COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER

COURAGE
To have the strength and will to know what you should do even though it may be tough.
To stick at something even if it hurts.

COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER

CONFIDENCE
To believe in yourself and be the best person you can.
To not let doubts and fears hold you back.

COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER

CHARACTER
To make good choices and put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
Seeking to do the right thing and show self-discipline when needed.

COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER

COURAGE
To have the strength and will to know what you should do even though it may be tough.
To stick at something even if it hurts.

COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER

CONFIDENCE
To believe in yourself and be the best person you can.
To not let doubts and fears hold you back.

COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER

CHARACTER
To make good choices and put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
Seeking to do the right thing and show self-discipline when needed.

COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER

COURAGE
To have the strength and will to know what you should do even though it may be tough.
To stick at something even if it hurts.

COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER

CONFIDENCE
To believe in yourself and be the best person you can.
To not let doubts and fears hold you back.

COURAGE CONFIDENCE CHARACTER

CHARACTER
To make good choices and put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
Seeking to do the right thing and show self-discipline when needed.

Tanya Kelvie
 

At Aylesford School we will work with you and your child.

We will help them to develop strong character strengths, reach their academic potential and discover where they excel. 

 

Miss T Kelvie, Headteacher

Mr M Wright, Executive Headteacher

 

 
  • The support from PSM is first class and my son feels at ease to go and speak to her of any issues that may arise more so then the mentor.
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 termdates 2018 2019

 Our Vision is to provide quality academic and 'Character Education' which develops confident young people who are successful learners and contribute to society.

 

 

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Links for parents:

 

CEOP: www.ceop.police.uk

 The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) specialises in investigating grooming and sexual abuse online. The ‘Click CEOP’ report button provides a means of reporting abuse online and can be downloaded onto the school website for easy access.

 CEOP also have an educational website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents which has specific advice for parents/carers.

 Kent Police: www.kent.police.uk/advice/online-safety/

 If you believe a child or adult is in immediate danger, contact 999 for police assistance. To report non-emergency concerns, call 101 and ask to be put through to your local team. Kent Police also have Online Safety advice on their website.

 The IWF: www.iwf.org.uk

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is the UK hotline for reporting illegal online content, such as child abuse images, or material considered to be criminally obscene.

 Parent Port: www.parentport.org.uk

Run by the UK’s media regulators, Parent Port enables parents to report inappropriate online material, such as videos, adverts or news articles. Ashley Assiter, e-Safety Development Officer Rebecca Avery, Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) Education Safeguarding Team, Kent County Council, December 2017

Home Office: www.gov.uk/report-terrorism and www.educateagainsthate.com

The government have introduced a new red button for reporting online material which promotes terrorism or extremism and an educational website with advice and information for parents.

 NSPCC: www.nspcc.org.uk/onlinesafety

The NSPCC have teamed up with 02 to provide excellent information and advice for parents, as well as a free online safety helpline. They have also produced an app/site, on which they have reviewed the most popular apps and websites young people are using; including age ratings and how easy it is to report a problem: www.net-aware.org.uk. Parents can also choose to sign up to the Net-aware newsletter, for up-to-date information via e-mail.

 Internet Matters: www.internetmatters.org

Internet Matters is a not-for-profit organisation working with online safety experts to provide advice and information for parents to keep their children safe online.

It has an excellent interactive tool which guides you step by step through setting up parental controls on all the different devices in your home, as well as video tutorials about specific topics of concern.

 Parent Zone: www.theparentzone.co.uk

Parent Zone provides up-to-date content on a variety of parenting concerns, including online safety. Schools can sign up to host expert articles from CEOP and Parent Zone on their school website, for free: http://parentinfo.org/ link to the online articles from Digital Parenting magazine: https://parentzone.org.uk/DP5

 Get Safe Online: www.getsafeonline.org

Get Safe Online covers a lot of practical, technical information on protecting families and computers against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.

 

Links for pupils:

 www.thinkuknow.co.uk

CEOP’s educational website has useful information for children and young people about online safety; it is broken down into different age categories so pupils can access age appropriate advice.

 www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/

This website from the NSPCC offers general advice to children and young people, with specific sections on online safety and cyber-bullying. There is also an online chat facility where young people can contact a counsellor directly if they want further support.

Please note- Some of the content on this website is aimed at older children and may not be appropriate for all, so use with caution.

 www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/curations/stay-safe

CBBC have produced a wealth of online safety related videos, games and quizzes for young people to explore. These resources are updated around Safer Internet Day each year.

 www.kidsmart.org.uk

Kidsmart is an interactive child-friendly website produced by Childnet, which enables young people to access online safety information under different topics/ categories.

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parentpay

 Aylesford School operates a bio-metric system for cashless catering. The system enables students to pay in advance for their meals by crediting their account on cash machines situated in the dining areas. The system also enables parents and carers to credit their child’s account by using ParentPay, a system which allows accounts to be credited online or by using PayPoint centres located in local retailers displaying the Paypoint sign. Further information regarding ParentPay is available at www.parentpay.com.

The bio-metric system uses the fingerprint of the student and the software calculates a huge digital number from the image, and it is the number itself which is stored as a personal identification number.  The actual fingerprint image is NOT stored.  When a student uses the fingerprint scanner, the scanner recalculates the number and recognises the student.  Such software is now being used worldwide as a means of providing additional personal security.

Students and parents can be reassured that this system has a very high level of security and that it is not possible to reconstruct the original fingerprint. The system does contain an option for the use of a PIN number instead of the bio-metric for those students whose parents specifically advise the school of their objection to the use of the bio-metrics.  The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has scrutinised the technology and has stated “I would encourage you to employ the system using finger print images.  It seems to me that the use of bio-metric identifiers allows users to verify their identity without the risk of intrusions into privacy...I would certainly like to be able to point to it as an example of good practice”.

Can we use this opportunity to remind and encourage parents and carers to register for their entitlement for Free School Meals to ensure that students are able to access meals and the catering facilities. The new cashless system will automatically add students with the entitlement and not distinguish them from other students.

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If you receive state benefit your child may be eligible for free school meals.

How to apply

To apply for Free School Meals  visit  the link below select ‘Apply’ and then follow the simple instructions.

If you do not have internet access or require assistance with the application you can contact our reception on 01622717 341 who will help you with your application.

The only information you will need to process your application is:

  • Your Name    
  • Date of birth 
  • Address
  • National Insurance Number

If you application is successful then you will receive immediate confirmation. Aylesford School will also be notified and your child will be eligible to receive the free school meal within one day.

Aylesford School will then require you to provide the written evidence to confirm the entitlement period and to assist with the supply of the uniform entitlement.

Please click on the link below to be directed to the free school meals website:

 

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals

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