Safeguarding Curriculum/Online Safety

We have a dedicated Online Safety Support for Parents page located under Classes and Home Learning alternatively click the link below.

Online Safety Support for Parents

Computing and E-Safety

 How is Online Safety taught at Richmond Hill Primary Academy?

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility

Online Safety Curriculum

Gooseberry Planet

Richmond Hill has a discrete Online Safety Curriculum which outlines the clear steps in progression of skills, knowledge and understanding throughout school.  Teachers deliver Online Safety sessions during each half term. 

Our curriculum is live with updates added as appropriate in response to pupil voice, emerging technologies and the needs of our pupils.


Computing Curriculum


Our Computing Curriculum also makes close links with Online Safety.  Teachers are encouraged, wherever possible, to ensure these links are discussed. 


Teachers are also encouraged to make these links when, using technology themselves.  For example, Whilst saving a document, the teacher may discuss morals of editing other’s work.


Parent Workshops

Gooseberry Planet

We have introduced parent workshops throughout the year and a dedicated parent online safety page, where up to date, relevant information can be found to support them in helping their children to stay safe online.

Parents/carers are also invited to join their child/ren as they participate in a Gooseberry Planet lesson.  This offers parents, children and staff the opportunity to discuss online safety together.


Staff Training and Online Safety Alerts

Gooseberry Planet

Recognising the ever-changing landscape of technology, our staff are kept continually up to date with the latest online safety alerts.  The training needs of staff are regularly reviewed to ensure that they are equipped with the skills and knowledge to monitor, discuss and address Online Safety in their classrooms.



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Our SMSC scheme, has close links with the teaching of Online Safety.  These links are made in  lessons by teachers and encourage children to reflect on their online use.


Assemblies and Events


Throughout the year, assemblies and events in school focus on Online Safety bring the school together to ensure and children see Online Safety as a shared priority of the school community

Staff can be supported by our Richmond Hill Online Safety lead or Safeguarding lead

The academy bases the teaching of computing on the National Curriculum. 

Our intent for computing is to ensure that all children:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Mrs Dugdale leads our computing curriculum, at RHPA we offer Purple Mash as a whole school progressive approach to teaching computing 

At Richmond Hill Primary Academy, we ensure that the safety of our children is everyone’s top priority.  With the ever-expanding access to the internet and the potential risks that this can pose, e-safety is taught as an essential part of our safeguarding curriculum.  We enable children to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to be able to use the internet accordingly, but with minimal risk, whilst ensuring they have the necessary skills to be able to identify when they could be in potential danger and what to do about this. 

Our curriculum intent for online safety aims to ensure that all pupils are responsible, users of information and communication .

Running alongside a progressive curriculum that teaches children how to keep themselves safe from potential threats of other internet users, we deliver sessions that include messages that link to the Prevent Strategy.  Potential risks associated with being radicalised whilst accessing the internet are covered within this scheme of work, ensuring that every e-safety aspect is delivered to our pupils.

The scheme of work that we deliver on a rolling programme is Gooseberry Planet.  Gooseberry Planet links to the Computing curriculum, PSHE curriculum, RSE and Health Education as well as the UKCISS framework and takes Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019 into account, ensuring that our pupils have the most relevant lessons delivered to them.

This scheme of work is delivered from Reception through to Year 6, through a progressive model whereby age appropriate, specific themes are delivered to the children which are developed throughout each year group.

The themes, taken from the UKCCIS framework, that are developed throughout Reception to Year 6 are;

  • Self-Image & Identity
  • Online Relationships
  • Online Reputation
  • Online Bullying
  • Managing Online Information
  • Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle
  • Privacy & Security
  • Copyright & Ownership

Implementation of online safety
Knowledge is developed progressively through Reception to Year 6.


Gooseberry Planet Curriculum Map and Subject Progression

Please see the  documents below

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Melton Road, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, DN57SB

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