PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
at Westbury Park

"TRY TO MAKE TIME FOR THE SMALL THINGS" SAID BIG PANDA. "THEY ARE OFTEN THE MOST IMPORTANT." JAMES NORBURY, 'BIG PANDA,TINY DRAGON

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OUR VISION

Personal Development is at the heart of all we do. We highly value the integral skills taught through our curriculum, enrichment opportunities and school values to give our children the aspiration and commitment to become respectful citizens. We want each child to leave the school feeling confident, unique and proud. We aim to prepare our children to thrive in a changing world so that 

‘together we discover tomorrow’.

INTENT

Personal Development aims to help children understand how they are developing personally and socially, and tackles many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are all part of growing up. 

We provide our children with opportunities for them to learn about British Values and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society.

We aim to give our children the strength of character to believe in themselves, be proud of where they come from and have a voice that will always be heard.

We work hard to develop the children’s resilience, confidence and independence so that they cooperate well with others- ready for a smooth transition and future success at  secondary school.

SCHOOL CONTEXT

We are a multicultural school; approximately 34% of the pupils are Non White British.  Our school has 14 out of 17 possible ethnic groups, 11.5% of children have English as an additional language with 18 different languages spoken. The school population represents many different religions.

We recognise that school has an important part to play in responding to the impact of the pandemic on children’s social and emotional well being. We aim to provide a nurturing environment with sharp focus on pastoral care and enriching activities rather than solely on academic achievement.

WHAT WE DO IN REPSONSE TO OUR SCHOOL CONTEXT

Promote community cohesion to make every child feel part of our Westbury Park family; we want them to accept and celebrate difference to prepare them for life in modern Britain

offer a wide range of opportunities to take part in enriching creative arts and sports

Support children to stay mentally healthy, we recognise that children’s emotional well-being is just as important as their physical health. Our priorities are to help children to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

IMPLEMENTATION

  • Discrete PSHE lessons

  • Age appropriate understanding of healthy relationships

  • Cross-curricular links- English and RE (including debates and discussions) and PE

  • Staff members consistently model how to be a good citizen upholding school values

  • Assemblies 

  • House enrichment opportunities

  • Specialist staff working with individuals and groups

  • Positive behaviour policy- restorative conversations

  • Celebrating positive learning attributes including a growth mindset attitude to learning 

  • Extra curricular clubs

  • Focusing on mental and physical health

  • School Council and Eco Council

  • ‘No Outsiders’ ethos

  • Celebrating different languages, cultures and religions

  • Outdoor activity trips and residentials

  • E-safety lessons

  • Visitors talking about their jobs

  • Close links with PCSOs 

IMPACT
creating Westbury Park Citizens

The children will leave Westbury Park with a set of positive personality traits, dispositions and virtues that helps them to reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate well with others. 

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