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,
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.
We have due regard for the information produced by the DFE and weave this into our online safety curriculum, SRE Curriculum and PSHE curriculum; Teaching_online_safety_in_school This document is extremely useful.
We have our very own Super Heroes at St Oswald’s- Our I-Vengers who support all pupils and staff about staying safe online.
Our I-vengers have worked with the pupils in the school and have created a poem to help children remember how to stay safe online as well as 10 Top Tips! St Oswald Top Tps
Stay Safe Online
When you are online there are dangers,
Lurking in the shadows of the web are strangers.
No, No, No, please don’t show,
Your identity to those you don’t know.
Hey, Hey, Hey watch that word,
No foul language to be heard!
Strong passwords are the key
To keep strangers away who may want to see.
Chat, Chat, Chat, not always needed,
To stay safe online let this be heeded.
Fun online isn’t a crime,
But, be aware eyes open all of the time!
By Ottilie, Eve, Hollie and Oliver
St Oswald’s Ivenger’s
We teach our children about online safety through our curriculum which is detailed below;
Online Safety Policy Online-Safety Policy updated Febraury 2021
Acceptable Use Policy acceptable use children
We work closely with the Local Authority, and CEOP, the internet safety organisations who support with leaflets and advice to ensure that our children stay safe when on line. Mrs Wood is the Online safety Lead in school.
Online Safety Videos which were shared via Google Classrooms;
These leaflets can be found by clicking here.
We have a Mobile Phone Policy and a Internet Safety Policy.