Social Development
At Barclay 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; and
  • Understand the notion of interdependence in an increasingly complex society.

Our school 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 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