eSafety at Whalley Range

We believe that the use of ICT is an essential part of education in the 21st century. The Internet and other digital information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone.

We believe that the use of ICT is an essential part of education. The Internet and other digital information technologies are powerful tools, which have changed the way we live and learn and which open new opportunities for everyone.

However, we recognise that young people are using an Internet that was not designed with them specifically in mind. We need to work together with the young people and their parents/carers to raise awareness of the risks and the ways to stay safe online so that our students can take advantage of these opportunities without putting themselves in danger. We encourage parents/carers to get involved with their child’s online world and discuss any issues they are having.

eSafety Policy

For policies such as ‘Safeguarding’ and ‘eSafety’, please visit our policies page.

What do we provide for our Students?

On arrival at our academy your daughter will receive a login to our system which connects them to:

  • Filtered access to the Internet
  • An Office 365 account for use in school, at home and as a login identity for educational apps
  • A personal email account
  • Space to save documents and files
  • A login to our Virtual Learning Environment (Frog)
  • Lessons on how to use equipment safely and responsibly
  • Monitoring of computer usage (based on the login used)

Expected Behaviour

It would be impossible to document every potential use of ICT equipment in lessons and a list of ‘Acceptable Uses’ would very quickly be out of date. Instead, we teach our students about ‘Unacceptable Use’.

Unacceptable Use is defined as any activity which is; conducted without permission, outside the specific learning aim for that lesson or activity, illegal, considered extreme or radicalising, dangerous or where the equipment is used to make any student, member of staff or member of the public feel uncomfortable or vulnerable.

All students are reminded of their online safety and responsibilities every September and sign an agreement with the school agreeing to use the systems appropriately.

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Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

If you believe something is missing or should be removed from the list below, please let us know.

Cyber Essentials Certificate logo Real World Learning Awards Winner 2021 logo Confederation of School Trusts logo Educate Awards Winner 2019 logo SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards 2018 logo SSAT Effective Learning Behaviour logo SSAT Climate for Learning logo Manchester United Foundation logo The Duke of Edinburgh logo The Cultural Diversity Standards logo The Schools Co-operative Society logo School Achievement Award logo Sport England logo Leading Edge Partnership Programme logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Healthy Schools Manchester logo Basic Skills Quality Mark logo Whalley Range Sixth Form logo