Personal, Social Development and Citizenship
Personal, Social Development (PSD) and Citizenship at Valley College helps to give learners the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
Learners are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the college and their communities. In doing so learners learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues, including British Values, which are part of growing up.
Learners learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Sex and relationships education (SRE) at Valley College is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health. This will be delivered largely in small groups and 1:1 as required.
We aim to equip our learners with the information, skills and values to have safe, fulfilling and enjoyable relationships and to take responsibility for their sexual health and well-being.