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27/03/20

A weekly newsletter is on the way to our parents and carers via ParentMail. You can also find it on our website here: https://t.co/RCb3EXGp80 Wishing you all a lovely weekend! https://t.co/2bPVcFNKaa

26/03/20

Today we donated including 200 goggles and disposable gloves to the incredible staff who are working tirelessly to treat the members of our communities who are infected with Covid-19. Now lets !

26/03/20

Retweeted From GOV UK

At 8pm tonight join the UK in giving thanks to our brilliant NHS workers by giving them a huge round of applause from your front door, garden, windows, and living rooms. Thank you to all NHS workers https://t.co/vrJUkIBwQl

26/03/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

⁩ students spreading hope with their rainbows and messages to keep safe!🌈🌈🌈 https://t.co/V6J7ycIU2C

25/03/20

Our Year 7 and 8 students can continue to access the Accelerated Reader platform from home. Simply follow this link https://t.co/WYncP7KuXL where they are asked to enter their usual login name and password. Thousands of digital books can also be accessed for free (see below). https://t.co/cc6I7W7MkV

24/03/20

We have just posted an update on our website for our Year 11 cohort. Please click here to view: https://t.co/WmcZ42iK7G A copy is also on the way via ParentMail but the system is still running very slowly.

24/03/20

Retweeted From Department of Health and Social Care

A vital update on from : You MUST now: ▶️ Only go out when absolutely necessary for food, medicine, work or exercise ▶️ Always stay 2 metres apart 🚶🏾‍♀️↔️🚶🏾‍♂️ ❌ Do NOT meet others outside your household, even friends and family https://t.co/xTA9ySPND7

24/03/20

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

students up and at it with this morning! What a great start to the day! Share with if you’re joining in at home 🤸🏻‍♂️🏋🏽‍♂️💪🏻 https://t.co/eyFZrgJfW8

22/03/20

Retweeted From Gavin Williamson

You should only send your child to school on Monday if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response. If you are able to keep your child at home, you should. https://t.co/n1B1gngVWr

20/03/20

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

To all our Year 11 students at - we shall miss you. We shall do all we can to help you gain the grades that the final 2 months push would’ve allowed you to achieve. Your learning isn’t wasted.

20/03/20

Please click here to view our latest correspondence from Headteacher, Jeremy Garner https://t.co/SS0HhGObdS. Unfortunately we are still experiencing delays with ParentMail - they will all hit your inbox eventually! https://t.co/n6QGDDCOip

20/03/20

We have created a page on our website with information relating to Free School Meal provision and food banks. If this is relevant for you please click here to read our latest update: https://t.co/FmlsdNpk5q

20/03/20

Please visit our website to view our latest communication relating to the educational provision for children of key workers https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU. A copy is also being sent via email, but there will be a delay due to the high volume of traffic on the ParentMail site.

19/03/20

Retweeted From ParentMail By IRIS

Due to unprecedented volumes of school communications today, ParentMail is currently unavailable. Please be assured we understand the critical nature of ParentMail to you and will provide a further update at 8.30pm this evening. https://t.co/KL1FLdPgZ7

19/03/20

*Important Update* We have had to revise our opening plans for tomorrow (Friday). Please click here for details: https://t.co/TuQ5XpjNkk. The ParentMail site is currently undergoing maintenance. A copy of the letter will be sent as soon as it is up and running again.

19/03/20

📢 Parents and carers - an update from the Headteacher and CEO of GLF Schools has just been sent via ParentMail. You can also find copies on our website https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU

19/03/20

Our partial closure plans remain in place for today and tomorrow. *Today we are open to students in years 8, 9 and 11 only*. We will update you later today regarding the PM's most recent announcement on school closure and exams. Thank you for your continued support 🌟

18/03/20

📢Dear Parents and Carers, an update relating to the Coronavirus has just been sent via ParentMail and can also be viewed on our website (dated 18 March 2020): https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU

17/03/20

Please refer to our letter for full details. Regrettably staff absences have reached a point where we must prioritise lessons for those preparing for public examinations and our youngest cohort of students.

17/03/20

The school will be closed to all students in year 8 and year 9 on Wednesday 18 March. Please refer to our website https://t.co/TuQ5XpBoIU or for further details.

E-safety

The internet is part of everyday life for most of us whether at school, work or home.  At de Stafford we educate students to be aware of its dangers and to use caution where necessary. 

We encourage students to ALWAYS tell an adult if they see something on the internet that concerns them, or if they are approached by someone they do not know by email or on a social networking site.

Parental controls are an important way to keep your child safe online. Parental controls can be used to block upsetting or harmful content, control in-app purchases or manage how long your child spends online. The good news is parental controls are really easy to set up! For help with parental controls, visit: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/parental-controls/

The list of websites below give parents and students some useful information on Internet safety and the possible hidden dangers to be aware of.

parentinfo.org

The excellent ParentZone website continually updates information about new apps, games and all things digital so that you don't have to be the expert on everything.

Thinkuknow.co.uk

Thinkuknow gives you the latest information on popular sites, mobiles and new technology.  It also has a Q&A page and has separate, informal, age appropriate sections.

Digizen.org

This website provides information to strengthen awareness and understanding of what digital citizenship is. It shares specific advice and resources on issues such as social networking and cyberbullying.

Saferinternet.org.uk

UK Safer Internet Centre is where you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help young people stay safe on the internet.

Kidsmart.org

This website is aimed at young people and has tips and explanations on many areas including social networking, file sharing and chat websites.

Childnet.com

Childnet gives top tips, games and internet safety information for young people, parents and carers to ensure users stay safe online and become responsible users of the internet.

nspcc.org.uk

The NSPCC online safety advice page gives information on online safety and has a free phone number for any questions regarding parental controls, privacy settings or advice on social networks.

Social Networking Sites

Facebook.com/safety

This link leads to the safety policy for Facebook and tips for staying safe while using the network.

Surfnetkids.com

This site provides links to various articles/posts on issues pertaining to Facebook.  These topics range from safety strategies to the pros and cons of social networking.

  • Set privacy settings to ‘friends only’ to secure that only the people you have allowed to be ‘friends’ with you can see what you are posting
  • Be careful if setting your privacy to ‘friends of friends’ as this means any person that is friends with one of your friends can now access all of your photos and posts etc.
  • After updating the app when using it on your mobile phone, check your privacy settings again as updating an app can reset all of these settings
  • Only accept people you are confident that you know so that strangers cannot access your private information
  • Make sure what you are posting is appropriate
  • If you receive any unwanted feed, report it if you find it inappropriate or offensive

About.twitter.com/safety

  • This site provides tips for teens and parents/carers including privacy settings, sharing and bullying and harassment.

  • Go to your account settings and select security and privacy
  • Make sure you have a secure password to ensure that nobody other than yourself can access your account
  • So that only you and your chosen followers can view your Tweets, select ‘protect my tweets’ from the drop down menu in the privacy settings.

 

Did you give your son/daughter a mobile phone to ‘keep them safe’?

Young people and teens are often more clued up and savvy with regard to social media and the use of apps than their parents.

Please do be aware of the dangers associated with the following apps and use sites such as https://www.net-aware.org.uk/ and https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ to keep up-to-date with the latest apps that are trending at an ever-growing pace.

 

 

Apps teens are using

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Tik Tok - A parents guide 10th Jan 2020 Download
Keep your child safe from cyber-flashing 14th Feb 2020 Download