Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Personal Development

Personal development is fundamental in our organisation as part of our culture and ethos. It is critical that we are constantly exploring who we are and how we are growing and changing to enhance the learning and maximise the potential of the children and young people in our communities.

As a result, PHSCE, careers, contextual safeguarding, SRE, character development, physical and mental well-being, and behaviour are grouped into Personal Development and are interwoven delicately into all areas of the curriculum. Statutory content is thoroughly covered in meaningful context alongside naturally occurring themes for maximum impact. This will include:

  • 9 Habits weekly assemblies
  • Weekly behaviour celebrations
  • Weekly PD lessons
  • Character as a golden thread
  • Thematic PSHCE content
  • Thematic SRE
  • Contextual safeguarding
  • Links to Science, RE and PE
  • Our Behaviour for Learning Policy
  • Annual chunked content


Thrive is also a part of our Personal Development offer. We have embedded the Thrive Approach throughout our school to affirm our commitment to the emotional and social development of our children.

Please find out more about our use of the Thrive Approach here:

Thrive at Oasis Academy Blakenhale

Positive Descriptors