Secondary Personal Development
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Secondary Personal Development

At Roundhay School Secondary Campus, we believe our moral duty is to ensure that our pupils become ‘recognisably Roundhay’. This means understanding and demonstrating our school values of being responsible, resilient and ready to learn. By developing these characteristics, we believe our pupils will be able to thrive in their futures.

We have strategically planned and structured our personal development programme across our school to ensure our pupils achieve. All our pupils can experience a wide range of lessons, experiences, trips and visits – both within curriculum time and as extracurricular opportunities. We believe the experiences our pupils have will allow them to develop the cultural capital to have a successful and aspirational future.

At the secondary campus, our personal development programme includes:

Character Curriculum 

At Roundhay, we see character education as a right for all children and not an optional extra. We have placed character at the heart of our curriculum by developing the whole child through a holistic and sequenced character journey to ensure all pupils become ‘Recognisably Roundhay’. Through this, we will develop Responsible, Respectful and Resilient children who become well-rounded citizens and actively contribute to society. 


At Roundhay, we have planned our PSHE curriculum to develop the whole child, and it is underpinned by our school values of being responsible, resilient and ready to learn.

Our curriculum ensures that our children are responsible, respectful and active citizens. This includes  who are aware of the fundamental British values in a multi-ethnic and diverse society and can keep mentally and physically healthy. It goes beyond the statutory elements, including RSE and the Equality Act, so that our children develop an age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships and are ready for the next phase of their lives.

Children will become ‘Recognisably Roundhay’ as they build confidence in their self-image, gain a sense of purpose in and understanding of the world around them and are fit and ready for their future.


At Roundhay, we believe the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all children is essential to them becoming well-rounded citizens who actively contribute to society. SMSC is embodied within our school promises, core values and ethos and enables children to be Responsible, Resilient and Ready to learn at all times. We teach SMSC across the curriculum and promote it thoughtfully and broadly.


Our shared ethos and values feed into a curriculum that supports learners in developing their character, including resilience, confidence and independence. From this, pupils learn how to keep physically and mentally healthy. As such, our SEMH curriculum supports the journey of holistically creating pupils who are ‘Recognisably Roundhay’ so they are Responsible, Resilient and Ready to learn. 


At Roundhay, we ensure that all students, regardless of background, explore a range of career sectors and have high aspirations for their futures. We break down stereotypes and provide unbiased careers guidance that follows the Gatsby Benchmarks. We encourage students to pursue their passions and make good choices to have the best chance of success in the next phase of their education, training or employment. Our aim is for all students to enter employment, education or training after KS5.


At Roundhay School, we provide a logical and substantive e-safety curriculum that ensures all pupils know how to stay safe online. Through specific lessons across the curriculum, we teach pupils to recognise online risks to their wellbeing and what to do if they feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Being ‘Recognisably Roundhay’ means that pupils are good digital citizens who recognise what is right and wrong online.

Clubs and Experiences

Through our wide and varied programme of clubs and experiences, all students will have opportunities to become ‘Recognisably Roundhay’. Our extensive provision allows pupils to have healthy minds and healthy bodies. And it will help develop each pupil’s strength of character, helping to define who they are and who they want to be. We forensically plan, track and monitor demand for and attendance to the wide range of opportunities available. This allows us to ensure all pupils, especially those who are disadvantaged, can fully develop their character and widen their horizons.

Equality and Diversity

At Roundhay, we celebrate our harmonious and diverse community across and outside the curriculum. We promote equality and teach our pupils to respect all people. This includes understanding the importance of the Protected Characteristics as defined by the 2010 Equality Act. Our pupils behave with integrity and cooperate well with all people regardless of their backgrounds, abilities and beliefs.

British Values

At Roundhay School, promoting and teaching British Values is essential to developing active citizens who are Responsible, Resilient and Ready to learn. We are proud of our diverse and harmonious school and embrace opportunities to celebrate our diversity and come together as a community. We teach British Values throughout and across the broad curriculum that all pupils will learn. This helps to ensure that our pupils leave our school as citizens who are ‘Recognisably Roundhay’ and are fully prepared for life in modern Britain.


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We are absolutely delighted to be able to inform you of the very successful outcome to our recent Ofsted Inspection (28 and 29 November 2023). Ofsted has judged Roundhay School & Sixth Form to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, and they could not have been more complimentary about the exceptional provision on offer across our through-school. Click below to read the full report.

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