Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship
At Longford Park Primary Academy, we want our pupils to be successful, confident learners and responsible citizens. We recognise the importance of both the academic as well as the well-being, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of every child in our school.
Our safeguarding practices and policies ensure that we recognise the signs of all kinds of abuse, including exploitation, grooming and radicalisation. We are also mindful of the Prevent Strategy and the role that the school plays in developing tolerance for others with respect for the rule of law as core values.
A Safeguarding Curriculum
We fully recognise our responsibility to protect pupils from radicalisation and exploitation, and acknowledge it is part of our wider safeguarding duties being as important as protecting children from other harms to their health, social and educational development. As well as educating children, staff are trained to respond to and report concerns, and ensure that information is shared appropriately (Notice, Check, Share).
With this in mind, the school will broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by our vision ‘Flying High’ used to model and articulate British values, linked to our robust PSHCE curriculum which will be developed in relation to our own context, in response to the needs of the community (local needs analysis), OFSTED findings of PSHCE teaching in England (PSHE report 2013) and the most up to date guidance on safeguarding children. We also want children to know the differences between themselves and others, challenging negative attitudes and stereotypes. Positive learning attitudes and growth mind-set are developed through an ‘attitudes’ curriculum and through our own UNITED learning curriculum.