Personal Development Pilot

The College’s motto Non solum ingenii verum etiam virtutis - not only the intellect, also character, reflects its long-standing commitment to the holistic education of the human person in all aspects: intellectual, moral, physical, emotional, spiritual and creative. We are determined to make the College a school which transforms the lives of its pupils by providing all pupils with an educational experience which prepares them for a happy, fulfilled and joyful life.

Liverpool College has set out the rationale for the development of the personal development curriculum in pursuit of this mission in Intent 2022 which can be found here.

The College wishes to pursue the development of a curriculum which will challenge and enable all pupils to pursue their growth in character and well-being. In 2021-22, this intention has led to the implementation of a pilot in Year 1, Year 4 and Chapters 7 and 8. Pupils in these year groups are following an articulated, broad and unique programme and timetable focused on relationships, service, activity, music, games and fitness and premised on the strengthening of the quality of the relationships between pupils and between pupils and staff.  This curriculum has been development in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust. The programme and all the activities that make it up are underpinned by the values of:

Chapter Pilot Diploma

The Chapter Diploma Award seeks to reward pupils for their increasing understanding and commitment to their own wellbeing and that of others around them throughout their time in each Chapter. 

By recognising how each pupil strives for independence and self regulation,  how they demonstrate respect both for themselves and for others,  and a sense of citizenship within Liverpool College we seek to reward the unique education that we offer beyond their important academic achievements. 

Each Chapter’s diploma operates within the same framework of Bronze, Silver and Gold with age appropriate and increasingly challenging expectations as children progress on their journey through Liverpool College.

Click here to download the award criteria at Gold, Silver and Bronze level. 

Next Steps

The College intends to evaluate the impact of this curriculum during the 2021-22 academic year so that findings and learnings can be applied to the further development of the personal development curriculum in all year groups in 2022-23 onwards.