Queen'scroft High School

Personal Development

Overview of our Personal Development curriculum

Our curriculum extends beyond the academic and vocational offer. We are committed to supporting pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of life. We recognise the crucial role we play in preparing our students for their adult lives, teaching them to understand how to engage with society and providing them with plentiful opportunities to do so. 

The core elements of our Personal Development (PD) curriculum includes:

  • Citizenship
  • Development of pupil’s talents and character
  • Wider curriculum opportunities such as educational visits and external visitors
  • Inclusion and equality of opportunity
  • Careers Information, Education, Advice and Guidance
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • British Values
  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC)


Please see an overview of the experiences that students have during their time Queens Croft in terms of British Values and SMSC:

British Values & SMSC overview

GREAT Fridays!

 To support our student’s behaviour and well-being needs,  Queen’s Croft curriculum for the first part of the week is designed to be very much academic and vocational. As part of our schools mission and vision of 'Inspiring T  ness’, the T in T  stands for TALENT.


Our curriculum on a Friday is very much about developing pupils’ TALENTS, interests and character. We refer to our curriculum on Fridays as ‘T  Fridays!’ Through pupil voice; as part of T   Fridays, we provide a range of opportunities to promote this. Our TALENT and Enrichment Friday sessions have been specifically designed to broaden and enrich the curriculum and the experiences of our students


TALENT and Enrichment activities aim to support our students to work towards knowing and understanding our Positive Behaviour principles of Kindness, Engagement, Resilience and Courage (KERC). See below:

Talent and Enrichment Overview - KERC Goals

Some of the activities which enable our students to work towards are KERC goals include:

  • Cooking
  • Computing
  • Travel training, including road safety
  • Forest schools
  • Construction/DT
  • Makaton
  • Rugby – supported by Leicester Tigers
  • Creative art, clay modelling and mosaics
  • Sewing
  • Community and leisure
  • Health, fitness and well-being
  • Local history club
  • The Art of Being Brilliant – supported by Liberty Jamboree
  • Upcycling 
  • Escape Room


Summer 2 - Key Focus - Engagement & Resilience


Music in Motion – Singing and Signing

Forest school

Multi sports


Pamper and relaxation


Walking in Lichfield

Visit to the local park

Board games and colouring



Music in Motion – Singing and Signing


Arts and Crafts


Multi sports

Zero to 5K



Dance and Karaoke


Lunchtime clubs

 In addition; we also offer a range of lunchtime clubs including:

  • Construction club
  • Choir
  • Band /music club
  • Drama club
  • Table Tennis club
  • Sports club
  • Art revision
  • English revision
  • Drop-in listening service


Assemblies and wider opportunities

 Some of our wider enrichment experiences and opportunities for students include:

  • Assemblies - Assemblies are held by Key Stage Pastoral Leads every Friday and include themes around British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural experiences (SMSC), as well as celebrating the successes of the week.
  • Fundraising and charity events - These are held throughout the year together with themed days e.g. world book day, children in need day