St Chad’s Safeguarding Curriculum
Safeguarding is of vital importance at St Chad’s in providing a safe and secure learning environment for every child. Alongside developing our school values within our children, it is important that we provide opportunities for children to learn about safeguarding within the taught curriculum.
Our PSHE Curriculum encourages our children to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices, and in achieving economic wellbeing. It focuses on providing opportunities for children to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes, and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future.
At St Chad’s we value children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Through PSHE lessons, and the wider Curriculum, we dedicate time to develop children’s awareness and understanding of issues that involve differing beliefs and values in human society. We discuss issues of right and wrong, justice, fairness, rights and obligations in society. We also inspire children and equip them with the tools and skills they need to become effective members of society.
Developing positive mental wellbeing within our children continues to be a focus and is interwoven throughout our Curriculum. Termly wellbeing afternoons provide children with taught strategies that they can use independently to support themselves, when necessary.
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There are many opportunities throughout the school curriculum to explore safeguarding issues. A number of different opportunities include:
- Road and rail safety (including bikeability and work with police officers in the community)
- Poolside and water safety through swimming lessons
- Fire awareness (including visits from the local fire service)
- Work from local voluntary sector services particularly around safe transition to Secondary school
- Focused work on Online Safety, included within every Computing lesson.
- The use of digital leaders in school
- Whole school learning around particular events, such as World Mental Health Day, Autism Awareness Day and Safer Internet Day, to name a few.