Personal Development

The Personal Development of every one of our pupils is of the utmost importance to us at Evergreen.

We want to grow responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in their community as adults. We do this through promoting fundamental British values and pupil voice in everything we do.

We ensure that all of our pupils understand that difference can be positive and that they are all unique individuals. Pupils are encouraged to recognise their own positive personal traits and develop their confidence and resilience, to become mentally healthy adults.

We teach our pupils to maintain their physical health, eat healthily and implement an active lifestyle. They are also taught to recognise risks to their well-being – including exploitation, radicalisation and the use of social media and mobile technology.

All pupils are engaged in the school’s RSHE curriculum at a level appropriate to their developmental stage, providing them with an understanding of healthy relationships, as well as sex education.

As a school, we are keen to show our pupils how unique and special they all are- and that they each bring something to their local community that no-one else can. We have a school Diversity Champion who promotes the inclusion of all pupils, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

As pupils move through the school, we ensure that they are well-equipped to make the transition to the next phase of their education, training or employment and are fully prepared for life beyond school. We do this through our ‘Preparation for Adulthood’ strategy, which includes access to independent tailored careers advice and work experience opportunities.