Personal Development at The Respect Collaboration of Schools has been established and implemented to meet the needs of all of our young people, based on ‘Fagus’- Fostering Attachment awareness to Generate Understanding in Schools. This is a unique educational framework which provides a system to identify, monitor and support children’s emotional and social development, setting goals and targets that fall outside of the academic curriculum. The Fagus framework is underpinned by a theoretical base in child developmental theory, principally developed for pupils who have attachment and trauma-related difficulties but also has a wider application and can be used with all school-aged children. It allows us at The Respect Collaboration of Schools to identify underlying unmet needs for those students who may be struggling with a range of social, emotional and behavioural issues and use our Personal Development scheme to provide opportunities to develop towards their own social and emotional goals. We believe these lessons are just as important to our young people and helps support their progression, not only in school but in all areas of their life.

The Latin ‘Fagus’ meaning ‘The Tree of Learning’, has provided us with the foundations of our Personal Development Curriculum at The Respect Collaboration of Schools- fostering our belief that ‘whatever goes into the roots, affects the shoots and the fruits’. The programme which we have devised, enables our students to work on their relationship building, awareness and coping strategies in a safe, secure, nurturing environment by enabling a 3-step process: social, self and regulation. These fundamental concepts are:

  • Play
  • Socialisation
  • Awareness and Understanding of others
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-concept and Self-esteem
  • Motivation
  • Self-control
  • Coping
  • Moral Development

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