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Preventative and Personal Development

Curriculum Intent

At Meanwood C of E Primary, our curriculum, school values and approach fully support the personal development of every pupil. We recognise that the primary years are a key time for children to develop their own identity and aspirations for the future. As well as academic development, we ensure children are given opportunities, through the curriculum and beyond, for personal development. We understand the crucial role we can play in helping children to prepare for their adult lives so they can go on to engage positively in society.


Children are nurtured and encouraged to develop attributes such as cooperation, resilience and independence as well as an understanding of British values in order that they are fully prepared for life. Equality and diversity are promoted and celebrated throughout school and we are very proud of a curriculum which equips our children with the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead happy, safe and healthy lives whilst enabling them to develop their talents and strive for their goals.


We plan to constantly challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal, physical and mental wellbeing. We value pupils’ questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas and concerns. There are opportunities across the curriculum to explore values, keeping themselves safe, relationship awareness, economic awareness, online safety, cultural capital and mental health.


The school’s PSHE curriculum covers both discrete taught sessions across all year groups and the broader school curriculum plus collective worships, which aim to provide constant and meaningful opportunities for personal, social, moral and cultural development and reflection.


Within the RE curriculum there are planned opportunities to embrace and appreciate the diversity within society. The school places a specific focus on celebrating and understanding the religions of the children within our school.

School Vison and Values


Open Hearts.  

Open Minds 

Open Arms.  

Through the teachings of Jesus Christ, we exist to enrich the lives of our children emotionally, physically, spiritually and academically. Our commitment is to be a hospitable community with open hearts, open minds and open arms, where every person is valued, nurtured and empowered. Enabling everyone to flourish and excel in the knowledge of being loved by God and created in his image.  

To do this, we need open hearts, open minds and open arms. 


COOPERATE: Share and learn together.  

ACHIEVE: Try your best, always.  

REFLECT: Value everyone and everything.  

EMPATHISE: Stand in someone else’s shoes. 


Our vision and values are theologically underpinned underpinned by the Bible verse- 

John 15:12- “My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you."



Preventative and Personal Curriculum

British Values

Relationship Awareness and Personal Safeguarding