Personal Development

Personal Development at The Cowplain School is co-ordinated by Mr N Brockhurst (Deputy Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead).

If you wish to make enquiries about Personal Development at The Cowplain School please contact Mr Brockhurst by email via his PA, Mrs L Rogers at or telephone 023 9261 2020.

The Personal Development (PD) programme is also used to deliver Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), Health Education and aspects of Careers Education 

The rationale for the PD programme based on the statutory guidance can be found here:

Rationale and Overview

The RSE Policy can be found here:

RSE Policy

For any concerns you or your child may have about matters relating to relationships, please feel free to contact Matron, Mrs Serena Williams (, your child’s Pastoral Leader ( or Mrs D Creighton (LGBT+).

Students in Years 7-10 receive a lesson of PD once a fortnight. For the current academic year (2020-2021) Year 11 will receive PD input via Reflection Time, their tutors and assemblies once it is safe to hold these.

The exact content of the PD programme is flexible in order to respond to circumstances and priorities of year groups and local and national issues. However the curriculum plans below give an indication of what will be covered by each year group in 2020-2021:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10