Alongside rules and laws, we promote freedom of choice and the right to respectfully express views and beliefs. The children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment.
As a school we educate and provide boundaries for children to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety, PSHE and RSE lessons (such as those discussed in homophobia awareness sessions in Year 6).
Whether it is through choice of learning challenge or participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, children are given the freedom to make choices. Making the right choice in different situations is seen as an important part of giving the children the skills necessary to make the right decisions when faced with difficult and risky situations.