‘The wise builder, builds their house on the rock’
We want to give our children something solid to stand on, foundations that will allow them build a future for themselves and others that will be grounded in their own personal character beliefs and values.
At St Nicholas at Wade, we see personal development as a primary aim for educators and know that a school’s contribution to a child’s life goes hand in hand with academic development. We involve our parents in this, as the most important influence on their child’s life, so that we work together to ensure our children have the qualities and character they need to flourish in society. We want our children to leave St Nicholas as honest, courageous, resilient and kind individuals who:
• Can take personal responsibility, so that they are able to control their own actions and responses
• Can build and maintain healthy relationships,
• Can bounce back from setbacks, knowing when to ask for help or when to try a different approach
• Understand the link between physical health and well-being and exercise their body and know how to fuel it with good food
• Respects and values difference and similarity
• Are prepared for modern Britain
• Are courageous for themselves and prepared to be courageous for those who may not have a voice
• Shows kindness and gratitude
•Feels belonging and is prepared to work for the greater good
• Knows that hard work is worth it
• Are Happy
Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics:
‘Our actions become our habits, our habits become our character, our character is who we are’
At St Nicholas at wade we will do this through:
The teaching of this is not only taught explicitly but is interwoven through the curriculum, it is in every exchange between pupils and teachers and in every action that is taken.
However, personal development is implicit in every interaction, lesson and decision taken in school.