Personal Development is an essential part of our school curriculum. Personal Development extends the curriculum beyond academic, technical and vocational elements. Our aim is to support students to develop a wide range of personal skills and understanding, across many diverse aspects of life. We also want our students to gain an understanding of the world they are growing up in, and to learn to live alongside, and show respect for, a diverse range of people. The protected characteristics are actively promoted through our personal development curriculum, supported by our school ethos of the Oakwood Student and our behaviour policy.