Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Sarginson, Mrs Hill or Mrs Dixon

Please see the safeguarding section of our website under Policies > Safeguarding.

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Children's emotional health and wellbeing has a huge impact on their ability to learn. PSHCE is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to keep themselves healthy and safe, and prepare for life and work in modern Britain.  At Hopwood, we believe a whole-school approach is vital to improving children’s emotional health and wellbeing, helping to keep them safe, improve behaviour and raise achievements. Lessons teach the statutory, age-appropriate elements of RSE (Relationships and sexual education) and drugs education.

Our PSHCE teaching covers three areas:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Healthy relationships
  • Living in the wider world

Lessons promote strategies and principles such as Growth Mind-set, which encourages the children to develop a ‘can do’ attitude. We build an understanding of character values throughout the key stages, such as resilience and determination, using a variety of activities including drama, role-play and whole class debates.

 Anti-bullying ambassadors promote an ethos of respect and kindness through a peer mentor scheme. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are nurtured through the taught curriculum of PSHCE, RE and collective worship and embedded through the schools ethos.

Every year group also takes part in lessons that progressively deepen their understanding of money, saving, spending wisely and income related activities in order to help prepare them for the wider world.  We also ensure the children develop a key understanding of safeguarding issues such as anti-bullying strategies and road safety, which are taught through lessons designed to develop children’s life skills, helping them to become confident, safe and responsible young people.