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Personal Development

Personal Development at Cardinal Newman

At Cardinal Newman Catholic School we are passionate about providing a curriculum that extends beyond the academic, technical or vocational courses that students study. We aim to:

  • Support students to develop in many diverse aspects of life
  • Teach pupils how to become resilient and confident in their abilities
  • Actively prepare students for adult life and the world of work
  • Provide pupils with many opportunities outside of the classroom (such as extracurricular activities, educational visits and social time activities)
  • Develop pupils to become responsible, respectful and active citizens
  • Develop students understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance
  • Promote equality of opportunity so that all students thrive and understand that we are all different
  • Allow students to understand and respect the protected characteristics
  • Develop an inclusive environment that meets the needs of all pupils
  • Develop pupils characters and personal traits to enable them to flourish in society
  • Support pupils readiness for the next phase of education, training or employment so that pupils are equipped to make the transition effectively

Key areas that support in providing this for students:

  • Passport to Greatness:

This academic year, we have launched a new award called ‘The Passport to Greatness’. Pupils have to complete a range of different activities and get them stamped by a teacher. Once students have completed a certain number of activities, they will be awarded with either the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum award. The Passport to Greatness can be found here: (add in PDF of passport)