Lodge Primary School

Personal Development

The personal development of pupils at Lodge Primary School is at the centre of our school values. By nurturing our children’s personal development skills, we strive to prepare them for their adult lives, teaching them to understand how to engage with society and providing them with plentiful opportunities to do so.   ​

Our curriculum extends beyond the academic and supports pupils to develop in many diverse aspects of life. We aim to provide the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, preparing pupils for their adult lives, teaching them to understand how to engage with society and providing them with plentiful opportunities to do so.  ​

We offer opportunities for pupils to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.  

Personal Development


Aspirations Project- Life after Lodge

  At Lodge Primary School, we believe that academic achievements should go hand in hand with personal growth and character development. To prepare children for the ‘Life after Lodge’ project we introduced aspirations through the ‘Little People Big Dreams’ books. We studied a range of aspirational people across the whole of the school and then took part in workshops linked to a range of careers. Through exploring various careers, our children not only discussed the technical qualifications they may need, but also the personal attributes that contribute to success. They reflected on resilience, perseverance, teamwork, and determination, recognising their significance in any chosen path.

Our children have had the incredible opportunity to learn about a range of exciting careers, as they explored the world beyond the school gates. From dancers and doctors to detectives and entrepreneurs, they interviewed professionals from diverse fields, gaining invaluable insights into their respective roles and the skills needed to succeed. Children in Years 3 and 4 explored the skills required to analyse evidence, piecing together clues like true detectives. This not only sparked their curiosity but also encouraged critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The Life After Lodge project allowed our students to envision their future career paths. Whether they dream of standing in a courtroom as a lawyer or designing magnificent structures as an architect, our little people have big dreams, and ‘Life After Lodge’ has given them the tools to begin turning those dreams into reality.

We are immensely proud of our students' achievements throughout this project. Their enthusiasm, curiosity, and commitment to personal growth have been truly inspiring. We commend their open minds and eagerness to embrace challenges, laying the groundwork for a future filled with endless possibilities.


 Reception - Pablo Picasso 

 Year 1 – Anna Pavlova

 Year 2- Zaha Hadid

 Year 3- Heddy Lamarr



 Year 4-Amanda Gorman

 Year 5-Stevie Wonder

Year 6- Emeeline Pankhurst




Steve the Juggler.

Mini Medics

Chris the Cook

Sandwell HR

Usbourne Illustrator

Ash the Pharmacist

Police and Forensics

Rock Steady

Ballroom dancing 

Insight into nursing