Opportunities to teach safeguarding principles in Our School Curriculum
We are committed to ensuring that our pupils are offered a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to prepare them for life in modern Britain. Teaching the school’s core values alongside the fundamental British Values supports quality teaching and learning, whilst making a positive contribution to the development of a fair, just and civil society. We ensure that our pupils are taught about safeguarding, including online, through various teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum. We recognise that a one sized approach may not be appropriate for all children and more vulnerable children, victims of abuse and some SEND children might need a more personalised or contextualised approach.
Any remote education, where needed, is high quality and aligns as closely as possible with in-school provision. We will continue to build and develop our capability to educate pupils remotely, where this is needed. In situations where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there are local restrictions requiring pupils to remain at home, we have the capacity to offer immediate remote education.
Our learners are helped to talk about their feelings, know about their rights and responsibilities, understand and respond to risks, to deal assertively with pressures and know who they can turn to for advice and help both in and out of the school and how to make a complaint. This means that they are able to recognise when they are at risk and are able to get help when they need it.
The following areas are addressed within PSHE/Relationships Education/Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education and in the wider curriculum:
- Bullying, including cyber-bullying
- Online/e safety
- Road, fire and water safety
- Physical health and mental well-being, including prevention i.e. fitness, healthy eating and sleep, basic first aid and changing adolescent body
- Emotional well-being and mental health
- Relationships, including families, caring/respectful friendships, respectful, healthy offline/online and relationships, being safe and the law
- NSPCC ‘Pants’ Principle
- Good Touch, Bad Touch