Personal Development

Ofsteds new judgement are personal development will focus on how you promote children’s personal development. Inspectors will use their professional judgement to consider the effectiveness of your provision on children’s all-round development.

How do you:
👉 Enable children to be increasingly independent?
👉 Prepare children for life in modern Britain through the development in their understanding of fundamental British Values?
👉 Enable children to form secure attachments?
👉 Foster and nurture a sense of belonging?
👉 Expand children’s vocabulary to enable them to vocalise or communicate their thoughts and ideas?
👉 Create opportunities for children to manage risk? 
👉 Encourage children to reflect on their differences and understand what makes them unique?

The New Education Inspection Framework places a greater emphasis on care practices and children’s independence within this area. 👏

Also within personal development comes the importance of sharing information with children around the dangers of the internet and how children can keep themselves safe.👏

Also Ofsted’s phrase ‘prepare children for life in modern Britain’ brings into play the importance of British values. The key pillars of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect for those of different faiths, needs to be evident within your practice. Leaders must ensure that the approach taken has meaning and relevance for children of different ages and is not just seen as a tick box exercise.

If you would like any further information / ideas of how to embed personal development into your practice without more paperwork please contact Topey

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