Safeguarding at The Mount 

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The safety and wellbeing of all pupils is of paramount importance to us. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) team deals with any concerns about the safety of pupils in our school.  The DSLs can be contacted via the school office or in person before or after school.  

If you have any immediate concerns about a child's safety, please call Social Care Direct on 0345 8503503.

  • Lead DSL: Mrs K Eastwood
  • Deputy DSLs: Mrs R Carr, Mrs C Collier
  • School Safeguarding Governors: Mr S Booth

Click below links to our various Safeguarding information:

Safeguarding Policy 2023-24

Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy

We subscribe to the Wakefield Young People's Safeguarding Charter, which was launched on 17th May 2016. 

http://wfyouth.co.uk/ 

Further details about Child Protection, including information about the Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership can be found on the Wakefield Council website.

The Parent Info pages on Parent Zone contain a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line, as well as a range of parenting advice articles. Click on the link below for more information:

Please read the 'What Parents Need To Know about Tik Tok' below to find a variety of tips on potential risks such as online predators, the addictive nature of TikTok and age-inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok 

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Online-Safety

Parent Guides for online-safety are posted regularly on Class Dojo by Mr Haigh. Please let him know if there is anything in particular you would like advice on.  

 

In an ever-changing world, we prepare our children to access the online world safely.

Regular online-safety lessons are taught in all year-groups (age-appropriate) and children take part in E-safety assemblies.  The content includes how to deal with strangers online, keeping personal details safe, and what to do about e-bullying. 

Pupils and parents sign a Computing User Agreement at the start of each academic year.  Parents are encouraged to use the rules at home as well. A copy of this can be found here:

Computer User Agreement.

The agreement references PEGI. This is the system used to categorise the suitability of games in terms of content. We ask that children do not play games rated above PEGI 3 and 7. It is illegal to sell PEGI 12 and upwards games to underage individuals, and so the rating system provides an excellent and enforceable guide to the suitability of games. More information about PEGI can be found by clicking the link: 

PEGI Games Categories

Safer Internet Day this year was on Tuesday 7th February 2023. More information can be found here:

 https://www.saferinternetday.org/ 

We also regularly update the school story page on Class Dojo with our series of 'What Parents Need To Know' guides on how to help your children stay safe online on various websites, apps and games. 

Links to further information for parent/carers about keeping children safe online, including a guide to social media platforms, how to talk to your child about safety online, and how to set up parent controls are provided below:

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Links to further information for parent/carers about keeping children safe online, including a guide to social media platforms, how to talk to your child about safety online, and how to set up parent controls :

NSPCC: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ 

Net Aware: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Think You Know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ 

The Online Safety Helpline: https://youtu.be/XTA9oxNRsrc (0808 800 5002)

Report Abuse in Education 0800 136 663 or help@nspcc.org.uk

Other useful sites:

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/

The Parent Info pages on Parent Zone contain a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line, as well as a range of parenting advice articles. Click on the link below for more information:

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Operation Encompass

The Mount is an Operation Encompass school.  This means that if there has been an incident of domestic abuse in the home where police help has been received, we will be informed, usually the next day.  Operation Encompass allows schools and nurseries to know when a child might need extra support, in order to make the ‘next day better’. All members of our DSL team (see photo later on this newsletter) are trained in how to respond to Operation Encompass notifications. 

As the use of Operation Encompass involves information sharing, we need to notify parents/carers that this is something that we are part of.  If you would like to see the Information Sharing Agreement for Operation Encompass, please contact Mrs Eastwood via the school office.

 
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Safeguarding at The Mount 

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The safety and wellbeing of all pupils is of paramount importance to us. 

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) team deals with any concerns about the safety of pupils in our school.  The DSLs can be contacted via the school office or in person before or after school.  

If you have any immediate concerns about a child's safety, please call Social Care Direct on 0345 8503503.

  • Lead DSL: Mrs K Eastwood
  • Deputy DSLs: Mrs R Carr, Mrs C Collier
  • School Safeguarding Governors: Mr S Booth

Click below links to our various Safeguarding information:

Safeguarding Policy 2023-24

Child Friendly Safeguarding Policy

We subscribe to the Wakefield Young People's Safeguarding Charter, which was launched on 17th May 2016. 

http://wfyouth.co.uk/ 

Further details about Child Protection, including information about the Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership can be found on the Wakefield Council website.

The Parent Info pages on Parent Zone contain a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line, as well as a range of parenting advice articles. Click on the link below for more information:

Please read the 'What Parents Need To Know about Tik Tok' below to find a variety of tips on potential risks such as online predators, the addictive nature of TikTok and age-inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok 

image

Online-Safety

Parent Guides for online-safety are posted regularly on Class Dojo by Mr Haigh. Please let him know if there is anything in particular you would like advice on.  

 

In an ever-changing world, we prepare our children to access the online world safely.

Regular online-safety lessons are taught in all year-groups (age-appropriate) and children take part in E-safety assemblies.  The content includes how to deal with strangers online, keeping personal details safe, and what to do about e-bullying. 

Pupils and parents sign a Computing User Agreement at the start of each academic year.  Parents are encouraged to use the rules at home as well. A copy of this can be found here:

Computer User Agreement.

The agreement references PEGI. This is the system used to categorise the suitability of games in terms of content. We ask that children do not play games rated above PEGI 3 and 7. It is illegal to sell PEGI 12 and upwards games to underage individuals, and so the rating system provides an excellent and enforceable guide to the suitability of games. More information about PEGI can be found by clicking the link: 

PEGI Games Categories

Safer Internet Day this year was on Tuesday 7th February 2023. More information can be found here:

 https://www.saferinternetday.org/ 

We also regularly update the school story page on Class Dojo with our series of 'What Parents Need To Know' guides on how to help your children stay safe online on various websites, apps and games. 

Links to further information for parent/carers about keeping children safe online, including a guide to social media platforms, how to talk to your child about safety online, and how to set up parent controls are provided below:

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Links to further information for parent/carers about keeping children safe online, including a guide to social media platforms, how to talk to your child about safety online, and how to set up parent controls :

NSPCC: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ 

Net Aware: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Think You Know: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ 

The Online Safety Helpline: https://youtu.be/XTA9oxNRsrc (0808 800 5002)

Report Abuse in Education 0800 136 663 or help@nspcc.org.uk

Other useful sites:

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/

The Parent Info pages on Parent Zone contain a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line, as well as a range of parenting advice articles. Click on the link below for more information:

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Operation Encompass

The Mount is an Operation Encompass school.  This means that if there has been an incident of domestic abuse in the home where police help has been received, we will be informed, usually the next day.  Operation Encompass allows schools and nurseries to know when a child might need extra support, in order to make the ‘next day better’. All members of our DSL team (see photo later on this newsletter) are trained in how to respond to Operation Encompass notifications. 

As the use of Operation Encompass involves information sharing, we need to notify parents/carers that this is something that we are part of.  If you would like to see the Information Sharing Agreement for Operation Encompass, please contact Mrs Eastwood via the school office.

 
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