School opens on Monday 30th October for an exciting half term!

Online Safety


Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leaders with the responsibility of e-safety are: Mrs Sarah Reynolds and Mrs Rachel Wadsworth

Mrs Wadsworth is now a CEOP accredited trained Ambassador.

CEOP has a network of over 5,500 ambassadors across the UK. This is an active network of professionals delivering CEOP's 'Thinkuknow' resources in their local communities to fellow professionals, parents and carers and young people.

Our governor with the responsibility for online safety is: Mrs Donna Richardson

360 degree safe

We are excited announce that we are currently working towards achieving the 360 degree safe award.

The multi-award winning 360 degree safe schools self-review online tool provides a user friendly and interactive means for schools to review their Online Safety provision and to develop an action plan to bring about improvements.

The 360 degree safe self-review tool is intended to help schools review their Online Safety policy and practice. It provides:

  • Information and stimulus that can influence the production or review of Online Safety policies and develop good practice.
  • A process for identifying strengths and weaknesses.
  • Opportunities for commitment and involvement from the whole school.
  • A continuum for schools to discuss how they might move from a basic level provision for Online Safety to practice that is aspirational and innovative.

We hope to receive this accreditation in the Autumn term 2017

A curriculum event for parents was held to raise awareness of the importance of being safe online.

Take a look at the power point below

Online Safety Power Point

E- Safety

There is an upcoming event for families at Event City in Manchester from 18th - 20th November called the 'Digital Kids Show'. Loads of children's TV stars are there including...Diversity! Great links to Online Safety in a fun and interactive way! See link below for more information:

The latest E-Safety Support Widget to the Online Safety Section of the Website is available. Please follow the link below.

Internet Filtering

At Sandal Castle Primary we use RM Safetynet to keep everyone safe online. We use a feature called User Based Filtering which gives us greater flexibility over our internet filtering by allowing us to ensure that everyone is receiving the appropriate level of internet filtering.

Not only can websites be blocked for certain age groups but also at specific times.

RM Safetynet is a cloud based filtering solution and therefore does not rely on any expensive on site equipment.

SSL interception allows search terms made on secure websites such as GOOGLE to be intercepted and logged, therefore preventing inappropriate search results form being displayed.

Active adapt content filter instantly scans the content on every page of the website. Risk calculations are made based on this content and a permit or deny decision is made.

Logs can be viewed in Safetynet showing the amount of bandwidth currently being used. These logs also allow us to monitor which websites are visited by everyone in school.

Welcome to the E-safety area of our website. Here you will find links, resources and updates to supporting our children to stay safe online.

#DITTO is a free half-termly (approx every 6 weeks) magazine for schools and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, commonly called e-safety or online safety, but also with a view to enjoying and learning about technology.

Click here to view the April 2017 Edition of #DITTO

Internet Matters

A not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world. We are backed by the UK’s most prominent internet industry players and offer practical tips and expert e-safety advice for parents and schools.

For more information visit


An award winning, government endorsed safeguarding platform and app used in primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and universities around the world – allowing students to safely report incidents directly to their place of learning. tootoot is used by over 200,000 students in the UK and internationally.

For more information visit

We have some advice on E Safety over the Christmas period. Please click on the link below.

E Safety at Christmas

This term, we are taking part in the 'Internet of Things' external school survey - this is a survey of internet use by pupils when at home. The survey is supported by education technology association Naace.

Please visit to complete an online survey about your child's use of the world wide web. We hope to use this information to further support our families in ensuring our children are safe online.

Have a look at this link to become familiar with some risky APPs to be aware of: Updated Feb 2017 - Are you aware of these Social media Applications that are risky to our children?

Guidance for Parents supporting their children in using Social Media

Supporting young children online

We all know how much our children enjoy online gaming. Please visit these websites for more information to support your child to game safely.

DITTO E-Safety Magazine

This month's issue is looking at a diverse range of topics such as:

  • addiction
  • social media
  • parental engagement
  • and much more, including an exclusive interview from a female gamer who gives us some insights into her online experiences in the gaming world.

To download the magazine, please click HERE or copy and paste the following into your browser:

This is the link to further issues of the new half termly e -safety magazine.

E-Safety Support Widget

We would like to make you aware of the O2/NSPCC Netaware APP which indicates the risks presented by the most popular APP accessed by children.