Individual Liberty

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, effective teaching and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to do this safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.  


Throughout the day, children are given opportunities in lessons and at break times to make choices; this could be a choice of learning or games activity, a method of recording their work or a choice from the menu on offer at lunchtime. Whether it be big or small, children are given the opportunity to exercise their right to the freedom of choice.


Our school is built on the strong belief that everyone has the right to be their own person; our policies uphold every child’s right to equal opportunities, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, faith, political or financial status.  Through all our work in school, we help children to understand that no one should be subject to intimidation and that they should have strength in their own choices and beliefs and not be unduly influenced by the thoughts and actions of others, who may seek to guide their choices inappropriately.