At Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form, we recognise that each day we are entrusted with the most precious members of your families. There is nothing more important to us than the physical and emotional health and wellbeing of our students and staff alike. As such we have worked hard to create and maintain a climate in which staff, students, parents and Governors feel able to articulate concerns, safe in the knowledge that effective action will be taken as appropriate.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies apply to all adults working in or on behalf of our School. We expect everyone working in, for or visiting our School to share responsibility for keeping children safe from harm and abuse and report any concerns either via CPOMS (school staff) or directly to one of our DSLs (visitors and contractors) via the extension numbers below.
Together we must ensure that all children, their families and our staff, feel safe, valued and cared for at all times and are nurtured to thrive and achieve to be the best they can be.
In order to support both our students, parents and staff we have purchased an online package with the Online Safety Alliance. The school has used this organisation as a valuable resource for training staff and it is where we source information that we pass to parents and use in our e-safety training for students. We use their content in assemblies, form time, lessons and posters around the school.
The course for parents covers aspects of social media management, online risks to children and keeping children safe online.
The training should take around 30 minutes to complete. You do not have to complete it all in one sitting.
- Go online and visit https://certificate.onlinesafetyalliance.org/login/
- Select to log in with either Microsoft or Google.
- If you do not have an account with either of these, you can select the Google option and then select ‘Create account’.
- Once logged in, select ‘Available Courses’ and then the ‘Online Safety Training for Parents’ course.
- You will need to enter an enrolment code. The enrolment code is tsascpd
- Work through all four sections to complete the course.
The Online Safety Alliance have also made available a flyer for more information if you click on the link.
The course for students includes online bullying, grooming (including radicalisation), sexting, safe use of smartphones, digital footprints, live streaming, gaming, reporting of concerns and more.
The KS5 course also has a greater focus on the issues young people are facing when they move on from school to University or employment.
The courses include enhanced levels of interactivity, up to date online safety issues covered and a greater focus on helping children to deal with mental health issues.
The Online Safety Alliance has also created a quick start guide for us with instructions on how to log on if you click on the link.