The Secretary of State for education directed all schools in England and Wales to close on 23 March as part of the Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thereafter, the Department for Education provided guidance on the safeguarding of pupils during the period of school closure. The Aquinas Trust and the Academy are complying with this guidance as reflected in the addendum to the Trust Safeguarding Policy (the Addendum), which is found on the ‘Policies’ page of the Aquinas website www.aquinastrust.org. For the period of school closure, the Academy’s Child Protection Policy will be altered as detailed in the Addendum.
St Mark’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment..
"At St Mark’s we embrace new technology and acknowledge how the Internet has changed all of our lives. As part of our Computing curriculum we have a strong focus on E-safety which helps to keep our children safe online. We are aware that for parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of. For practical and useful advice please see https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/