Berwick Middle School

Lovaine Terrace, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1LA

Berwick Middle School

  1. School Information
  2. Personal Development

Personal Development


Providing opportunities for each individual to flourish is of the utmost importance at Berwick Middle School. We strive to ensure Berwick Middle School pupils: 

  • Develop and discover their interests and talents, 

  • Develop their individual character – including their resilience, confidence and independence 

  • Understand how to keep physically and mentally healthy, 

  • Are prepared for future success in their next steps

  • Are prepared for life in modern Britain


Personal Development is embedded in many aspects of school life including:

  • An ever-evolving curriculum

  • A range of extra-curricular clubs

  • A wide variety of leadership positions

  • Charity work

  • Engagement with our local community

  • BMS careers programme

  • Pupil voice

  • Parent Voice

  • BMS Commendations

  • Assemblies

  • Wellbeing sessions

  • School trips

  • Inviting specialist visitors and speakers in school

Through a combination of these aspects of life at Berwick Middle, our ‘Personal Development’ opportunities will:



  • Responsible, respectful and active citizens who are able to play their part and become actively involved in public life as adults

  • Pupils’ understanding of the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, the rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance

  • Pupils’ character, which are a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others

  • Pupils’ confidence, resilience and knowledge so that they can keep themselves mentally healthy

  • Pupils’ understanding of how to keep physically healthy, eat healthily and maintain an active lifestyle, including giving ample opportunities for pupils to be active during the school day and through extra-curricular activities

  • Pupils’ age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships through appropriate relationships and sex education


  • Equality of opportunity so that all pupils can thrive together, understanding that difference is a positive, not a negative, and that individual characteristics make people unique

  • An inclusive environment that meets the needs of all pupils, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation


  • Pupils to recognise online and offline risks to their wellbeing – for example, risks from criminal and sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, substance misuse, gang activity, radicalisation and extremism – and making them aware of the support available to them

  • Pupils to recognise the dangers of inappropriate use of mobile technology and social media


  • Readiness for the next phase of education, training or employment so that pupils are equipped to make the transition successfully and feel ready for this next step.


  • An effective careers programme that offers pupils:

    • Unbiased careers advice

    • Contact with employers to encourage pupils to aspire, make good choices and understand what they need to do to reach and succeed in the careers to which they aspire