Personal Development

We are truly inclusive; we believe that every child matters to God and value each child as an individual. We take the personal development of our children very seriously,  underpinning what we do through a range of polices and practices, including our Equality and Diversity Policy and Principles , designed to ensure that our children flourish as young people and are prepared for life in modern Britain.

We teach our children to:

  • Understand the difference between right and wrong , develop personal responsibility and that there are consequences for choices made, both rewarding and otherwise.
  • Behave well and with integrity, both for themselves and others.
  • Foster healthy friendships and relationships and to report  bullying of any kind, including racist , homophobic and gender-based worries.
  • Recognise the risks to their safety on and off-line and what to do if they are worried.
  • To develop healthy minds and bodies and who to go to for help.
  • To understand the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  • To reflect on and develop their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as young people.
  • Stay safe from being susceptible to radicalisation and extremism of any kind.
  • To celebrate their successes and those of others.

Our school Values : Compassion, Respect, Thankfulness, Endurance, Friendship and Forgiveness were chosen carefully to meet the needs of our context and provide a powerful steer to our curriculum and pastoral work.

British Values at STMP