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Personal Development/Careers


Personal Development

Personal development is crucial for children as it lays the foundation for a well-rounded and confident individual. In the formative years, children not only acquire academic knowledge but also develop essential life skills and values. School plays a pivotal role in fostering personal development, and one effective strategy is the integration of our cultural calendar of events. This calendar weaves together diverse cultural experiences and celebrations that go beyond the conventional curriculum. By exposing children to a variety of cultural events, traditions, and perspectives, school provide them with opportunities to broaden their understanding of the world and develop empathy. This exposure helps children build cultural competence, open-mindedness, and a sense of appreciation for diversity, contributing significantly to their personal growth and development. 


Introducing children to the concept of careers at an early age is essential for igniting their curiosity, passion, and future aspirations. By highlighting various careers, educators and parents can help children explore their interests and understand the diverse opportunities available to them.

Through our PSHE curriculum, children across the school get to discuss and consider their futures by identifying and exploring careers they are interested in. Exposing children to different professions broadens their horizons, allowing them to envision exciting possibilities for their own futures. Encouraging discussions about careers not only empowers children to dream big but also instills a sense of purpose and motivation in their academic pursuits. As children learn about different professions, they develop a better understanding of the skills and education required for various paths, fostering a sense of responsibility for their own learning journey. Ultimately, early exposure to careers sparks enthusiasm, helping children connect their education to real-world applications and inspiring them to embark on a journey of self-discovery and future success.