Online Safety

Our Online Safety Curriculum Leader is Mr Tyrrell.

Online safety is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school.

We also want to help our parents and children improve their own understanding of online safety issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.

We ensure that our pupils are well equipped with an online safety curriculum that is purposeful and provides pupils with the necessary knowledge and skills to keep themselves safe whilst using technology. To deliver our curriculum, we follow the National Curriculum and use Teach Computing as a planning tool for lesson delivery. This is a progressive planning tool that ensures that online safety is taught as a prerequisite and then woven in line with the Computing curriculum, in order to have optimum impact. Online safety coverage is carefully planned within the Safeguarding curriculum as taught in school, in addition to PSHE and Relationships and Sex Education – ensuring that pupils at all age ranges understand this aspect of learning as a core element of keeping themselves safe.

Children are taught about online safety in a variety of different ways: through dedicated online safety weeks where pupils complete a range of tasks and learning around keeping themselves and others safe using technology; within assemblies for both the whole school and within key stages within computing lessons; through the safeguarding curriculum; through school displays and discussions.

We share via our academy newsletter and X any important notices and updates for our parents and carers to ensure that everybody remains well informed. We encourage children to understand the huge benefits that technology can have and how, when used safely and sensibly, is a wonderful tool for learning and entertainment.