Quarry School Place, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8LH


At Headington Quarry Foundation Stage School this year we would like children to be

To become a resilient, kind, respectful, self-assured member of the community before they leave us. To achieve this end point we have identified the progression of skills they need to take. 

Personal, social and emotional development

The educational programme for PSED in the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (2021) says: “Children’s personal, social and emotional development (PSED) is crucial for children to lead healthy and happy lives and is fundamental to their cognitive development. Underpinning their personal development are the important attachments that shape their social world. Strong, warm and supportive relationships with adults enable children to learn how to understand their own feelings and those of others. Children should be supported to manage emotions, develop a positive sense of self, set themselves simple goals, have confidence in their own abilities, to persist and wait for what they want and direct attention as necessary. Through adult modelling and guidance, they will learn how to look after their bodies, including healthy
eating, and manage personal needs independently. Through supported interaction with other children, they learn how to make good friendships, co-operate and resolve
conflicts peaceably.

These attributes will provide a secure platform from which children can achieve at school and in later life”