Our roundup of the key Online Safety news stories from the past two weeks.
'The thing that has really undermined teachers is not Ofsted inspectors or political instability – it’s technology'
Far from being digital natives, kids are actually flailing around online, looking for guidance.
Story from: TES
Facebook leads the way against cyberbullying, but others need to follow
Surrounded by the heads of Google, Facebook and Twitter, the Duke of Cambridge didn’t choose to advocate for entrepreneurship or celebrate Britain’s role in the digital revolution – instead he picked a surprisingly buzzword-free topic usually avoided at self-congratulatory events like these: cyberbullying.
Story from: The Telegraph
In June, our school took part in Money Week. During this week, children learnt all about money, the
value of money, how to make a profit and the importance of budgeting. In Numeracy lessons, each year group
took part in a money project which allowed the children to use their reasoning, problem solving and
In year six, children were given an open investigation to organise and plan a
In Year five, some children budgeted and went to the local shop to make a fruit salad for the Queens street party.
Year four, investigated and looked at old British currency.
The year three classrooms became a cinema where children solved different money problems.
Year two were visited by an ice cream van on Friday after a busy week of solving money problems about an Ice Cream
Year one had a very busy money week and using different number skills the children planned and organised the
Queens street birthday party.
It was a fantastic week and all the teachers were very impressed with the children's Numeracy skills and enthusiasm. Take a look at some of the wonderful things the children did and achieved during the week.
Year 6 Year 6 Year 5 Year 4 Year 4
Year 2 Year 2 Year 2 Year 1
The circus came to Highfield Reception last week. We had the most amazing day. First of all we watched a circus show which was really funny. All our teachers joined in. We learnt how to walk on stilts, spin plates, dance with ribbons and to juggle.
Last week Mr Gulzar and Miss Downes welcomed Sir Michael Wilshaw, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, Lorna Fitzjohn OFSTED's Regional Director and Jane Millward HMI to Highfield School to discuss Safeguarding in Birmingham.
Mr Gulzar said "It was a very productive meeting discussing how professionals across Birmingham could further improve safeguarding for our pupils. We were able to talk about in detail the good work that currently takes place across the PACT and learn of other great practice elsewhere.' Miss Downes added 'Safeguarding continues to be at the fore front of all we do and as an organisation, we are continually looking for ways to be even better.'