We believe a strong partnership between school and home enables the children to enjoy and achieve the best they can. We encourage all of our parents to be involved in the life of the school and support their child’s learning.
There are many opportunities to meet teachers, see children’s work, participate in questionnaires and attend concerts, information events and assemblies. We offer two parent consultations a year and an additional open afternoon in the Summer term. These are an opportunity to meet the class teacher and look at your child’s works. We encourage the children to participate in these consultations.
Our learning log provides a daily link between home and school. It also provides a wealth of support and advice on how to support your child at home. Newsletters are circulated fortnightly keeping everyone up to date with events achievements and future diary dates.
Sawtry Junior Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.
We do all we can to keep your children safe at Sawtry Junior Academy. We have a dedicated Inclusion Leader who is one of our Designated senior persons in charge of keeping our children safe in all aspects. We use robust systems to ensure that any concerns are fully followed up and acted upon. We ensure that relevant support is given to all children who need it to make sure they are happy and positive in school and beyond. We work in partnership with other agencies to effectively support our children and families.
Our safeguarding team
Sarah Flack – Designated Safeguarding and Child Protection Lead, Prevent lead
Becky Dear – Designated Deputy Safeguarding and Child Protection lead and Designated person for looked after and post-looked after children
Nicola McAvoy – Designated officer for Child Protection and Inclusion lead
E-safety is an important part of keeping our children safe. E-safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. We can only be successful in keeping children safe if we work with parents to ensure the e-safety message is consistent. It is important that parents know how to stay safe and speak to their children about how they can stay safe on line. Whilst no search engine is ever 100% safe there are some links below to some of the safer search engines. There are also links to sites which provide advice on social media to parents.
Our acceptable use agreement helps inform and support children in safe use of the internet, it forms part of the Cmat e-safety policy and all children and parents are asked to recognise and sign it. A copy is attached here for your reference;
Acceptable Use policy Safeguarding and E safety calendar 2018-19
The following documents are useful e-safety guides to parents:NSPCC Share Aware booklet March 2018 Three Apps Parents Should Know About DR Live-Streaming Parent Guide WhatsApp-Parents-Guide Youtube-Parents-Guide Snapchat-Parents-Guide Screen Addiction Parents Guide Instagram-Parents-Guide YouTube_safety_factsheet November 2017
The links below are also very useful for parents and children