Personal Development Overview

Personal development is both a subject and a school ethos. It is reflected in our school vision of 'living life in all its' fullness'- John 10:10 and in our school values.
We want to each child to leave the school feeling confident, unique and proud.

Our aim is to teach children how to navigate through life safely, happily and healthily. Children are growing up in a world that is constantly changing and it is the duty of all the staff at school in partnership with the parents teach the children transferable life skills. We teach children about the world around them, relationships, emotions, reproduction and health, as well as transferable skills to help with life. We consistently promote the British values and our school values.

Woodside Primary School teaches personal development in a wide range of ways throughout the children’s school lives. For example:
    • it is taught in discrete lessons- see curriculum pages
    • it is taught with cross-curricular links in other lessons, such as English, physical education and religious education;
    • staff members consistently model how to be a good citizen who uphold the school values;
    • worships (whole school and special visitors);
    • 11 by 11 offer- what our children are offered 
    • citizenship scheme in KS2;
    • specialist staff working with individuals and groups;
    • e-Safety lessons in computing and assembly;
    • celebrating positive learning attributes with weekly certificates;
    • huge array of before and after school clubs;
    • well thought through transitions throughout the school and beyond;
    • focusing on mental and physical health;
    • pupil leadership team;
    • equality committee;
    • celebrating different languages, cultures and religions;
    • outdoor activity trips.