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Teaching Safeguarding to Students at Spring Hill High School



“Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everybody’s responsibility.”
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016


Spring Hill High School is committed to ensuring every child feels safe and secure both within and beyond our school community. As part of this commitment we feel it is important to actively educate children about ways to stay safe under the wider umbrella of safeguarding as demonstrated above. The table below shows how we aim to achieve this.


Safeguarding Area Action
Child Protection

Life skills coaching session-

  • Who is safe?
  • Where in our community is safe?
  • How to travel safely

Social Skills sessions:

  • Who is a friend?
  • Who is safe to speak to and share feelings with?

Display boards with helplines.


The Responsibility Points system

  • Point 1 - On time and Ready to start


  • Weekly reflection on attendance in the personal tutorial sessions.

Attendance programmes

  • Individualised reward programmes to improve programmes
  • Weekly certificates to reward good performance including attendance

Transition periods

  • Visits to new sites and new classrooms.
  • Specific teaching in PSHE/Careers about change / moving on / new challenges

PHSE Units

Science curriculum

  • Healthy Living

Computing Curriculum

  • e-safety

PE Curriculum

  • Healthy and Fitness - Vcert Level 1 and 2


  • Independent living

Teaching British Values

First Aid


  • The difference between medicine and drugs

First Aid Course

  • Safer Internet day
  • PHSE curriculum
  • Computing Curriculum
  • E-safety displays
The School Environment / Health and Safety
  • Students are taught to respect their classrooms by keeping it clean and tidy.
  • PE – safe use of equipment
  • DT / science-safe use of equipment
  • Classroom / school equipment – children are taught to use this safely eg. scissor safety.
  • PSHE curriculum
Social Interaction

Social Skills sessions:

  • Turn taking

The Responsibility Points system

  • Point 3 - Use appropriate behaviour and language
  • Point 4 - Show and earn respect


  • Weekly reflection on appropriate behaviour, language and respect.
  • Weekly target setting on behaviour and respect.
A listening school

The Responsibility Points system

  • Point 2 - Listen and follow instructions


  • Weekly reflection on making the right choice to listen and follow instructions

Student Council

  • Pupil Voice
Behaviour management
  • Responsibility Points System
  • Weekly Reflection during Tutorial sessions
  • Weekly Target setting during tutorial sessions.
Anti bullying policy
  • Caring family friendly ethos
  • LGBT display boards
  • PHSE lessons




Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes. The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.


Prevent - Frequently Asked Questions:

How does Prevent relate to British values?

Schools have been required to promote British values since 2014, and this will continue to be part of our response to the Prevent strategy

British values include:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty and mutual respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.


Isn’t my child too young to learn about extremism?

The Prevent strategy is not just about discussing extremism itself, which may not be appropriate for younger children. It is also about teaching children values such as tolerance and mutual respect. This is what we will focus on at Spring Hill High school.

The school will make sure any discussions are suitable for the age and maturity of the children involved.


Is extremism really a risk in our area?

Extremism can take many forms, including political, religious and misogynistic extremism. Some of these may be a bigger threat in our area than others.

We will endeavour to give children the skills to protect them from any extremist views they may encounter, now or later in their lives.



Download our Safeguarding Visitors Leaflet here

Download our Prevent Leaflet for Parents here


An Overview of the Spring Hill High school PSHE Scheme that teaches Safeguarding


Key stage 3

Year Groups PHSE Safeguarding Topics
Year 7
  • Transition and Understanding Change
  • Making the Right Choices - Being Drink Aware
  • Safety Online
Year 8
  • Crossing The Line - Appropriate use of the Internet
  • What makes a Healthy Relationship?
Year 9
  • Keeping Safe Online
  • Recognising Abusive Relationships


Key stages 4 & 5

Year Groups PHSE Safeguarding Topics
Year 10
  • Preventing Radicalisation
  • What is CSE?
Year 11
  • Friend Or Foe - Helping young people avoid CSE
  • Understanding the dangers of drugs.
Year 12
  • Disrespect Nobody - Encouraging Healthy Teenage Relationships
  • What is extremism and how can we Prevent it?