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Personal Development

Personal Development at Scarcroft Primary School

At Scarcroft, our school vision of ‘Developing All of Me’ is based on a commitment to our pupils’ personal development – developing their knowledge skills and attributes and preparing them to be confident, happy and healthy citizens in modern Britain. Our belief is that education is about so much more than preparing children for exams. Evidence shows that a well-delivered, accurate and age-appropriate PSHE curriculum can have an impact on both academic and non-academic outcomes for pupils, particularly the most vulnerable and disadvantaged as well as those with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

We see ‘Learning for Life’ as essential in helping children manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up. We also understand the importance of emotional health in a young person’s ability to do well at school and believe that ‘Learning for Life’ education helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn, such as anxiety and unhealthy friendships. ‘Learning for Life’ also helps pupils to develop skills and aptitudes – like teamwork, communication, and resilience – that are crucial to navigating the challenges and opportunities of the modern world.

‘Learning for Life’ is an integral part of our commitment to a school culture which promotes the right of everyone to equal treatment, challenges stereotypes and normalises healthier attitudes and behaviour in wider society. Harassment and abuse don’t exist in isolation, and it is vital that our school plays its part in promoting the respect, love and care that underpins acceptable behaviour in the different relationships we have with others throughout our lives. We understand that parents are the prime educators of their children in matters of relationships and health and we seek to offer a curriculum that complements and supports that.

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