Personal Development

Personal Development Intent

At Northwood, we endeavor to provide our students with opportunities to prepare for the reality of adult life.
The intent of our Personal Development curriculum is to:

  • Develop students’ ability to become confident, resilient young people who understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining healthy relationships.
  • Develop students’ ability to become confident, active citizens in society by allowing students to engage in discussions about social issues and topics.
  • Promote equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusivity by encouraging cooperation and collaboration during school activities 
  • Promote the importance of independence whilst emphasising the importance of collective responsibility and community 
  • Enable students to recognise and respond appropriately to online and offline risks to their emotional and physical wellbeing 
  • Enable students to identify the dangers and negative ramifications of inappropriate use of smart devices and social media 
  • Support students in taking pride in their future choices and next steps 
  • Provide students with a space in which to become enthusiastic about careers and future opportunities

British Values

At Northwood School, we believe in and promote achievement through support. In order for students to achieve their goals and aspirations in life, they need to understand the importance of being active citizens in society.
We succeed in preparing our students to become active citizens by promoting the following values:

  • Democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Regardless of an individual’s ethnicity, culture or religious belief, these British values are expected of all people who reside in Britain. 

Our vision and ethos mirror these values. These values are not simply taught or referred to in lessons; these values underpin our approach to supporting the personal development of each student. We encourage positive and supportive interactions between all members of our community so that these values spring to life. The essence of British values can be in the following areas:

  • Student leadership 
  • PSHCE and RSE curriculum 
  • Diversity programme 
  • Enrichment 
  • Our pastoral support

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Our Year 10 cohort for this year's Brilliant Club visited the University of Oxford this week to attend their Graduation event. Students toured Keble College and met with current students. The day celebrated their achievements and allowed them to explore their future options!

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The whole of year 9 did themselves proud showing off their amazing projects during the Northwood Science Fair. Congratulations Year 9 on your fantastic achievements. Winners of the Northwood Science Project Shield will be announced after the Easter Break.

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The whole of year 9 did themselves proud showing off their amazing projects during the Northwood Science Fair. Congratulations Year 9 on your fantastic achievements. Winners of the Northwood Science Project Shield will be announced after the Easter Break.

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