Falinge Park High School
Opening Doors; Unlocking Potential
There are several websites for pupils and parents which offer very good help and advice when surfing the internet. We have listed a few of the ones we think are the most useful below.
internet matters can help you to find out more about what your children might be doing online and give you some simple, practical and easy advice on the steps you can take as a parent to keep them as safe as possible.
Childnet International is a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.
E-Safety Support offers online training or teachers, staff, governors, parents & pupils.
UK Safer Internet Centre can help you find online safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.
ThinkUKnow offers help and advice for staying safe online to both parents and children.
You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. They are there to support you and help you find ways to cope.
The Digizen website provides information for educators, parents, carers, and young people. It is used to strengthen their awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is and encourages users of technology to be and become responsible DIGItal citiZENS.
If you’re worried about online abuse or the way someone has been communicating online, let CEOP know.
360 Degree Accreditation and e-safety
On Monday 16th March 2015 the school was assessed for an e-safety award called 360 degrees. As the name suggests, it requires us to evaluate our e-safety practice in the round. This was very time consuming as we had to be able to evidence everything we said we did and then rate how well we do it and what more needs to be done. After questioning members of staff, students and governors, the outcome is that we have been awarded 360 Degree certification!
We had many strengths in all the important areas, some of which are set out below.
- Pupil involvement – they feel very involved, they have chances to help each other, they feel listened to, they know we take these issues seriously and they feel safe as a result.
- They thought our students were wonderful and commented on what a great ethos we have in the school.
- Curriculum coverage is good – we are delivering E-Safety in lots of different ways.
- There is leadership at all levels.
- They felt that e-safety permeates the school.
- They were very complimentary about the way we deal with incidents because we take them seriously but we are proportionate in the way we decide what needs dealing with.
- They also thought we often went beyond the norm in the way we deal with issues arising from outside school.
We are the first school in Rochdale to achieve this accreditation!
FPHS and e-safety
As part of the school’s e-safety policy, we’d like to tell you what we do to protect your child when they go online in school and to reassure you that we take e-safety seriously at Falinge Park High School.
As well as having software in place, all students are given e-safety advice and training in school.
We have also set up a quick and easy way for students to report abuse in school.
If you have any worries regarding e-safety issues then please feel free to contact the school.
ALWAYS BE CAREFUL ABOUT ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU SHARE ONLINE!