Personal Goals

We use our Personal Goals to help us develop the characteristics our school community believe is important for us now and for our futures.

 Communication

  • Be able to make their meaning plain using appropriate verbal and non-verbal forms
  • Be able to use a variety of tools and technologies to aid their communication
  • Be able to communicate in more than one spoken language
  • Be able to communicate in a range of different contexts and with a range of different audiences

 Adaptability

  • Know about a range of views, cultures and traditions
  • Be able to consider and respect the views, cultures and traditions of other people
  • Be able to cope with unfamiliar situations
  • Be able to approach tasks with confidence
  • Be able to suggest and explore new roles, ideas, and strategies
  • Be able to move between conventional and more fluid forms of thinking
  • Be able to be at ease with themselves in a variety of situations

 Cooperation

  • Understand that different people have different roles to play in groups
  • Be able to adopt different roles dependent on the needs of the group and on the activity
  • Be able to work alongside and in cooperation with others to undertake activities and achieve targets

 Respect

  • Know about the varying needs of other people, other living things and the environment
  • Be able to show respect for the needs of other people, other living things and the environment
  • Be able to act in accordance with the needs of other people, other living things and the environment

 Enquiry

  • Be able to ask and consider searching questions related to the area of study
  • Be able to plan and carry out investigations related to these questions
  • Be able to collect reliable evidence from their investigations
  • Be able to use the evidence to draw sustainable conclusions
  • Be able to relate the conclusions to wider issues

 Thoughtfulness

  • Be able to identify and consider issues raised in their studies
  • Be able to use a range of thinking skills in solving problems
  • Be able to consider and respect alternative points of view
  • Be able to draw conclusions and develop their own reasoned point of view
  • Be able to reflect on what they have learned and its implications for their own lives and the lives of other people
  • Be able to identify their own strengths and weaknesses
  • Be able to identify and act on ways of developing their strengths and overcoming their weaknesses

 Morality

  • Know about the moral issues associated with the subjects they study
  • Know about and respect alternative moral standpoints
  • Be able to develop their own moral standpoints
  • Be able to act on their own moral standpoints
  • Be able to explain reasons for their actions

 Resilience

  • Be able to stick with a task until it is completed
  • Be able to cope with the disappointment they face when they are not successful in their activities
  • Be able to try again when they are not successful in their activities