Year 8

Our Year 8 Personal Development offer:


  • Families
  • Relationships
  • Keeping safe & happy
  • Intimate relationships
  • Online & media


  • Subject areas deliver a range of opportunities for our students to develop awareness of these ideas
  • In Religious Education we explore whether religion helps people to do good, how people can express the spiritual through the arts and is death the end.

In assemblies we will be looking at a range of ideas such as

  • Chinese New Year
  • LGBTQ+ History month
  • Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Christmas traditions
  • International women’s days
  • Young carers action day
  • World poetry day
  • Earth hour
  • Autism awareness
  • Lifelong learning & Resilience
  • Skin cancer awareness
  • International friendship week

British Values

The four fundamental British values (listed below) are woven into our Personal Development and key to preparing our students for Modern Britain

  • Respecting the rule of law
  • Democracy
  • Individual liberty
  • Tolerance and respect of different religions and beliefs


We look at the following ideas

  • How are citizens protected in the UK?
  • What is like to not have any liberties?
  • How does Parliament work?
  • How are other countries governed?
  • How does our justice system work?
  • What are public institutions?

Development of Character

  • PRIDE is woven into our Personal Development Curriculum
  • All aspects of what we learn are linked to PRIDE
  • Year groups track and record their character development linked to PRIDE

Economic understanding

  • Career choices can impact financial security and stability
  • PAYE, tax, National insurance & pensions
  • Budgeting & saving accounts – ISA, Bonds
  • Mortgages – how to get one, what are they?
  • Spending money abroad
  • How can we save money?

Wider opportunities

  • Lea Green Year group trip
  • Sports clubs – basketball and volleyball
  • Science club
  • Gardening/DIY
  • History club
  • Boys Football
  • Practical science
  • Girls football

Student leadership

We have a range of opportunities for students to develop leadership opportunities in school

  • Subject diplomats
  • Form reps
  • Sports captains
  • Transition leaders
  • Tutor set reps
  • Year group forums

Well-being and mental health

This is delivered on a Wednesday as part of well-being Wednesday. We focus on the following:

  • Connect
  • Keep learning
  • Mindfulness
  • Keep active and take notice

Year 8 plan for the rest of the year:

June 2022


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