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Personal Development

What is Personal Development?

  • the school’s curriculum extends beyond the academic, technical or vocational. It provides for children's broader development, enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents
  • the curriculum and the school’s wider work support children to develop their character– including their resilience, confidence and independence – and help them know how to keep physically and mentally healthy
  • at each stage of education, the school prepares children for future success in their next steps
  • the school prepares children for life in modern Britain by:
    • equipping them to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society
    • developing their understanding of fundamental British values and appreciation of diversity
    • celebrating what we have in common and promoting respect for the different protected characteristics as defined in law.


We work hard to provide a good all round education and to promote talents and interests of individual children. All children are known well at the school by our staff. The school has a warm, friendly, inclusive and caring ethos.


The promotion of wellbeing is woven through all aspects of school life. Through the curriculum (especially PHSE and RE) , children develop a good understanding of different faiths and cultures and show respect and consideration for others.


There are many opportunities for children to think about and express their feelings and to reflect on their learning and behaviour. This does much to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, which is a real strength of the school. Children are happy to work well together. There are good opportunities for older children to take responsibility in school with various jobs, such as Brookland Leaders.