We place a high level of importance on developing our pupils self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence. They are well supported through all areas of teaching and learning and expected to take responsibility for the choices they make; with an emphasis on keeping themselves safe, showing positive behaviour and being the very best they can be. They are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to make appropriate choices and taught about ambitions and aspirations. They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests and talents, for example in art, music and sport. We strive to challenge stereotypes through our SMSC and PSHCE curriculum.
There is a whole school commitment to 'saying NO to Bullying'. A policy is in place based on a shared understanding; with strategies in place to develop awareness and understanding, and effectively support and address any incidents of bullying.
We have recently become a 'Stonewall Champion' school - acceptance without exception, and are developing our practice so that everyone feels valued and welcome, whatever their gender or sexuality.