Personal Development

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Horspath Church of England Primary School is resolute in providing the best educational opportunities for all individuals in its care.  Our vision is to provide a happy, loving, and nurturing environment where all are valued and have the confidence to strive for excellence, to make outstanding progress and so develop and fulfil their hopes and aspirations.  We encourage all members of the school community to stand up for what is right and to help others, to be persevering, and to make a positive difference to the world.  Through our values of responsibility, courage, kindness, and justice our vision is brought to life in the school community. 

Personal development is integral to our curriculum and the children’s experience of school, and is guided by the school’s Christian vision and values.  We want our pupils to become well-rounded, thoughtful, kind and compassionate individuals who are curious about the world around them and contribute to it as engaged citizens, letting their lights shine.  We encourage personal development through promoting the experience of being part of a purposeful and empathetic community.  We seek to enable personal development through a combination of the participation in acts of collective worship and assemblies, the curriculum, student voice opportunities and extra-curricular activities and events.  The school has regard for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, including the promotion of fundamental British values; their personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education and relationships education; and their physical health and mental wellbeing.  

For PSHE and relationships education, we use Coram Life Education’s programme, SCARF: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience, Friendship.  Family SCARF supports parents and carers to build positive relationships and confident learners at home.  Find out more here

We want pupils to be active and resilient learners and problem solvers so encourage them to find solutions to challenges themselves before asking for help.  Pupils should apply the 4 B’s and a T guidance when unsure about what to do in lessons.  

  • Brain

  • Book

  • Board

  • Buddy

  • Teacher or Teaching Assistant

Ms Barnard is the Personal Development lead for the school.


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Personal Development at Horspath overview 11th Oct 2023 Download
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