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Gorefield Primary Academy

Gorefield Primary Academy

Caring, sharing, thinking, learning

Keeping Children Safe - including ONLINE

Environment of Safeguarding


Parents and children are regularly informed about how we are working hard to keep them  safe, children are reminded of these in assemblies; as part of our school rules; and during the normal school day.  All staff are trained annually both in person and also using an on line training tool.  There are three trained safeguarding leads with responsibility for Gorefield, who are also trained in safer recruitment.  All concerns are logged and filed and these are used to monitor children to ensure their safety as this is our priority.


Both Co-Head teachers and the Assistant Headteacher are trained Designated Safeguarding leads, both Co-Head Teacher are Safer recruiter trained as well.  The Co-Headteachers have further training to be the Prevent Lead and the Domestic Violence Lead.  A number of staff have also been specifically trained to support children through bereavement.


Internet Safety Briefing for Parents - including family agreement

Beat the HEAT

E Safety Curriculum

Every half term a whole school assembly will spend time reviewing an aspect of E Safety, discussing how children can survive and thrive in the the virtual world.

Every half term each class has an E Safety lesson.  The six main areas of focus are:-

  1. Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
  2. Privacy and Security
  3. Online Relationships
  4. Online bullying
  5. Copyright and ownership
  6. Reliability of information
  7. Self image and identity
  8. Online reputation


Information on what we are sharing with children is also sent home via DOJO to encourage the links with home and to support parents in supporting children at home.


Trusted Adults


At Gorefield Primary Academy the children have been learning about how important it is to have a trusted adult; how  important it is to be able to share their worries, concerns and things that make them happy too.  Our children have worked to prepare their handprints on which they have written the names of their trusted adults.  School staff use the question "Who is  your trusted adult?" to encourage them to go to these people.



My trusted adults


Safety in a Digital World


E-safety is sometimes a daunting word, and the digital world can seem like it’s full of dangers. We have systems and policies in place at school to help protect our children in the education environment. But what about when they’re not in school?


What can we do to protect our children?


Simply being aware of the dangers will make the most difference. Yes, the online world contains many hidden risks, but there are also dangers in the offline world and we don’t address those by severely limiting children’s freedom – we give our young people the necessary guidance and allow them room to explore.

That’s how we should approach online risks, too. The internet is full of fantastic opportunities for children to learn and grow and we’d hate for them to miss out.


Parental restrictions


Parental controls on smartphones and tablets can block access to websites containing adult content.


Mobile phone companies can filter content rated 18+ at the network level – check with your mobile provider whether this filter is on or off.


The UK’s main mobile providers (e.g. Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three) automatically block 18+ rated content through the Active Choice network-level filtering system.


But remember, these filters only work when the device is connected via the mobile network, not Wi-Fi.


Your mobile’s operating system may also include safety features and you can set restrictions on the App Store and Google Play. Click the links below to find out how to do it on your phone:


Apple IOS



For more information on how to keep your child safe whilst online please see: