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 lessons. 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.
Pupils are also allowed to choose their preference in our Diploma Days- a morning set aside to explicitly develop learning behaviours and to work with pupils from different year groups, as well as choose clubs, activities at lunch and break, and which toys to bring in and play with their friends.
In PE lessons and sporting competitions, we promote of the concept of ‘fair play’, following and developing rules, inclusion of others, and being competitive in an appropriate way.