Start and End of Day
School starts at 8.50 when the doors are opened and children come into school. Please ensure your child is at school by this time in order to avoid disruption for your child and the start of the lesson.
The both playgrounds are supervised from 8.50 onwards. If you are late and there is no one on duty this indicates that the doors have been secured. Your child must use the main entrance to the school office and be signed in by a member of the reception staff. If you arrive after 9.20am an adult must bring the child to the office and sign their child in.
E - Safety
Social media via smart phones, tablets and other electronic devices is increasingly becoming part of everyday life. Our children will be starting to use these technologies which is why e-safety is now part of our school curriculum. The link below is for a website with guides to specific APPs such as Snap Chat and Instagram.
Families can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.
Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre (www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre) where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.
Moorside Junior School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Moorside Junior School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available on request.
Partnership with Parents
The school shares a purpose with parents to keep children safe from harm and to have their welfare promoted.
If you would like to find out more information about keeping children safe please refer to our child protection policy or visit the following recommended websites -
Internet Matters www.internetmatters.org/
Parent Zone www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent
Parents Protect www.parentsprotect.co.uk