2 Aims By using the Internet we aim to:
We consider our school website to be an asset to the school, providing a useful link between home and school. Work and photographs may be published on the website, to celebrate our achievements. No personal information or details will be published alongside pictures other than a first name if deemed necessary.
The headteacher alongside the Senior leadership team will take responsibility for making decisions regarding the acceptability of published data.
All school material published, e.g. on the school website, prospectus, etc will comply with the school’s guidelines for publications including respect for intellectual property rights, privacy policies and copyright.
We operate a number of strategies to filter access to Internet materials in order to minimise the possibility that pupils may access content of an inappropriate nature.
At St. Joseph’s we make use of the filtering system performed by EIS. In addition, staff will seek to enhance the screening of web-sites made available to pupils by:
Despite careful design, filtering systems and teacher screening cannot be completely effective due to the speed of change of Web content.
All computers, within school, will be password protected. All computers will be locked or have been logged off, to prevent users from accessing information not relevant to them. All children in Key Stage 2 as well as all staff will be provided with an individual user account.
All members of teaching staff will be provided with a school email account through the Kent Learning Zone using an firstname.lastname@example.org format. All children will only be allowed to use school email accounts in exceptional cases, approved by the Senior Leadership Team to enhance the curriculum provision. In such cases children must use an account using the yearX@st-josephs-broadstairs.kent.sch.uk. These accounts will be monitored and may only be used for school purposes. Anybody found to be using school email accounts for personal/social reasons may have their account suspended.
All members of the school community will be informed of the procedures for dealing with e-Safety concerns. The DCPC along with the eSafety co-ordinator will keep a record/ log of any incidents and the actions taken. The school will manage any incident in accordance with other policies, including but not limited to the Behaviour/ Anti-Bullying/ ICT/ Safeguarding Policy. The school will inform parents of any concerns or issues it deals with.
There are clear procedures in place to deal with cyber-bullying within our Anti-Bullying Policy.
Any complaints will be dealt with according to our complaints procedure (see complaints section below).
It is important that teachers and learning support assistants are confident to use the Internet in their work. The School Internet Policy will only be effective if all staff subscribe to its values and methods.
The following four points are listed in Section 5 (the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of Internet use) are emphasised:
Our e–Safety Policy has been written by the e-Safety Coordinator, building on the KCC e–Safety Policy and government guidance. It has been agreed by the Senior Leadership Team and approved by governors.
Reviewed December 2015
Reviewed at least annually.
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
St Peter’s Park Road
Mrs Linda Briggs
Chair of Governors
Mr John Darby