Dear Parents and Carers,
Throughout October, our Relationships Education will focus on developing our children’s understanding of safe relationships. As part of this, each class will be discussing the NSPCC’s PANTS rules in our PSHE (personal, social, health, and economic education) lessons.
During these discussions, we will aim to teach our pupils the following important safety skills, without giving explicit information or telling scary stories. We will be teaching our pupils how to stay safe by learning the PANTS rules, which the NSPCC have developed to be like a Green Cross Code for staying safe from sexual abuse. PANTS stands for:
• Privates are private
• Always remember your body belongs to you
• No means no
• Talk about secrets that upset you
• Speak up, someone can help.
The lessons will introduce a range of ideas, all delivered in a way that’s fully age-appropriate, empowering pupils without using any frightening words.
These ideas include:
• good and bad touching
• your child’s right to say no to things that make them feel upset or uncomfortable
• naming parts of the body
• who your child can turn to if they ever feel upset or worried.
If you would like to know more about the NSPCC’s campaign and learn how you can help keep your children safe in partnership with Preston Primary School, more information can be found at:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this PSHE curriculum, please contact either your child’s class teacher or the pastoral team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Stead, Preston Primary School Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
DSL Mobile: 07376 192604