Head's Blog

Safer Internet Day

From coverage in the press, you are probably aware that Safer Internet Day takes place in early February. This is observed throughout the world as a means of celebrating the advantages of the internet alongside its dangers and potential risks to children.

The theme for this year is 'All fun and games? Exploring Respect and Relationships on line.' As a school, in conjunction with Children's Mental Health Week, we are completing some activities around internet safety.

As part of my assembly, we watched a video on the theme of gaming and online communication, and how to respond and interact appropriately. The link for this is as follows:

https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2022/virtual-assemblies

This website also has a very good section for parents with advice, guides and resources for keeping children safe on line. The link is as follows:

https://saferinternet.org.uk/guide-and-resource/parents-and-carers

We are currently updating our Online Safety Policy and will publish it on our school website shortly. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about internet safety, there are a few people in school who you can get in touch with. You can obviously talk to your child's teacher but, more specifically, our Online Safety and Computing Leads. Both of them can offer help and advice and can signpost you to support if you need it.

Global Theme Week- Education

A key aspect of our teaching involves our Global Curriculum. As part of our routine teaching and Global Focus weeks, the children learn about a variety of issues ranging from Social Justice and Equality to Sustainable Development. We encourage the children to think about what they have learnt, and then act upon it with a view to them becoming model Global Citizens in the future! 

Our next Global Learning Week is just around the corner, and the focus this time will be on education and, in particular, education around the world and children’s entitlement to it. During this week, we will focus more on the Human Rights and Social Justice strands of our Global Curriculum as opposed of the Sustainable Development and environmental issues covered during the Water Week. Our pupils will experience learning with and without resources, and consider how educational experiences differ around the world.

The children and staff really enjoyed our Water Week activities, and we are very much looking forward to investigating education from a global perspective. I am sure that, once again, our pupils will be excited to share their thoughts and findings with their families!