Town Farm Primary School recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children under Section 175 of the 2002 Education Act and under the Children Act 2004 and the DfE guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2016.
This includes checking the suitability of all staff and volunteers; ensuring that we have effective procedures for identifying and managing all issues likely to cause significant harm to children; ensuring a safe environment in which our pupils can learn and development; enabling our pupils to acquire the relevant knowledge and information; and working with other agencies as appropriate.
Tips to help keep children safe on the internet and social networks
Talking to your child is one of the best ways to keep them safe. You can also use parental controls on social networks, online games and browsers and on both hardware and software that can filter or monitor what your child can see. Below you can find a downloadable digital parenting magazine which can give parents advice on online bullying and how to keep you and your children safe online.
Preventing your children from using the internet or mobile phones won't keep them safe in the long run, so it's important to have conversations that help your child understand how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.
We all have worries, but they're often difficult to express so we bottle them up inside. These friendly little critters survive on a nourishing diet of fears and doubts and they have a truly insatiable appetite, so there's no need to hold back. We encourage the children to just write or draw their anxieties onto pieces of paper and feed them into the mouth, then zip it shut and let them feast. Safely sealed away things will start to feel much easier, and there are dedicated adults who collect them and check in with the children if they want to discuss their worries any further.
SMSC is the abbreviation for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. It encompasses all we do at Town Farm Primary School. We promote these important areas within our everyday activities of working, learning, playing and socialising together. The promotion of SMSC in school is important because it enables children to develop a deeper understanding of the wider world, develop an understanding and empathy of themselves and others and empowers children to take responsibility for their positive role in society where they value others.
The introduction of a dedicated SMSC display board has provided a consistent forum for SMSC. This thought provoking picture is displayed complimented by questions that will inspire reflection, debate, beliefs and opinions.