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Designated Safeguarding Leads at Corsham Regis

Designated Safeguarding Leads at Corsham Regis 1 Mr Spicer, Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated Safeguarding Leads at Corsham Regis 2 Mrs McCrum, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated Safeguarding Leads at Corsham Regis 3 Mrs Morris, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Designated Safeguarding Leads at Corsham Regis 4 Mrs Woodall, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Corsham Regis Primary Academy is part of The Corsham School Academy Group. If you wish to share any concerns about a child at The Corsham School, 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, online 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, Mrs Morris or Mrs Woodall from 1st October 2017.

 

Thank you

Mr Spicer

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 clerk@corshamregis.wilts.sch.uk  

 

Mrs Anne Turrell is the Nominated Governor of The Corsham School Multi Academy Trust. You can contact her through the Clerk to the Governors clerktogovs@corsham.wilts.sch.uk  

Buddy Stops on the playground and Talk Cards if you have a worry.

ENCOMPASS

 

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 I 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.  It is part of my role as the Designated Safeguarding Lead. In my absence, I will forward the information to Mrs Gail McCrum and Mrs Gemma Morris, the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads.

 

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

Headteacher

Child Protection at Corsham Regis Primary Academy

Code of Conduct for all Corsham Regis staff and volunteers

Visitors and volunteers at Corsham Regis: Please take the time to read.

Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying (Department for Education)

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.

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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, Mrs Morris 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?

Online Safety at Regis

Online Safety at Regis 1
Online Safety at Regis 2 Staying Safe Online
Online Safety at Regis 3 Pupil Acceptable Use Agreements

Digital Parenting Pack from our very own PC Hazel Andreson in Corsham

Online 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 Online Safety?

Online Safety can also be called ‘internet safety’, ‘E safety’ or ‘web safety’. Online 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, online safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security.Online 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 Online 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 Online Safety with parents and carers through Safer Internet Day, Someone Special Days and curriculum evenings. There are also useful links at the bottom of this page that contain advice and guidance. 

 

Acceptable Use Agreements

 

At the start of the academic year, all classes go through the content of the age appropriate document and sign it to show that they understand and agree to the terms set out.

Staff, volunteers and parents are also required to sign their own version of an Acceptable Use Agreement

 

Pupil Acceptable Use Agreement for Reception and Key Stage 1

 

  This is how we stay safe when we use computers:

  • • I will ask a teacher or suitable adult if I want to use the computers / tablets
  • • I will only use activities that a teacher or suitable adult has told or allowed me to use
  • • I will take care of the computer and other equipment
  • • I will ask for help from a teacher or suitable adult if I am not sure what to do or if I think I have done something wrong
  • • I will tell a teacher or suitable adult if I see something that upsets me on the screen
  • • I know that if I break the rules I might not be allowed to use a computer / tablet
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  • Signed (child):
  • Signed (parent):
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  • These rules help us to be fair to others and keep everyone safe.

 

 

 

 Pupil Acceptable Use Agreement for Key Stage 2

 

I understand that I must use school systems in a responsible way, to ensure that there is no risk to my safety or to the safety and security of the systems and other users.

 

For my own personal safety:

  • I understand that Corsham Regis will monitor my use of the systems, devices and digital communications.
  • I will keep my username and password safe and secure – I will not share it, nor will I try to use any other person’s username and password. I understand that I should not write down or store a password where it is possible that someone may steal it.
  • I will be aware of “stranger danger”, when I am communicating on-line.
  • I will not disclose or share personal information about myself or others when on-line (this could include names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, age, gender, educational details, financial details etc )
  • If I arrange to meet people off-line that I have communicated with on-line, I will do so in a public place, tell my parents and take an adult with me.
  • I will immediately report any unpleasant or inappropriate material or messages or anything that makes me feel uncomfortable when I see it on-line.

 

I understand that everyone has equal rights to use technology as a resource and:

  • I understand that the Corsham Regis systems and devices are primarily intended for educational use and that I will not use them for personal or recreational use unless I have permission.
  • I will not try (unless I have permission) to make large downloads or uploads that might take up internet capacity and prevent other users from being able to carry out their work.
  • I will not use the Corsham Regis systems or devices for on-line gaming, on-line gambling, internet shopping, file sharing, or video broadcasting (eg YouTube), unless I have permission of a member of staff to do so.
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I will act as I expect others to act toward me:

  • I will respect others’ work and property and will not access, copy, remove or otherwise alter any other user’s files, without the owner’s knowledge and permission.
  • I will be polite and responsible when I communicate with others, I will not use strong, aggressive or inappropriate language and I appreciate that others may have different opinions.
  • I will not take or distribute images of anyone without their permission.

 

I recognise that the school has a responsibility to maintain the security and integrity of the technology it offers me and to ensure the smooth running of the academy:

  • I will only use my own personal devices (mobile phones / USB devices etc) in school if I have permission from the Headteacher. I understand that, if I do use my own devices in the academy, I will follow the rules set out in this agreement, in the same way as if I was using school equipment.
  • I understand the risks and will not try to upload, download or access any materials which are illegal or inappropriate or may cause harm or distress to others, nor will I try to use any programmes or software that might allow me to bypass the filtering / security systems in place to prevent access to such materials.
  • I will immediately report any damage or faults involving equipment or software, however this may have happened.
  • I will not open any hyperlinks in emails or any attachments to emails, unless I know and trust the person / organisation who sent the email, or if I have any concerns about the validity of the email (due to the risk of the attachment containing viruses or other harmful programmes)
  • I will not install or attempt to install or store programmes of any type on any school device, nor will I try to alter computer settings.
  • I will not use social media sites at school

 

When using the internet for research or recreation, I recognise that:

  • I should ensure that I have permission to use the original work of others in my own work
  • Where work is protected by copyright, I will not try to download copies (including music and videos)
  • When I am using the internet to find information, I should take care to check that the information that I access is accurate, as I understand that the work of others may not be truthful and may be a deliberate attempt to mislead me.

 

I understand that I am responsible for my actions, both in and out of school:

  • I understand that the academy also has the right to take action against me if I am involved in incidents of inappropriate behaviour, that are covered in this agreement, when I am out of school and where they involve my membership of the school community (examples would be cyber-bullying, use of images or personal information).
  • I understand that if I fail to comply with this Acceptable Use Agreement, I will be subject to disciplinary action. This may include loss of access to the school network / internet, suspensions, contact with parents and in the event of illegal activities involvement of the police.

 

My name is:

My class teacher is:

Signed: Date:

 

The academy may exercise its right to monitor the use of the academy’s computer systems, including access to web-sites, the interception of e-mail and the deletion of inappropriate materials where it believes unauthorised use of the academy’s computer system is or may be taking place, or the system is or may be being used for criminal purposes or for storing unauthorised or unlawful text, imagery or sound. Talkstraight monitors all internet use and will notify the police and Local Authority if an illegal website is accessed.

 

 

Parent and Carer Acceptable Use Agreement

 

Digital technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people, both within schools and outside school. These technologies provide powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. They can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. Young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

 

This ICT Acceptable Use Policy is intended to ensure:

 

  • All young people will be responsible users and stay safe while using the internet and other communication technologies for educational, personal and recreational use.
  • Academy ICT systems and users are protected from accidental or deliberate misuse that could put the security of the systems and users at risk.
  • Parents and carers are aware of the importance of E-Safety and are involved in the education and guidance of young people with regard to their online behaviour.

 

Corsham Regis Primary Academy will try to ensure that children have good access to ICT to enhance their learning and will, in return, expect the children to agree to be responsible users. A copy of the Pupil Acceptable Use Policy is attached to this permission, so that parents/carers will be aware of the academy’s expectations of the young people in their care.

Parents are requested to sign the permission form below, to show their support of the academy in this important aspect of its work.

As the parent/carer of the pupil/s, I give permission for my child/children to have access to the internet and to ICT systems in school.

I know that my child/children has/have signed an Acceptable Use Agreement and has/have received, or will receive, E-Safety education to help them understand the importance of safe use of ICT both in and out of school.

I understand that the academy will take every reasonable precaution, including monitoring any filtering systems, to ensure that young people will be safe when they use the internet or ICT systems. I also understand that the academy cannot ultimately be held responsible for the nature and content of materials accessed on the internet and using mobile technologies.

I understand that my son’s/daughter’s activity on the ICT systems will be monitored and that the academy will contact me if they have any concerns about any possible breaches of the Acceptable Use Policy.

I will encourage my child to adopt safe use of the internet and digital technologies at home and will inform the academy if I have concerns over my child’s online safety.

 

 

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.

 

Parents / carers are requested to sign the permission form below to allow the school to take and use images of their children and for the parents / carers to agree

 

 

As the parent / carer of the above pupil, I agree to the academy taking and using digital / video images of my child / children. I understand that the images will only be used to support learning activities or in publicity that reasonably celebrates success and promotes the work of the school.

Yes/ No

 

I agree that if I take digital or video images at, or of, – academy events which include images of children, other than my own, I will abide by these guidelines in my use of these images.

Yes/ No   

 

          Signed:                               Date:

 

 

E Safety leaflet for pupils

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.

 

  Keeping Safe:

  • 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.

 

  Communicating:

  • 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.

 

  Sharing:

  • 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.

 

Problems:

  • 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.
Useful links:

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?

DFE Advice for parents and carers on cyber bullying