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Individual Liberty

British Value Statement



Our learners are actively encouraged to make independent choices within a safe, secure and supportive learning environment.  Our school philosophy that ‘everyone and every child matters’ holds self-worth and self-respect at the heart of all we do.

Learners are strongly encouraged to develop an independent approach to their learning, empowering them to make informed decisions to improve their outcomes.

Learners are provided with clear boundaries and supportive mechanisms in which to make choices and understand their personal freedoms. They are advised and made aware on how to exercise their choices with a regard for the safety, health and well-being of themselves and other members of the schools learning community.


*The promotion and celebration of ‘BLP-Building Learning Power’ across the school demonstrates how learners show independence in their learning and their ability to problem solve and think for themselves.

*Squirrel Hayes has a robust anti-bullying culture and has in place a consistent and fair behaviour policy which values self-worth and mutual respect

*Learners are involved in e-safety and regular health and safety reviews. They risk assess a wide variety of activities which directly impact on their health and well-being across all aspects of school life.

* Learners undertake ‘health, safety and well-being walks with school Governors and are actively empowered in making informed choices about their own safety and well-being.

*Learners use topical news items shared through ‘World matters’ assembly to spark discussion.

Learners understand the importance of accepting responsibility for themselves. They appreciate their right to be heard in school and are consulted in many aspects of school life affecting their safety, health and well-being.

Learners demonstrate independence of thought and action, whilst valuing the sense of community and belonging.


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