‘Building a lifelong love of learning in a safe and happy school’
The internet is an extremely rich resource and communication tool both for learning and for recreation. Children need to develop the appropriate skills and understanding that will enable them to use these tools and resources well and safely, as well as the ability to analyse and evaluate the resources they find.
Staff and Governors need to access the internet and the school network to find and share educational resources and information, for research and to further their professional development.
The school will provide a reliable, secure and safe filtered broadband internet connection (through E2BN) for use within school.
Staff, Governors and Pupils have a responsibility to ensure that they use the internet appropriately and in accordance with the guidelines outlined in this policy.
Pupils’ access to the Internet
A website can celebrate good work, promote the school, publish resources for projects and link to other good sites of interest.
At Loughton Manor we maintain our own web site. Pupils whose work appears on the school website will be identified only by their first names. If a photograph is used, we will not name the pupil(s) and we will only use images of children whose parents have given written consent.
Should any parent or guardian particularly wish their child’s name, photograph or work not to appear on the school’s website, their wishes will be respected.
Home information and e-mail identities will not be included – only the point of contact to the school i.e. phone number, school address and e-mail to head teacher.
The school subscribes to three online home learning resources: Espresso, Education City and Purple Mash. Parents and pupils are notified annually of their passwords and usernames and reminded of the importance of not sharing these details.
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