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Personal Development

Personal Development

At Chaucer Junior School, we understand the importance of supporting our children to grow up into well-rounded people who know how to keep themselves safe, are successful, valued members of society and treat all others with respect. With that in mind, there are several things we do to aid their personal development.


Personal Development Curriculum

We have designed and introduced a Personal Development Curriculum, which is a formalised plan of all the things we do to help with this aspect of your child's development. This will include areas covered in assemblies, as part of the day-to day running of the school and relevant subjects such as PSHE, RE and Computing.


Please use the following link to view an overview of our Personal Development Curriculum and all of the key vocabulary linked to each concept or objective.

Extra Roles & Responsibilities

At Chaucer Junior School, we recognise the impact that having extra roles or responsibilities can have on you child's personal development, teaching them vital life skills which will be used throughout their personal and professional lives.


Please see the 'Extra Roles & Responsibilities' page on the 'Our Children' tab for further information about these.

Life Skills Group

We aim for all our children to develop functional skills for living so each of them is able to lead a fulfilling and substantially independent life. We recognise that for young people every experience may provide a learning experience. There is a small Life Skills group who meet once a week to learn about independent living, how to keep themselves healthy and how to keep themselves safe. They follow a curriculum designed to help them navigate life independently in the modern world and they have completed activities on and off-site such as shopping at a supermarket, catching a bus and making toast. They are also provided with home tasks that can be incorporated into their family life.


Please use the link below to view our Life Skills curriculum: