Personal Development

Personal Development at St Erth 

At St Erth Primary School we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in their ability to learn, achieve and thrive. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides pupils with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive, caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of a range of cultures. To enable this the school has developed its own set of values (Kindness, Resilience, Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect, Reading and Knowledge) that are used to explore ideas and exemplify behaviour that ensures children leave St Erth as well-rounded citizens with a clear sense of themselves. This is also supported by the school’s PSHE curriculum and carefully planned assembly time to support the development of the school's SMSC objectives and teaching and learning policy, which places great emphasis on knowledge of self.  


Below you will find and audit of the school's Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural curriculum and an example of assembly planning for a term.