Mrs Wood is our Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Mansfield is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Mrs Shearer is the Safeguarding Governor.
“Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility: all Staff, (Governors and Volunteers) should play their full part in keeping children safe”
Safeguarding of children and the promotion of fundamental British values are a core business of our work at St Oswald’s. Great importance is place on identifying opportunities in the taught curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding. Our curriculum gives children opportunities;
- to experience life in all it 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.
We plan constantly to challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal physical and mental wellbeing. We look at the following themes;
- Managing emotional needs,
- online safety
- what makes a family,
- stereotyping, bullying, water safety,
- dangers of extremism,
- substance misuse,
- stranger danger,
As a result the children’s safeguarding knowledge is deepened. We value pupils’ questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas and concerns. We give them 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 preventing radicalisation and extremism.
Our curriculum shows how we explore safeguarding issues- we use books to support a lot of the teaching.
Practical safeguarding opportunities are planned into the curriculum. For example;
- road safety (including out of school visits and scootabliity/balance ability)
- poolside safety through swimming lessons
- water safety through the RNLI
- fire awareness and safety
- safe use of technology
We have developed an open and safe environment in which pupils express their views, seek help and help others. The exceptionally well planned promotion of equal opportunity and diversity of pupils and staff, help prevent any form of direct or indirect discriminatory behaviour. Our children learn to not tolerate any prejudiced behaviour. Our behaviour policy promotes making good choices and the consequence of making choices.
Our Policies linked to safeguarding our children can be found here;