SMART e-safety

Please remind your child to stay safe online by blocking any requests or contacts from unknown people and ensuring that personal details are kept private.

Any e-safety concerns should be reported to the Academy safeguarding team or directly to the police if those concerns relate to criminal actions.

Please see below a reminder of the guidance provided to pupils and Parents/Carers:

SMART e-safety

Keep safe by never giving out personal information such as your name, email, phone number, home address, school name, or other account name (e.g. Snapchat username) - to people who you don't trust or know, online.

Never meet someone you have only been in touch with online. If an unknown person asks to meet you tell your parents and inform the Academy Safeguarding team.

Do not accept emails, messages, or open files, pictures or texts from people you don't know or trust. They may contain viruses, offensive messages or illegal images. If you have any doubts about data or messages that you have received tell your parents and inform the Academy Safeguarding team.

Someone online may be lying about who they are, and information you find on the Internet may not be reliable. Only engage with people and sources that you trust.

Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried. Pupils and families can discuss and report any e-safety concerns with the Academy Safeguarding team and any online abuse can be reported to the Police at;

Year 11 parent and pupil maths revision sessions

Parents and pupils were invited to 4 different sessions aimed at giving them skills and techniques on how to revise for their Maths GCSE exam.

Revising maths before exams is proven to raise pupils’ grades and therefore it is important that pupils have the skills to revise successfully. The sessions focused on giving information and techniques on how to revise for maths exams and how parents can support this. Each session provided pupils with a personalised revision pack and a free revision stationary kit. Refreshment were provided for pupils ad their parents.

I was apprehensive about this due to school not been a very memorable time for me, but as my child is showing positive signs in his schooling I came along. The session was very informative and not at all what I was expecting. Now I can help my child even if I don’t understand the work so much due to understanding the revision booklets given today. Well worth an hour of my Saturday. “
— Parent

Parents were not required to undertake any maths work throughout these sessions; their role was to support their child with the process of revision. However, all parents and pupils stayed and attempted multiple GCSE questions together.