North Waltham Primary School

North Waltham Primary School

North Waltham Primary
'The Headteacher gives the school strong, purposeful and highly effective leadership.' Ofsted 2016
'Pupils are confident, polite and understanding of each other. They are justly proud of their learning and progress, and readily share their ideas with staff, each other and visitors.' Ofsted 2016
'She has had a wonderful start to her educational life and the school has played a massive part in becoming the person she is today.' - Parent
'We continue to be impressed with all that North Waltham offers and achieves. It is a fantastic school.' - Parent
'Thank you very much for having me in your school for 7 years and I have enjoyed each and every one of them.' - Pupil
'There are no words that can portray our gratitude for all your magnificent hard work, professionalism and care given to our children throughout their whole time at NW school.' - Parent
'There can be few schools in the country better than North Waltham.' - Parent
'You helped me so much this year- I couldn't have got through it without you.' - Pupil
'Thanks so much for teaching me in Oak class. You have helped me through my mistakes and I will miss you when I leave for secondary school.' - Pupil
'Thank you so very much for the two fabulous years you have given me.' - Pupil
'I will miss you and all the teachers very much and even more to you as you have helped me get a level 5 in all my subjects.' - Pupil
'Thank you for your hard work and dedicated teaching.' - Pupil
'Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, love and confidence in him. We have been so very lucky to have you.' - Pupil
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E-Safety

Internet Safety 

Our children love to use the internet specially to play games and to communicate with their friends. The way they start using computers and the guidance they are given at this young age can set them on the right path to being safer in later life.

At our school we ensure that our children are taught the basic tips of Internet Safety in every year group.

We recently had an Internet Safety Day. It was run by Paul Hay who is an expert in Internet Safety. Paul worked with the teachers to lead an assembly and run class lessons.

For the younger years, we use a cartoon which was created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection agency (CEOPs).

You can see the cartoon on YouTube by clicking here.

It tells the children the 4 Top Tips they need to remember.

  • Top Tip 1 : People you don’t know are strangers. They’re not always who they say they are.
  • Top Tip 2 : Be nice to people on the computer like you would in the playground.
  • Top Tip 3 : Keep your personal information private.
  • Top Tip 4 : If you ever get that ‘uh oh’ feeling, you should tell a grown-up you trust.

 Click here to download and print your own poster
 

For the older year groups, we had a special lesson to help them understand social media and how to be careful using it.

They were shown a video to help understand.

You can see that video on YouTube by clicking here

 

We also held sessions for parents. It is important for all parents to learn about how children use the internet so they can carry on the discussion with their own children at home.

Paul has provided links to useful sites to learn more about Internet Safety and watch other related videos. Here is the site

www.pclstraining.com/links

Paul is also happy for parents to contact him with any questions you may have.

paul.hay@pclstraining.com

"Digital Parenting" magazine

An organisation called Parentzone have created a great magazine for parents to help them understand how young people use the internet and provide help.

Click here for the online version

http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/
or
Click here to download your own copy

http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/offline/download.pdf

 

It is important that there is a dialogue between children and their parents about ways to stay safe online.

We ask all pupils to sign a copy of our 'Acceptable Use Policy', which sets out the rules we expect all pupils to follow in relation to ICT use within school.

Here are some useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:

Thinkuknow: This is an excellent resource for children of all ages on how to stay safe online.

KidScape: A great link to open discussion on cyber bullying for primary school children.

Stay safe online: A document compiled at school with tips for parents and children on how to stay safe online.

www.internetmatters.org

UK safer internet centre.