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 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. Assemblies are planned to reinforce understanding of equality, diversity, liberty, rights, social and emotional learning, caring and tolerance.
We make use of our local heritage in teaching children about William Wilberforce and the abolition of the slave trade as well as pioneering women such as Amy Johnson. Our Remembrance assemblies are attended by representatives from the Royal British Legion and the local Army Cadet Force and include a re- dedication to our own school memorial installed in 2014. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.