National Lockdown – January & February 2021
During this lockdown, we will be using Teams to set work and communicate with children. Teachers will upload all tasks, videos and links to your child’s Teams account. We will also hosting Live Sessions (once daily in KS2 and twice daily in KS1). If you cannot attend these live sessions, please watch the recording which will be uploaded onto Teams after the session. If you have lost your log in details, please email the email@example.com .
For more information, please look at the policies and letters below:
Please do keep in contact with your child’s class teacher. Not only is it important for us to monitor the engagement of the children, but we also love seeing what the children have been able to do.
At this time, we all need support in dealing with the massive changes that we are facing. Supporting mental health, for both children and adults, is so important. The Anna Freud centre has produced a great resource which can support families at this time. mentally healthy schools
Mrs Maunder has also put together a helpful list of ways to keep safe and mentally healthy whilst our current restrictions are in place: children’s mental health and well being
Guidance to parents about keeping children safe from harm during the current situation, when many are still learning from home: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm/advice-to-parents-and-carers-on-keeping-children-safe-from-abuse-and-harm
Safeguarding and Online Learning:
As we have moved to remote learning, I wanted to remind you of how to keep your child safe whilst working online, this is of paramount importance. We will only be using Teams to communicate with your child, which is a safe space for teachers and children to communicate. The work shared with the children is from trusted websites. Please see our Remote Learning Policy for information on our online offer. If you have any concerns about the content being offered, please report them immediately to the class teacher.
As a word of caution, if you are choosing to supplement the school’s online offer with support from online companies and in some cases individual tutors, please ensure that you use reputable organisation/individual who can provide evidence that they are safe and can be trusted to have access to children.
Here are some websites which offer advice and support with safe online learning:
· Internet matters – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
· London Grid for Learning – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
· Net-aware – for support for parents and carers from the NSPCC
· Parent info – for support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
· Thinkuknow – for advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online
· UK Safer Internet Centre – advice for parents and carers
· London Grid for Learning has support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online.
· Net-aware has support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games.
· Let’s Talk About It has advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation.
· UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services.
- CEOP – for advice on making a report about online abuse
We encourage you to set age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices and use internet filters to block malicious websites. These are usually free, but often need to be turned on. Please read this poster from LGFL which provides some top tips for parents on internet safety.
In the event that you have a safeguarding concern whilst online, please report this to the class teacher in the first instance. We would also like to signpost you to some websites, which offer age appropriate practical support:
· UK Safer Internet Centre – to report and remove harmful online content
· CEOP – for advice on making a report about online abuse
If you would like to report harmful or upsetting content or bullying and online abuse, you can use the following websites:
Harmful or upsetting content
Get support by:
· reporting harmful online content to the UK Safer Internet Centre
· getting government advice and trusted resources from Educate Against Hate on safeguarding from radicalisation, building resilience to extremism, and promoting shared values.
Bullying or abuse online
· get advice on reporting online abuse from the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection command
· get advice and support from Anti-Bullying Alliance for children who are being bullied