Safeguarding and the promotion of core values is central to our work at The Bewbush Academy. We plan to constantly challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal, physical and mental wellbeing.
Priority on identifying opportunities in the structured and unstructured curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding is core to our school ethos - with our Key Driver being: Well-Being of body and mind.
Our curriculum gives our children opportunities to experience life in all its diversity, to acquire resilience, knowledge, understanding and skills that impact on their personal development, behaviour, welfare and personal safeguarding.
Our Well-Being curriculum covers all areas of the statutory primary age guidance for Relationships and Health Education. We use a number of approaches/ programmes to support the delivery of our Well-Being curriculum:
Thrive: a pastoral provision for supporting the emotional well-being of all children - helping them to understand and name feelings and develop their relationships with others
MAPPs: a Metacognition And Psychology Programme, which develops the children’s learning about neuroscience and their amazing brain
National On-line Safety: lessons and resources aligned to the UKCCIS Education for a connected world guidance, exploring areas such as online relationships and privacy
Yasmine and Tom: a relationships education programme written by the FPA (Family Planning Association). This includes thinking about relationships online and offline, different types of families and keeping yourself safe and healthy
Outdoor learning lessons to promote our care for the world and because we all know being in nature is good for us
In addition to this, there are opportunities through other curriculum areas to develop children’s learning and understanding about how to keep themselves physically, emotionally and mentally healthy.