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Personal Development

At Reffley Academy, we teach Personal Development in a range of ways throughout the children's school lives:

  • It is taught explicitly within RSHE and RE lessons
  • It is taught within other subjects such as PE, Computing and English  
  • Additional money sense lessons within RSHE 
  • Our inclusion policy is centred around restorative practise and encourages all children to take part in discussions 
  • Assemblies which are planned to ensure coverage of British Values, School Values as well as any other whole school events
  • Celebration assemblies 
  • E-Safety lessons within assemblies and computing lessons 
  • After school and breakfast clubs
  • Competitive sport fixtures within the cluster and with other schools
  • Children are taught about career opportunities which begins in EYFS
  • School council
  • Enrichment days e.g. Hello Yellow, Democracy Day, World Thinking Day 
  • School trips 
  • Bikeability for children within KS2
  • CC1 - all year groups have first aid and personal development lessons for a full half term with outside providers
  • Books have been selected for the library and class reading areas to increase Cultural Capital
  • Pupil voice activities are included across all curriculum areas to encourage discussion and gain feedback 
  • Music lessons 
  • Visitors into school  
  • Mental health support teams to work with children regarding transitions, anxiety etc
  • Designated pastoral support Teaching Assistant