Safeguarding

At Curdworth Primary School we are committed to the safety and happiness of all our pupils. If you are concerned about the welfare of a child, please speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Dodd or our Deputy Safeguarding Lead, Miss Chetwynd

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Mrs Dodd

Designated Safeguarding Lead

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Miss Chetwynd

Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Our Safeguarding Curriculum

Pupil safeguarding and the promotion of fundamental British values are a core business of our work at Curdworth Primary School. Great importance is placed on identifying opportunities in the curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding. Our broad curriculum gives pupils opportunities to learn about our diverse world and provides them with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding. Our PSHE and SRE curriculum covers all aspects of safeguarding and is taught across the school at an age appropriate level and in small groups or on a 1:1 basis where appropriate.

We encourage children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own physical and mental wellbeing. We value pupils’ questions and give them space to share their own thoughts, ideas and concerns. We give them opportunities across the curriculum to explore values, rights, responsibilities and equal opportunities. This enables our pupils to develop an understanding of moral concepts in a way that: impacts positively on safeguarding; promotes British values and prevents radicalisation and extremism. 

A number of practical safeguarding opportunities are planned into the curriculum, for example:

  • Road and rail safety
  • Stranger awareness
  • Poolside and water safety
  • Fire safety
  • Visits from health professionals
  • Supporting charity work, such as the poppy appeal and children in need
  • Plays and shows, such as ‘Playing it safe’ – a play linked to safety by the railway
  • Pupil voice and surveys, such as the Happiness survey
  • An E-safety council in school
  • Our ‘WOW Programme’ which develops children’s learner qualities such as teamwork, resilience, perseverance, determination and respect
  • Themed weeks, such as ‘This is me week’ and ‘Creative culture week’

At Curdworth Primary School, we have developed an open and safe learning environment in which pupils express their views, seek help and help others. The promotion of equality of opportunity and diversity, helps to prevent any form of direct or indirect discriminatory behaviour. Our behaviour policy promotes making good choices and  and our children learn  to not tolerate any prejudiced behaviour. 
Class assembly times are a time for sharing ideas, addressing concerns and promoting important values. Phase and whole school assembly times are used to promote personal safeguarding matters and explore themes. Staff and children are quick to challenge stereotypes and the use of derogatory language in school. Our school reflects the diversity of pupils’ 
experiences and provides pupils with a comprehensive understanding of people and communities beyond their immediate experience, such as the role of women in society and different family groups, including same sex couples. Throughout the curriculum there are planned opportunities to promote all forms of equality and foster greater respect for people of all faith, race, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.

Time is taken at the beginning of every new school year to reaffirm school values, expectations and rules for living and learning at Curdworth Primary School. This good start to the year, with everyone clear about their roles and responsibilities, sets the tone for the rest of the year and leads to excellent safeguarding outcomes.

Safeguarding Within Our Curriculum Overview
CP Safeguarding Curriculum Overview.pdf

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019.[…]

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy 2019
ATLP Safeguarding and Child Protection P[…]

Protecting children from significant harm booklet 2019
Protecting Children from Significant Har[…]

Resources for parents and carers

LINK: We all have the right to feel safe booklet

LINK: Practical advice for keeping children safe

LINK: Lets Talk Magazine

Support

We want you to know that the welfare and safety of our children continue to be our main priority, especially during these very challenging times. We still have Designated Safeguarding Leads working in all our schools who can offer support and advice to keep our children safe. Please make contact via email to head2502@welearn365.com or call us on 07930172504 if you have any concerns.

If you think a child is in immediate danger please dial 999 and contact the Police.

You can also find support via from the following services:

  • Warwickshire Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH team) – 01926 414144
  • Warwickshire Emergency Duty Team – 01926 886922
  • Warwickshire Family Information Service – 01926 742274
  • Child Line – 08001111
  • Samaritans – 116123
  • Domestic Violence Hotline – 08002000247
  • MIND mental health support – 03001233393
  • La Leche (help for mums accessing formula milk) – 03451202918