Pupil safeguarding and the promotion of fundamental British values are a core business of our work at Waverley Academy. Great importance is placed on identifying opportunities in the taught curriculum for children to learn about ‘keeping safe’.
Our broad curriculum gives pupils opportunities to experience life in all its diversity, to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that significantly impact on personal development, behaviour and welfare and equips every child with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding.
Our PSHE curriculum covers all areas of Safeguarding through each of the strands to a different degree, however some go into more detail. We are sensitive in our teaching and recognise that some more sensitive subjects need to be taught at an age appropriate way, or at a small group or 1:1 level where a more urgent need arises.
We plan to constantly challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal, physical and mental well being. We value pupils questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas and concerns. We give them opportunities across the curriculum to explore values, personal rights, responsibilities ad equal opportunities that develop moral concepts that impact positively on safeguarding, promote British values and prevent radicalisation and extremism.
We have developed an open and safe learning environment in which pupils express their views, seek help and help others. Our children learn to not tolerate any prejudiced behaviour. Our behaviour policy promotes making good choices and exhibiting good learning behaviours.
Class times are time for sharing ideas, addressing concerns and promoting important values.
Assembly time and circle times are used to promote personal safeguarding matters and explore themes. for example, we talk about anti-bullying including online bullying, on line safety, Anti social behaviour and British values.
Staff and children are quick to challenge stereotypes and the use of derogatory language and the use of derogatory language in lessons and around school. Our school reflects the diversity of pupils experience and provides pupils with a comprehensive understanding of people and communities beyond their immediate experience, including the role of women in society and different family groupings. Throughout the curriculum there are planned opportunities to promote all forms of equality and foster greater understanding of and respect for all people of all faiths, races, genders, ages and disability.
Time is taken at the beginning of every new school year to reaffirm school values, expectations and rules for living and learning at Waverley Academy. This good start to the year, with everyone clear about their roles and responsibilities, sets the tone for the rest of the school year and leads to excellent safeguarding outcomes.
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If you have any concerns around safeguarding, please contact our safeguarding email address on: email@example.com
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