We recognise that our pupils may have increased access to the internet, as they spend more time at home and as they access our OnlineTeaching and Learning Programme. We would, therefore, recommend the following guidelines:
Where possible, please ensure that you have the appropriate settings in place on the devices that your children will be using.
We will be treating the online environment as part of the school day. Children should be aware of their use of language and ensure that they behave appropriately whilst online.
We will be reminding children that, as in school, they should not be writing anything unkind/silly to anyone. Please do re-read our Digital Safety Policy located here. While we shall not be policing every comment that is written, should it be reported to us that a pupil has misused the chat option, this will be dealt with as normal and parents will be contacted. We appreciate that your children will be missing each other but we still need to follow our Golden Rules: Please see the Golden Rules and Netiquette PDFs.
Please be vigilant about the sites that your children are visiting. You may need to check their work as well as having a good understanding of the tasks that they are undertaking.
We ask that parents supervise online sessions in an inappropriate manner. Further advice on this can be found here.
At the beginning of the session, the teacher will set out some ground rules for how each session will run.
If your child is unwell or unavailable at the time of their assigned session, please let us know.
Ensure that they have adequate breaks from devices. Children will be set a wide variety of tasks by staff to encourage the use of mediums other than electronic devices.
Our school safeguarding policy remains in place and if you have any concerns of a safeguarding nature then please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead Miss Nicola Sands Nicola.Sands@duncombe-school.co.uk