The White Horse Federation Featured in Online Safety Study
The White Horse Federation is proud to have been featured in a recently published guide for schools looking to build stronger relationships with the families of their pupils.
The book, titled Meet the Parents: How Schools Can Work Effectively with Families to Support Children’s Learning, includes a case study that focuses on our work with schools and parents regarding online safety.
The White Horse Federation was recommended by South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL), an online safety provider that offers advice and support regarding online safety solutions to schools across South West England.
We have previously worked with SWGfL to secure the online safety mark accreditation for eight of our primary schools: Haydon Wick, Moredon, Rodbourne Cheney, Drove, Zouch Academy, The Croft, Tregoze, and Southwold.
The book was authored by Julie Nightingale and Dorothy Lepkowska to provide an essential guide for schools who want to develop productive relationships with families. They were researching schools that work with families on the issue of online safety, and highlighted the successes our schools have had.
Both Julie and Dorothy are highly respected journalists. Julie has written for both the national and specialist media for more than 25 years and leads the MA magazine journalism course at Nottingham Trent University. Dorothy is an award-winning journalist who has written about education for a number of national and specialist publications, as well as for leading educational organisations, for more than 27 years.
At The White Horse Federation, we take the issue of online safety very seriously. In this digital world, it is crucial for children to learn about online safety from a young age. We believe It is the responsibility of our schools to educate pupils on how to use the internet securely and stay safe online.
This recognition for collaborating with parents on the topic of online safety is testament to the hard work and commitment made by our schools and their staff. We will continue to work with our schools, pupils, and their parents to ensure each child understands how to be safe online.