Personal Development at Macaulay
At Macaulay Primary Academy, we promote Personal Development as a whole-school approach to underpin children’s holistic development and self-growth.
There are many avenues throughout the school which drive our personal development forward:
- The Macaulay Pledges
- Relationship education, Health education, Sex education
- British Values
- SMSC(Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural)
- Religious Education & Physical Education
- Pastoral team.
- Trips and Visitors
At Macaulay Primary Academy we believe the personal development of our students is crucial to ensure our children are equipped with life skills to progress through primary school, secondary school and into adult life. Therefore, as a staff, we have made 6 pledges to our children committing ourselves to providing high quality personal development opportunities for the students. In turn, the children will then endeavour to complete pledges that will help develop their own personal growth along with helping other children in their class, peers in school and their local community.
The 6 pledges focus areas at Macaulay:
- People – Helping people in our community
- Leadership – Improving our confidence to lead our peers
- Environment – Making sure that we take care of the environment
- Dreams & goals – Looking to the future and making plans to succeed
- Global citizen – Learning about other people and places around the world
- Enrichment – Encouraging everyone to discover new skills and experiences
The Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of our students has always been at the heart of the education offered in Delta Academies. Our Academies’ approach to SMSC is embedded in the Delta ethos of mutual respect, partnership working and collaboration; an approach that we believe is fundamental to our children’s personal development.
At Macaulay Primary Academy, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events, assemblies and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics, which have strong links to the British Empire.
Jigsaw covers all areas of Relationship Education and Health Education for the primary phase. There are 6 units for each year group covered each academic year. The units are; Being Me in My World (Autumn 1) , Celebrating Difference (Autumn 2), Dreams and Goals (Spring 1), Healthy Me (Spring 2), Relationships (Summer 1), Changing Me (Summer 2).
Below are the Jigsaw Units with an overview of their content.
Pastoral Team & Family Support
The Well Being Team’s mission is to improve children and young people’s lives by making safeguarding and mental health top of their agenda which in turn supports children in being able to access the academic curriculum. We believe that no child or young person should have to struggle in any way or face mental health problems or difficulties alone. The Well Being Team work passionately to support pupils to manage challenges in their lives, empowering them to be the best possible person they can be: happy, healthy and free from harm.
R.E. and P.E.
Religious Education at Macaulay plays an important role in preparing pupils for adult life. It helps pupils to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. It is a thought-provoking subject that encourages children to respect their faith/life and the way that others choose to live theirs so that their own personal, spiritual and moral development will be developed.
Physical Education at Macaulay is a great way to ensure children are developing a range of personal and social skills such as peer relationship skills, prosocial behaviours (e.g. respect), leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and personal and social responsibility skills