Please also refer to the section in ‘About us – Keeping children safe’ for information about safeguarding in school.
The safety of children from our school is of paramount importance. We regularly monitor a wide range of policies and procedures to ensure we keep up to date with all aspects of safety and safeguarding. We hope that the information on this page will help raise your awareness of how to keep your child safe both 'virtually' and in the community.
The world is becoming increasingly 'virtual' with the internet connecting people in a wide range of areas through a number of different device types. Just as we aim to keep children safe when in our immediate care, we should aim to monitor their use of the internet and ensure they are enjoying the rich range of resources in a safe and controlled manner. This is known as 'E-Safety' which can be defined in a number of ways. One such definition is "E-Safety is about utilising information and communication technologies in a safe and responsible way. It is mainly concerned with the safeguarding of young people in the digital world and making sure they feel safe when accessing new technology.”
Please keep an eye out on our Calendar to see when we are running our E-Safety sessions. There are also leaflets with advice on e-safety available from the office – these are provided by Sweethaven who are our IT provider.
Sweethaven are in school three times a week and are able to advise us quickly if there are any e-safety concerns. The school monitors filtering software for key words, phrases and concepts every day to ensure the children are not able to access inappropriate, offensive or other types of material on the school internet. This falls both in our curriculum aspects of ICT / e-safety and the Safeguarding provision within our school.
Please click on the sites below to have a look through some of the principles of E-Safety and how to tackle this in the home:
Useful Guides for Parents:
Facebook Parents’ Guide (please note the minimum age for use of Facebook is 13.)
Instagram Parents’ Guide (please note the minimum age for use of Instagram is 13.)
NSPCC Net Aware
Parents’ Guide to Google+
Snapchat Parents’ Guide (please note the minimum age for use of Instagram is 13.)
An essential guide for parents
A parents’ guide to mobile phones
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre)
We promote walking, cycling and scooting as sustainable and healthy modes of transport to and from school. Our school is part of the Sustrans initiative (Sustainable Transport) to encourage alternative methods of transport to school. To ensure children are safe on their way to and from school, we ask that parents educate children about being safe around the roads and that they cross the road safely with Dawn, our friendly lollypop lady!
We take part in the Bikeability Training (Cycling Proficiency for the 21st Century!) which is aims to train children how to stay safe on their bikes.
We ask that all children cycling to or from school wear a cycle helmet. We also ask that all bikes and scooters are locked in the bike sheds during the day and that there is no scooting or cycling on the school grounds at any point due to the high numbers of people moving around the school at the start and end of the day (some of whom may be very young or elderly.)
Below is some general advice and information to help keep your children safe. Please come and talk to members of the staff if you ever have any questions about how to best keep your child safe or if you are concerned about the safety of any member of our school community.