Golden Threads for Personal Development

Personal Development at Old Buckenham Primary School


At Old Buckenham Primary School our curriculum, ethos and approach fully support the personal development of every pupil. We recognise that the primary years are a key time for children to develop their own identity and aspirations for the future. As well as academic development, we ensure children are given opportunities, through the curriculum and beyond, for personal development. We understand the crucial role we can play in helping children to prepare for their adult lives so they can go on to engage positively in society. Our opportunities for personal development are carefully mapped and are referred to as the ‘ Golden Threads for Personal Development’. These run alongside our academic curriculum to enrich our curriculum and support children to develop their character and key life skills.

Our aim is to teach children how to navigate through life safely, happily and healthily. Children are growing up in a world that is constantly changing and it is the duty of all the staff at school in partnership with the parents teach the children transferable life skills. We teach children about the world around them, relationships, emotions, reproduction and health, as well as transferable skills to help with life. We consistently promote the British values and our school values to ensure that our children are fully prepared for life in 21st Century Britain, and indeed, the world.


Old Buckenham Primary School 'Golden Threads for Personal Development'

Click here for more information:  personal-development-overview-2023-24-Final.pdf


Our Wider Offer










Curriculum Overview for RSHE: uk-3-11-12-snapshot-overview-map.pdf

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