At SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School personal development is at the heart of all we do to enable our children to ‘let their light shine’. Our curriculum and ethos encourages, promotes, adopts and embeds a range of skills that allow children to be life-long learners.
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.
Personal development also helps children to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfill their academic potential.
Our whole school approach promotes effective relationships between all members of the school community. The promotion of pupils’ personal and social development underpins other learning. Personal Development education contributes to assists children and young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem and understand what influences their decisions. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others helps our pupils to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.
Skills Children Learn:
Always in an age-appropriate way, we help the children manage their lives, now and in the future, and help them to learn everyday, essential, life skills, including:
• The Development of self-understanding, empathy and healthy, productive relationships
• Relationships Education
• Eating healthily
• Keeping safe on the road
• How to stay safe on the internet
• The promotion of good mental health
Please see our Learning for Life page for more about curriculum opportunities.