Enterprise encourages all children to participate in purposeful learning with the opportunity to make a difference in our school or the local community. Enterprise at Raddlebarn provides our children with the opportunity to learn about a cause that they are passionate about, raise funds or awareness and make a positive impact. By providing opportunities to become active in the community we seek to create confident, responsible citizens, which will build character traits that will last beyond their school years. Our children will have the opportunity to take part in the citizenship programme ‘The Making a Difference Challenge’ which aims to create citizens who can transform the lives of a community through social action.

During key stage 1 pupils learn about themselves as developing individuals and as members of their communities, building on their own experiences and on the early learning goals for personal, social and emotional development. They have opportunities to show they can take some responsibility for themselves and their environment. They begin to learn about their own and other people’s feelings and become aware of the views, needs and rights of other people. As members of a class and school community, they learn social skills such as how to share, take turns, play, help others and resolve simple arguments. They begin to take an active part in the life of their school and its neighbourhood.

During key stage 2 pupils learn about themselves as growing and changing individuals with their own experiences and ideas, and as members of their communities. They become more mature, independent and self-confident. They learn about the wider world and the interdependence of communities within it. They develop their sense of social justice and moral responsibility and begin to understand that their own choices and behaviour can affect local, national or global issues and political and social institutions. They learn how to take part more fully in school and community activities. As they begin to develop into young adults, they face the changes and transfer to secondary school with support and encouragement from their school. They learn how to make more confident and informed choices about their health and environment; to take more responsibility, individually and as a group, for their own learning.