Our Lady's

Catholic Primary School

'Go shine in the world.'

Learning how to keep safe

At Our Lady’s, we teach our children to keep themselves safe by educating them to understand risks and make good choices. Our Personal, Social, Health and Citizenchip Education curriculum includes a weekly taught lesson for each class, visits and visitors on a range of topics, specific circle times in response to issues and assemblies. Our interactions with our children every day support them to make good choices. Pupils at Our Lady’s have regularly receive visits from the Community Police, Fire Brigade and Road Safety officers. We have worked with charities to provide workshops for our older pupils on anti-gang work, modern day slavery, knife crime, anti-radicalisation and county lines. Our Year 6 children also attend Camden’s Citizenship day which teaches the children how to keep safe on their way to and from school. Our curriculum supports pupils to make choices to live safe and healthy lives, to stay safe, to develop resilience and self-confidence, to respect each other and to make a positive contribution towards society. Pupils learn about online safety, personal safety, road safety, fire safety, first aid as well as how to make good choices regarding gangs, violence and knives. We have recently had a whole school Keeping Safe Week in which the whole school looked at –online safety, road safety, First Aid and ‘Keeping Myself Safe’. During pupil voice interviews, children are able to talk to us in lots of detail about ways they have learnt to keep themselves safe.