Personal Development Curriculum

Personal Development Curriculum


Our unique personal development curriculum

At Ashbury Meadow Primary School, we respect and celebrate the diversity of our pupil population and strive to ensure that children know where they have come from and how their lives have been shaped by other countries and cultures as we prepare them for life in modern Britain. We value our local community as a resource and ensure it is used to support learning where appropriate. 


To allow all pupils to excel in our personal development provision provided, we:

  • enable pupils to develop and discover interests and talents
  • support learners to develop their character - including resilience, confidence and independence
  • teach pupils about knowing how to keep physically and mentally healthy
  • prepare pupils for life in modern Britain, including their contribution to society, developing understanding of diversity and promoting respect for protected characteristics as defined in law
  • value equality of opportunity to enable our children to thrive together
  • understand that difference is a positive and that individual characteristics make people unique
  • promote an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all of our children irrespective of age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation

Personal Development is key to the ethos of our school and the areas covered are part of the structure of our school life, being threaded through lessons as well as the wider curriculum. Developing cultural capital within our school, is something we pride ourselves on. Through our Personal Development curriculum, we endeavour to provide all of our pupils with opportunities and life experiences that they may not necessarily have access to outside of school. This is done through the wealth of additional activities we have available to all pupils at Ashbury Meadow designed to meet the needs of our pupils.

These include:

  • A Pastoral Team across school which compromises well trained, highly skilled adults, who carry out a range of social and emotional interventions
  • We offer a wealth of inclusive after school clubs such as Chess Club, Multi-sports, STEM club, Choir and African Drumming
  • We have a proactive Pupil Voice and SEND Pupil Voice
  • British Values and SMSC is embedded throughout our whole curriculum
  • We provide pupils with multiple opportunities to go on external visits throughout the year and workshops within school linked to topics
  • We utilise Primary Futures as a resource, with all year groups focusing on a range of careers which link to specific topics and each term hold ‘What’s my line?’ assemblies to expose pupils to a wealth of different careers they can aspire to

In addition to this we have weekly Rights Respecting assemblies and keeping safe and moral assemblies, we have weekly PSHE lessons and use Zone of Regulation to support pupil’s emotional regulation.

Please click on a subject below to view further information about the curriculum we offer in these subjects incluing curriculum maps from Nursery to year 6 and our intent and implemnentation approach for each subject. 

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RE & Worldviews

PSHE and Personal Development Overview

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School
Rylance St,
Manchester M11 3NA
Mrs Eve Peters: Main Contact