E-Safety for parents

At Preston Primary School we take safeguarding pupils seriously. Our safeguarding role can take on lots of forms from helping when something has gone wrong to teaching children and helping to prevent things going wrong. This includes safeguarding in the virtual world as well as in the real world. Within school we have three fully trained Level 2 Safeguarding officers these are;

  • Mrs Sue Richardson, Headteacher
  • Mr Duncan Clift, Deputy Headteacher
  • Mr Andrew Robinson, member of the Leadership Team

You can approach any of these officers if you would like to discuss any concerns you have. Our Designated Child Protection Governor is Charlotte Benjamin.

All of our staff hold the Level 1 safeguarding children qualification, this is renewed every three years. In addition Sue Richardson attends a termly safeguarding forum through Stockton council and disseminates pertinent points to all staff in staff meetings. This ensures that all staff remain current and up to date for the duration of their qualification.

In addition some staff hold further safeguarding qualifications- details of these are available on request but are constantly updated.

  • Mr Duncan Clift is also our designated teacher for looked after children
  • Mr Andrew Robinson is our young carers champion

Below you will find further information about some of the safeguarding initiatives that school are involved in.

Cleveland Police’s Stay Safe Newletter

Internet Safety for Parents

  childnet-logo www.childnet.com

Welcome parents and carers! In this section you will find all the information you need to keep your child safe online.

operation-encompass-logo Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass is the implementation of key partnership working between Cleveland Police, Local Authorities and nominated ‘Key Adults’ in schools.

 gov-uk-logo Prevent strategy

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 contains a duty on specified authorities to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This is also know as the Prevent duty.

 ceop-logo CEOP – Child Exploitation and Online Protection

All staff are trained on how to protect children on line and this is built into our Preston Curriculum as well as our computing curriculum. Excellent CEOP videos can be found on the CEOP You tube page. Click here for the CEOP You Tube channel

 E-Safey for Children

 cbbc-stay-safe www.bbc.co.uk

The CBBC Stay Safe site has lots of information on how to keep safe.
Can you help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online!

 think-you-know-logo www.ThinkUKnow.co.uk

Click on your age group to see how you can keep safe on the internet.

 childnet-logo www.childnet.com

Welcome to the children’s activity zone! The internet is a wonderful place to explore and discover new things, to connect and communicate with others and to be creative.

smart-crew-logo The SMART Crew

The SMART Adventure illustrates Childnet’s SMART rules and includes a real life SMART Crew of young people who guide the cartoon characters in their quest and help them make smart online decisions.

 kidsmart-logo www.kidsmart.org.uk

For anyone aged 3-11 years old. Learn about your Internet safety on adventures with Smartie the Penguin, or Captain Kara and the SMART Crew.

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Your kind words

“A lovely school with a good atmosphere for learning and having fun”
We are so proud of the progress our son has made in Year 1.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff who have helped my daughter this year.
Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time as a Year 4 student.
It’s nice to have an informative school report that concentrates on the positives of my child’s learning.
Keep up the good work, without confidence it’s hard for a child to grow.
You were both very understanding and I really do appreciate this. Thank you so much.
You all do fantastic jobs and I appreciate this.
Not only has he progressed academically, he has also gained more confidence and I would like to thank Mr Clift for playing an instrumental part in this.
Many thanks to all the staff at Preston, it is you who make us parents feel our children are happy and safe.
She has really enjoyed Year 3. We are really pleased with the progress she has made in many subjects – especially in maths.
I just wanted to say “well done” for this year’s year 6 sats results! They were amazing and I know that it would have taken sheer hard work from the children and teachers to enable your pupils to achieve with the unrealistic expectations set the Gove & Morgan camp.
Thank you for the report it was a pleasure to read and we greatly appreciate all that you done for her this year.
“Communication from the Early Years team is great”
“I would like to express my gratitude for your support regarding last week’s royal visit. Your children behaved impeccably” – Stockton Learning Officer
“My child enjoys school and is excited to tell us about her day. A huge thank you to all of the staff for their hard work”
“Many thanks for the schools hard work, it is very much appreciated”
“Your school has a lovely atmosphere and a real ‘family’ feel”
“Thank you for your continued help and support”
“Keep up the hard work”
“I hope the ‘Be the best week’ goes well, you have a lovely school” – Chris Cook – Olympic Swimmer
“The arrival of a new head teacher has been managed brilliantly”
“I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to you and everyone at Preston Primary personally. It was an absolute pleasure to visit to your school”
“Really happy with Preston Primary, have recommended many friends as it is a warm, family friendly school”
“My child enjoys school and makes good progress”
“You are a very welcoming and accommodating school and there were lots of comments and praise about your fantastic environment” – EY LA consultant
“We love this school, my boys are very happy here and all of the staff work hard and really care for the children”
“I have visited four times in total and every time I have been made very welcome by all the staff and pupils”
“Thank you for all of the hard work”
“The children were all very attentive, enthusiastic and polite. I enjoy my job and visiting schools like yours makes it even better”