March 2019 - School News

1st March 2019

Keep your child safe online

Dear all parents and careers, please see below guidance in relation to the MOMO Challenge.

Please be vigilant with your child’s internet usage.

February 2019 - School News

Online Safety - Important Information for parents. 

The internet is a fantastic resource for children and young people to go online to connect with friends, browse the internet for information, especially if they need help with homework; to chat with others and play games. It's also a great way to express themselves creatively, by sharing images or videos. However, as well as these positive online experiences, there can also be risks.

 Please remember to talk to your children about the positives and negatives of being online, sometimes we forget this is just important if not more so than stranger danger, road safety etc.

 It  can also be difficult to keep track of what your child is seeing online, and make sure they don't see anything that's distressing or not age-appropriate. 

Please see the links below for advice and information:

  
What you can do: 

  • Check out the apps and sites they're using. 
      
  • Talk about age ratings - Remember sites like facebook, tiktok and Instagram all have an age rating of 13 + for a reason.
      
  • Set up parental controls. 
      
  • Be Proactive - Talk to your child about things in the news events or television story lines about what they should do if they were faced with these situations. 
      
  • Agree rules and boundaries - The important thing is to get the balance right. Agreeing on what times they can go online and explain.

 

If you need any help or advice please contact Miss Baugh or alternatively visit;
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

January 2019 - School News

28th January 2019

Changes to the way OFSTED inspects schools

A message from our CEO, Mr Ian Barker

Click here to read

Happy New Year!

A message from our Executive Headteacher, Mr A Price

Click here to read

December 2018 - School News

17th December 2018

A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have been informed today that the school will be inspected by Ofsted tomorrow, 18th December 2018. Below is a link to the notification letter for parents from Ofsted for your information.

As outlined in the letter, parents are invited to complete an online survey on the link provided (also below) but this has a very short turnaround with parents asked to complete it by noon tomorrow. I would therefore ask and encourage you to take a few minutes to complete this survey to share your views of the school.

www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

During the school day tomorrow it will be 'business as usual' but I would ask for your support should we be unable to respond immediately to any queries.

I look forward to coming back to you in due course regarding the outcomes of the inspection.

Yours sincerely

Miss S Cooper, Head of School

Northern House School (City of Wolverhampton)

(Links: Ofsted - Letter to Parents and School Inspections – A Guide For Parents)

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