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Personal Development

At Killigrew, we provide a variety of learning experiences and promote character-building qualities. This practice supports the development of  well-rounded, global citizens, who appreciate and celebrate diversity.  We support our pupils to be curious and creative learners who can talk confidently about their aspirations and goals.

We continually develop strong and positive relationships within our local community and within the wider community through working in partnership with other schools and our local residents. By providing a wide range of extra-curricular clubs, we ensure that all children have access to quality learning experiences inside and outside of school.

We make sure that our children appreciate the views of others, recognise the difference between right and wrong and understand what it means to be responsible through taking on different roles in school. We also invite visitors to our school, so that children understand what responsibility means in different careers and roles. We want our pupils to embrace the responsibilities they have now, and those they may have in the future.

  • Anti-bullying activities
  • Bikeability
  • Buddy groups
  • Celebration assemblies
  • Community concerts
  • Enterprise week
  • E-safety
  • Extra-curricular clubs
  • Fundraising events
  • House Captains
  • Interschool competitions
  • Music assemblies
  • Playground buddies
  • Poetry busk
  • RE focus days
  • Residential visits
  • School Council
  • School trips
  • Speech cup
  • Sports fixtures
  • Travel ambassadors
  • Visitors

Spiritual development:

  • Ability to be reflective about their own beliefs (religious or otherwise) and perspective on life
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, different people’s faiths, feelings and values
  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
  • Use of imagination and creativity in their learning
  • Willingness to reflect on their experiences

Moral development:

  • Ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, and to recognise legal boundaries and, in doing so, respect the civil and criminal law of England
  • Understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
  • Interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues

Social development:

  • Use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example, working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
  • Acceptance of and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. They will develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain

Cultural development:

  • Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and that of others
  • Understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures in the school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
  • Ability to recognise, and value, the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities
  • Knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
  • Willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
  • Interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity. This is shown by their respect and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities