The Heathland School recognises the benefits that can be made to education through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Advances in ICT have brought about fresh challenges enabling us to learn in new and exciting ways. ICT offers us a means of carrying out tasks to a higher standard more efficiently and, in education, raising standards and streamlining educational administration.
E-Safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile telephones and wireless technology. Use of the school’s ICT equipment by any members of the school community must be in accordance with this policy. Any use which infringes this policy will be treated very seriously by the School Governing Body.
This policy applies to all members of the school community (including staff, pupils, governors, volunteers, parents/guardians and visitors) who have access to and are users of school IT systems, both in and out of school. The school will deal with cyber-bullying or other e-safety incidents covered within this policy and associated behaviour and anti-bullying policies and will inform parents/guardians of incidents of inappropriate e-safety behaviour that take place in or out of school.
Further advice for Parents is available here.