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Our Curriculum

Personal Development


Botwell House Primary School teaches Personal Development in a wide range of ways throughout the children’s school lives.

For example:

    • it is taught in discrete PSHCE lessons (please see the curriculum map below);
    • it is taught with cross-curricular links in other lessons, such as English, physical education and religious education;
    • staff members consistently model how to be a good citizen who uphold the school values;
    • assemblies (whole school, pupil-led and special visitors);
    • annual first aid sessions for all year groups;
    • Bikeability programme for Year 5 & 6 pupils
    • The STARs Annual Road Safety scheme for all pupils from Nursery to Year 6
    • Junior Travel Ambassadors scheme for KS2 pupils
    • e-Safety lessons in computing and assembly;
    • celebrating positive learning attributes and virtuous acts with weekly certificates;
    • a range of after school curriculum clubs for all year groups
    • focusing on mental and physical health;
    • student Council;
    • eco-warriors’ group;
    • celebrating different languages, cultures and religions;
    • contextualised school trips and local visits

Spiritual Development:

At Botwell, spiritual development enables pupils to look within themselves, at their human relationships and the wider world.

  • Our Gospel assemblies and class base pupil-led collective worships.
  • Class and celebration assemblies
  • Class presentations
  • School visits to places of worship
  • Educational visits and visitors which inspire awe and wonder
  • Themed days and weeks
  • RE curriculum
  • PSHE curriculum

Moral Development:

At Botwell, moral development enables our pupils to know what is right and wrong and to act on it accordingly.

  • PSHE curriculum
  • School Values
  • School Vision
  • Golden Time
  • Collective Worship
  • Circle Time
  • Supporting charities and fundraising
  • Pupil votes for School groups
  • Celebration Assemblies

Social Development:

At Botwell, social development enables our pupils to understand the rights and responsibilities of living in a community and being a responsible citizen.

  • Roding Values
  • Class Values
  • PSHE curriculum
  • Pupil voice and peer leadership roles
  • Sports Day
  • Educational Visits
  • Extra-Curricular activities
  • Supporting the local community

Cultural Development:

At Botwell, cultural development enables our pupils to acquire knowledge and understanding of others’ cultural traditions. We value and celebrate the cultural diversity of our school and our society.

  • Celebrating events
  • Curriculum themed days designed to inspire, excite and inform the children for their upcoming topic
  • Sharing children’s own personal experience
  • Visits and visitors
  • Music and Dance events
  • Theatre Trips
  • University Visits


Contact Us

Botwell House
Botwell Lane, Hayes

Telephone: 0208 573 2229