss Yates