Personal development involves the total experience of daily school life, learning skills in and out of class, in groups, in teams and in individual pursuits.
Mixing with pupils from a variety of backgrounds and cultures develops social skills and understanding. Membership of a committee, which may include staff, for example helping to run a House, club or society, enables pupils to learn respect for those with different abilities and other points of view.
Relationships between staff and pupils are a key factor in personal development and this is fully recognised at King Edward’s. In all aspects of school life, cooperation and consideration for others are paramount. Most importantly, when a future employer interviews a former pupil of the School, he or she will seek and find someone likely to be a good team member. Qualities such as courtesy, integrity and the ability to shoulder responsibility are also vital and integral to life here.