Personal Development is at the heart of our school. It encourages, promotes, adopts and embeds a range of skills so that our children are able to contribute to our world as confident, caring and active members of our school, parish and community, demonstrating their unique potential as created in the image of God.
We support children to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future.
The benefits to children of such an approach is that it prepares them to become well-rounded members of the diverse society in which they live. It will prepare them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.
Our PSHE curriculum and whole school catholic ethos underpins our approach to our children’s Personal Development, ensuring we are developing every child’s social, spiritual, moral education, physical health and emotional wellbeing, and relationships education, whilst developing a fundamental understanding of British Values.
We try to provide multiple opportunities and experiences for all children and these are opportunities for all, that go beyond the curriculum and that encourage all children to discover new interests and talents.