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Welcome! A warm welcome to our new Reception and Nursery intake who will be joining Rockmount Primary School in September.
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Rockmount Primary School

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Safeguarding Curriculum

Safeguarding in the Curriculum

 

Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do at Rockmount. A great importance is placed on identifying wider opportunities for children to learn about safeguarding through our wide and broad and balanced curriculum. 

 

Our curriculum provides the opportunity for all pupils to experience life in all its diversity, to acquire knowledge, understanding, and skills that significantly impact personal development, behaviour, and welfare, and equips every child with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding.

 

This is also underpinned by our PSHE curriculum which ensures all areas of safeguarding are covered. At Rockmount, we are sensitive in our teaching and recognise that some more sensitive subjects may need to be adapted to meet the needs of all individual pupils and taught at an age-appropriate level, through small groups or even on a 1:1 basis where appropriate.

 

We constantly challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal physical and mental wellbeing. We value pupils’ questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas, and concerns at all times throughout their education with us. 

We give pupils’ opportunities across the curriculum to explore values, personal rights, responsibilities, and equal opportunities that develop moral concepts that impact positively on safeguarding, promote British values and prevent radicalisation and extremism. There are many opportunities throughout our learning in school to explore safeguarding issues.

 

Practical safeguarding opportunities are planned into the curriculum. For example:

Clever Never Goes - Stranger Danger

Community Safety 

 

Dogs Trust Safety Talk

   

NSPCC

 

Water Safety

  

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, for pupils and staff, helps prevent any form of direct or indirect discriminatory behaviour.  Our children learn to not tolerate any prejudiced behaviour.

 

Assembly and Circle Times are used to promote personal safeguarding matters and explore themes. For example, we talk about anti- bullying including cyber bullying and British values including how these values are promoted in our multi–faith society. Staff and children are quick to challenge stereotypes and the use of derogatory language in lessons and around the school. Our school reflects the diversity of pupils’ experiences 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 groups.

 

Throughout the curriculum, there are planned opportunities to promote all forms of equality and foster greater understanding of and respect for people of all faiths (and those with no faith), races, genders, ages, disabilities, and sexual orientations, through their words and actions.

 

Time is taken at the beginning of every new school year to reaffirm school values, expectations, and rules for being part of Rockmount. 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.

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