All students in Years 8 to 12 have timetabled classes for Personal Development. In these taught classes students cover discrete topics relating to their personal and social development. The students have an opportunity to develop inter-personal and study skills and self-discipline. Students are encouraged to discuss issues relating to healthy living, relationships and sexuality, citizenship and employability and to think about the consequences of choices made and actions taken.
In Years 13 and 14 the Personal Development programme is designed to prepare pupils for life beyond school as they make the transition to adulthood. Topics include personal and road safety, managing time and money, developing independent learning skills and preparing for university, higher education or the world of work. There are also visits from former pupils, charity representatives and speakers from various universities.
Lagan College seeks to support every student to transition into our school and beyond to a variety of different pathways. Students are placed in the appropriate learning paced classroom environment to meet their learning style and ability. It is also a priority of our school, to ensure that students are on the right course and supported in their learning as this will have a significant impact on their emotional health and wellbeing. Happy, safe and well supported students will learn and reach their full potential.