Personal Development

Personal Development permeates through every aspect of school life here at Woldgate School, including but not exhaustive to: 

  • Our curriculum
  • Our culture, Ethos and Values
  • Our behaviour systems and pastoral support
  • The Woldgate Pupil Journey
  • Recognition and celebration
  • Personal Development Studies and Citizenship 
  • The Woldgate Experience 
  • Assemblies
  • Guest Speakers
  • Trips and Visits
  • House Enrichment
  • After-School Clubs (Enrichment)
  • Charity: Current Affairs

Aims of Personal Development at Woldgate: 

  • To ensure our curriculum, and wider work supports pupils to be confident, resilient and independent – to develop great character 

  • To provide high quality pastoral support  

  • To ensure pupils are well prepared for their future lives, including: how eat healthy, how to maintain an active lifestyle, and mental wellbeing and to ensure pupils have an age appropriate understanding of healthy relationships and protected characteristics  
  • To prepare pupils for life in modern Britain effectively, developing their understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • The school provides pupils with meaningful opportunities to understand how to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society. Pupils know how to discuss and debate issues and ideas in a considered way.
  • To promotes equality of opportunity and diversity effectively. To build appreciation and respect difference in the world and its people, celebrating the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities.
  • To enable pupils engage with views, beliefs and opinions that are different from their own in considered ways. They show respect for the different protected characteristics as defined in law and no forms of discrimination are tolerated.
  • To ensure pupils are well prepared for future success in education, employment or training through an ambitious Careers framework based on the Gatsby Benchmarks 

You can find more information about elements of our Personal Development programme below: 

The Woldgate Pupil Journey


Careers Education Information and Guidance 

Personal Development Studies

Pupil Leadership (Updating 16/11/23)

Our Ethos 

Recent Charity and Community Contributions (Updating 16/11/23)


Care & Achievement Coordinators

Our Care & Achievement Coordinators support pupils in each year group, and are the main point of contact between parents, pupils and school.  If you have any queries, please contact the appropriate Care & Achievement Coordinator in the first instance.

Year 7 - Mrs McDonough - 07980 702715 - [email protected]

Year 8 - Mrs Cross - 07790 987131 - [email protected]

Year 9 - Mrs Cavanagh - 07790 987139 - [email protected]

Year 10 - Mr Joseph - 07790 987142 - [email protected]

Year 11 - Mrs Clark - 07790 987009 - [email protected]

Sixth Form - Mrs Fairhurst - 07790 987137 - [email protected]

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Child Protection Coordinator - Mrs Wright - 07790 987007 - [email protected]

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Mr Sloman - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance Officer - Mrs O'Brien - 01759 302395 - [email protected]

Attendance and Wellbeing Coordinator - Mrs Sanchez-Ewbank - [email protected]

If you require paper copies of any documents on our website please contact the school office (contact details below).

General Enquiries >

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail [email protected]

Sixth Form >

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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.