Digital Parenting

We’re a Digital School! Free training for parents

Broomfield House School is part of Parent Zone’s Digital Schools membership programme, demonstrating our commitment to keeping our pupils safe online, and making sure we work with our families and the whole school community to achieve this.

Digital Schools membership includes access to Parent Zone’s online digital parenting course, ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’. This short course gives you straightforward information and advice on how to manage and feel confident about your child’s online world. To access the free courses you will need to register with Parent Zone; an email about this has been sent out to parents but please contact the school office if you need a reminder.

Once you have registered you will be able to access the ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’ course at this link: Click here

Welcome to DigiDog

DigiDog helps us to stay safe online and works with children in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Year 1. DigiDog acts as a link between school and home to create a strong partnership between us to protect our children in the ever-changing online world.

DigiDog sniffs out great ideas and tips to help you keep your children aware of online safety. DigiDog will visit your home and your child will need to protect him, encouraging you all to think about what is safe to do and what is not okay.

Children will send DigiDog back to school with a diary about what they did together and how they made sure DigiDog was happy and secure in their online play.

Mrs Byers, Deputy Head (Personal Development) is responsible for e-safety in school, if you have any queries please contact her.

Arrangements for learning from 23 March

It is with regret that Broomfield House School will be partially closing from 3.30pm on Friday 20th March.  We have been open and providing our customary high quality education in school until this point but, following Government advice, we will now be fully supporting the children’s learning at home.  We have developed robust plans for this, working with our website provider and IT systems support and will be delivering age-appropriate teaching to our children and families.  We will be supporting many different ways of learning which will include text-based work, online lessons, video content and, with parental support, will be marking the children’s work and giving feedback to parents about it.  In Early Years we will also use the Tapestry system.

Developing these new ways of working and learning are exciting and we are confident that the innovations we are introducing to deal with these strange times will offer long term benefits to pupils, parents and staff alike.

We will continue to support the children of key workers at school to allow their parents to provide these critical services during the current situation.

We have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our school community.

May I take this opportunity to wish everyone well and hope you all stay safe and healthy.

With all good wishes

Mrs Susie Byers