My Quest Journey focuses on delivering a specific curriculum that follows the guidelines for PSHE delivery within secondary schools. The intent of the programme is to complement and help fulfil the Ofsted requirement for personal development. The content of the curriculum will prepare learners for life in modern Britain by:
equipping them to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society
developing their understanding of fundamental British values
developing their understanding and appreciation of diversity
celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect for the different protected characteristics as defined in law
We recognise the need to support and educate young people on the challenges and experiences they might face throughout life. Similarly, we are aware of the sensitivity of the topics that are covered. As such, the programme has been designed to promote the inclusion of all pupils, cultures, and backgrounds. The programme will focus on both global and local issues and by the end of two years our intent is that students will have a holistic view of the world, with a secure understanding of how to address and engage with social issues. We have designed the programme to progress with the pupils’ growth and development. As such, we have selected topics that cater to the needs and interests of our pupils across both Years 7 and 8 – exploring schemes from friendship to healthy lifestyle (including mental health and sexual health education), to political and social movements, and even to careers.
The programme will aim to provide students with the confidence to express their ideas, values, morals, and opinions on social and cultural issues. Further its aim is to assist students to develop resilience, confidence and independence and assist them with the required skills to keep physically and mentally healthy.