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Fox Grove School

Personal Development


The Fox Grove Personal Development Curriculum 

At Fox Grove School, we strongly believe that Personal Development is a key building block for success and a fundamental part in every child and young person’s development. We aim to deliver a comprehensive Personal Development curriculum that is individualised, accessible to and meets the wide-ranging needs of our pupil population.  

Through our Personal Development curriculum, we strive to: 

Develop responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults 

  • Develop pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance so that they can become respectful adults who make a positive contribution in an increasingly complex society 
  • Develop pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy  
  • Developing pupils’ character, which we define as a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate with others 
  • Promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, emotional and physical development and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences for later life.  This will lead to them being able to make informed decisions, and develop healthy relationships, both now and in the future. 
  • Enable pupils to recognise online and offline risks to their physical and mental wellbeing and the support available to them so that they can keep themselves and others safe 
  • Encourage our students to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society, who understand how they are developing personally and socially, and give them the confidence to tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. 
  • Provide opportunities for them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society, and to prepare them to be a global citizen now and in their future roles within a global community. 
  • Support readiness for the next phase of education, training or employment so that pupils are equipped to make the transition successfully 
  • Provide a stable, relevant and aspirational careers and transitions programme that gives pupils a real understanding of all the opportunities available to them so that they can make informed decisions about their own future      
  • Address real-life issues affecting our children, families and communities including the social, health and economic realities of their lives so that they are able to deal with challenges that are specific to their own contexts  

We recognise the additional challenges that our pupils face in the areas of sensory and emotional regulation as well as communication and social development. Therefore, as part of their personal development, all of our pupils benefit from high quality universal, targeted and specialist support and the application of Dr Bruce Perry’s Neuro-Sequential Model to develop essential skills in the areas of self-regulation, communication and social skills.  

For further information, please click on this link:/docs/Personal_Development_Overview.pdf