Personal Development at Plover

Our school aims to: 

  • Provide high-quality pastoral support 
  • Provide a wide range of opportunities to nurture, develop and stretch pupilsā€™ talents and interests. Pupils appreciate these and make good use of them 
  • Prepare pupils for life in modern Britain effectively, developing their understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance and respect 
  • Promote equality of opportunity and diversity effectively 
  • Provide pupils with meaningful opportunities to understand how to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society 
  • Enhance pupilsā€™ SMSC development 

Plover Primary School teaches personal development in a wide range of ways throughout the childrenā€™s school lives. For example: 

School-wide policy and practice 

  • An inclusive environment 
  • Adults act as role models 
  • Behaviour Policy

Enrichment opportunities 

  • A good range of after-school e.g., football, scooter, choir, mindfulness, games and TT Rockstarā€™s club.
  • Instrument lessons
  • Competitive sporting events (Football, basketball, dodgeball, Cricket)
  • Sports day
  • XP Outdoors
  • Basic First Aid
  • Y6 residential to London
  • Crew Building Sessions (outdoor hikes, climbing, orienteering, team building)
  • World Book Day
  • Safer Internet Day
  • Whole school Art projects
  • Harvest Festival
  • Curriculum visits and fieldwork
  • Comic Relief and Children in Need

Community Meetings

  • Online safety 
  • British values 
  • Diversity 
  • School values 
  • Celebration of pupil achievements 

Opportunities to perform 

  • Music performance assemblies 
  • EYFS and KS1 Nativity performance
  • KS2 Carol Concert
  • Y6 End of year performance  
  • Present to wider audiences to celebrate Expeditionary Learning ā€“ including Celebrations of Learning and XP Climate Conference

Leadership roles for pupils 

  • Student Leadership Team (Launching July 2024)
  • Stewardship

Visitors to the school 

  • Local experts ā€“ PCSO, firefighters, farming
  • XP Outdoors
  • First Aid
  • Specialist music teacher ā€“ guitars
  • Curriculum visitors / experts
  • School nurse 

A comprehensive PSHE Curriculum 

The school has a planned PSHE curriculum, built around recurring themes, designed to: 

  • Give pupils the knowledge and develop the self-esteem, confidence and self-awareness to make informed choices and decisions;
  • Encourage and support the development of social skills and social awareness;
  • Enable pupils to make sense of their own personal and social experiences;
  • Promote responsible attitudes towards the maintenance of good physical and mental health, supported by a safe and healthy lifestyle;
  • Enable effective interpersonal relationships and develop a caring attitude towards others; 
  • Encourage a caring attitude towards and responsibility for the environment; 
  • Help our pupils understand and manage their feelings, build resilience and be independent, curious problem solvers;
  • Understand how society works and the laws, rights and responsibilities involved.