Safeguarding Guidance

The safeguarding of our pupils has never been more important. Read our guidelines on keeping your child happy and safe online

Safeguarding Guidance

The safeguarding of our pupils has never been more important. Read our guidelines on keeping your child happy and safe online

We recognise that our pupils may have increased access to the internet, as they spend more time at home and as they access our Online Teaching and Learning Programme. We would, therefore, recommend the following guidelines:

Where possible, please ensure that you have the appropriate settings in place on the devices that your children will be using.

We will be treating the online environment as part of the school day. Children should ensure that they behave appropriately and are suitably dressed whilst online.

Please be vigilant about the sites that your children are visiting and any pop-ups on those sites. You may need to check their work as well as having a good understanding of the tasks that they are undertaking.

We ask that parents supervise online sessions in an appropriate manner.

The teachers will set out some ground rules and expectations for how each session will run. Please support them in helping your child to meet these expectations.

If your child is unwell or unavailable at the time of their scheduled lesson, please let the school office know.

Ensure your child has adequate breaks from devices. Children will be set a wide variety of tasks by staff to try and encourage the use of mediums other than electronic devices.

Our school safeguarding policy remains in place, which can be found on our school website with a specific home learning addendum, and if you have any concerns of a safeguarding nature then please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Pre-Prep, Leatherhead – Mrs Laverock at vanda.laverock@downsend.co.uk

Pre-Prep, Epsom – Ms Clayton at chantael.clayton@downsend.co.uk

Pre-Prep, Ashtead – Emma Duke at emma.duke@downsend.co.uk

Lower School – Sebastian Watts at Sebastian.Watts@downsend.co.uk

01372 372197