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:

  • Site security

  • 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

Building Resilience

Talk time

Drama and role play


Risk taking activities

School performances

Competitive sports and arts events

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

Digital Leaders

CEOP at KS1 (Child exploitation online protection)

Developing (an understanding) of Positive Relationships

  • SRE

  • PSHE

  • Friendship Benches

  • Reflection time

  • Peer mentors

  • Play Leaders

  • Workshops with children


  • P4C lessons ‘What makes a good friend?’

Developing Responsibility

Peer mentors, Emissaries, Play Leaders and School Councillors


P4C – Dilemma questions to discuss



Recycling activities

Young enterprise projects

Supporting Well-being

Talk time and developing pupil voice

Mindfulness (and mindfulness colouring)

Life skills programme


Take 5

Circle time

Learning mentor

Play therapist

Parent courses to share and develop strategies for self-help

Workshops for parents to raise awareness and skills

Lunchtime Club

Lego therapy

Reporting Concerns

Discussions in class & assemblies

Safety Team & 6 step approach

Class Talk box/Year Group box

Developing Tolerance




Use of texts

Visits to places of worship

Faith leaders

Black history month


Current affairs discussions

British Values 

  • Rule of law

  • Democracy

  • Tolerance

  • Mutual respect

  • Individual liberty

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.