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Safeguarding in the curriculum

Safeguarding in the Curriculum


Safeguarding and the promotion of British Values is central to our work at Drapers Mills Primary Academy. We plan to constantly challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal physical and mental wellbeing.  

We identify opportunities in the curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding is core to our school.

Our unique curriculum and values give pupils opportunities to experience life in all its diversity, to acquire resilience, knowledge, understanding and skills that significantly impact on personal development, behaviour, welfare and safety and equips every child with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding.

Our outdoor learning, particularly in EYFS offers a unique opportunity to learn about safety in our locality including understanding risks.

Our PSHE curriculum covers all areas of Safeguarding including SRE, Drugs And Alcohol Education, anti-bullying, relationships, citizenship and health education.  We are sensitive in our teaching and recognise that some more sensitive subjects need to taught at an age appropriate level, or at a small group or 1:1 level where a more urgent need arises.

Safeguarding opportunities are planned into the curriculum, for example: 

  • Road and beach safety (including out of school visits, bikeability, work with police officers in the community)
  • Poolside and water safety through swimming lessons
  • Rail Safety
  • Fire awareness (including visits to and from the local fire service)
  • Visits to school from medical staff
  • Visitors from charities such as NSPCC
  • Work from local voluntary sector services particularly around safe transition to Secondary school
  • Online safety and the use of social media