This term, every class will be discussing the NSPCC’s “PANTS” rules in our PSHE lessons.

During these discussions we will aim to teach our pupils important safety skills (listed below) 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 safety ideas, all delivered in a way that’s fully age-appropriate, empowering pupils without using any frightening words.

These 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 us at Longthorpe Primary School, more information about talking PANTS, including a short film and a parent guide can be found at

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch with your child’s class teacher or Mrs Theakstone.