_______________ Personal Development
Our pupils are encouraged to develop their Personal, Social and Healthy self in every learning opportunity. The purpose of this area of the curriculum is to help young people develop as individuals in a wider society. Our pupils learn to understand themselves physically, emotionally, socially, and economically and to understand their relationships with others. They develop self-esteem and become competent and confident citizens who take part in a wide range of activities in and out of school. Through active learning opportunities, our pupils recognise and manage risk, take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours and make positive contributions to their families, schools and communities. Lessons encourage pupils to develop a positive self image, to become able to recognise and deal with different emotions and develop skills such as sharing and turn taking.
Delivered through cross-curricular topics, Religious Education makes a unique contribution to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and supports wider community cohesion and promotes mutual respect and tolerance through developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of religions and worldviews, recognising their local, national and global contexts. We aim to offer our pupils cross- curricular opportunities to learn about the places of religions and beliefs in their local community – recognising diversity and the influence of those religions and worldviews, and exploring questions about the meaning, purpose and value of life; to learn about key features of each religion, exploring their significance for followers of that religion or worldview.