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 and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety, anti-bullying, sex and relationship education and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
All of the children have access to our Welfare Manager and ELSA when necessary. This helps the children access support in a confidential and supportive way.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Children across the school were taught how to keep safe online. To demonstrate thier learning, the children produced posters to promote e-safety as part of a competition. These were the winning posters.
Children were encouraged to take part in our annual sports day. They took part in trials before the day based on the events they chose to enter.
At Nightingale we offer children a variety of clubs in house that children can take part in after school. Children choose from a selection available such as gardening, cooking, chess and sports to name but a few.