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Personal Development

Personal Development at the Roseland Academy

Each person at The Roseland Academy is respected and valued equally without regard to ability, gender, faith, heritage or race or any other characteristic.

Our curriculum and ethos helps all students to find out about themselves and others, helping them to understand their place in the world. We place great emphasis on providing encounters and participation in events and celebrations to broaden all students’ experiences and awareness of others.

We strongly believe that respect for different faiths, beliefs and protected characteristics is best gained through knowledge and understanding of lifestyles that are different to our own. This is delivered through our curriculum as well as the routines of daily life as we strive to not only learn about but also demonstrate tolerance, and help students to become knowledgeable and understanding individuals.

To further support our students Personal Development, we provide a broad range of opportunities for students to engage with, such as:

  • Women in STEM at Exeter University
  • Team Bath Netball trip
  • Student Leadership and Student Voice
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Reading and numeracy buddies
  • Sports Leadership opportunities at Primary school festivals
  • Wellbeing Ambassadors
  • Hall for Cornwall Dance Showcase 2024
  • Everest Man Creative writing
  • Work Experience
  • Activities Week
  • Extra curricular activities
  • External assembly providers
  • Big Sing
  • Shrek the Mini Musical
  • Pearl of Africa Choir
  • Christmas Concert
  • Cornwall Music Festival
  • Rock School and Rock Concert
Healthy Eating

Selected students take part in one off sessions to support their understanding of healthy eating and how to budget for food. This session explores how different food groups fuel the body, with discussions on the importance of a varied diet and the benefits of different food groups. Students are tasked with how they would spend a limited amount whilst still ensuring they can have a varied diet. Using the school canteen menu, students also plan how they can budget in school. Students are given the opportunity to identify how these life skills are transferable outside of a school environment.
The Scholars Programme provides students with an inspiring experience of university style learning beyond the curriculum through seven tutorials taught by a PhD tutor and a trip to a competitive university.

The tutorials are based on the tutor’s area of research expertise, so pupils explore an inspiring, supra-curricular topic whilst developing key academic skills, including critical thinking and written communication, that support their attainment across the curriculum. Students receive feedback and support from their PhD tutor to write a final assignment of 1,500-2000 words, demonstrating the subject knowledge, written communication and critical thinking skills they have developed throughout the programme.

On completion of the programme, students visit a university for a Graduation Event to celebrate their achievements and build their understanding of higher education, helping them make informed choices in the future and believe that they can succeed in university-style learning.

Student Journey:
The role of the tutor

At The Roseland Academy we are committed and passionate about developing students’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) awareness and our form tutors are central to this.

They have an overview of our student’s progress and behaviour across the school and are the first point of contact to deliver praise but also support if any issues arise.