Personal Development

Personal Development Vision

Personal Development is about the knowledge, understanding and skills the pupils need to manage their lives, both now and in the future. Personal Development helps pupils to thrive as individuals and build their own personal character through their Primary Education.

Our vision, at Holy Trinity, is to provide our pupils with a wide range of experiences in school. These experiences provide skills and opportunities to support pupils both academically and emotionally, as well as helping them to build their own identity. We embed these skills through the lessons we teach and the opportunities we give pupils in school.

Each year at Holy Trinity, we see our pupil’s Personal Development flourish and witness their character and identity grow. The strong foundations pupils build at school better prepare them for their further journey. Our hope is that pupils leave school with fond school memories and use the skills they have learnt to propel them into their future journey.

Intent

Learning:

  • To enable all our children to develop a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills in each subject, integrating this into their long term memory.

Achieving:

  • To instil high aspirations in all our children, building a positive mind-set and a sense of belonging by tailoring to our children’s needs.

Flourishing:

  • To enable our children to flourish in all areas of our deep and focused curriculum that provides wide opportunities, creating positive school memories.

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  • Children to feel confident at expressing their beliefs and to have an awareness and sensitivity of diversity that will enable them to succeed in our modern world.

Implementation

Personal Development is embedded through:

PSHE and Relationship Education

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Diversity

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The British Values

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Community Time

Community Time takes place at least once a fortnight in all classes. During Community Time sessions, the pupils look at:

  • The Rainbow Values
  • The British Values
  • Diversity

Community Time can also be used to develop skills based on what the class needs at the time, for example: friendships, behaviour, identity or emotional literacy (such as Anxiety Gremlin) etc. This varies depending on the pupils and needs in the class.

Each class creates their own rainbow value display during Community Time:

Rainbow Value Activity - Cooperation

Year 1 Diversity Activity - Brains

Stretching and looking after our brains

Year 5 Diversity Activity - Families

Year 4 Diveristy Activity - Appearances

Year 5 Diversity Activity - Appearances

Year 5 British Values posters

My Identity

Children's identity starts growing from the moment they start school. We believe each pupil has the three aspects of academic, emotional and identity to form their character. The diagram of the gears below represent these three aspects. Each aspect is equally important and therefore the growth of a pupil’s identity helps them to grow in other areas.

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Identity Club

Identity club happens at least once a fortnight and it allows the pupils to enjoy things that are of interest to them. Different clubs will be set up and pupils choose which club they’d like to sign up to. This gives pupils time to develop their own identities. It is also gives them the chance to experience new hobbies and interests as pupils will be able to take part in activities they may not have done before.

Class 5 - Arts and Crafts and Water Painting

Class 6 - Baking and Football

Emotional Development

At Holy Trinity Church School, we use an Emotional Literacy book ‘Starving the Anxiety Gremlin’ by Kate Collins-Donnelly to stem this conversation. This book has a range of activities based around stories, discussions, writing, drawing, puzzles and games. This teaches and encourages the children to express their emotions and feelings. 

Community groups and Pupil Leadership

Heads of school

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Junior Governors

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Special Days and School Trips

Holy Trinity's 40th Birthday

Harvest Worship

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Remembrance Day

Christmas Jumper Day

Spirituality Day - 'Let Your Light Shine'

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fete

Arts Week

In June, we had an Arts Week which looks at a range of: art, drama, music, singing and dancing.

Each year group took part in a stagecoach workshop, which focussed on a range of singing, acting and dancing linking to the Lion King. 

Class 6 acted out a well known story in small groups.

For Arts week, Class 9 talked about what Art is and what it means. The children created a piece which represented who they are.

They also sang 'This is me' with actions for music and created a poster to represent what music was.

Class 12 looked at their drama skills and linked this to their story in Writing: Kensuke’s Kingdom. 

Science Week

During science week, the children shared their experiements with another class - they had great fun! In class pairs, the children explored and thought about development ideas for their outside area and the children had a 'become an expert day', where the children got to explore a particular area of the science curriculum. 

Inspire morning

Year 1 Carymoor Trip - Storytelling

Year 2 Dentist Visit

Year 3 Stonehenge Trip

Year 4 Living Things Visit

Year 5 Local Study Trip comparing Victorian Yeovil to Modern Day Yeovil

Year 5 Victorian Day

Year 5 Space Dome

Year 5 Mill on the Brue

Year 5 and 6 Aeronauntics Day led by Leonardo

Outdoor Learning

Our School Guinea Pigs

Carymoor visiting Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity's Forest School

Year 1 Outdoor Art

Year 6 Forest School at Preston

After School Clubs

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Community Links

The Lord's Larder

Shoebox Appeal

Fundraising for Burundi 

On Spirituality Day, we looked at Burundi and what life is like in their country. We looked at this through the Great Lakes Outreach project. Each class decided how to fundraise money for Burundi. 

Year 2 raised money by taking part in a triathlon at school.

Class 10 raised money by coming to school in their pyjamas.

Class 12 voted to run a cake sale to raise money for Burundi. The children brought in cakes from home as well as making some in school too. Class 12 raised £119.35 for Burundi!

Documents

Personal Development Policy

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