Hallbankgate Village School

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  • ‘The magic that is woven at Hallbankgate Village School, day by day, minute by minute, by leaders, by staff, and ultimately by pupils, is exceptional.’
    Steve Watson, TLO, 2019
  • ‘We are truly grateful: the staff have gone above and beyond. Thank you!’
    Parent, 2020
  • ‘The striking feature is that learners relish the opportunities they have to control their own learning, and that they have the confidence and skills to do so successfully.’
    Steve Watson, TLO, 2019
  • ‘We feel our child is thriving- we feel they are being pushed to their potential. Thank you.’
    Parent, 2020
  • ‘…the commitment to taking responsibility for their own learning, the awareness of the learning process and of self as learner, and the skills to do so independently are evident.’
    Steve Watson, TLO, 2019
  • ‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school’
    Ofsted, 2017
  • ‘Staff are always happy to discuss ways to support my child.’
    Parent, 2020
  • ‘Pupils understand their learning because teachers use clear explanations and make sure that pupils understand what they are learning.’
    Ofsted, 2017
  • ‘All staff are extremely friendly and welcoming to both adults and children in our family’
    Parent, 2020
  • ‘Pupils behave well at all times. They are polite and well mannered. Leaders value the feedback they get from pupils and place a high priority on listening to pupils.’
    Ofsted, 2017
  • ‘Our children love coming to school every day and are always encouraged to be the best they can be’
    Parent, 2020

Online safety

The Department for Education's 'Teaching Online Safety in School' documentation sets out that,

'Today’s children are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. We want to equip pupils with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way, so they are able to reap the benefits of the online world.'

 

This supports our whole-school vision for learning and our approach to teaching and learning: 

 

‘Life today is challenging, fast-changing and complicated . Our aim is to develop the skills, attitudes and learning habits needed for success in an ever-changing world. Creating children who are resilient in the face of difficulty and uncertainty; who are resourceful and reflective, with a range of skills to successfully communicate and work with people from all walks of life.’ 

 

If you would like to know more about how you can support your child to keep safe online, please talk to your child's class teacher, or visit some of the websites below.

Childnet International a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Internet Matters a not-for-profit organisation set up to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world. Their support for parents includes a range of downloadable guides covering subjects such as transition to secondary school, Vlogging & livestreaming, online gaming and cyberbullying.

National Online Safety E-guides - up-to-date parent guides for new and popular online games, apps or websites. 

NSPCC - includes a range of resources to help parents keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.

Parent Info - from CEOP and Parent Zone, Parent Info is a website for parents covering all of the issues amplified by the internet. It is a free service which helps schools engage parents with expert safety advice, endorsed by the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command. This website provides expert information across a range of online harms.

Parent Zone - offers a range of resources for families, to help them meet the challenges of the digital age, including parent guides on the latest digital trends and platforms.

 

You can find a parent guide to online safety, here.

 

Parent Guide: Screen Time

Parent Guide: Facebook

Parent Guide: TikTok

Parent Guide: WhatsApp

Parent Guide: Snapchat