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Personal Development

Mr Ward 

HLTA/Personal, Social and Emotional Development Leader 

As the PSHE/RSE Subject Leader and School Council Leader, I’m committed to ensuring that Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) is embedded throughout our school. Staff have access to quality, up-to-date resources and CPD, and most importantly, pupils are engaged with meaningful lessons which they value. All of this translates to progressive personal development, which prepares pupils more effectively for life in and beyond school. 
PSED enables children to learn how to get along with others, make friends, understand and talk about feelings, learn about ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, develop independence and ultimately feel good about themselves. We support children to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. As part of a whole-school approach, PSED education develops the qualities and attributes children need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. 


At Eastwood Village Primary School, we use the ROSIS scheme of work as the basis for our PSHE/RSE learning (please refer to our PSHE/RSE sections of the website for more information).

The ROSIS Scheme of Work sets out the aims and programmes of study for PSHE/RSE, ensuring that our curriculum coverage is consistent across year groups and key stages, whilst also ensuring that disciplinary knowledge is built upon each year. The purpose of this is to ensure that all teachers are able to support pupils in developing their own knowledge and understanding about RSE, resulting in them being able to make appropriate links to learning within the community and throughout their lives.


We aim to inspire pupil’s interest and curiosity to know more about how to live in the wider world. We want our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We want them to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a tolerant member of a diverse society

Character Development

At Eastwood Village, we acknowledge that the experiences provided for children in their primary school years have a major impact on their future wellbeing and success. Through our rich and exciting creative curriculum, we focus on teaching pupils to be their best selves, to take pride in their work, and to be positive members of the school, and greater global communities.

We want our children to thrive on challenge, love learning, respect each other and have attributes that will ensure that they will be valued members of our society.

Through our highly informative PSHE lessons; educational visits; assemblies and enrichment days pupils learn about the personal qualities valued in society.

We hold a weekly Celebration Assembly where we celebrate children’s classroom achievements. Each week teachers choose pupils to receive praise and certificates for a range of attributes, both personal and academic e.g. ‘Star of the Week’, ‘Writer of the Week’, Uniform, best class attendance etc.

Pupil Voice and Leadership Roles

At Eastwood Village we believe that the views, experiences and influence of our pupils are crucial to continuously improving our provision. We seek ways to listen to the views of our pupils and involve them in decision-making so that they are engaged as partners in the life of the school. We create meaningful roles for pupils to allow them to develop leadership skills.

Our Pupil Voice and Leadership Roles are:

  • School Council
  • Sports Leaders
  • Reading Buddies
  • Job Squad
  • Playground Equipment Monitors
  • Language Ambassadors

Enterprise and Careers

At Eastwood Village, we recognise the importance of pupils having high aspirations about their future through independent and impartial careers advice. As a school, we endeavour to provide children with a range of meaningful experiences, visits and visitors to teach them about the world of work and provide information about future careers.

We aim to:

  • Quality teaching through growth mind set lessons, PHSE lessons, specific career sessions and visitors from a variety of careers
  • Understand the basic skills and attitudes needed to be successful in the world of work
  • Aspire pupils to think of the future, increasing aspiration for all
  • Develop and encourage a sense of ambition towards a future career
  • To prepare and cope with challenges faced when transitioning to Secondary Education
  • Challenge all forms of stereotype (by gender, culture or diversity groups) and any preconceptions or bias




What is E-Safety?

E-Safety is all about being safe in the online world. Although the internet is an amazing tool for learning and communication, many children and parents do not realise how dangerous a place the online world can be. It is important that all children think ‘SMART’ when using the internet and that their parents and teachers help them to be safe as well. E-Safety is not just about the internet and the computer: in today’s modern world, mobile phones, games consoles, cameras and televisions can also connect to the internet and can be dangerous if not used sensibly.

Why is it important to be E-Safe?

There are many dangers on the internet. Strangers, computer viruses, inappropriate content and adverts can all provide a danger to our children online. Our children need to be aware of how they can enjoy the internet without compromising their safety and how they can manage the dangers that they face online. Whether it is by ignoring or reporting strangers, using antivirus software, being sensible with searches or ignoring SPAM e-mails, we need to ensure that our children know how to think SMART.

For more information please see the PSHE and Computing sections of our website