Our first curriculum intent is, 'To develop safe behaviours both on-line and in day-to-day life'. This means teaching children safe behaviour is threaded throughout our Peartree Curriculum.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
Safety is threaded throughout our PSHE curriculum. Specific themes include such themes as Drugs, Sex and Relationships, Stranger Danger and e-Safety. Children are encouraged to explore and discuss these issues together and with their teachers/learning support assistants. We also discuss a wide range of issues around safety and wellbeing on a very regular basis in assemblies.
Computing - e-safety
We particularly focus on e-safety within our computing. This is a continuous thread throughout our teaching. Children are taught how to make safe choices online both in and out of school. Depending on their age and stage, they are taught about safe use of passwords, cyber bulling and risky adults.
Safe use of equipment
Our curriculum is designed so that safety issues within the subject are discussed and safe practices taught. We teach children how to use equipment properly in subjects such as science, PE and design and technology. Where necessary, risk assessments are in place.
At all times there has to be appropriate staffing levels and when the curriculum is taken out of school, appropriate and agreed pupil/adult ratios are maintained. The lead adult always assesses visits as to the level of risk and all trips are authorised by the headteacher. Risk assessments are conducted for all activities beyond the school grounds, and these are signed off by the Educational Visits Coordinator and headteacher.
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