Personal Development (SMSC)


At Todmorden High School it is our intent to develop engaged, active and well informed young citizens. Our school vision: enabling individuals to unlock their unique potential, and our core values: Ambition, Respect, Care and Honesty lend themselves perfectly to this ongoing agenda. Students are rewarded for their engagement with these values on a day-by-day basis, leading to the development of character and grit within all learners. Every learning opportunity, be it in a classroom, on a trip, in an assembly or focus session, in an after school club or within the wealth of additional provision offered, is designed with each student’s personal development in mind. Our curriculum is ambitious and goes beyond the limits of the National Curriculum in our desire to allow each student in our care to develop their knowledge skills and understanding through exposure to the best of what has been thought and written. It is the ambition of our school that every student leaves us ready for the next phase of their education, having secured the best outcomes for themselves that they possibly can so that they are ready to play an active role in the contemporary adult world.

The school values of ‘Ambition, Respect, Care & Honesty’ are how we drive SMSC in our school, by encouraging our students to embrace the fundamental British Values.

  • Democracy.
  • The rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect.
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.