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Safeguarding Policy:

At Orchard Academy, the safety and well-being of our students are paramount, especially in the digital realm. Our Online Safety Policy outlines our commitment to providing a safe and secure online environment for all members of our learning community.


We bring together a diverse community of learners, parents, and teachers who safely connect over a shared love of learning. We ensure that our users' physical and emotional well-being, privacy, and security are never compromised.

User Authentication:
All students, teachers, and staff members must use unique login credentials to access our online platforms.
Passwords must be strong and kept confidential, and users are encouraged to change them regularly.

Secure Platforms:
We utilise secure, reputable online platforms and tools for teaching and communication.

These platforms are regularly updated and comply with industry standards for data security and privacy.

Supervision and Monitoring:
Teachers and staff members supervise online interactions and monitor student activity during virtual classes and activities.

We employ filtering and monitoring tools to detect and address any inappropriate content or behavior.

Acceptable Use Policy:
All users are required to adhere to our Acceptable Use Policy, which outlines acceptable behavior and prohibited activities in our online learning environment.
Students are educated on responsible digital citizenship and the importance of respectful and safe online behavior.


Reporting and Response:
Students, teachers, and staff members are encouraged to report any concerns or incidents related to online safety to designated school personnel.
Reports are taken seriously, investigated promptly, and appropriate action is taken to address the issue and ensure the safety of all involved.

Privacy Protection:
We respect and protect the privacy of our students and staff members in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Personal information is collected, stored, and used responsibly, and access to sensitive data is restricted to authorized personnel only.

Cyberbullying Prevention:
We have zero tolerance for cyberbullying and harassment in any form.
Students are educated on the importance of respectful online communication and the potential consequences of cyberbullying.

Parental Involvement:
We actively engage parents and guardians in promoting online safety and provide resources and guidance on monitoring their child's online activity.
Parents are encouraged to communicate openly with school staff regarding any concerns or questions about online safety.

Orchard Academy is committed to fostering a positive and secure online learning environment where all students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. By adhering to our Online Safety Policy and working together as a community, we can ensure a safe and enriching online experience for everyone involved.

Date of Last Revision: 2/5/24

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