ThinkUknow is a website supporting families with online safety. Please use the weblinks below to help support your child whilst using the internet.
Support your child with films and activities from Thinkuknow
Thinkuknow films and games are a great way to start and continue chats about online safety.
4-7s Jessie & Friends cartoons – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos A three-episode animated series which helps keep 4-7s safe online. It explores three popular online activities: watching videos, sharing pictures, and online gaming.
8 – 11s Play Like Share cartoons – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/playlikeshare/ A three-episode animated series that helps keep 8-11 year olds safe from risks they might encounter online.
Band Runner game and advice website – https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/ A fun interactive game that helps reinforce key messages about online safety.
You’ll find lots more advice on keeping your child safe online at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents. If you’re worried that a child is at risk of harm online, you should call the police. Children can make a report to CEOP at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/.
Other recommended resources Parent Info – Expert information for parents about digital family life www.parentinfo.org.
NSPCC Net Aware – Provides reviews and guidance on the most popular social networks, apps and games that children use. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
NSPCC PANTS (The underwear rule) – A simple way to keep children safe from abuse, by teaching them to remember the 5 rules that spell ‘PANTS’. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-childrensafe/underwear-rule/
Internet Matters – A useful tool showing how to set parental controls across a range of devices and websites. http://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/interactive-guide/
Good Morning Everyone
It is great to see that so many of you are accessing your learning from home. All the staff at Brougham are really missing you. Please follow the government guidance and STAY AT HOME, STAY SAFE and stay healthy.
To support you at home, both with your learning and your well-being, I will be added a list of sites, Facebook pages, twitter accounts and live videos that you may wish to use during this time.
If you wish to ask any questions regarding home learning, then please leave a comment below.
We confirmed before school closed that Carlton residential was being postponed and a new date for the visit was sent out via letter.. Unfortunately, we have been informed that there has been a further change of date.
Carlton will now take place on Monday 12th until Friday 16th October 2020.
Thank you for your ongoing support with these changes.
In light of the recent news broadcast, we would like to inform you that there will be advice overnight and @AdAstraTrust will clarify arrangements tomorrow.
Meanwhile, please email school if you are a key worker . Thank you for your support at this time.
This is just a reminder that we also have a school twitter account @BroughamPrimary for up-to-date information
I know that you will have concerns about COVID 19 (Coronavirus) but I want to reassure you that to date, there have been no cases of Coronavirus reported in school. We continue to receive daily updates from the government and Public Health and we are following their advice. Please be assured that we take the health and safety of our children and staff very seriously and therefore we are closely monitoring this situation and will keep you informed should there be any change to official guidance.
Deputy Headteacher – Brougham Primary School, Brougham Terrace, Hartlepool, TS24 8EY
Salary range L12-16, £53,856 – £59,528 permanent post, to commence September 2020
Brougham Primary School and Ad Astra Academy Trust wishes to appoint a Deputy Headteacher who can demonstrate consistently outstanding teaching practice, harness the skills and enthusiasm of all staff and work in partnership with the Headteacher to lead the school on the journey towards ‘Outstanding’.
This post will hold a part-time teaching commitment which will be across the primary phase based upon the needs of the school.
The successful candidate will be someone who is keen to further develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of school leadership and someone who will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our school; helping us to provide the very best for every child and family in the community.
The posts main area of responsibility will include;
- With the Headteacher, lead the process involved in monitoring, evaluating and challenging the quality of teaching and learning taking place throughout the school.
- Lead, develop and monitor whole school assessment in conjunction with the Headteacher.
- Share responsibility for the analysis of key school performance data, to ensure priorities are appropriate and improvement in standards is promoted.
- Seek to develop and enhance a broad and rich curriculum which meets the needs of the range of pupils in the school.
- Lead on the whole school behaviour management systems including the management of challenging behaviour.
In return, the appointed Deputy Headteacher will work with a dedicated and committed staff to build on the considerable and continued successes and achievements of the school. Brougham Primary School and Ad Astra Academy Trust are also committed to continued professional development for all staff within an inclusive and supportive environment.
Candidates are encouraged to visit the school and to speak informally to the Headteacher Designate, Sarah Greenan on 01429 273663.
Candidates must only apply using the application form provided; CV’s will not be accepted.
Ad Astra Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check.
The Application pack and further details are available via the Ad Astra website site: http://www.adastraacademytrust.com/
Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 7th February 2020
Interviews will be held: Week commencing Monday 24th February 2020
Please upload completed application forms via the link on our website
Parent Governor Vacancy
We have two vacancies for parent governor which we need to fill as soon as possible. Brougham Primary School, as part of Ad Astra Academy Trust, has always aimed for a partnership with parents which undoubtedly brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways you can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor.
The governing body’s main tasks are:
- Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and supporting the strategic direction of each school, which includes school improvement planning and monitoring of progress towards this;
- Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, including behaviour of pupils and the management of staff;
- Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
- Ensuring a corporate responsibility for safeguarding children following the guidance in the DfE document 2018, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education.’
Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents and the local community. We feel sure that there are parents prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school’s performance.
In looking to fill this vacancy the governors of the school have identified the following skills, experience and attributes that they feel would help strengthen the governing body:
- An interest in all children’s futures
- A desire to make a difference
- A willingness to accept responsibility
- An ability to work in a team, ask questions, listen and learn
Training and support will be available to help you develop into the role. If you feel you can help in this capacity, please apply using the form attached and return to the school by 12.00 noon on ________.
I also enclose a list of the disqualification criteria which you must read before applying. Anyone requiring additional information on this subject can contact the Headteacher. All new governors will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) and complete an application form including a declaration. Governors can take up their duties from the date of their appointment providing they have submitted their completed form and had a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and returned to the Headteacher.
The guidelines giving full details about how vacancies are filled can be found on the school’s website.
If there are more applications than vacancies, we will hold an election. If this is the case, applicants will have the opportunity to produce a short personal statement to accompany the ballot paper. If an election is required, you will be sent details about this in due course.