Malmesbury Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. The school will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all our pupils and recognise that each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. You can read the school's Child Protection and Safeguarding policy here.
For children to be kept safe from harm it is essential that the local workforce of practitioners and managers, including volunteers, are well informed and understand the agreed local child protection procedures. Merton Safeguarding Children Partnership and its member agencies are signatories to the London Child Protection Procedures as our local procedures. You can access the London Procedures here: London Child Protection Procedures
Children have access to Google Classroom, where teachers will provide safe learning links that children can use for research. Teachers will ensure that these websites are age-appropriate. An example of a website used by children is: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/. Our school website also has learning links that the children regularly use and can be accessed from home too. This includes websites such as: https://play.ttrockstars.com/ and https://learn.nessy.com/. Occasionally, children may be asked to watch videos using YouTube. These are carefully selected by the teacher and a direct link is given to the children.
Children from Year 2 – Year 6 have been given four child-safe search engine websites. These are also accessible from Google Classroom to ensure that independent research is safe.
Only children in KS2 are able to interact with their own class through Google Classroom on their ‘stream’ which is monitored by the class teacher. Children cannot send private/direct messages. Some children may have access to other classes such as Choir where they can communicate to those specifically invited to that class. No children at Malmesbury have online access to anybody outside of the school. Occasionally, visitor assemblies or workshops may be done virtually and led by the class teacher. Any questions put forward from a child to the visitor is done through the class teacher.
Everyone in the school community is very aware of the need for our children to be safe when using the internet therefore there are links below that you can use to access if you need any advice or guidance.
If you do have any concerns regarding internet safety please come and talk to us.