West Drayton Academy

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Individual Liberty

Individual Liberty 

All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

(UN CRC Article 31) 


Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their  rights.

(UN CRC Article 15)


We enable children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including online.  This is done through computing lessons, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the PSHE curriculum.


Through our Pillars, PSHE and our Personal Development approach, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration.

We further promote Individual Liberty through a series of ‘daily discussions’ during Citizenship sessions that covers the knowledge, skills and understanding that support our pupils to play a full part in democratic society, as active and responsible citizens. 

The following topics are covered throughout the Personal Development Programme:

1. Staying safe: Recognise and deal with risks to wellbeing, know about the support available and develop an understanding of healthy relationships.

2. Building Futures: Everything we do at school helps to shape our future.

3. British Values: Ideas or thoughts which are considered important in helping us all to live happy, healthy and safe lives in Britain today.