SCHOOL POLICIES & PROCEDURES
English as an Additional Language
GDPR and Data Protection
Health and Safety on Trips
Health and Safety
Lockdown and Invacuation Policy
Risk Assessment Policy
All Academic lessons:
Marking and Feedback
Reading and Supporting Phonics
Sex Education and Relationships
Teaching and Learning
E-Safety Policy (Staff and Pupils)
We have many policies which are available on request. These include policies, procedures and advice documents:
We pride ourselves on the strength of communicatiton between parents and
staff: any concerns are dealt with immediately and resolved happily through respectful, open communication between home and school. Although we have and no formal complaints, the Department for Education require schools to make their complaints procedure available to all parents -
please find the link here
Helping children keep safe online
We understand that much of our pupil's use of the internet will occur at home, away from the school filters.
Below are a list of useful websites, advice and resources that you may find helpful when navigating the issue of online safety with your child.
Statement on sexual abuse and sexual harassment in schools
Parents are very welcome to contact the school at any point regarding the RSE policy and the content of these lessons. All points would be considered in our formal review of this policy.
In June 2021, Ofsted published a report into sexual abuse in School and Colleges. This review has enabled all schools to appreciate the magnitude of this problem across the country and to work together to bring about positive change. The report highlights that a culture of sexism and sexual abuse exists across England’s schools, that it is primarily (although not exclusively) boys abusing girls, that this abuse has become ‘normalised’ behaviour and that it can happen in any school or educational setting.
At Queenswood School, our mission is to enable our students to use their gifts to build the society of the future – in so doing, we must be mindful of the nature of the society we want to see. If we are to make positive change, we need to model now the behaviours we wish to see at national level tomorrow. Sexual abuse can happen at any school and we have policies, procedures and training to ensure that it would be dealt with appropriately.
Our Relationships and Sexual Education, Safeguarding and Behaviour policies reflect the emphasis upon understanding and not accepting abusive behaviours. Online Safety procedures are rigorously maintained. Staff training supports the staff to understand and how to act and report if such occasions arise in support of Queenswood School’s whole-school zero tolerance of any form of sexual harassment.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National
Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Since 2006, it aims to ensure
that everyone has access to this practical information –
children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
A comprehensive web resource with a wide array of tips and advice on how to navigate the online world with your child. Some of their guidance we attach below but you can find even more by visiting the link.
National Online Safety
National Online Safety's mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They aim to do this by equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. The link above provides up to date information about a wide variety of social media apps and platforms your child might be using.
The NSPCC are the first to admit that the internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? That’s where the NSPCC come in. Whether you’re an online expert or you’re not sure where to start, their tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.
Childnet International is a registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people. Packed with resources it is a great resource for parents.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is part of the National Crime Agency and their website can be used to report if you are worried about online abuse or the way someone is communicating online.
The BBC have a website and app called Own It. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most.
SafeToNet is technology that educates children “in-the-moment” as they use their device. It is a safeguarding assistant that helps them become responsible and safe digital citizens. Its power lies in a smart keyboard that detects risks in real-time. It steers children away from trouble by filtering harmful outgoing messages before they can be sent and any damage can be done.