St. Andrew's have won the
Digital School of the Year
We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised nationally as a leader in the provision of e-safety for our whole school community.
All the children and staff at St. Andrew’s were delighted to hear that we had won the Digital School of the Year.. The online safety of our school community is extremely important to us and it is great that our hard work and dedication to e-safety has been validated nationally by ParentZone.
You may have seen in the press news about this new online app. Please find below a web link to help keep your children safe, if they are to play this new game.
Design a comic strip that shows an important E-safety message. It could start with a problem and then show how someone has overcome that problem by using the SMART rules.
A template for a comic strip is below.
Closing date September 15th 2016.
The winning entry will receive a £10 Scholastic voucher.
E-Safety Training for all parents
The training was a great success and was attended by 23 parents. There were plenty of opportunities for discussions and everyone went home with some information or a resource that they could use.
" It has been very useful in keeping up with the children..."
" A great idea to have this training!"
" Very useful and informative."
" Thank you - really good - with 4 boys any information will help me to keep them safe online "
"Very important information that all should know about!"
"I feel more confident in keeping my daughter safe."
" Excellent overview into E-safety."
Everyone who attended said they would recommend the training to others.
We hope to run another session in the near future and will endeavour to run one after school for those who work.
More E-Safety Training at St. Andrew's Coming Soon!
E-Safety Online Training
As promised at the training, a document is attached below that gives instructions for accessing an online training course for parents. This is normally £7 per parent but is supplied free of charge by St.Andrew's. You need to create an account and follow the link on your email.
For your free access to the programme, go to www.parentzone.org.uk/parentcourse
Simply click on the pink ‘Add to cart’ button to start your registration. On the next page click checkout. You’ll then be asked to enter your email address. On the next page, you will need to enter the coupon code DSP16 to ensure you have free access to the programme. Return to your email and follow the links.
E-Safety Charter for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
The School Council were invited to the E-Safety steering group in February. They were asked to think of what rules we should have in class for keeping children safe online at school. Following this, they asked their classes for their ideas. Below is the culmination of the thoughts from the children in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
E-Safety survey for children
All the children from Y2 to Y6 have completed an E-safety survey. The information is helping us to direct our teaching of the children and training of parents. An online version is currently being created for parents to complete. Further details to follow.
Please re-visit this page regularly - It will be populated with everything that we do at St.Andrew's to help the children stay safe on the Internet.
Recent policy updates have been added. The IT Policy is currently being reviewed and will be uploaded shortly.
Check the end of the page for top tips, links and articles to help you and your family keep safe online!
Check out the SMART rules cartoon and watch it with your children.