Personal Development

Personal Development

We are keen to develop the whole child. Through our shared vision, we are driven
to give the children of our school community the best start to their personal, academic, and
working life. Here are some of the activities that take place in school to support the personal
development of our children.

Pupil Leadership Team

Children are a key part of our school and therefore each year, we hold democratic elections to
select representatives from each year to sit on the Pupil Leadership Team. The members then meet
to discuss school matters, issues that the children would like to raise and represent their classes wishes and feelings. The Pupil Leadership Team also contribute towards the development plan of the academy. This is a key part of British Values in action.

Pupil Safeguarding Team

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 have worked together this year to write a Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy
that they have used to teach every class in school about how to keep ourselves and others safe.
They know write half termly newsletters to keep parents/carers well informed. They have also taken
part in Health and Safety walks of the school buildings and grounds.

Other Pupil Leadership Roles

Our pupils enjoy taking on additional responsibility and they have the opportunity to apply for
roles such as Playtime Leaders and Hall Helpers.


We have an active eco-council who meet regularly to develop our eco-strategy and consider way to reduce our impact on the environment.
The Eco-Warriors meet with Miss Kolbaba to discuss and plan our school actions such as how to reduce, reuse and recycle in school.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

We have a good range of high-quality clubs that children can access. These include a range of
sports and academic clubs. The pupil leadership team gather pupil voice on future clubs they would like to see in school.

Educational Visits, Residentials and Visitors

Educational trips and residentials are an important part of our school offer. Learning in new
environments, being a responsible citizen and independence are all key life skills. We also believe
that new experiences are also key to developing ambition and developing an understanding of the
wider world.

KCU – Kindness, Compassion and Understanding

Team KCU delivered their award-winning anti-bullying campaign at Greengates. The interactive
campaign delivered in classrooms focuses on instilling the values of kindness, compassion and
understanding, as well as raising awareness around empathy, equity, equality, diversity, and
inclusion with a view to reduce bullying, hate crime and loneliness within the school environment.
Within the campaign, pupils had an opportunity to talk about their feelings and emotions, make a
contribution towards their community and school and support and encourage their peers. They will
continue to work with us as a school to support our work on personal development.

The children gave the following feedback:

‘You need to be kind to each other.’


‘We liked the KCU team. They were very kind people.’


‘It is important to use gentle words and be understanding with each other.’


‘We enjoyed the assembly and the workshops. We got to talk about all the ways we can show kindness to each other


Music Tuition

Children learn to play instruments as part of the curriculum. In addition to this a number of our
pupils elect to take advantage of further tuition. This offer enables pupils to develop their own
personal interests and talents. Each year we have a music concert to showcase pupils’ talents and


As well as a high-quality PE curriculum, children are able to particulate in a vast range of
sporting events, which include inter and intra-school opportunities. We participate in a number of
competitive festivals led by Sports UK, and an annual Delta games competition. We also hold regular
sessions where children are able to try sports and activities. This enables children to try new
things together, but also have access to local clubs to develop interests outside of school.

Votes for Schools

Each week we take part in the Votes for Schools sessions from EYFS to Year 6. Votes for Schools is
a key element of our curriculum, including rich exposure to issues involving British Values and
social moral spiritual and cultural development. The approach allows pupils to consider current
world issues and have their say in terms of the opinion they develop on a question over the course
of the week. The week starts with a school assembly and then later in the week there is a further
class-based sessions, which ends with a vote that is shared with important agencies such as Ofsted,
the DofE and the NSPCC.

Young Voices

Each year we participate in Young Voices in Sheffield. This involves the school joining other
schools to form a huge choir and perform to parents. Prior to this, the children spend time
learning the songs and developing their singing and performance skills.


We have a mindful approach to Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education, (PSHE), which brings
together Personal, Social, Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual
development in a comprehensive scheme of learning. Each class have a teddy which they use as part
of their Jigsaw lesson.

There are six Puzzles in Jigsaw (quickly identified by their colour scheme) designed to progress in
sequence from the beginning of each academic year:
Term 1: Being Me in My World
Term 2: Celebrating Difference (including anti-bullying) Term 3: Dreams and Goals
Term 4: Healthy Me

Term 5: Relationships
Term 6: Changing Me