Online Safety

Pupils at Sherwood Primary School have access to a range of online materials that enrich and extend teaching and learning opportunities. The benefits to teaching and learning are many and varied. Pupils will be given clear objectives for Internet use and will access material under guidance from their class teacher. Teachers will supervise pupils and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that users only access material appropriate to their learning.

Sherwood pupils are taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private. Pupils are taught to identify where to go for help and support, and when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

Shewood Primary School uses a Lightspeed Rocket Web Filter system to filter inappropriate content from users in school. We also monitor online activity of staff, children and visitors to Sherwood Primary School. Any concerns that arise are reported immediately to our Designated Safeguarding Leader (Mrs N Hanson).

A report is also generated on a weekly basis and reviewed by our Online Safety Champion (Mr P Whelan). Action is taken immediately to address any concerns that arise (in line with our Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, Equalities, Safeguarding or PREVENT policies and procedures). This information is then shared on a termly basis with the Safeguarding Team (a sub-committee of our Senior Leadership team). Any action that arises from this is reported to the Governing Body.

We believe in working closely with our parents to support pupils in developing safe practice when using online technology and therefore provide regular updates through our newsletter. Please see below.

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Sherwood Primary School

Sherwood Way, Fulwood,

Preston PR2 9GA

Main contact: Mrs J Maddock