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    At the heart of every great community, there are good people.

    We teach our pupils to be kind, openhearted and empathetic. We help them learn about their own feelings and what makes them feel great and not so great. We help them imagine what it is like to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.

    Our pupils develop a clear sense of social responsibility and this means learning about the needs, desires and aspirations of others.

    At Charles Dickens Primary, we believe it is important to understand the many sides of today’s complex problems and working with others to achieve mutual goals means listening to others as well as developing and articulating your own perspective.

    From the moment children begin their journey through Charles Dickens Primary School, we focus on social and emotional development and we don’t stop.

    We do this through play, conversation, therapies, group discussion, campaigning and being politically active.