Safe to learn
Factors that contribute to a safer learning environment for all pupils
In Northumberland we promote the understanding that every child
has the right to learn and flourish in a safe, discrimination-free
environment. There is evidence to demonstrate that children and
young people are most likely to fulfil their potential in
schools where health and well-being are prioritised.
Schools in Northumberland contribute significantly to improving
the life chances of all young people by taking steps to ensure that
they are all safe to learn. The statutory guidance for schools
and colleges on safeguarding children, including safer recruitment.
Keeping Children Safe in Education was published in April
From August 2014 there is a guidance document for
Ofsted Inspectors to
Inspecting safeguarding in schools.
The Health and Wellbeing Team, through our SLA has a range of
packages available to support schools to address responsible
citizenship, protective behaviours, self-esteem and
anti-discriminatory strategies and teaching.
All schools should continue to challenge, record and tackle all
forms of bullying, including homophobic and racist incidents and
any kind of discriminatory language, including homophobic, biphobic
and transphobic language.
The following links will take you to organisations and web sites
which support the development of a safe learning environment in