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Personal Development

Please click on 'Personal Development Highlights' (on the right-hand side) to read about all the experiences our children have participated in this year. 

At Wren Park, we recognise that the primary years are a key time for children to develop their own identity and aspirations for the future. As well as academic development, it is essential that children are given plenty of opportunities, through the curriculum and beyond, for personal development. By nurturing our children’s personal development skills, we aim to provide the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, preparing pupils for their adult lives and teaching them to understand how to engage with society.

Personal Development Vision

The vision for Personal Development at Wren Park is that:

  • Children have opportunities throughout their time at Wren Park to have rich and varied experiences.
  • All children to have high standards of personal behaviour and to develop a positive caring attitude towards other people.
  • Children are given opportunities to explore and develop their own values, beliefs and spiritual awareness
  • To have an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.
  • All children develop their ‘cultural capital’ while at Wren Park, by learning more and remembering more.
  • Physical and mental well-being are prioritised as much as academic achievements.
  • Families are involved wherever possible, to support all areas of their child’s personal development

Introducing the Excellence in Pupil Development Award starting in September 2023



This award offers a structured framework to evaluate and enrich your pastoral curriculum It supports you in developing pupil’s personal attributes and attitudes, such as self-confidence, resilience and self-discipline. With a focus on involving local and national organisations, it helps you prepare pupils for life in modern Britain

  • CURRICULUM - Plan so that knowledge and skills for personal development are embedded into the whole-school curriculum.
  • BEHAVIOUR - Set high expectations for pupil behaviour and conduct, including punctuality and attendance.
  • RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS - Promote positive attitudes from pupils towards their own learning, towards each other, and towards the wider community.
  • LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS - Engage with local groups and parents to deliver enrichment activities that develop pupils’ confidence, responsibility and leadership skills.
  • EXTERNAL ORGANISATION - Actively enlist the support of national and international agencies to help raise pupils’ aspirations for their future.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Commit to high-quality, ongoing staff CPD so that all staff can build and support pupils’ personal development.

We are keen to show our commit to ensuring how children have the best possible opportunities to be the best that they can be by committing to the 'Excellence in Pupil Development Award'. 

Personal Development Overview

The Personal Development Overview is a work in progress and is subject to developments and review on a half termly basis.

Have a read about all of our school highlights, trips and special events taking place throughout the school year. Click on the link below.

Key areas within Personal Development

The curriculum areas below are key components of supporting and nurturing a child's personal development. Please click the buttons for more information on how these areas are taught in school.