Life in modern Britain is extremely exciting. However, there are also challenging times in young people’s lives. At Wombridge Primary School we believe that teaching children to grow up with the skills to keep themselves ‘safe and happy’ is as important as equipping them with literacy and numeracy skills. At Wombridge Primary we work hard to ensure that every child takes responsibility for their own actions and develops a strong awareness of how what they do and say can affect others.
We expect the children to develop a concern and consideration for each other and we teach them how to overcome challenges.
The staff work closely together to demonstrate consistency and a firm but fair approach. Unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated, where it occurs firm sanctions are implemented and parent’s support is expected.
The school has received national recognition by being one of the first 30 schools in the UK to be awarded the Bullying Intervention Group (BIG) Award for excellence in challenging bullying.
Keeping Happy & Safe Online
At Wombridge Primary school we take e-safety seriously. The school works closely with Telford and Wrekin Council to continue to provide safe and secure access to the internet within school. The wireless network is filtered to prevent access to unsuitable websites, whilst enabling the children to benefit from the very best educational resources possible. We pride ourselves on our vigilance in taking every possible and practical step to minimise the risk within school of inappropriate internet use, in close partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council.
However with new technologies emerging all of the time we recognise that it will not always be possible to eliminate the risk of inappropriate internet use completely through filtering and restriction. With this in mind we place great importance on educating the children on taking their own e-safety very seriously. We expect the children to actively learn responsible use of the internet through our ongoing work on being safe and happy and ensure that the children have the opportunity to gain an age appropriate understanding of the potential risks as well as the advantages of using modern technology as they progress through the school.
We gave a brief to the children in key stage 2 to produce a start up video that was current enough to engage a 14 year old but accessible enough that our reception teachers could use it to support their work on how we stay safe and happy online.
As a result of this, we expect each child to demonstrate safe and responsible use of the internet. You can help support your child at home by being aware of potential risks, and regularly talking to your child about how they use the internet at home. If you require more information you may find these links helpful, or by all means talk to your child’s teacher.
Educating our pupils on e-safety has always been a priority for us, especially as we integrate Technology so extensively into our curriculum and have worked so hard to engage the children with the wider world.