Newland House School

Soft-Skills for the Future

We have recently launched a new Personal Development Programme to pupils in Years 7 and 8 which focuses on developing the necessary soft skills so sought after by many of the top employers in the country. These skills enable children to become well-rounded, balanced and resilient individuals and our programme, which is delivered every Friday afternoon, helps pupils to explore and develop these.

Pupils begin their personal development journey with a self-evaluation exercise and having identified areas to work on, select from a range of new modules to follow including Philosophy, STEM, debating (Oxplore), charitable work and community engagement. Taking part in these initiatives helps to improve resilience, team building, empathy and a whole range of critical soft skills. For example, the TED-Ed module encourages thinking skills and builds confidence as pupils create and publish their own talk and the Charity Project, where children plan and organise their own charity events, promotes greater understanding of the difficult circumstances some people in society may face. The Charity Group pupils recently organised Christmas Charity Stalls selling hand-made products to pupils, ran a half marathon supporting the Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and designed a school general knowledge quiz. The programme will culminate with an ‘extreme’ week of outdoor challenge and an expedition.

This year we have seen a three-fold increase in pupils staying into Year 7 and through this enriched programme, we hope that pupils will maximise not only their immediate future but also their employability and ultimately, their overall enjoyment of life.

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Jane Tosetti, Admissions and Marketing Manager

Email:    Direct line: 020 8865 1305   

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