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E-Safety at Holy Cross Catholic Primary School



E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones as well as collaboration tools and personal publishing. It highlights the need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experience.

E-safety is also operates in conjunction with other areas including those for Well Being, Pupil Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, Curriculum, Data Protection and Security.

Click the links below to find out what E-Safety activities the children have been getting up to across the school!

End to End E-Safety

E-Safety depends on effective practice at a number of levels:

  • Responsible ICT use by all staff and students; encouraged by education and made explicit through published policies.
  •  Sound implementation of E-safety policy in both administration and curriculum, including secure school network design and use.
  •  Safe and secure broadband including the effective management of filtering systems

Teaching and learning


Why Internet use is important

  • The Internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The school has a duty to provide students with quality Internet access as part of their learning experience.
  •  Internet use is a part of the statutory curriculum and a necessary tool for staff and pupils.


Internet used to enhance learning

  •  The school Internet access will be designed expressly for pupil use and will include filtering appropriate to the age of pupils.
  •  Pupils will be taught what Internet use is acceptable and what is not and given clear objectives for Internet use.
  •  Internet access is planned to enrich and extend learning activities.
  •  Staff guide pupils in on-line activities that will support the learning outcomes planned for the pupils’ age and maturity and educate them in the effective use of the Internet in research, including the skills of knowledge location, retrieval and evaluation.

Pupils are taught how to evaluate Internet content


  •  If staff or pupils discover unsuitable sites, the URL (address), time, date and content is reported to the school ICT Coordinator.
  •  Staff ensure that the use of Internet derived materials by staff and by pupils complies with copyright law.
  •  Pupils are taught to be critically aware of the materials they read and shown how to check information before accepting its accuracy.

Publishing pupil’s images and work


  •  Photographs that include pupils will be selected carefully and will not enable individual pupils to be clearly identified.
  •  Pupils’ full names will not be used anywhere on the Web site, particularly in association with photographs.
  •  Written permission from parents or carers will be obtained before photographs of pupils are published on the school Web site.
  •  Pupil’s work can only be published with the permission of the pupil and parents.

Social networking and personal publishing

  • Social networking sites and newsgroups are blocked to pupils and staff.
  •  Pupils are advised never to give out personal details of any kind which may identify them or their location. Examples would include real name, address, mobile or landline phone numbers, school, IM address, e-mail address, names of friends, specific interests and clubs etc.
  •  Pupils and parents will be advised that the use of social network spaces outside school may be inappropriate for primary aged pupils.

E-safety for pupils

  •  Rules for Internet access will be posted in all networked rooms.
  •  Pupils will be informed that Internet use will be monitored.
  •  Advice on e-Safety will be introduced at an age-appropriate level to raise the awareness and importance of safe and responsible internet use.

Staff and E-Safety

  •  All staff will have access to the School e-Safety Policy and its importance is explained.
  •  Staff are aware that Internet traffic can be monitored and traced to the individual user. Discretion and professional conduct is essential.

Jigsaw Video for children 8-10 years old

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Parents Guide to Instagram

Parents Guide to Cyber-bullying

Parents Guide to SnapChat

Parents Guide to Online Security

Health and Wellbeing at Holy Cross Catholic Primary School



Health and Wellbeing should encourage pupils to explore and clarify their beliefs, attitudes and values, develop personal and interpersonal skills and increase their knowledge and understanding of a range of health issues.


Health and Wellbeing is not the responsibility of any one teacher or subject but is best addressed through contributions from all teachers across a range of curriculum areas.



Health and Wellbeing is concerned with the development of life skills. Through these life skills pupils should learn to make formal choices taking account of the outcomes and experiences covered in the following areas:


Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical wellbeing

Planning for Choices and Changes

Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport

Food and Health

Substance Misuse

Relationships and Sex Education


This school is committed to the health and wellbeing of everyone at Holy Cross School and we will work together with parents and the local community to enable pupils to make healthy informed choices.


We aim to provide a Health and Wellbeing Curriculum that can identify the health needs of pupils, taking account of their age and stage. This can be achieved by exploring with them their perceptions and beliefs about being healthy.


Staff will:

Help pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and understanding of the human

body and how it works and of the social and emotional factors that influence health.

Encourage pupils to make informed choices and take appropriate decisions that help to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

Foster links between school, home and community so that all are involved in a

collective responsibility for promoting good health.


By taking responsibility for Health and Wellbeing pupils will:

Explore physical factors in relation to health and looking after ourselves

Explore emotions, feelings and relationships and how they affect mental wellbeing

Explore the interaction of the individual, community and the environment in relation to health and personal safety.

This will be covered using the six areas of Health and Wellbeing

These are:

Mental, Emotional, Social and Physical wellbeing

Planning for Choices and Changes

Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport

Food and Health

Substance Misuse

Personal Relationships and Sex Education

Specific Issues

Within the wider context of taking responsibility for health lies the need to ensure that appropriate structure and coherent learning experiences are provided by the school.

The issues below form an integral part of our school’s Health and Wellbeing experiences and outcomes. Due to the importance and sensitivity of these issues, advice and guidance for them is found in separate policies.

PSHE Curriculum/Policy

Science Curriculum/Policy

Personal Relationships and Sex Education


Community Liaison


External Agencies

Involvement of external agencies will be planned for in consultation with the Head Teacher, our SENCO and our Family Support Worker.



Information will be shared with parents through our Health and Wellbeing and Personal Relationships and Sex Education leaflets, and invitations to view and discuss resources. Parents are encouraged to share any concerns or questions they may have about any of the areas mentioned.

We consider the social, cultural and religious influences of our school and community in all aspects of Health and Well-being.

PANTs-The Underwear Rule a Guide for Parents

Parent's Guide-Child Sexual Exploitation

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