Our bigger picture values are threaded through our curriculum, from Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Pupil safeguarding and the promotion of fundamental British values are a core part of learning at Medway Primary School and great importance is placed on identifying opportunities in the curriculum for children to learn about safeguarding themselves and others. Children learn to articulate their own opinions and to explore the viewpoints of others through their topic work. They learn to think critically and apply their knowledge to topic work. Our values led curriculum gives pupils opportunities to experience life in all its diversity, to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that significantly impact on personal development, behaviour and welfare and equips every child with the knowledge and skills required for personal safeguarding.
We plan to constantly challenge children to think deeply about safeguarding matters and their own personal physical and mental wellbeing. Through themes such as:
At Medway, we drive learning through a curriculum that encompasses values and ethos, whilst providing contexts that the children can understand, question and challenge.
We interrogate high quality texts that underpin our school values and encourage critical thinking skills, whilst keeping oracy at the heart of all that we do.
Safeguarding knowledge is deepened. We value pupils’ questions and give them space for their own thoughts, ideas and concerns. We give them opportunities across the curriculum to explore values, personal rights, responsibilities and equal opportunities that develop moral concepts that impact positively on safeguarding, promote British values and prevent radicalisation and extremism.
Further detailed information regarding our curriculum, can be found on our class pages.