Personal Development: Attributes

The curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to develop capabilities for living and lifelong learning.  The school will work with local employers, business leaders, progression partners and organisations including the Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Learning Partnership, the Derbyshire Education Business Partnership and D2N2, to enable pupils to make good decisions and take appropriate actions to achieve their full potential.

In doing so, pupils become:


They invest in themselves, recognise their own strengths and values and take responsibility for developing their work readiness, skills and behaviours.


They have the tools and skills required to present themselves to a future employer or admissions tutor.


They have high aspirations for themselves and their futures.


They understand the opportunities available to them locally and beyond and make realistic choices.


They have experiences of work that are rewarding and fulfilling.


They achieve qualifications valued by employers and suitable for progression in education.


They understand that employers want people who will work hard and are accountable for their actions and that these attributes also underpin success in further study.


They understand that the ability to learn from successes and mistakes is underpins success.  They respond well to feedback, can reflect on and evaluate their own performance in order to plan improvements and are able to critically review the performance of others to support their improvement.


They work creatively to achieve their potential and that of the organisation.



Have effective communication and co-working skills and are able to learn about, from, and with others.