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Keeping Children Safe

Castle Academy Safeguarding Curriculum 2020- 2021

Safety at Castle Academy is a high priority for the whole school community.

Below is an outline of the safety aspects we cover throughout the year.

Additional activities are planned when a need is highlighted.

Safeguarding- children.

Dear Castle pupils,

When school is closed there are still ways in which you can alert an adult to your worries.

If you have concerns which you wish to report to school then please use this dedicated email address. This mail box is checked daily.

Fill out the form on this page

or use this email address

Below is the link to Childline which you can click and it will take you to the place where contact details are stored.

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Whole school activities

Safety is promoted through :

Our promotion of positive behaviour.

  • Our Anti-Bullying Policy and procedures and Behaviour & Discipline Policy including constant reminders about expected behaviours in public/in classrooms/around school/outside and consistent use of our Golden Time strategy.
  • Classroom behaviour management including class rules and playground rules.
  • Mentoring scheme ensuring that vulnerable children are supported and listened to

Teaching across the curriculum.

  • Our PHSE Policy and themes which include strategies for developing resilience, self-esteem and confidence
  • Our Health & Safety Policies and procedures
  • Our Sex and Relationship Policy
  • Positive mental health and well-being is promoted at every opportunity. We are developing the Thrive approach across our school. External support is brought into school when needed.
  • A wide range of visits from visitors. These include talks from professionals such as dental hygienists, nurses, police, road safety officers, fire fighters which extend the children’s knowledge of staying safe and healthy
  • Work with local health services re immunisations and health emergencies
  • The insistence that hats are worn for sun protection and sun cream is applied.
  • Our E-Safety Policy
  • Computing, DT, Science and PE policies and schemes of work which include safety guidelines and risk assessments

Safety procedures and practices.

  • Thorough risk assessment and preparation before visits – expectations, staying safe etc.
  • School building and grounds safety messages shared with pupils
  • Half termly emergency drills, ensuring children and adults are clear about what to do in an emergency;
  • Clear safety procedures built into the beginning and end of each day (senior staff on duty at these times.)

Listening to children.

  • The leadership team carry out regular learning walks seeking children’s views on safety and ensuring they understand general rules around safety. Children asked regularly if there is anywhere in school where they do not feel safe. Feedback is acted upon
  • Children encouraged to give their views and learn that they are listened to. This can be through talking partners, through circle times, assemblies and through whole school, whole class, group or individual discussion
  • School Council being proactive in listening to other children’s views and acting upon their concerns and ideas

Termly work




PHSE – New Beginning, Getting on and Falling out, Saying NO to Bullying.


Class, school and playground rules set with the children.


E-Safety lessons planned into Computing Curriculum for all year groups.


Swimming Lessons including water safety – Year 5


Road safety Talk – all school


Anti-Bullying Week


FS 2 – Y6 Educational Visits linked to the curriculum


Pupil voice survey

PHSE – Good to be Me, Going for Goals and staying Safe at School.

E-Safety lessons planned into Computing Curriculum for all year groups


Forest School work KS 1 and FS intervention for KS 2 groups.


FS2 – Y6 Educational Visits linked to the curriculum.


Mental Toughness project- Y6


Year 5/6 Residential Trip to France


Pupil voice survey

PHSE – Relationships, Changes, and moving on.


E-Safety lessons planned into Computing Curriculum for all year groups


Forest School work KS 1- KS 2


Year 4 Residential Trip- Austerfield




Mental Toughness project- Y6


Puberty Talks Years 5 & 6


Bike Ability Year 6


Pupil voice survey


Parent survey


Staff survey


At Castle Academy, we take our pupils’ views and opinions very seriously. We listen to how they feel so that we can make our school the best possible place for children to learn and thrive.

Each half term, all pupils across the school, complete a Pupil Voice Survey. The data from this is then collated and a detailed analysis carried out in order to inform future practice in line with our continuous commitment to improving our school.

Do you feel safe at school?

Some of the things that our pupils think we do well are:

  • Providing an environment where they feel safe
  • Children have adults in school who they feel confident to talk to if they feel upset or worried and are they feel they are listened to
  • Children have to work hard, know what to do if they are struggling and receive support to improve their work
  • 78% of children would recommend our school to other children

Astrea Safeguarding Policy 2020 – 2021 updated appendix 5 03.07.2020

Please look at our ICT and e- safety page for more information.

Online eSafety Policy May 2019