Personal Growth involves engaging our young children in their own thoughts, ideas and understanding of they world around them. It allows children to contemplate their life (and that of others) in ways that traditional curriculum subjects don't.

Our aim is to support young people in developing knowledge, confidence and resilience whilst learning to take responsibility as well as demonstrate empathy and understanding for situations around the world. In essence it includes four interwoven aspects of learning that run alongside our ethos of Tanto 3 C's Care, Cooperation and Courtesy. These four aspects are Global Citizenship, P.S.H.E Education, Student Council and House Teams.


Our carefully designed Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education allows our children to thrive in a time of rapid change. With new and unpredictable opportunities and challenges constantly emerging, teachers use the ‘learning opportunities’ outlined within the three core themes- Health & Well-Being, Relationships, Living in the Wider World to work with our children on a weekly basis in this subject.

Our Coverage:

  • Identity (their personal qualities, attitudes, skills, attributes and achievements and what influences these; understanding and maintaining boundaries around their personal privacy, including online)

  • Relationships (including different types and in different settings, including online)

  • A healthy (including physically, emotionally and socially), balanced lifestyle (including within relationships, work-life, exercise and rest, spending and saving and lifestyle choices)

  • Risk (identification, assessment and how to manage risk, rather than simply the avoidance of risk for self and others) and safety (including behaviour and strategies to employ in different settings, including online in an increasingly connected world

  • Diversity and Equality

  • Rights (including the notion of universal human rights), Responsibilities (including fairness and justice) and consent (in different contexts)

  • Change (as something to be managed) and resilience (the skills, strategies and ‘inner resources’ we can draw on when faced with challenging change or circumstance)

  • Power (how it is used and encountered in a variety of contexts including online; how it manifests through behaviours including bullying, persuasion, coercion and how it can be challenged or managed through negotiation and ‘win-win’ outcomes)

  • Career (including enterprise, employability and economic understanding)

Global Citizenship

Gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts and institutions necessary to become informed, active, responsible citizens.

A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world – and their place in it. We aim to develop global citizens at Tanto International School.

In 2020, The Tanto International School, in combination with Fritids and The English Nursery, embarked on a global project which was very succesful and now forms a part of our overall embedded curriculum.

We run a Global Citizenship Project alongside our curriculum which has woven into our learning and teaching. It is rooted in a desire to give children an education that reflects the world which the are growing up in, and the kind of world we hope for in the future.

In seeking to provide a global dimension to our curriculum, we have followed the eight key concepts shown and defined below. These eight key concepts allow students to learn about current social, economic and environmental topics and issues, as well as the tools with with which to engage in these discussions in an age- appropriate manner.

Our goal is to educate global citizens who feel confident they understand the larger world around them, from the interdependence of the ecosystems to the diversity of cultures around the world. We hope they are able to celebrate the variety of values and perceptions they may come in contact with whilst also understanding current social and environmental justice conflicts.

8 Key Concepts

Global Citizenship

Gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding of concepts and institutions necessary to become informed, active, responsible citizens.

Conflict Resolution

Understanding the nature of conflicts, their impact on development and why there is a need for their resolution and the promotion of harmony.


Understanding and respecting differences and relating these to our common humanity.

Human Rights

Knowing about human rights including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Understanding how people, places, economies and environments are all inextricably interrelated, and that choices and events have repercussions on a global scale.

Social Justice

Understanding the importance of social justice as an element in both sustainable development and the improved welfare of all people.

Sustainable Development

Understanding the need to maintain and improve the quality of life now without damaging the planet for future generations.

Values and Perceptions

Developing a critical evaluation of representations of global issues and an appreciation of the effect these have on people's attitudes and values.

Student Council

  • We have a strong Student Council at Tanto. Elections take place three times a year and each class has two representatives at all times. The members work with their classmates and staff to discuss issues, offer suggestions and solutions as well as lead change and new events and activities that support our social responsibilities.

  • All of these also link to our P.S.H.E education: Identity, Relationships, Risk, Diversity and Equality, Rights, Change, Power and Careers. We also link aspects our our yearly work to the UN charter for Children's Rights and the Articles within it.

  • For more information about the Children's Rights Articles, click here.