Mead Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 5YS
Ready for Life
At Abbeymead, we recognise that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life.
Our children are growing up in a world that provides many more challenges, as well as opportunities than ever before. As a school, we think it’s important that our children understand how to cope with the stresses and strains of modern day living. The ABC Programme extends across the whole-school, and provides pupils with a weekly opportunity to develop self-awareness, effective emotional balance and compassion towards others. Each child has a Reflection Book, which provides a private opportunity to record their personal thoughts.
Awareness: Developing self-awareness and awareness of others through quiet thought and reflection.
Balance: Action planning for personal development
Compassion: Understanding how I can be kind to myself and others
We also follow planning from Gloucestershire's PINK Curriculum for Safeguarding