Designated Safeguarding Leads
Mr Spicer, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs McCrum, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Morris, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Corsham Regis Primary Academy is part of The Corsham School Multi Academy Trust Group. If you wish to share any concerns about a child, the Designated Safeguarding Lead at The Corsham School is Mr Bob Staten. Miss Lydia Smith is the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. Both can be contacted on 01249 713284
Safeguarding the welfare and well-being of our pupils, and protecting them from significant harm is our prime concern at Corsham Regis Primary Academy. Safeguarding encompasses issues such as child protection, pupil health and safety, bullying/cyber-bullying, appropriate medical provision, drugs and substance misuse. These areas have specific policies and guidance which can be found on this page.
Should you have any queries or wish to raise concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, Mrs McCrum or Mrs Morris.
Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Mrs Helen Hynes is the Safeguarding Governor for Corsham Regis Primary Academy
You can contact her through the Clerk to the Governors email@example.com
Mrs Anne Turrell is the Nominated Governor of The Corsham School Multi Academy Trust. You can contact her through the Clerk to the Governors firstname.lastname@example.org
Buddy Stops and Talk Cards
Dear Parents & Carers,
Corsham Regis has been given the opportunity to take part in a project called ENCOMPASS that will run jointly between schools and Wiltshire Police. ENCOMPASS is the reporting to schools, by the next school day, when a child or young person has been affected by a domestic incident.
ENCOMPASS will ensure that a member of the school staff, known as a Key Adult, will receive the information in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in, affected by or exposed to a domestic abuse incident. I am the Key Adult at Corsham Regis. It is part of my role as the Designated Safeguarding Lead. In my absence, Mrs Gail McCrum and Mrs Gemma Morris, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, will be notified by ENCOMPASS.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Gareth Spicer
Child Protection at Corsham Regis Primary Academy
Visitors and volunteers at Corsham Regis: Please take the time to read.
Promoting Mental Health.
Do you have any concerns about your child or children's mental health? This guidance from Wiltshire Council may help. If you have any questions, do drop in and ask for one of the Senior Leadership Team.
Use of Digital / Video Images
The use of digital / video images plays an important part in learning activities. Pupils and members of staff may use digital cameras to record evidence of activities in lessons and out of school. These images may then be used in presentations in subsequent lessons.
Images may also be used to celebrate success through their publication in newsletters, on the school website and occasionally in the public media.
The academy will comply with the Data Protection Act and request parents / carers permission before taking images of members of the academy. We will also ensure that when images are published that the young people cannot be identified by the use of their names.
In accordance with guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office, parents / carers are welcome to take videos and digital images of their children at school events for their own personal use (as such use in not covered by the Data Protection Act). To respect everyone’s privacy and in some cases protection, these images should not be published / made publicly available on social networking sites, nor should parents / carers comment on any activities involving other pupils in the digital / video images.
Child Sexual Exploitation - The telling signs. If you have any concerns, see Mr Spicer or Mrs McCrum
Visitors and guest speakers - If you have been invited to talk or present to our pupils, you must complete this self-declaration form prior to your visit.
Reporting procedures should you have any concerns that a child is at risk of harm, being abused or suffering from neglect.
Female Genital Mutilation - What to look out for.
The “choking game” - Important safeguarding update for parents
A 12-year-old boy died recently in Birmingham after reportedly playing a "choking game" made popular on social media. The aim of the game is to cut off the flow of blood to the brain to induce a ‘high’. Some strangle themselves with a belt, a rope or their bare hands; others push on their chest or hyperventilate.
This dangerous activity is also known as Blackout, Fainting Game, Dream Game, Passout or Gasp. Some also call it “the good boys’ game” or “the good kids’ high” as it is seen as a safe alternative to drugs and alcohol.
What are the warning signs?
Any suspicious mark on the side of the neck, sometimes hidden by a turtleneck, scarf or permanently turned-up collar.
Changes in personality, such as overtly aggressive or agitated.
Any kind of strap, rope or belt lying around near the child for no clear reason—and attempts to elude questions about such objects.
Headaches (sometimes excruciatingly bad ones), loss of concentration, flushed face.
Bloodshot eyes or any other noticeable signs of eye stress.
A thud in the bedroom or against a wall—meaning a fall in cases of solitary practice.
Any questions about the effects, sensations or dangers of strangulation.
Please be aware of this dangerous trend and look out for any of the possible warning signs mentioned.
Private Fostering - What is it? What are our responsibilities?
E Safety at Regis
Staying Safe Online
Pupil Acceptable Use Agreements
Digital Parenting Pack from our very own PC Hazel Andreson in Corsham
E-Safety Guide for Parents produced with Corsham Regis Primary Academy
This video is a guide to parents about e-Safety and is the companion video to the pupil focussed video 'Cassie's Online Story'. It was produced for Corsham Regis Primary Academy for Safer Internet Day 2016 by Digital Corsham, the Corsham Institute and Corsham TV.
Cassie’s Online Story
This e-Safety video is a joint project between the Corsham Regis Primary Academy, Digital Corsham, the Corsham Institute and Corsham TV. It was inspired and produced with the School's Year 6 Pupil Leadership Team for Safer Internet Day 2016.
What is E safety?
‘E-safety’ can also be called ‘internet safety’, ‘online safety’ or ‘web safety’. E-safety is often defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (eg text messages, gaming devices, email etc).
In practice, e-safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security. E-safety in this context is classified into three areas of risk:
- Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
- Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users
- Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm.
At Corsham Regis Primary Academy we believe that the most effective approach to internet safety is to treat it as a whole school community issue, with educational messages embedded across Computing, Learn 4 Life and Sex & Relationships Education, as well as touching on e-safety issues across the curriculum whenever and wherever children are using technology.
The National Curriculum and E Safety
The Computing curriculum started from September 2014 when the new national curriculum was published. In terms of teaching E Safety to pupils, this document says:
At Key Stage 1
Pupils should be taught to:
- use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
At Key Stage 2
Pupils should be taught to:
- use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
- use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.
All members of academy staff (teaching and non-teaching) are aware of e-safety and their own responsibilities when using the technologies now available for both personal and professional use.
The Computing Subject Leader maintains the profile of E Safety with parents and carers through Safe Internet Day, Someone Special Days and curriculum evenings. There are also useful links at the bottom of this page that contain advice and guidance.
Pupil Acceptable Use Policy
At the start of the academic year, all classes go through the content of this document and sign it to show that they understand and agree to the terms set out.
TThese rules help us to be fair to others and keep everyone safe.
- I will ask permission from my teacher before using the internet or a computer.
- I will choose my user names and passwords carefully to protect my identity and I will not share them.
- I will use only my class network login and password, which is secret.
- I will not ask computers to remember my password.
- I must keep my personal details and those of others private.
- I will not visit unsafe sites or register for things I am not old enough for.
- I will log off sites when I have finished.
- The messages I send online will be polite, friendly and sensible.
- I know that others may have different opinions and that I should respect them.
- I am careful about what I send, as messages can be forwarded on to my parents or head teacher.
- I know that I must have permission to communicate online and will make sure my teacher/parents/carers know who I communicate with.
- I understand that I must never give my home address or phone number, or arrange to meet someone.
- I will only e-mail and open attachments from people I know, or my teacher has approved.
- I will not open messages if the subject field is not polite.
RResearch and Fun:
- I will use clear search words so that I find the right information.
- I know that some content may not be filtered out.
- If I see anything I am unhappy with or I receive messages I do not like, I will tell a teacher immediately.
- I understand that I must not bring into school and use software or files without permission.
- I will double check information I find online.
- I will only open or delete my own files.
- I will not use anyone else’s work or files without permission.
- I will not take or share pictures of anyone without their permission.
- I know that anything I put up on the internet can be read by anyone.
Buying and Selling:
- I can tell if a site is trying to sell something.
- I know that I should not buy or sell anything online without permission.
- I will not try to change computer settings or install programmes.
- I will tell a teacher if I find anything on a computer or handheld device that is unpleasant or makes me feel uncomfortable.
- I will not damage equipment and will tell a teacher if equipment is broken or not working.
- I understand that the school may check my computer files, e-mails I send and the internet sites I visit.
- I understand that if I deliberately break these rules, I may not be allowed to use the internet or computers.
I agree to use ICT by these rules when:
- I use Corsham Regis ICT in school
- I use my own ICT out of school
E Safety leaflet for pupils
Common sense media
What do you know about the games your children play? Click here to find out.
Home use of the internet: Guidance for parents and carers
We hope that you will reinforce the issues contained in the Pupil Acceptable Use Policy when your child uses the internet at home. In order to do this we recommend that you:
- Ensure that children access the internet in a communal room
- Ensure appropriate supervision for the age of your child including supervising all use of the internet by younger users
- Set appropriate rules for using ICT and the internet safely at home
- Inform us if you have any concerns that the academy could help address through teaching
- Ask your child about the sites they are visiting
- Ensure that family computers are password protected and have robust anti-virus software that is regularly updated
- Ensure content is appropriately filtered for younger users
- Ensure that your child knows that any protection system does not stop all unsafe content and that they need to tell you if they access something inappropriate or get an upsetting message
- Reassure your child that if they talk to you about a problem they are having on the internet you will not ban them from using it as this will discourage them from telling you
- Ensure that your child knows not to leave computers logged on with their user name or logged on to sites with personal details entered as others could use them.
In order to support those parents / carers who may be less familiar with use of the internet we have listed a variety of additional measures that you could take at home to support your child’s safe use of the internet.
- Discuss user names with children and talk about how to choose them carefully to protect their identity.
- Talk to young people about the information they should keep private in order to prevent them being contacted or traced including full name, address, telephone number, places they visit regularly.
- Talk to young people about the need to limit access to their own information by using the safety and privacy features of sites to only give access to people they know and being careful who they add as friends.
- Model safe behaviour in your use of ICT.
- Discuss the need to be polite, friendly and to not use bad language or comments that might upset others online.
- Discuss the fact that messages can be intercepted and forwarded on to anyone, including parents or the head teacher.
- Remind your child that people they talk to online may not be who they seem.
- Recognise that there is a difference between online friends who you will never meet and real world friends. Talk to your child about their online friends.
- Ensure that young people know they should not open messages if the subject field contains anything offensive or if they do not recognise who it is from that the safest thing to do is delete it without opening it.
Research and Fun:
- Talk to your child about the fact that any information published on the web can be read by anyone and that they should only publish information they would be happy for anyone to read.
- Check information that younger users are publishing on the web before it is posted to ensure that they are not putting themselves at risk.
- Check that they are old enough for the sites they are using.
- Ensure your child knows that downloading games and music that is copyrighted without paying for it is illegal.
Buying and Selling:
- Help your child to be able to recognise the difference between websites that are providing information and websites that are selling things.
- Discuss how to recognise commercial uses of the internet, e.g iTunes, mobile phone downloads, shopping.
- Remind your child that offers that look too good to be true probably are and that they should not respond to unsolicited online offers.
- Remind your child that they should not purchase or download anything that costs money without asking permission and that they should not use someone else’s identity to buy things online.
- Ensure that your child knows that if they receive an offensive or worrying message/email they should not reply but should save it and tell you.
Internet Watch Foundation
If you see anything that upsets you online or makes you feel uncomfortable, you can report it here to protect others.
DigiDuck - An E Safety story to share with all the family.
So You Got Naked Online - What should you do if this has happened to you or someone you know?
A comprehensive resource for parents, carers and professionals for all internet safety related queries and questions.