BELIEVING, LEARNING AND SHARING TOGETHER: December Newsletter is now available to read. Christmas Jumper and Christmas Lunch Day Friday 8th December. United Benefice Children's Carol Service 1pm Thursday 14th December. School Nativity Service 9:30am Thursday 21st December School is consulting on the Admission Policy for 2025-26. This can be found in the Admission section and the parent consultation section. If you would like to make a comment on this, then please email school of your thoughts or complete the Microsoft form on the consultation page.
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Online Safety Information

Online Safety is everyone's responsibility.

In school, we teach children to be risk aware and to help them manage risks when using online platforms. We do this, because we know that we cannot always guarantee that when using devices at home or outside of school, the correct controls and filters are in place to protect them.


In school, we use a filtering and monitoring system called NETSWEEPER, this is managed by Lancashire Digital Education, JTRS and the Online Safety Lead in school Mr Blackburn. This filtering system provides blocks and checks on inappropriate searches made on school devices. Weekly reports are sent to school which contain the username, the computer port and the search word which has been flagged. These are then checked and any inappropriate searches are discussed with the children concerned and copies of the searches are sent home to parents so they can follow up this discussion at home.


In order to help parents with this, we have teamed up with Knowsley CLC to provide you with parental support documents and presentations which help you to become more risk aware at home. Online safety newsletters can be found in the main Newsletter section of this website or in the star below.


Christmas Song for Parents - online safety

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