Keeping Pupils Safe
‘All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn.’ ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education, September 2018’
At St.Peter’s we follow the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study which highlights a number of fundamental objectives linked to pupil safety and the personal, social, health and cultural education of our children. Keeping our pupils safe is of paramount importance to us. Because of this, throughout the year, there are a number of ways that we teach children about personal safety, the safety of others and how they can become confident, healthy and valued members of our society.
- Within taught sessions through cross-curricular links e.g. English, RE, Science, History, Geography, Computing.
- As part of our daily ‘Collective Worship’ (assemblies) timetable, in which we teach specific internet safety to KS1 and KS2 separately every term.
- Once every two years the NSPCC come in to school to deliver assemblies to KS1 and KS2 to carry out workshops with Year 5 and 6.
- Every term we refer to the NSPCC ‘Pants’ rule which highlights the importance of privacy, the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, children’s rights and the laws that are in place to protect them. We also discuss who trusted adults are that children can turn to at home and in school.
- During Anti-Bullying week in the autumn term.
- During Safer Internet Day in the spring term.
- Puberty talks in Year 5 and Year 6 in the Autumn term.
- Trips and visitors to school such as the School Nurse, Police and Fire Service.
St.Peters Safeguarding Lead: Mr Wedgeworth
Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Whiteside
More information regarding safeguarding and keeping pupils safe can be found in ‘Policies’ on our web site.