Personal Development

Personal Development

Personal Development at Mill Hill Primary Academy is built upon the foundations of our school values, which are depicted in our school motto ‘Work Hard, Dream Big, and Never Give up.’ Our values underpin our school culture and are our daily expectations for all children across the academy.

We have designed an innovative curriculum to support children on their individual journeys to gather additional knowledge and skills that will support their Personal Development now and in the future. We also actively promote and develop pupil’s understanding and appreciation for Fundamental British Values-Rule of Law, Democracy, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, and Tolerance.

We provide a wealth of opportunities for children’s Personal Development and we monitor and tailor our provision according to both group and individual needs. These link closely to our PSHE Curriculum, various SMSC opportunities, and assemblies. By offering a unique, varied, and diverse range of experiences, we help to prepare our children for life in modern day Britain. We want each child to leave school feeling confident, unique, and proud.

 

 

Character education

Through our rich, exciting and creative curriculum, we focus on teaching pupils to be the best they can be, to take pride in their work, and to be positive members of the school and wider community. We want children to thrive on challenge, love learning, respect each other, and have attributes that will ensure that they will be valued members of society.

Our weekly assemblies teach pupils about personal qualities valued in society. Our weekly assemblies also enable pupils to explore issues relating to direct rule, behaviour, bullying, exploring different cultures and key themes linked to SMSC and the wider world around them.

We hold a weekly Achievement assembly where we celebrate children’s achievements in the form of Head Teacher certificates, Super Learners of the week, Reading Raffle winners, Times Table Rockstar awards, weekly house team winners and the best class attendance is celebrated with a big breakfast for the whole of the class. On a termly basis, children are nominated for a CEO award, where the children are presented with a certificate and prize from the CEO of the Trust. Parents and Carers are also invited into the academy on a termly basis for breakfast with their child if they have exceptional attendance for that term. Key achievements for children across the week from working in class and achievements received from outside of school are also celebrated by using Class Dojo.

 

Pupil Voice and Peer Leadership

We believe that the views and experiences and influence of our pupils are a crucial part of our drive to continuously improve the provision for all children at Mill Hill. We, therefore, seek ways to listen to the views of our pupils and involve them in decision-making across the school. We have created a range of meaningful roles for pupils to allow them to develop their leadership skills in the form of:

  • School Council
  • Head Boy and Head Girl
  • Prefects
  • House Captains
  • Vice House captains
  • Eco Council
  • Playground leaders

 

Careers and Enterprise

At Mill Hill Primary Academy, we recognise the important role that primary schools have in enabling children to have high aspirations about their future through independent and impartial career advice. As a school, we endeavour to provide children with a range of meaningful experiences, visits, and visitors that teach them about the world of work and provide information about future careers.

Our aims are to:

  • Aspire pupils to think of the future, increasing aspiration for all
  • Develop and encourage a sense of ambition toward a future career
  • Understand the basic skills and attitudes needed to be successful in the world of work and provide experiences of meaningful interaction with the world of work
  • Provide high-quality information from a wide variety of sources-curriculum lessons, PHSE lessons, specific career sessions and visitors from a variety of careers
  • Challenge all forms of stereotype (by background, gender or diversity groups) and preconceptions
  • Develop self-evaluation skills and make plans for the future
  • Increase knowledge of post-11 and post-16
  • Understand employment-related vocabulary

 

 

Work hard, dream big and never give up."

Personal Development

Personal Development at Mill Hill Primary Academy is built upon the foundations of our school values, which are depicted in our school motto ‘Work Hard, Dream Big, and Never Give up.’ Our values underpin our school culture and are our daily expectations for all children across the academy.

We have designed an innovative curriculum to support children on their individual journeys to gather additional knowledge and skills that will support their Personal Development now and in the future. We also actively promote and develop pupil’s understanding and appreciation for Fundamental British Values-Rule of Law, Democracy, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect, and Tolerance.

We provide a wealth of opportunities for children’s Personal Development and we monitor and tailor our provision according to both group and individual needs. These link closely to our PSHE Curriculum, various SMSC opportunities, and assemblies. By offering a unique, varied, and diverse range of experiences, we help to prepare our children for life in modern day Britain. We want each child to leave school feeling confident, unique, and proud.

 

 

Character education

Through our rich, exciting and creative curriculum, we focus on teaching pupils to be the best they can be, to take pride in their work, and to be positive members of the school and wider community. We want children to thrive on challenge, love learning, respect each other, and have attributes that will ensure that they will be valued members of society.

Our weekly assemblies teach pupils about personal qualities valued in society. Our weekly assemblies also enable pupils to explore issues relating to direct rule, behaviour, bullying, exploring different cultures and key themes linked to SMSC and the wider world around them.

We hold a weekly Achievement assembly where we celebrate children’s achievements in the form of Head Teacher certificates, Super Learners of the week, Reading Raffle winners, Times Table Rockstar awards, weekly house team winners and the best class attendance is celebrated with a big breakfast for the whole of the class. On a termly basis, children are nominated for a CEO award, where the children are presented with a certificate and prize from the CEO of the Trust. Parents and Carers are also invited into the academy on a termly basis for breakfast with their child if they have exceptional attendance for that term. Key achievements for children across the week from working in class and achievements received from outside of school are also celebrated by using Class Dojo.

 

Pupil Voice and Peer Leadership

We believe that the views and experiences and influence of our pupils are a crucial part of our drive to continuously improve the provision for all children at Mill Hill. We, therefore, seek ways to listen to the views of our pupils and involve them in decision-making across the school. We have created a range of meaningful roles for pupils to allow them to develop their leadership skills in the form of:

  • School Council
  • Head Boy and Head Girl
  • Prefects
  • House Captains
  • Vice House captains
  • Eco Council
  • Playground leaders

 

Careers and Enterprise

At Mill Hill Primary Academy, we recognise the important role that primary schools have in enabling children to have high aspirations about their future through independent and impartial career advice. As a school, we endeavour to provide children with a range of meaningful experiences, visits, and visitors that teach them about the world of work and provide information about future careers.

Our aims are to:

  • Aspire pupils to think of the future, increasing aspiration for all
  • Develop and encourage a sense of ambition toward a future career
  • Understand the basic skills and attitudes needed to be successful in the world of work and provide experiences of meaningful interaction with the world of work
  • Provide high-quality information from a wide variety of sources-curriculum lessons, PHSE lessons, specific career sessions and visitors from a variety of careers
  • Challenge all forms of stereotype (by background, gender or diversity groups) and preconceptions
  • Develop self-evaluation skills and make plans for the future
  • Increase knowledge of post-11 and post-16
  • Understand employment-related vocabulary