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Keeping children Safe
In our school, we expect that all children will be in the care of an adult at all times – both at school and at home. However, we teach the children to be aware of their own safety, and how to act in risky situations, in the following contexts:
- Medicine safety and risky rubbish
- Fire safety
- Road safety
- Safer buildings and safer strangers
- Personal safety
- Sun safety
In addition to these areas, all adults respond to opportunities to reinforce pupils’ understanding of risks and staying safe when opportunities arise in discussion or conversation.
Links are made with other areas of learning and study whenever possible:
- All staff have had e-safety training, and each year group is taught about keeping safe online.
- When children visit the Park, teachers remind them about risky rubbish. When children are taken on school visits, they are reminded about road safety. They are also reminded about what to do if they get lost, using the Safer Stranger, safer buildings approach.
- Our Forest School teachers teach the children about the risks of fire. After every Fire Drill, the children are reminded that if they see a fire they should tell an adult or call 999, but should never attempt to put the fire out themselves. During our topic on the Fire of London in Year 2, teachers use resources from The London Fire Brigade.
- Safety in the home, including the risk of medicines and household chemicals, is looked at when topics relating to health are covered (Funnybones in Y1, and Healthy lifestyles in Y2).
- In Y2, PANTS materials are used to discuss personal safety and privacy.
- All staff have been informed about the PREVENT strategy, and the signs of radicalisation. Respect for the faiths and cultures of others is actively promoted through our school rules and values.
All staff are aware of their responsibilities for safeguarding children when they are in school, and also for teaching them to stay safe when they are not in school.