Brandwood Primary

Brandwood Community Wood

Life at Brandwood Primary

"This is a good school with outstanding features" Ofsted 2008

E-Safety

At Brandwood School we believe that all children have the right to access safe and reliable information (Article 17 UNCRC) therefore it is our responsibility to ensure that children develop the knowledge and understanding to do so safely.  The Internet has become an integral part of children's lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world.  Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers.  At Brandwood we encourage our children to take full advantage of the internet in and out of school.  This bring with it the need to ensure that learners are safe online.

Our E-Safety Charters

In order to ensure our pupils are safe online, an E-safety charger has been developed and signed by all children, parents and carers.  This makes children aware of online dangers and how to ensure they protect themselves and others whilst online.  Children are taught how to search the internet safely and what to do if they are redirected to a site which is not appropriate or they had not requested to visit.

Please take the time to read the E-safety charter with your child. 

Computing Lessons

All children at Brandwood are taught Computing skills during Computing Lessons in The Orchard Learning Centre and are provided with opportunities to apply these skills safely throughout the week in class due to our excellent ICT provision.  The children are taught to use a range of different devices such as iPads, laptops, Nintendo DSs and iMacs.

At the start of each year, all classes learn about E-Safety and share the E-Safety charter and class expectations.  As the children progress, they are taught how to use e-mail, how to share posts and comments on the school blogs and what to do if they are witness to something online which makes them feel uncomfortable.  It is for this reason that 100% of the children at Brandwood feel safe when using the internet.

You can support the school by allowing your children access to the following websites to encourage them to use the internet safely.

Parents and carers may also wish to access the home section of the Bolton Online Safety Blog for up to date information about E-safety.

Bolton Online Safety Blog for parents and carers

E-Safety Questionnaire Outcomes

Every year the children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are asked to complete an E-Safety questionnaire.  The questionnaire provides the Computing Subject Leads with information about the children which helps them to plan relevant and effective E-Safety lessons throughout school.  Please click on the links below to access the results of the questionnaires.

Link to Online Safety Parent Workshop Presentation March 2017

Link to Bolton E-Safety Blog