At Crumpsall Lane Primary School, we encourage our children to be the best possible versions of themselves, not just academically, but socially, morally, culturally and spiritually. We support children to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future as individuals, family members and members of society. The benefits to pupils of such an approach are numerous: we prepare them to manage many of the most critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face growing up in such rapidly changing and challenging times. It also helps them to connect and apply the knowledge and understanding they learn in all subjects to practical, real-life situations while helping them to feel safe and secure enough to fulfil their academic potential.
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. Personal Development education assists children and young people to build their personal identities, confidence and self-esteem and understand what influences their decisions. Developing self-understanding, empathy and the ability to work with others helps our pupils to enjoy healthy and productive relationships in all aspects of their lives.