Personal Development at Holywell Green


At Holywell Green we recognise and value the pivotal role we play in building the strong emotional foundations that children require in order to thrive and grow into well rounded and healthy adults. As a school, we are committed to ensuring our children are equipped with the social and emotional abilities to be confident, resilient, strong, well-rounded individuals with firm beliefs and who are able to accomplish goals and become responsible citizens.


We give very careful thought to all of the experiences that we offer to our pupils to support their wider development and we are delighted with the breadth of opportunities that we offer. The children are excited by these activities because these are carefully and thoughtfully planned.


We teach our children to be polite, well-mannered and show great respect for one-another, adults and visitors in terms of culture, beliefs and lifestyle. Staff work relentlessly to ensure that our children feel safe and we have created an environment where bullying and discrimination in any form is not tolerated by adults or children. Pupils are taught how to deal with bullying so that they are equipped for the future should they need it. In the very rare cases bullying happens at Holywell Green - adults are very quick to put a stop to the situation because there is always someone to talk to. Any issues are dealt with quickly, firmly but fairly and by supporting everyone concerned.


The adults in school have high expectations of the children and as a result they behave exceptionally well - this is testament to the value that the staff place on relationships, which in themselves are exceptional. Our pupils relish the additional responsibilities that they are given such as house captains, reading partners and be on the school council  - all a very important part of school life.


‘The Whole-Child Approach’ at Holywell Green has been designed to work along-side our curriculum to integrate social and emotional learning into the curriculum and promote physical and mental wellbeing, academic achievement and life satisfaction.


Through this approach, our children leave Holywell Green with the ability to: make and maintain friendships; resolve conflicts; manage stress and anxiety; make appropriate and informed decisions; resist negative social pressure; achieve academic potential; respond appropriately to social norms; identify strengths and weaknesses; and value and respect diversity within society. 


We use the pyramid model to support our children throughout their time in school:


Our aim is for our children to leave Holywell Green Primary School as individuals, who are confident, responsible and motivated to their very best. The children will leave us as activite citizens who have the life skills to succeed.


Click here to find out more about Emotional Health and Well Being at Holywell Green.