Please see below an urgent communication which schools South of the county [M27 corridor] have been asked to circulate at the request of Hampshire Constabulary regarding a serious safeguarding matter which has been brought to their attention.
I ask that you discuss the content of the communication with your child as soon as possible. If they report to you any knowledge of the issue or if your child has any knowledge of who the person was, what his snapchat username, phone number or other linked social media is, or has any other relevant information, please tell the school, or police, straight away. The latter can be done in private by telephoning 101 and using the reference 44170465274.
Communication from Hampshire Constabulary
On 29th November 2017 a schoolgirl was blackmailed into sending an indecent video of her on Snapchat. Once the offender had the video he then distributed this online via Snapchat to many other children. If any student has received this explicit video on Snapchat or by any other means, they must delete it immediately. If they show this video to someone else or forward it on to other people, they will be committing a criminal offence, which the police may investigate and potentially prosecute.
The school has regularly informed students of the need to safeguard themselves online and the steps that they need to take to do this. Students have been told never to send indecent photographs or videos to anyone online and if they are ever approached online to do this, they must always tell their parents or a teacher. We also remind them about the key messages around online safety and cyberbullying. It is not possible to know for certain whom you are communicating with online. Please reinforce these messages in your discussion with your child.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Uniform is available for purchase from reception. Payments can also be made online.
Please remember that uniform is compulsory for all KS3 students.
We have notified by another local secondary school of concerns raised by a number of their students regarding ‘inappropriate’ Snapchat conversations where they have been targeted by an unknown adult who has the ability to hack accounts. Police and parents have been informed. We have no information to indicate this has happened to any of our students.
Please read the attached letter for more information.
Snapchat safeguarding letter
Due to the heatwave we have suspended school uniform and ask that boys arrived dressed for hot weather such as shorts and t-shirt and you may wish to apply sun cream. Students not dressed appropriately may be sent home if they refuse to follow instruction, for example heavy clothing and/or students removing shirts who risk sun burn. This will be relevant for the whole week.
To help cool the boys we are offering the opportunity to swim at the local leisure centre from 12pm and ask that they bring trunks and a towel if they wish to participate.
Thank You for your support in this matter.
Dear Parents/ Carers,
The Academy site will be closed on Thursday 25th May and Thursday 8th June.
This is a continued effort from the Academy’s Governing Body to ensure all staff devote 100% of their energy and time on supporting students in their core subject final examinations. It is expected that all students over time will benefit from this strategy. There are large entries in both GCSE English and Maths examinations, with extensive access/special arrangements. This, in turn, will impact on staffing levels.
The Academy site will have a half day closure on Tuesday 13th June.
On this day the site will be closed until 11.30am to allow Year 11 students to complete a final Mathematics exam. Hampshire transport will pick up your son and arrive at school from 11.00am.
I hope by giving you a sufficient notice period this will allow you to make alternative arrangements for your son.
If you do have any concerns around these arrangements then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tomorrow is safer internet day! Follow us on twitter to see how we are taking part.
This Friday we are holding an open afternoon for all Yr 5 & 6 prospective students and members of our local community.
We will be open from 13:00 till 15:00.
We ask that anyone wishing to attend to please contact us to book.
Telephone: 01489 582684
Today KS3 students went to a Basketball Tournament and came a very respectable second – well done to the students involved. The KS4 tournament will be next week.
On Friday Lorin La Fave from The Breck Foundation will be in talking to students about staying safe online and telling her story about her son Breck. The school is also supporting “No Tech for Breck” which is on 7th February – staff and students will not access any technology that day or will be fined! This will exclude using technology for learning!
EBP will be in on Friday talking to students about careers.
The weather is forecast to be cold this week so a reminder that jumpers and coats would be advisable to wear to school.
Mock exams will be happening over the next few weeks for year 10’s and 11. Letters and timetables will be be sent out this week
We are pleased to advise you that the Regional Schools Commissioner has confirmed the ‘Local Solution’ for the sponsorship of Brune Park School. The GFM (Gosport & Fareham Multi-Academy Trust) will initially consist of four schools; Bay House, Brune Park, Gomer Junior and LWS Academy. We continue to wait for the final decision on The Wave free-school application. The GFM aims to become a formal legal entity in March 2017.
We will brief you in more detail in the near future, although it remains very much business as usual at all the schools. We will continue to do all we can to support our learners in making excellent progress and achieving well. Staff meetings are also being held later this month at all the schools in the MAT to share the same information.