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e-Safety Resources for Parents

Tips and advice for keeping your family safe online:

How to set up the parental controls offered by your Internet service provider (BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media), if you not using a more advanced solution like Sophos Home: Click here to download

Other resources for parents from the UK Safer Internet Centre: Go to UK Safer Internet website

Google Family Safety Centre: Go to website

Sophos Home – Free security and web-filtering

Sophos has recently released Sophos Home, a free security product for home computers. Sophos Home protects both Macs and PCs from malicious software, inappropriate websites and viruses. Listed as one of “The Best Free Antivirus Utilities for 2016” from PC Mag, you get business-grade security to protect your family online. https://www.sophos.com/lp/sophos-home.aspx

Advanced Computer Security

Sophos Home will remove malware, viruses, ransomware, and malicious apps and programs. It goes far beyond signature-based prevention of known malware. Sophos Home correlates suspicious behaviors and activities using real-time threat intelligence from SophosLabs.

Block Unwanted Content

Control the content your family can view with web filtering. Easily decide what to allow, warn, or block for each computer. Sophos will also automatically block websites that contain malware and viruses, bad websites pretending to be legitimate, and phishing attacks.

Easy to Install and Manage

Quickly register and begin adding computers in no time. Installation is fast and you can start a virus scan or add new web filters immediately. Secure computers located anywhere in the world. Enjoy no ads, pop-ups, or prompts to enter credit card information.

 

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Absence from School

Please find the downloadable Absence Request form below. This must be completed for all time away from school (e.g. music or other external exams, medical appointment, dentist).

The completed form should be returned to the School Office for authorisation.

Download Absence Form

Inclement Weather Policy

It is our policy to stay open if at all possible. In the absence of any message to the contrary, you can assume that the School is open and that Breakfast Club and After School Care Club will take place as usual. We endeavour to put on all scheduled after school clubs. If after school clubs have to be cancelled during the course of the day, then this message will be given to parents/carers at the standard home time. Any child who was expecting to be in a club and is not picked up at the standard home time will be looked after until the scheduled end of the club. If it is not safe for you to travel to school, then please do not jeopardise your safety or that of your child. Similarly, if you feel it is not safe to wait until usual home time to collect your child, then please do pick up earlier.

Absences Due To Inclement Weather

If your child cannot attend school on any particular day, it is important to telephone the School Office. All absences need to be authorised in the official school register. If you let us know that it is not safe for your child to attend due to inclement weather, then your child’s absence will be entered as ‘authorised’.

 

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