Personal Development

At Gayton, we all work to provide a safe, happy learning environment, so that every child achieves his or her full potential.  Our school mission statement, Be the best you can be, underpins the ethos of our school. Children are encouraged and praised for working hard in lessons they find hard or do not enjoy. Successes in extra-curricular activities is celebrated within the classroom or whole-school assemblies.

Our school is multi-cultural and pupils enjoy learning about the religious backgrounds of their peers. They are keen to share their own experiences with others to help them learn. We hold Faith Days in school to celebrate the special days of other cultures. Our RE and PSHE curriculums promote tolerance and understanding – fundamental British values.

In addition to these lessons, we aim to provide children with a number of opportunities to:

  • build self-confidence and provide a wide range of experiences designed to encourage them to make safe and healthy choices;
  • develop them to become happy, inquisitive, enthusiastic learners who are not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them;
  • develop socially adept and articulate children with an awareness of the world and a respect and tolerance for others;
  • prepare them for the next stage in their lives with a range of high quality literacy, numeracy, computing and life skills.

Our approach to personal development covers several strands which you can find out more about by clicking on the links below:

British Values

SMSC – Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural

Inclusion & Equality

Development of Character