E-Safety (Electronic Safety) is teaching children how to stay safe online. It is important for children to feel safe when accessing new technology.
We teach E-Safety to all of our children during our Computing lessons. It’s something you will also want to talk to your children about.
Parent Info is a new service from Parent Zone and the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre). You’ll find a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help you keep up with what your children are doing on-line.
Think U Know is a great series of websites by the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) that help children understand how to be safe online.
At the end of Year 4, all of our children move on to new schools.
Applications for a place in your child’s new school will be made through Central Bedfordshire Council and should be made according to their Admissions procedure.
After Watling Lower School and Forest Club, most of our children move onto Priory Academy. As part of our Priory Partnership for Learning, children who apply to go to Priory Academy in Year 5 (following the Central Bedfordshire Admissions procedure) have preferential opportunity of a place.
During the summer term, there are plenty of transition activities, including a whole-day visit to the children’s new schools. The Year 5 staff from Priory Academy will also visit Watling Lower School and Forest Club to talk to the children and answer any questions they may have about going to Priory.
The Year 5 staff will also meet with the Year 4 staff at Watling to have a comprehensive discussion about each child. This means that the Year 5 staff at Priory are already getting to know your child before they move schools in September.
If your child has any addition needs, e.g. Special Educational Needs, we will liaise very closely with their next school to ensure that any relevant information is passed on and that the school fully understands your child’s needs.
In some cases, it may be useful for a child to have more time at their new school before the end of Year 4 to help with their transition. If this is the case, we will discuss it with you and make any necessary arrangements to make sure that your child is prepared for the change.