At Ormiston Meridian Academy we are committed to the use of computer technologies and recognise the Internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages. The Internet is increasingly providing the focal point of educational content within the UK.

However, Ormiston Meridian Academy acknowledges that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our students.

All students use computer facilities, including the internet, as an essential part of the curriculum and to support learning opportunities within the academy. There are well publicised concerns regarding access to material on the internet that would be unsuitable for students. Whilst it is impossible to ensure that a student will not access such material, the academy in liaison with London Grid for Learning is taking all reasonable steps to minimise a students’ access to unsuitable material. These include:

  • Use of a filtered Internet Service to prevent access to internet sites with undesirable material
  • The requirement that wherever possible, all Internet access during academy hours will be supervised by a member of staff or another responsible adult

Mr I Arthur – Online Safety Lead

Ormiston Meridian Academy has a dedicated member of staff with responsibility for online safety. Mr. Hampton supports the delivery of online safety during computing lessons and through the PSHE programme.

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