Personal Development

At Larks Hill, the personal development of all our pupils is at the heart of what we do.  This involves developing the knowledge, attitudes, skills, relationships and behaviour that our pupils can utilise in and outside the classroom.  We achieve this through our curriculum and the the schools character and wider development work which supports learners in building character- this includes their resilience, confidence and independence as well as helping them to understand how to keep physically active and mentally healthy.  In addition we have a high focus on pupils SMSC development (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) and understanding of the fundamental British Values and the world main religions to equip them to be responsible, respectful and active citizens who contribute positively to society.

Examples of how we promote the British Values:

Larks Hill strives to promote British Values by providing opportunities which will enable our pupils to:

  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the values which underpin life in modern day Britain.
  • Value democracy, respecting the viewpoints of others, having a voice and standing up for right against wrong.
  • Learn to uphold the rule of law and support freedom, justice and equality.
  • Value and respects people's differences.
  • Have a mutual respect, tolerance for and an understanding of the various faiths and beliefs represented in Britain today.
  • Understand and value the rich diversity that other citizens from different cultures, religions and backgrounds bring and contribute to our society.
  • Develop an awareness and tolerance of communities different to their own.
  • Show empathy and care for the poor, the sick, the old, the weak and vulnerable as valued members of our society.
  • Become loyal and patriotic citizens of the United Kingdom.