See separate tabs for further information about specific curriculum areas.
For more information about our curriculum, please make an appointment to speak to Miss Jesson (Curriculum Lead).
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 online safety learning is accessed through whole school, key stages and class assemblies, eg. NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe programme, with additional follow up activities as appropriate. Safer Internet Day assemblies and activities are delivered yearly.
Safeguarding relating to relationships with peers, families and other adults, is delivered through the PSHCE curriculum which is mapped for all year groups. Areas covered include friendships; family and close positive relationships; hurtful behaviour and bullying and 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. The Bikeability Level 1 programme is offered to all Year 4s annually and the Bikeability Level 2 programme is offered to all Year 5/6s annually.
Water safety is taught through our swimming (PE) curriculum which is 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 Miss L Jesson, Deputy Headteacher and DSL, through the School Office.