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E-Safety in the Community and Classroom

Last year we opened our doors to the community. Parents and grandparents were invited in for an open afternoon where they could take part in their child's e-safety lessons. There were a variety of lessons going on throughout the school ranging from song writing, performing raps, games, role-play and drama, creating cartoons and animations. These activities were all linked to staying safe on-line. We then offered the parents and grandparents for an afternoon of tea, home-made cakes and performances from their children/grandchildren. After lots of positive feedback, we plan to make this an annual event. Below you can see a selection of photos.

At St Mary's, we believe that Learning about e-safety is a vital life skill. Empowering children at an early age with the knowledge to safeguard themselves and their personal information is something that needs to be nurtured throughout school to see them into adult life. We have embedded e-safety into our curriculum and below you can see a selection of photographs taken from a range of e-safety lessons.

E-Safety News

February 2020 - Our Year 6 children became online safety teachers as they took their 30 ipads into our each year group across the school to teach them about digitial identity. They also created and delivered an online safety assembly to the whole school.

October 2019 - NSPCC came into school to teach us how to stay safe online.  They also gave parent workshops after school.

February 2019 - Annual celebration of our online safety teaching and learning - another successful event.

November 2018 - Whole school assembly to celebrate the continuing excellent work around staying safe/anti-bullying at St Mary's.

February 2017 - Annual celebration of our online safety teaching and learning - another successful event.

January 2017 - CONGRATULATIONS ST MARY'S - we have been re-accredited with our 360 Degree E-Safety Award!

February 2016 - We are busy creating a parody of Queen music to deliver very important messages about how to stay safe online. 

November 2016 Children once again let their creative juices flow in our annual performances for anti-bullying week, many presentations included key online safety messages.  Log on to the Platform to see videos.

February 2016 - Play your part for a better internet.  Thank you to everyone who came along to see children performing their e-safety work in assembly.

November 2015 During anti-bullying week, we opened our doors to parents and grandparents for an afternoon of e-safety learning followed by afternoon tea and performances by most classes. A great afternoon was had by all!

March 2015 We were privileged to be invited to take part in an internet safety project involving the South West Grid for Learning and Kaspersky Internet Security.  Parents and pupils were invited to take part in a pilot project to control their children's use of the internet at home.  It was a very successful day and a big thank you to all those parents who volunteered to take part.





February 2015 Tuesday the 10th was Safer Internet Day and each class linked this year's theme "Let's create a better Internet' to our e-safety learning in school.

October 2014 To celebrate Anti-bullying Week, each class contributed a song/poem/rap/drama to our assembly.  Our anti-bullying ambassadors agreed that it was a great success.  See some examples on the TV in the entrance.

September 2014 Our e-safety video that was created by a group of Year 5 and 6 children last year was show cased at a recent conference for Headteachers and now appears on the Wiltshire Police Youth Zone.  Preview it below.

February 2014 During Safer Internet Day 2014 (11th February) each class learned something different (related to their age) linked to the theme of 'Let's Create a Better Internet Together'. See the TV screen in the entrance hall to see some video footage!

November 2013 As part of anti-bullying week, pupils in Year 6 took part in Swindon's anti-bullying celebrations by creating a film about how we prevent cyberbullying at St Mary's.  It was a successful event and we enjoyed watching a range of performances from both primary and secondary schools.

July 2013 After two intense inspection days from the South West Grid for Learning's E-safety Team, we were awarded the E-safety Mark.  It is now official that the children at St Mary's know how to stay safe on-line.  A big thank you to all pupls, staff, parents and the community for your continued support.

July 2013 Come along to our Open Evening where you will have another chance to view a selection of e-safety work that the pupils have created this year as part of their e-safety lessons.

May 2013 Because we are committed at safeguarding the pupils at St Mary's, the whole school community have been working very hard over the past 18 months to gain the e-safety accreditation.  Watch this space...

February 2013 Safer Internet Day. Classes carried out various activities to heighten awareness of staying safe on-line.

December 2012 Our Year 5 pupils sang their own song about cyberbullying at the annual anti-bullying assembly at our secondary school, St Joseph's.

November 2012 Grandparents were invited into school for an afternoon of home-made cakes and a chance to surf the net with their grandchildren as they carried out an e-safety webquest. The whole afternoon was a huge success - thank you to all those who attended.

October 2012 The school doors were open for the afternoon as parents were invited to take part in their child's e-safety lessons, from reception through to year 6. Thank you to all those parents who came along! Because of the great feedback, we will endeavour to make this an annual event.

July 2012 An information evening was held in the school hall for parents to learn more about e-safety at home and at school.  It was a great opportunity to ask questions and to learn more about our policies.

March 2012 Our e-safety policies and Acceptable Use Policies were updated and distributed throughout the whole school community.  Thank you for taking the time to read them and sign them!

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We are committed to staying safe on-line!

E-safety Links for children


E-safety Committee Members 2018-2019

Mr McCavera Online Safety Co-ordinator

Mrs Weaver Head of School, Deputy Safeguard Lead

Head Girl

Head Boy

Mrs Long Governor

Miss Clarke Teaching Assistant/

Mrs Kilminster Parent member

If you would like to contact one of the members, then please use the CONTACT US tab above.


Although St Mary's signed up for the e-safety award in 2012 and gained it in 2013 and 2017, our e-safety teaching and learning had been going on for many years before that.  An example of a video that Year 6 children made in 2009 is below, along with some animated work.

Year 5 and 6 performing a Tom Jones classic about social media written and produced in 2016

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