Personal, Social And Character Development


At Lark Hall, we strongly believe that personal, social character development helps to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible adults. At the core of our PSCD Curriculum, we have 19 ‘character trait’ targets that we explore and develop through a variety of contexts throughout the year.


Lark Hall’s 19 Core PSCD Targets

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Building Learning Power

Built on scientific research and evidence, Building Learning Power supports children in becoming better learners. It works alongside the curriculum to develop the emotional, cognitive, social and strategic learning muscles that are necessary to enable children to intrinsically become independent, self- motivated, successful learners.

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Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation uses a cognitive behaviour approach to support children in being able to regulate their actions. Children are taught how to recognise their own emotional state, read others' facial expressions and body language and recognise a broad range of emotions, perspectives about how others see and react to their behaviour, insight into events that trigger their less regulated states, and when and how to use strategies in order to move between different emotional zones.

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Healthy Living Education

Healthy Living Education supports children in developing a strong and independent identity, to understand and develop healthy relationships with others, to know how to live a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle and to understand and cope with change. It also supports children to develop strategies to identify and manage risks in life, develop long term goals and how to identify, manage and challenge the misuse of power.


Rights Respecting School

Right Respecting School education supports children in developing their understanding that people and other living things have rights and that everyone has responsibilities to protect those rights. Through real-life case studies andprojects linked to global wellbeing, children explore the understanding that there are basic human rights shared by all people and all societies and that children have their own special rights set out in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child.