Personal Development (Ages 4-18)
At Roundhay School, we believe that it is our moral duty to ensure that our pupils become ‘Recognisably Roundhay’ and develop their cultural capital over time. This means that they are able to know, understand and demonstrate our school values of being Responsible, Resilient, and Ready to Learn. We believe that by developing these characteristics, our pupils will become responsible, respectable, and active citizens that can play their part in public life as adults. Our Personal Development Programme has been carefully designed to ensure that we offer meaningful experiences for all our pupils. Please see the full programme offer here: Personal Development Programme 4-18
Our Character Curriculum develops and deepens pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of Democracy, Individual Liberty, the Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Tolerance. We promote equality of opportunity and diversity by promoting an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all our pupils. By developing pupils’ character, we ensure they have positive personality traits and virtues that help them be motivated, eager learners who behave with integrity and respect.
We explicitly teach pupils the knowledge and skills they need to develop as confident, resilient, and mentally healthy individuals.
This includes recognising online and offline risks to their wellbeing and the dangers of inappropriate use of mobile technology and social media. We ensure that our pupils develop an understanding of how to keep physically healthy, eat well and maintain an active lifestyle.
Our Personal Development Programme ensures that our pupils develop an age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships through our relationships and sex education curriculum.
Everything we do ensures that our children develop spiritually, morally, socially, and culturally so that they are ready to thrive as a member of society. Our aim is to ensure that all pupils engage with views, beliefs, and opinions that are different from their own in considered ways.
We have strategically planned and structured our extensive personal development curriculum and extracurricular activities so pupils can access a wide, rich set of experiences, including powerful discussions and debates. As a result, there are many opportunities for pupils to develop their personal talents and interests across our school.
All of this considerably strengthens our offer, with a particular focus on preparing our secondary pupils for future success in education, employment, or training. Our careers provision enables pupils to receive unbiased information about potential next steps and high-quality career guidance.
You can find our full personal development offer here: Personal Development Offer
Personal Development at Primary
We have planned an extensive Personal Development offer to ensure that our children are given as many opportunities as possible to grow and develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.
Alongside our Character Curriculum and our everyday expectation of becoming ‘Recognisably Roundhay’, our extensive offer provides the following experiences and opportunities:
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Personal Development at Secondary & Sixth Form
We have also planned an extensive Personal Development offer at our Secondary and Sixth Form Campus to ensure that our children are given as many opportunities as possible to thrive in our modern world.
Alongside our Character Curriculum, PSHE Curriculum and our everyday expectation of becoming ‘Recognisably Roundhay’, our extensive offer provides the following experiences and opportunities: