Within school, pupils 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 young pupils to make these choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils 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 and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choices in learning, how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
We do this to:
•Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
•Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
•Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence
•Implement a strong anti-bullying culture
•Follow the UNICEF rights respecting schools agenda