Individual liberty features in PSHE lessons in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. 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 the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely. For example, through our e-safety workshops and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice to challenge or participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Mutual respect features in PSHE lessons in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. In addition, part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around core values such as ‘respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies relating to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through displays of our expectations for learning in every classroom, as well as our behaviour policy.