We aim to ensure that, over their time at Liscard Primary, learners receive a Personal Development journey that gives them the knowledge that they need to make decisions, to be resilient and to develop their character and personality. We provide these rich experiences in a coherently planned way – through our curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Children at Liscard know and understand their role in society; they have a sound sense of self and contribute positively to their community. They are accepting and understand that everyone’s voice should be heard and everyone’s views should be acknowledged and respected. They leave primary school armed with the core values of :-
Kindness - Honesty - Resilience - Respect -Trust
They are aware of their responsibility as a citizen of the modern world and have secure and developed moral foundations on which to further build. Our curriculum extends far beyond the academic to allow all pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of life. This is encapsulated in our Personal Development Programme. We aim to ensure that, over their time at Liscard Primary, learners receive a Personal Development programme that gives them the knowledge that they need to make decisions, to be resilient and to develop their character and personality. We provide these rich experiences in a coherently planned way – through our curriculum and extra-curricular activities.
Children leave Liscard with the confidence to try new things and make mistakes, seeing the opportunity that lies within adversity. Our bespoke curriculum has been designed to get the best out of each and every learner. Children are resilient, hardworking and driven. They have been taught how to converse respectfully; how to value the responses offered by peers by celebrating ideas that aren’t their own, and how to politely disagree, offering their own thoughts and ideas. They stretch their own thinking by asking questions of both their peers and themselves
At Liscard Primary, everything begins with our curriculum pathways. They are woven through all that we do and underpin our shared belief that our role is to support children to Dream, Believe and Achieve, understanding their place in the world and broadening their horizons. Resulting in children becoming an
Definition - self-motivated problem solver.
Self questioning - ask questions and identify problems which need to be solved.
Self confident - persevere; manage risks in order to master new skills, knowledge and concepts. Resist peer pressure by making independent informed decisions. Develop resilience. -
Self reflective - assess progress; recognise misconceptions; evaluate experiences, identift next steps.
Definition - emotionally mature with a depth of language learning that enables them to share ideas effectively, including in collaborative contexts.
Empathetic - recognise emotions and motivations of self and others.
Participate in discussion, dialogue and debate - active listening together with explaining, describing and questioning, valuing their own and others’ contributions.
Present ideas accurately through written and spoken forms.
Definition - respects the rights of others and is proactive in helping to make the world a better place to live in.
Understand - issues affecting themselves, the global community and the environment.
Respect - themselves, the global community and the environment.
Proactive - seek to improve themselves, their community and the environment, making choices informed by the framework of human rights.
We believe it is our responsibility to show children that at there is a world of possibility awaiting them, outside of the school gates. We also strive to encourage a love of learning, and a metacognitive understanding of how we can best learn and self-regulate, that will continue into secondary school and beyond. We also ensure that we teach the following key aspects of Personal Development: Healthy & Safe Behaviours include our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) curriculum, Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), Physical Health, Mental Wellbeing and Wider Aspects of Safety.
Character Development includes development of children’s own character and personality, our Liscard values framework, children’s behaviour and wider, extra-curricular opportunities for children to engage with. Liscard Values and British Values includes Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect & Tolerance and Individual Liberty.
Our work in promoting social, cultutural, spiritual and moral (SMSC) has been recognised externally. The school has achieve the SMSC gold award twice.
Our Vision Statement, Code of Conduct and Mission Statement encapsulate our approach to Personal Development
As a school community we welcome children who are new to the school, making sure they feel included, happy and safe. This has been recognised independently with the school being award the School of Sanctuary award in June 2023 for the second consecutive time.