In this ever-changing world, schools have a vital role to play in teaching pupils how to use technology safely keeping safe online both in and outside of school. At St Marys we foster an open environment where children are encouraged to ask any questions and participate in an ongoing conversation about the benefits and dangers of the online world. We deliver a regular programme of e–safety lessons as part of our computing curriculum, to children across all year groups.
Throughout their time in school, children will participate in our annual, ‘Walk to school week’, where the focus is on reducing pollution and vehicle congestion around the school site, in conjunction with promoting more sustainable / healthier forms of travel. Alongside this, children learn about road safety both as a pedestrian or as a cyclist, through our Bikeability scheme.
Further initiatives include:
- A trip to Hazard Alley for our Year 6 cohort in preparation for their transition to secondary school.
- Inviting visitors (Gist lorry, fire-fighters and police) into school to speak to our pupils about a variety of subjects such as knife crime and fire prevention.
- NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe assemblies to help children understand abuse in all its forms and how to recognise the signs of abuse. But more importantly, that abuse is never a child’s fault and that children have the right to be safe. These assemblies also remind children of where to go for help.