Child Protection Education
During the course of the year Mrs Turner will be teaching the children a number of sessions on how to keep themselves protected from harm.
This page provides a brief outline of the topics that will be discussed with children.
More information can be found by following the links below.
NSPCC - PANTS Rule
Talking PANTS teaches children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.
- Privates are private.
- Always remember your body belongs to you.
- No means no.
- Talk about secrets that upset you.
- Speak to someone, they can help.
Play Like Share
Play Like Share follows the adventures of Sam, Ellie and Alfie as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely.
The aim of the films is to help 8 - 10 year olds learn how to stay safe online. In particular, the films teach children to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet online, and develop their confidence to respond safely and get help.
There is a growing recognition that the home lives of children and young people can have a significant impact on their ability to participate fully in school life and achieve academically. Furthermore, children and young people are the next generation of potential victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse.
Schools are therefore in a key position to raise the issue of domestic abuse in a safe, structured learning environment. In particular we can:
- Challenge the myths that perpetuate domestic abuse.
- Support children to seek help and safety.
- Model and promote healthy, non-violent relationships.
Historically, however, the inclusion of the issue of domestic abuse within school lessons has been patchy and inconsistent. In order to address this, Women’s Aid has undertaken research to identify the barriers facing schools and teachers, with the aim of developing an appropriate and helpful response. Women’s Aid has developed an online education toolkit called Expect Respect.
Real Love Rocks
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and grooming are both terms that have been all over the news and media recently and as parents we can be left with lots of questions, concerns and even feelings of confusion about what they mean and how to protect our children.
If you are a parent or career who wants to learn more about child sexual exploitation, how to spot the signs and how to get help if you’re worried, then this site is for you. The Real Love Rocks resource is used at school with Year 6 pupils in the summer term and the link below will help you to understand more about it.
Looking at the effects of alcohol and peer pressure
(Year 5 and 6)
Drinkaware for Education includes curriculum-linked alcohol information and resources for students aged 9 to 14. Incorporating discussion-based activities, role plays and scenarios drawn from everyday situations, the resources make it easy for teachers to equip students with age-appropriate information. Using videos, lesson plans and a range of activities, Drinkaware for Education resources help teachers discuss emotional health and peer pressure, as well as the harms and risks commonly associated with alcohol.
Some secrets should never be kept
By Jayneen Sanders and illustrated by Craig Smith.
A picture book telling the story of a little boy, Alfred, who is touched inappropriately by his mother's employer Lord Henry. This book covers the issues of grooming, inappropriate touch and speaking out against abuse. Children will listen to the story and then a class led discussion and activities will follow.