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Personal Development at St Luke's


What do we want to achieve?




At St Luke's, 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 opportunities, through the curriculum and beyond, for personal development. We understand the crucial role we can play in helping children to prepare for their adult lives so they can go on to engage positively in society. 




At St Luke's our personal development education provides pupils with a range of skills that allow them to become life-long learners. In such a rapidly changing and challenging world, we support pupils to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We help them to develop the qualities and attributes needed to thrive as individuals and members of modern society and live fulfilling, safe and healthy lives.


Our whole school approach promotes effective relationships between all members of the school community. The promotion of pupils’ personal and social development underpins other learning. The curriculum and ethos of the school contributes to and assists children in building their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem and understand what influences their decisions.

Developing self-understanding, empathy and resilience, pupils are able to work with others and enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.


At St Luke's, Christian and British values permeate throughout the curriculum and school ethos developing and deepening pupils' understanding of the fundamental values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law, mutual respect and tolerance. We promote equality of opportunity so that all pupils can thrive together, understanding that difference is a positive, not a negative, and that individual characteristics make people unique. As a school, we promote an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all pupils enabling them to flourish to their full potential. 


What does personal development look like at St Luke's?

St Luke's provides an holistic approach to promoting and encouraging personal development of all pupils. We teach our pupils the essential, age appropriate skills and knowledge to flourish personally, socially and academically.


Key skills include:


  • The development of self-understanding, empathy, resilience and tolerance 
  • How to maintain good mental health 
  • How to develop positive and healthy relationships 
  • Understanding British Law and mutual respect
  • Understanding equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding of Christian values and how to uphold these
  • The development of being a responsible, respectful and active citizen part of a wider community
  • How to eat healthily and live an active lifestyle
  • Understanding of strategies to support mental health
  • How to keep safe on the road
  • How to stay safe on the internet and recognise risks (online/offline)



The Cultural Capital calendar is designed to enhance and enrich pupils' learning experiences across the curriculum. Each year, trips and visits are evaluated and reviewed ensuring we provide the best experiences for our pupils. Additionally, the calendar is updated during the year with any additional exciting opportunities that may be available to St Luke's.


Please see the documents below outlining St Luke's Personal Development education.


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