Development in this area enables pupils to become conscientious participants in firstly, the society of the family and then, progressively, the class, the school and the wider community. Provision for social development should balance the positive, satisfying elements of belonging to a group or society with the demands and obligations such membership requires.
The school, but in particular the classroom, provides a suitable environment for promoting social development. At Sandridge pupils learn to lead, to use their initiative and to use individual skills and strengths when working together towards a common goal. The ability to be led, to support others and to recognise the different skills of other group members can be developed when children work co-operatively.