In English & supported throughout all subjects, we aim to empower & enrich our children’s vocabulary & so prepare them for the next stage in their educational journey (& beyond) so that no child is hindered or held back by a deficit of language as a result of deprivation. We want them to be able to articulate themselves & their learning through a wide bank of subject specific terminology as well as being creative & innovative in their speech & writing. We aim to inspire our children to become fluent, confident life-long readers who can discuss the joy of literature as well as develop their own style & expression through wide opportunities for writing.
Here at St Mary's, online safety is taught to all children as part of the curriculum! For more information, please download our policy: Online Safety Policy.
Parental control are extremely important as they help to keep children safe online. Each device, app and website requires so to set parental controls in different ways so we have a booklet that advises you how to set parental controls on a range of devices and website. Please click here to download the booklet.
For helpful tips on keeping your child safe online, see the attachment checklist below.
For information on Cyber-Bullying, please download our policy: Cyber-Bullying Policy
CEOP stands for Child Exploitation and Online Protection & some of the material that we use in the online safety curriculum comes from here.
Click here to download the Parents and Carers Check List
Each year we organise an Online Safety Workshop to support parent's in keeping their children safe online. To see the slides from this years meeting, please click below.
These websites may also be helpful for you to look at and contain material for both parents/carers and children.
‘Share Aware’ – Resource for Parents
Share Aware, from NSPCC and O2, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children, but Share Aware wants to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school. Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow the four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch a film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – the guide to your child’s social networks apps and games. The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.