Personal Development (P.D.) is at the heart of our school learning journey. It encourages promotes, adopts and embeds a range of skills that allow children to be life-long learners.
We support children to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PD education develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.
The benefits to pupils of such an approach are numerous as PD prepares them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical and real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.
PD education also contributes to and assists children and young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem and understand what influences their decisions. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others helps our pupils to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.
Areas of Personal Development:
SMSC (spiritual, moral, social, cultural), British Values, Careers, Healthy living, E-Safety, Citizenship, Character, Equality and preparing for the next stage.
Teaching Personal Development:
Personal development is threaded through all areas of the curriculum. Teachers carefully map and plan across all curriculum areas to ensure personal development skills are thoroughly taught. These skills are built on year by year.