Parents

We have compiled some helpful information pages for you covering several topics which will give you more of an idea about the curriculum and some important subjects we discuss with the children in school.

These include:

Safeguarding Children - Protecting our children.

E-Safety - Keep children safe online.

Topic Webs - Find out what your child will be learning each term.

Homework Help - Terminology for helping with homework.
SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN

The safety and well-being of the children here at Gracefield School is our first priority.  Children cannot learn unless they feel happy and safe. We adhere to strict Safeguarding procedures to protect the welfare of all the children who come to our school and we have key policies in place to help keep our pupils safe. You can find these documents on our downloadable documents page.

If you have any concerns relating to safeguarding, please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leader, Mrs Elizabeth Morgan (Headteacher) or in her absence Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leader, Mrs Tara Horton (Deputy Head).


There are some useful websites which provide additional information so please do take a look at the following sites:

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

http://www.online-procedures.co.uk/swcpp/

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/social-care-health/reporting-concerns-about-a-child-first-response



ONLINE SAFETY

We understand our responsibility to play a key role in educating and supporting the children with online safety. We also want to help you as a parent or carer keep up to date with how children are using the internet and support them in using these new exciting services safely and responsibly. The following guidelines give you some practical advice on keeping your child safe online. You will also find some useful links for further information and advice.


GOLDen Rules for InternetSafety

Ground Rules

How should the Internet be used in your home?  Be specific about what you think is acceptable use.

Keep information private. Agree rules about meeting online “friends” in real life.

Anything not acceptable in real life is not acceptable online.

Age appropriate sites, remember sites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube have an age limit of 13 for a reason.

Online Safety

Anti-virus, filtering and parental monitoring systems, are they up todate and active?

Read online guides.

Active security and privacy settings on computers and your social networking sites.

Shopping sites remembering your details?

Location

Accessing the internet in family rooms so you can see what your children are watching on the screen.

Be aware that mobile phones or games consoles may be able to access the Internet remotely.

Can children access a neighbour’s wireless network?

Where else are they online?

Dialogue

Share the experience.

Get them to teach you, children are now more IT literate than many adults.

Ensure they are happy to talk to you if they are worried or uncomfortable.

Talk about what to do if they are worried about on-line content, many sites have a help button which alerts the authorities to potential on-line crime. 

http://www.ceop.police.uk/

https://www.iwf.org.uk/report

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=UK_GO_S_E_BND_Grant_Childline_Pure_Brand&utm_term=childline&gclid=CLvc1rXNzsgCFUccGwoda04FzQ&gclsrc=aw.ds