Personal Development

At Stafford Leys, the development of children extends further than our formal curriculum. Through a range of activities and opportunities organised in school, we aim to develop responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults. We believe in promoting 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. Through developing pupils’ character, we ensure that children who leave our school are able to reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others.

Through our PSHE lessons we actively engage with topics to prepare children for their life beyond Stafford Leys. These topics include mental health, relationships, online safety, risks online and offline and support they can access, healthy eating, exercise and transition to secondary school.

Below we have included a table to show the opportunities for personal, spiritual, social, moral and cultural development and their links to British values. Here’s a key to help identify where we are covering British Values across our wider curriculum. IL – Individual Liberty, T – Tolerance of different cultures and religions, MR – Mutual Respect, RL – Rule of Law, D – Democracy.

Whole-school shared experiences


  • Learning Behaviours/  Animals (IL)

  • Praise, rewards, good to be green, house points (RL)

  • Phase assembly (IL)

  • Open school sessions for parents (IL)

  • Buddy station (T, MR)

  • PHSE/SEAL lessons (T, MR)


  • Learning Behaviours/Animals (IL)

  • Harvest festival donations for local charity foodbank (T, MR)

  • Whole School Remembrance Day minute silence with playing of Last Post (T, MR)

  • Elected School Council Eco Warriors – plastic free school and save our frogs initiative (IL. D)

  • Circle Time (IL)

  • R.E. Curriculum – MTP teaching the key main religions that reflect our community. (T, MR)

  • Celebrating diversity through Key R.E. festivals through assemblies and follow-up activities (T, MR)

  • Visiting places of worship (T, MR)

  • Community links with our local church St. Andrews. (T, MR)


  • Learning Behaviours/Animals (IL)

  • French celebration day (T, MR)

  • Sharing opinions and ideas in lessons (IL, MR)

  • Learning Mentors (IL, MR)

  • Library Monitors (IL, MR)

  • Team Captains and Deputy Captains (IL, MR)

  • Fruit Monitors (IL, MR)

  • Sport Leaders ( (IL, MR)

  • Whole – school policies and procedures  (IL, MR)

  • School rules  (IL, MR)

  • Class charters  (IL, MR)

  • Pupil Voice – opportunities to discuss views and opinions with teachers, leaders and governors (D)

  • House Point system (RL)


  • Learning Behaviours/Animals(IL)

  • Extreme reading celebration

  • Vote for class opportunities such as class treats, choice of book to read ( D)

  • Whole school Fundraising events such as Children In Need, Frog Pond , reducing plastic  (IL, MR)

  • PFA Events e..g Halloween disco, Christmas fair (IL, MR)

  • Lunchtime and after school clubs (IL)

We have many other opportunities for personal development in different year groups across the school. Take a look at the document below to find out more information.