What’s Coming Up / Dates for your diaries:
Monday 22nd Jan – Governors Meeting at 3:30pm
Tuesday 23rd Jan – Parents Evening until 7:30pm
Wednesday 24th Jan – Parents Evening until 5:30pm
Friday 26th Jan – Y6 Magistrates visit
Wednesday 31st Jan – Eucharist at 9:00am. All welcome.
Friday 2nd Feb – Y4 Candlemas Celebration at St Matthew’s Church.
Tuesday 6th Feb – Y5 Safer Internet workshop and performance at the Guildhall, Northampton
Wednesday 7th Feb – Safer Internet Day in school.
Friday 9th Feb – School closes for Half Term at 3:15pm
Monday 19th Feb – School opens after Half Term at 8:45 / Gates open 8:45
Thursday 22nd Feb – Founder’s Day – all Scouts, Cubs and Beavers - come to school in their uniform
Thursday 1st March – World Book Day – a theme to be announced soon!
Tuesday 27th March – Evening performance of Y345 production – 6pm
Wednesday 28th March – Afternoon and evening performance of Y345 production – 2pm and 6pm
Thursday 29th March – School closes at 3:15pm for the Easter Break
Please find below the latest On-line Safety Newsletter from Simon Aston at NCC
I hope you all had a nice and relaxing Christmas break. Due to a busy schedule it’s been a while since I last did a newsletter and as always lots has being going on in terms of online safety.
It was great to see so many schools at the UK Safer Internet Live event in December. I thought it was a really good event and how important it is to highlight to young people and adults how apps store and sell data. 75% of mobile apps want data and of the course the reason why Instagram is worth so much money is because it sells on data. So it’s worth reminding staff, parents and children to delete free apps if they are not being used. There is no such thing as free. The Children’s Commissioner in September published some fact sheets and teaching resources making it easier for young people to understand what they are signing up to. Below is a few examples from their Snapchat resource.
While you use Snapchat we collect the following data:
Have a look at the resource below:
Online Safety – Parents At the moment I am being asked to do a lot of parent sessions and 1-2-1 group work. It’s great we are engaging parents around online safety but stats are telling me I am doing more parent sessions than staff awareness sessions which is worrying. If you have concerns about a child or family and their internet use, please consider the following.
Encourage the family to talk about the positives of the internet and gaming, and also talk about the negatives.
The children or child is to come up with some technology rules and the child or children also sets the consequences. Children are more likely to buy into the rules if they set them.
Download for free the family agreement from Childnet International and the school can support the family with this.
Don’t forget, blocking and removing devices could cause or increase secretive behaviour.
We have made the online safety bookings a lot easier for schools and organisations. We have re vamped the online safety web page on the county councils website and updated the costings. If you would like to book an online safety session then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out our web page about bullying and online safety