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Social skills and friendships

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.