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E-Safety, Health and Well-being

E-Safety

Parents and Guardians, please click the link below to gain access to E-Safety Parent Guides, access to a wide range of E-Safety information and resources, and find out how you can help to ensure your child is safe online. 

E-Safety Curriculum

E-Safety is an integral part of children's education in today's digital world and it is embedded in their learning at school. Technology and the way in which our children engage with the internet is changing rapidly and we need to equip our young people for the changing demands that new technology brings. E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Holy Cross Primary School. We teach our children how to use the internet safely and responsibly.

At Holy Cross Primary School we teach the SMART principles as part of our embedded Computing curriculum.

If you would like more information surrounding what children learn in each year group in regards to E-Safety click the documents below to view when Year Groups are taught E-Safety sessions through Computing. E-Safety is also taught as part of our PSHE curriculum and is embedded throughout the wider curriculum. Our curriculum focusses on the progression of skills for the children so that they can deepen their understanding.

 

As part of your child's curriculum and the development of computer skills we provide access to the internet only in teacher supervised lessons. We strongly believe that the use of the web and email is hugely worthwhile and an essential tool for children as they grow up in the modern world. However because there are always concerns about children having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with this risk in school. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials. At the start of the school year, each class discusses how we can all stay safe online and the dangers we may face on the internet. We then ask every child to agree to a 'Acceptable Use Agreement' so that we know they have read and understood our school's rules on staying safe. We also have a wide bank of Online Safety reading materials that are used by each teacher throughout the school. These are kept in the classrooms where the children can access them. These have been attached below if you wish to read these at home. 

Look below as we showcase the different E-Safety pieces of work that the children in Holy Cross have created!

E-Cadets

We have a group of 8 children in KS2, two per class from year 3 up to year 6, who have been nominated by their class to take on the role of an eCadet. These children meet together to talk about online safety. The main role of the eCadets is to work together as a team to promote online safety throughout our school. They also take part in a range of termly challenges together set by the eCadet head quarters.

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices such as phones, computers or tablets. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false or mean content about someone else. This can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. At Holy Cross we take cyberbullying very seriously and we equip our students with the skills needed to identify online bullying and how to respond to it.

 

Alongside teaching our pupils about cyberbullying we also teach about the importance of digital wellbeing. With the online world being such a huge part of young people's lives, it is very important that we help them to understand how to use it safely, sensibly and with an awareness of how it can impact on them. Childnet have created a page on their website with further information as to how you can support your child's digital wellbeing, tailored to their age.

As a parent you will know how important the internet can be to our children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities. However the technology children use everyday can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as cyberbullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of seeing illegal or inappropriate content. We want to help our parents improve their own understanding of E-Safety issues so they can help their children use the internet in a safe and secure way. Click the link below to access a wide range of resources to help. Here you will also find different parental guides that you may find useful regarding different internet and social media sites.

Health and Well-being 

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.

Aims

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.

Outcomes

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

• Anti-Bullying

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.

 

Parents

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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