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Summerfields Primary


Atkinson Drive


PO30 2LJ

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Keeping Our Children Safe

  • Summerfields Primary School's governing body takes seriously its responsibility under section 175 of the Education Act 2002 (section 157 in relation to the independent sector) to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.
  • We recognise that all staff and Governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child's welfare is our paramount concern.
  • We strongly believe that our school should provide a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child.

E Safety

E-Safety Websites

Our pupils are growing up in a world of ever-changing technology. While we feel that the use of technology is a largely positive aspect of modern life, we cannot ignore the risks that can be associated.

Throughout school we aim to teach children:

  • about the impact of cyber-bullying and what to do if they have been affected.
  • to be vigilant when communicating online recognising that people may not always be who they say they are and to be sensible about what they share.
  • to tell an adult they trust if something is upsetting them.
  • to question the reliability of information given through a web based source.
  • to search responsibly for information while using internet browsers.
  • We understand that much of our pupil's use of the internet will occur at home, away from the school filters.

Useful Resources and Links

Below are a list of useful websites, advice and resources that you may find helpful when navigating the issue of online safety with your child. At the bottom of this tab are resources that your child can directly access as well to help them learn about online safety.

  • Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency's CEOP Command. Since 2006, it aims to ensure that everyone has access to this practical information - children, young people, their parents and carers and the professionals who work with them.
  • Internet Matters. A comprehensive web resource with a wide array of tips and advice on how to navigate the online world with your child. Some of their guidance we attach below but you can find even more by visiting the link.
  • National Online Safety. National Online Safety's mission is to make the internet a safer place for children. They aim to do this by equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise. The link above provides up to date information about a wide variety of social media apps and platforms your child might be using.
  • The NSPCC are the first to admit that the internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child's staying safe? That's where the NSPCC come in. Whether you're an online expert or you're not sure where to start, their tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.
  • Childnet International is a registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people. Packed with resources it is a great resource for parents.
  • CEOP Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) is part of the National Crime Agency and their website can be used to report if you are worried about online abuse or the way someone is communicating online.
  • Own It The BBC have a website and app called Own It. The website has a lot of content for children to help them navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most.
  • SafeToNet is technology that educates children "in-the-moment" as they use their device. It is a safeguarding assistant that helps them become responsible and safe digital citizens. Its power lies in a smart keyboard that detects risks in real-time. It steers children away from trouble by filtering harmful outgoing messages before they can be sent and any damage can be done.

A Guide to Apps & Social Media

The number of apps and social media channels your child could be exposed to grow all the time, as does an app's functionality. We recommend you visit Net Aware to read the latest and most current advice on over 70 apps to ensure you know what they do, how you can limit their features as well as recommended age restrictions.

The apps included are:

Fortnite, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Minecraft, Clash of Clans & Clash, Royale, Kik, Friv, Dubsmash, Wink, YOLO TikTok and many, many more.

Resources for children to use

Below are some links that children themselves can access for help when navigating the tricky subject of online safety.

Reception - Year 2. Below are a number of links that are tailored for children in the younger year groups.

Year 3 – Year 6. Below are links more suitable for older children.

Important Contacts

Designated Safeguarding Leads

  • Mrs Melanie Gartell, Head Teacher - Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Miss Melanie Vine, Deputy Head Teacher - Deputy Safeguarding Lead
  • Mrs Lesley Blanchflower, Family Liaison Officer - Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Governor with responsibility for Safeguarding

LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer)

IOW Council Local Offer

To support the process of identifying the range of provision and advice that is available, the Isle of Wight Local Authority have published a local offer. For more information about the Local Offer please use the following link:


Core Role and Responsibility

Safeguarding is EVERYONE'S responsibility - If you feel that a child is at risk in any way, and for any reason, it is your legal obligation to report this in confidence to the Safeguarding leaders of our school. By reporting a concern, you are not passing a judgement on any other parent/carer, and nor is the school, we are all simply fulfilling our core role of keeping children safe.

* for the Child Protection and Safeguarding policies please see 'Information' page, Policies section


Early Help Support - The Early Help Assessment (EHA) is a way of working with children and their families. It involves listening to the family, to find out their needs and providing support and services. An action plan will be agreed with the family and is put in place to make sure the family get the right sort of help at the right time. The EHA is voluntary and families can choose to be involved, this can include other professionals from other services and is led by the school.

Please contact us for more advice and support on becoming involved.

Important Links and How We Can Help

Our Children

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'Staff have confidence in the leadership, and work supportively together to fulfil that vision. As a result, pupils' learning and emotional needs are met successfully.' - Ofsted 2018

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'The school is a happy and nurturing place. Pupils enjoy coming to school. Well-rehearsed routines at the start of the day help to settle them quickly, so that they can make the most of their learning time.' - Ofsted 2018