• "Pupils enjoy trusting, respectful relationships with staff and each other. These strong relationships ensure pupils work hard and try their best.’ OFSTED 2015"
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  • "An extensive range of extra-curricular clubs at lunchtime and after school provide opportunities to develop life skills and confidence. OFSTED 2015"
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  • "‘The school’s values are at the heart of all relationships and are constantly referred to by staff and pupils ... pupils are able to talk eloquently about how to live by the values in order to become good citizens.’ OFSTED 2015"
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E-Safety

 

You are no doubt aware that, as part of the pupils' curriculum enhancement and the development of ICT skills, High Down Junior School provides supervised access to the Internet.  Pupils are regularly given opportunities to use websites designed to support their learning.  They are also taught research and evaluation skills  to help them use the Internet effectively and efficiently.

Although there have been concerns about pupils having access to undesirable materials, we have taken positive steps to deal with that possibility.  Our broadband Internet service provider, The South-West Grid for Learning, is a consortium of the region's Local Education Authorities and operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.  All of our computers are in public view and, as stated above, access is supervised.   Children are also taught the SMART rules for using the Internet, in order to help them to stay safe wherever they use the Internet.

The SMART rules:

SAFE              -       stay safe, don't give out personal information

MEETING        -      only meet someone from the internet with your parents

ACCEPTING     -      emails, IM, texts from strangers can lead to problems

RELIABLE       -      information on the Internet may not be true

TELL              -       a trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable

 

We are, as you can see, taking our responsibilities in this area very seriously indeed.  To this end, we would ask that you read the ‘Pupil  Internet Agreement'  with your child.  Our full Internet Policy can also be found below and on the Policy section of this website.

 

 

 

Swiggle

In High Down we make sure all of our internet searches are done through the 'Swiggle' search engine.

This ensures that the children are accessing filtered, child friendly resources for their needs in and out of school.

360 Degree Safety Mark

All of the work we are carrying out in school is to help us in our push to gain the 360 degree e-safety mark.

 

  1. newsletter term 5 2017
  2. E-Safety Newsletter Term 4 2017
  3. e safety newsletter term 3 2017
  4. newsletter_december 2016
  5. newsletter_september_2016
  6. E_Safety_Letter_Nov_16
  7. e-newsletter july 2016
  8. e-newsletter march 2016
  9. E-safety letter
  10. High Down Junior School pupil internet agreement
  11. Primary Assembly SID Feb 15
  12. Parents-Presentation-SID15 HDJS 9-2-15
  13. E-Safety Policy Jul 2015
  14. ICT Acceptable Use Policy for Staff and Volunteers