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The Personal Development programme supports the development of confidence, personal, social and citizenship skills.
The Relationship module fosters understanding of different types of relationships and their appropriate boundaries and how to stay safe. Students take part in discussions and role plays, and are encouraged to form and express their opinions, make choices, and think about consequences.
E-safety encourages safe use of the internet and mobile phones; learning to use Facebook and other social networking sites; reinforcing stranger danger online and how to have fun yet stay smart.
The Rights and Responsibilities module encourages students to explore its meaning and identify their individual rights and responsibilities towards others.
They identify the role of an advocate; who they are and what they do.
Peer Mentoring is for students in their final year who wish to use their experience, skills and empathy to support new students to college. Students explore confidentiality, appropriate boundaries and the role of a mentor.
Mentoring has an important role as it supports new students to settle in, network and adapt to college life.
The College has a thriving and active student council and the college is also affiliated to NUS. The Learner Voice Coordinator and NUS Student Liaison Officer support the student council to meet weekly to improve their understanding of their roles and responsibilities, influence college decisions as well as planning fundraising events.
Regular cross college meetings are held by the NUS, who each year elect a Student Union president secretary and treasurer.
Student council members are encouraged to take part in regional and national networking events. Derwen TV and the student council have made a film about the work of the council which is available on You Tube.
Students are also encouraged to have a voice through the college’s own radio station; Oak Radio, with a weekly podcast containing news and information from around the campus.
- Edexcel PSD Award at Entry Level 2 and 3
- Edexcel PSD Personal Progress Award