At Totternhoe CE Academy, safeguarding is always at the forefront of all that we do around the care, nurture, teaching and learning of all our children.
Safeguarding is taught through different aspects of the curriculum.
Online safety is taught through the Computing curriculum, following a progression of age appropriate teaching units.
Additional e-safety learning is accessed through whole school/Key Stage/class assemblies, eg. NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe programme, with additional follow up activities as appropriate.
Safer Internet Day assemblies and activities are delivered.
Safeguarding relating to relationships with peers, families and other adults, is delivered through the PSHCE curriculum, mapped for all year groups .
Areas covered include: friendships; family and close positive relationships; hurtful behaviour and bullying; safe relationships - on and offline.
Children are taught how to respond to keep themselves safe, using the NSPCC 'Pants are Private' resources, delivered through planned termly assemblies.
Road safety is taught age-appropriately, through practical activities where possible, eg. use of the 'Street Feet' resources for EYFS; annual Road Safety Week assemblies and age-related activities; Bikeability Level 1 programme offered to all Year 4s, annually; Bikeability Level 2 programme offered to all Year 6s, annually.
Water safety is taught through the Swimming (PE) curriculum, offered in Key Stage 2.
The safeguarding curriculum is enhanced by occasional visits and visitors, eg. Fire safety and Fire service visit; visits from Police Community Support Officers re: local concerns, keeping safe online, risks from online gaming etc.
Children are taught who are the special people in school responsible for keeping them safe, and posters are clearly displayed around school.
ALL staff build excellent relationships with the children and fully understand their role in safeguarding.
Children are taught and know that they can talk to any adult in school about anything that is concerning them.
Staff follow established procedures for reporting and actioning safeguarding concerns.
If you have any questions about how safeguarding is taught at Totternhoe CE Academy, please contact Ms Burke, Designated Safeguarding Lead, though the School Office.