Personal Development

Our curriculum is designed to help pupils gain the skills knowledge and understanding they need to lead, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.

All our pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of the school and the wider community. In doing so, pupils learn to recognise their own worth, develop a sense of their own identity and the ability to take their place in the community as well as respect and work with others. Pupils are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and to recognise how they are developing personally and socially, addressing the spiritual social, moral and cultural issues that form an intrinsic part of growing up.


At Mayfield, our intent has been to construct and deliver a personal development curriculum that is academic, and beyond which is;

  • developing pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy
  • developing pupils’ character, which we define as a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others · how well leaders develop pupils’ character through the education that they provide
  • the quality of debate and discussions that students have

Key parts of our personal development curriculum are;

  • British Values
  • Health and Relationships Education
  • E-safety education
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Spiritual Moral Social Cultural Education (SMSC)


We believe it is essential that ‘Personal Development’ underpins and is the foundation of every part of our school. Character attributes such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication alongside our Mission Statement values are not just taught as discrete lessons but woven into activities across the whole curriculum. That way, pupils are able to appreciate how character development plays a meaningful role in enhancing everything they do.


We want our pupils to be ready for the world in which they live, ready to interact and live within society successfully. We hope that from our personal development provision at Mayfield, pupils’ character will have been developed so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others.

Mayfield Primary School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.