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Personal Development

At Great Hollands Primary School we recognise that the personal development of pupils is a fundamental part of our academic and pastoral work. It is our intention to create good local, national and global citizens, who develop good character and resilience. To this end, we aim to develop pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally and ensure that they are treated as individuals whilst doing this.  We aim to teach pupils about British values, mutual respect and tolerance. 

We aim to deliver spiritual, moral, social and cultural education through all aspects of school life; curriculum, extra-curricular activities, the pastoral system, assemblies as well as themed events.

Our Personal Development provision incorporates both PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural).  We follow the recommendations laid out by the Department for Education and the PSHE Association.

  • The curriculum will support knowledge and understanding of healthy living, the environment, cultural understanding and respect of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.
  • The curriculum will develop pupil skills of collaboration, effective communication and oral presentation.
  • The curriculum will ensure pupils show, understand, accept, embrace and celebrate different faiths and cultural differences within the school community and beyond.