Pupils at The Roebuck School have access to a range of online materials that enrich and extend teaching and learning opportunities. The benefits to teaching and learning are many and varied. Pupils will be given clear objectives for Internet use and will access material under guidance from their class teacher. Teachers will supervise pupils and take all reasonable precautions to ensure that users only access material appropriate to their learning.
Pupils are taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private. Pupils are taught to identify where to go for help and support, and when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
Any concerns that arise from our monitoring of online activity are reported immediately to our Online Safety Leader/Designated Safeguarding Leader Mrs J Alexander-Steele.
A report is also generated on a weekly basis and reviewed by our Online Safety Leader. Action is taken immediately to address any concerns that arise (in line with our Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, Equalities, Safeguarding or PREVENT policies and procedures). Any action that arises from this is reported to the Governing Body.
We believe in working closely with our parents to support pupils in developing safe practice when using online technology and therefore provide regular updates through our newsletter, parent workshops.
We are committed to supporting our pupils in accessing learning content online from home and see online material as a key element of our approach to blended learning in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic.