At Thorpe Lea, pupils are given freedom and encouragement to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. There are many opportunities to make good choices, including choosing a balanced dinner at lunchtime, taking part in numerous extra-curricular clubs, taking on classroom and whole school responsibilities and choosing how to behave.
Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms, which are taught through our empowering PSHE and philosophy for children (P4C) curriculum. Children also participate in groups, such as School Council, house captains and prefects which help to develop pupils as citizens and develop their understanding of their rights, responsibility and self-worth within the wider world.
Individual liberty has our school values at its heart. Our assemblies promote this. Furthermore, children’s achievements, ranging from sport to smaller personal goals, are celebrated in assemblies to instil in them a sense of worth and create ambitious pupils who believe in themselves.