We wanted to let you know about the anonymous messaging network ‘Tellonym’. There are a number of concerns about possible safeguarding issues relating to children and young people using the app.To give parents and carers the heads up we are sharing this informative poster from National Online Safety, giving you the information you should know.To find out more from National Online Safety about “Tellonym”, they have a free guide available via the link below:https://hubs.ly/H0xZwHF0
Our internal mental batteries have all taken a bit of extra load over the last 8 months, and it’s no wonder that many of us have struggled with anxiety and other mental health issues during this time. Here is a useful graphic that might help you check your own mental heath in a simple and constructive way. Of course many of you will have been caring for others during this period, but it’s also important to look after yourselves!
We have been trying to raise spirits in our school and one of the ways we have been doing it is to sing songs alongside the washing routine.
We came across this great site;
Which generates posters of songs for you to sing along to.
Here’s a pic of the first one chosen by one of our linked children’s homes.
What would be your favourite song to use?
Remember wash your hands often…stay clean..stay healthy.
Good news for four students of Oakwood School and United Children’s Services this week when they discovered they had passed their Functional Skills Qualifications.
The qualifications support the development of practical skills. They’re designed to help students gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. As such they are an important skill set to have acquired.
We want to send huge congratulations to our pupils who have worked really hard for their success.
The internet is a fantastic resource for young people. It helps them keep in touch with their friends, and can aid their educational studies through providing a powerful information tool. However, it also poses dangers to children and young people – often arising because of careless use of digital media, including websites, chat rooms and social media sites. What may appear innocent and harmless doesn’t always turn out to be that way.
We are keen that parents should understand this and have appropriate knowledge at their disposal, should they have concerns about what their child might be accessing online.
For this reason we have posted links on our website to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command, established by the National Crime Agency. It gives you excellent information as well as providing a portal to register concerns with.
Staying safe online is a very important part of the general safeguarding of our pupils and something, and we constantly reflect on the advice we are giving out to both pupils and parents.
If you are a parent and have concerns about what your child might be accessing online then please visit the website and talk to us sooner rather than later.
There is no doubt that social media has transformed the way the world communicates, particularly younger people and children.
Whilst this has undoubtedly brought benefits, it has also introduced risks for children and young people.
As a parent or carer it is important that you are aware of the various apps that might appear in your kids mobile phones. There are so many different media platforms it is sometimes difficult to keep up with what has been developed and what is currently popular.
The Hinckley police have issued a very useful guide to just some of the apps that they think you, as a carer or parent, might like tone aware of.
We think this is important advice and helps you stay aware – which may ultimately help your child, or a child in your care, stay safe and happy whilst using todays communication tools.
Well not quite… but pupils from Oakwood Community School certainly enjoyed their visit to the Leicester Tigers ground last week.
With the six nations just around the corner, it was thought a good idea to test our lads out just to see if there were any last minute hopefuls for Eddie Jones’ squad!
Everyone had an absolutely fantastic time and really enjoyed the mud! Not sure the washing of the kit will be so enjoyable!