Personal Development

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Personal Development Statement 

The personal development of pupils at Stowlawn Primary School is at the centre of our school ethos.  By nurturing our children’s personal development skills, we strive to prepare them for their adult lives, teaching them to understand how to engage with society and providing them with plentiful opportunities to do so.   

Our curriculum extends beyond the academic and supports pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of life.  We aim to provide the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, preparing pupils for their adult lives, teaching them to understand how to engage with society and providing them with plentiful opportunities to do so.  

We offer opportunities for pupils to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.  

Excellence in Pupil Development

At Stowlawn Primary School, we are committed to the personal development of all of our children. We strive to equip our pupils with the personal skills that will prepare them for their future lives in an increasingly complex world. Actively developing pupils’ life skills so that they can be critical thinkers, creative, tolerant and empathetic people are necessary characteristics for citizens of our modern society.


We are currently working towards the accreditation of the Excellence in Pupil Development Award. Through this award, we will offer pupils the opportunity to develop positive behaviours including:

• Self-confidence and self-esteem

• Self-discipline, responsibility and resilience

• Pride in learning

• Goal-setting and ambition


Through gaining this award, alongside our everyday practise, we will support our children in becoming responsible citizens, embed the skills and knowledge for personal development into the curriculum, continue to set high behaviour expectations and make local partnerships and links with external organisations.

Personal Development Year Group Overviews

These overviews encompass all aspects of the personal development curriculum and are mapped for each individual year group. They give a clear overview of of what children will learn in all aspects of the personal development curriculum.

Key areas within Personal Development

The curriculum areas below are key components of supporting and nurturing a child's personal development. Please click the buttons for more information on how these areas are taught in school.