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 our pupils to make choices safely.
Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms safely, for example through our e-safety teaching.
Pupils are given the freedom to make choices, e.g. signing up for extra-curricular clubs, choose the level of challenge in some lessons. Children have responsibility over their independent learning activities and our curriculum organisation encourages and expects pupils to make good learning choices.
Our children are encouraged to access/share information, make/express decisions and apply themselves to society and the world. These include the understanding and use of money (especially during our whole school finance week), effective writing and reading skills, collaborative work, to discuss and research ideas and concepts, and gain a broad and balanced understanding of the society in which we live. Aspects of study beyond core skills include historical and geographical context of the United Kingdom, incorporating local and national, as well as international comparisons.