At Cranbrook Primary School we want all our children, irrelevant of their context, to feel safe, secure and happy, so that they can voice their feelings and have the resilience to overcome barriers to their learning and become confident, successful and responsible citizens.
Safeguarding our children from harm is at the core of everything we do, and covers the following areas:
Health and safety
First aid and medical care plans
Meeting the needs of vulnerable pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, the disadvantaged, looked after pupils and those who are on a child protection or child in need plan
Behaviour management, support and monitoring, including the work and support of the positive mental health team
Implementation of key policies and monitoring their impact
Analysis of behaviour and incidents logs in order to plan and execute actions to address issues arising
Raising awareness of the school’s context and the local agenda in order to prepare our children for their time beyond the school and to work in partnership with parents, carers and other agencies
Record keeping and sharing information
Monitoring attendance and following through with actions as necessary
Reporting to parents and governors
Our work with children is varied and includes:
Class lessons, especially those relating to Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, religious education, philosophy for children, online safety, bullying, racism and other forms of discrimination
Developing strategies to be self-aware and maintain positive mental and physical health is also supported through lessons, such as mindfulness, yoga, healthy eating and growth mindset.
Discussions in assemblies and in classes about how to keep ourselves safe
Workshops by the NSPCC, ChildLine, the LA Prevent Officer, Road Safety Team and the Police Community Support Officer sessions on gangs and knife crime etc.
Raising awareness of school and local contextual safeguarding, so that staff and parents understand the context within which we are working.
We achieve this by ensuring that staff are appropriately trained at all levels and are equipped to respond to children’s needs. Audits are carried out to monitor how effective our practice is and where we need to improve.
Safety week discussions & workshops, PSHE lessons
British Values - understanding the 5 principles - Class discussions
R.E. – Developing tolerance
Keeping Safe on the Internet
Taught through the strands of the computing curriculum - ongoing
Assemblies and class discussions
Workshops for children and parents
Regular updates for parents through the newsletter and workshops
Safety week activities
CEOP at KS1 (Child exploitation online protection)
Developing (an understanding) of Positive Relationships
Workshops with children
P4C lessons ‘What makes a good friend?’
Peer mentors, Emissaries, Play Leaders and School Councillors
P4C – Dilemma questions to discuss
Young enterprise projects
Talk time and developing pupil voice
Mindfulness (and mindfulness colouring)
Life skills programme
Parent courses to share and develop strategies for self-help
Workshops for parents to raise awareness and skills
Discussions in class & assemblies
Safety Team & 6 step approach
Class Talk box/Year Group box
Use of texts
Visits to places of worship
Black history month
Current affairs discussions
Rule of law
At Cranbrook Primary School we ensure that through our school vision, rules, curriculum and teaching we promote British values including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Online safety is trying to be safe on the internet and is the knowledge of maximizing the user's personal safety and security risks to private information and property associated with using the internet, and the self-protection from computer crime in general.