Personal Development

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Personal Development section


Our Vision

Philosophy for Children encourages students to think critically, caringly, creatively and collaboratively. It helps teachers to build a 'community of enquiry' where participants create and enquire into their own questions, and 'learn how to learn' in the process.

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Click here to learn about how the Curriculum is planned, delivered and assessed in Personal Development.

Years 7 & 8 (KS3)
Years 9 - 11 (KS4)

Quality Teaching and Learning Entitlement

All students are entitled to:

  • A positive, safe learning environment that enables them to flourish and encourages their development of communication and social skills alongside the promotion of emotional and psychological wellbeing.
  • Be actively encouraged to think critically and creatively to ensure the development of self-esteem and confidence to enable them to state reasons and argue a case.
  • Experience well planned lessons which challenge them and provide opportunities to reflect upon their own learning and development. To allow them to participate in their own enquiries to help them develop higher level thinking skills.