Social Development
At Sybourn Primary, we recognise that pupils who are becoming socially aware are likely to be developing the ability to:
  • Adjust to a range of social contexts with appropriate and sensitive behaviour
  • Relate well to other people’s social skills and personal qualities
  • Work successfully, as a member of a group or team
  • Share views and opinions with others, and work towards consensus
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Reflect on their own contribution to society and to the world of work
  • Show respect for people, living things, property and the environment
  • Benefit from advice offered by those in authority or supportive roles
  • Exercise responsibility
  • Appreciate the rights and responsibilities of individuals within the wider social setting
  • Understand how societies function and are organised in structures such as the family, the school and local and wider communities
  • Participate in activities relevant to the community
  • Understand the notion of interdependence in an increasingly complex society.

Our school aims to encourage pupils’ social development by:

  • Identifying key values and principles on which school and community life is based
  • Fostering a sense of community, with common, inclusive values 
  • Promoting racial, religious and other forms of equality
  • Encouraging pupils to work co-operatively
  • Encouraging pupils to recognise and respect social differences and similarities
  • Providing positive group experiences – for example, through assemblies, team activities, residential experiences, school productions, competitive sport
  • Helping pupils develop personal qualities which are valued in a civilised society, for example, thoughtfulness, honesty,
    respect for difference, moral principles, kindness, independence, interdependence, self-respect
  • Helping pupils resolve tensions between their own aspirations and those of the group or wider society
  • Providing a conceptual and linguistic framework within which to understand and debate social issues
  • Providing opportunities for engaging in the democratic process and participating in community life
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to exercise leadership and responsibility
  • Providing positive and effective links with the world of work and the wider community
  • Monitoring in simple, practical ways, the success of what is provided.