Safeguarding Curriculum

At Langstone, pupils’ safeguarding is an essential part of our curriculum and great importance is placed on identifying opportunities in the taught curriculum for pupils to learn about safeguarding. 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 and Computing curriculum covers most of our safeguarding learning. We are sensitive in our teaching and recognise that some curriculum content needs to be taught at an age appropriate level, or at a small group or 1:1 level where a more urgent need arises.

Examples of our Safeguarding Curriculum

  • Road and Rail Safety- covered in Year 3 PSHE and Year 5 Bikability
  • Water Safety- taught in Year 3 PSHE and Year 4 Swimming lessons
  • Fire Awareness- covered in Year 3 PSHE
  • E-safety- taught from Year 3-6 in the Computing Curriculum and annually on Internet Safety Day
  • Safe Use of Technology including password security- covered from Year 3-6 in the Computing Curriculum
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco- covered in Year 4 and 5 PSHE curriculum
  • Mental Health- covered in year 4 and 6 PSHE curriculum and annually in Children’s mental health week
  • Physical Health- pupils receive 2 weekly physical education lessons; balanced lifestyle lessons in the PSHE curriculum in year 3 and 5 and a health and nutrition unit in year 3 science.
  • Emotional and physical abuse- Relationship education is part of the PSHE curriculum education in years 3-6.
  • Sex and Relationships- covered in the Science and PSHE curriculum in year 5 and 6.
  • LGBTQ+ diversity- taught in PSHE relationship education in year 4 and 5 and annually on Schools’ Diversity Day.
  • Radicalisation and Extremism- covered in the PSHE curriculum in year 4 and 6.