Personal Development

We believe in enabling our students to develop good habits for life. Our intention is to build on character values, and work together with families, to foster a culture that holds effort, tolerance and self-awareness in high regard.

We begin by building positive relationships that develop trust. From there, confidence and self-esteem grow, allowing for learning about ourselves and others to progress.

Rewarding achievement in its many forms engages and motivates students to do their best in all areas of life. Through ‘School Pod’ teachers can record positive behaviour and character values and award points. Each student can earn reward points for a variety of reasons, for example:

Being helpful

Picking up litter

Attending lunchtime clubs regularly

Positive behaviour in lessons

Positive attitude

Being polite

Supporting others

Achieving targets

Representing the school or college

Students can then exchange their points for items or activities and dependent upon how many they accumulate, the rewards can be big or small, for example:

Gel pens

Puzzle book

Modelling clay

Voucher for a tasty treat

Time with a friend

Extra playtime

Special trip out in the community

We recognise that our students thrive on praise and the thrill of success. Praise rewards can inspire those students who from time to time may find challenges hard to overcome.

Found ideas for naming the ‘sensory’ curriculum: Pre formal / Semi formal / Formal

Personal Development CEIAG information

Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Entitlement Statement for Learners and their Parents and Carers


All learners at Wargrave House School and College will take part in a careers programme in years 7-13 that helps them to:

  • Understand their education, training, employment and other progression Opportunities.
  • Develop the skills they need to plan and manage their own personal development and career progression.
  • Access relevant information and learning from taster activities and experience
    of work.
  • Take part in making and maintaining individual progression plans to help them improve their prospects of success.
  • Offer feedback and ideas on how to improve the careers programme.

Learners will have access to, and support with using careers information that is:

  • Easy to find and available at convenient times and in convenient locations, including on the intranet.
  • Clearly labelled and referenced.
  • Comprehensive, giving details of all progression opportunities and associated support arrangements such as financial help.
  • Unbiased and up to date.

Learners will obtain careers guidance that is:

  • Impartial.
  • Confidential.
  • Focused on individual needs and fit for purpose.
  • Supportive of equal opportunities.
  • Provided by people with relevant training and expertise.


All parents and carers can expect to:

  • Be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or specialist independent and impartial Careers Adviser to discuss their child’s progress and prospects.
  • Have access to teachers, subjects, learning partners and specialist advisers at events such as parent consultation evenings and Annual Reviews.
  • Be invited to look at schemes of work and employability activities, information and resources, using and contributing to them if they wish as well as receiving invitations to take part in employability and information events.
  • Can comment on the usefulness of the employability/careers programme to their child and how it could be improved.
Wargrave House School and College
449 Wargrave Road
Newton Le Willows
Merseyside WA12 8RS

T: 01925 224899
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