Welcome to St Mary's Catholic High School Leyland

St Mary's Catholic High School, Leyland

St Mary's Catholic High School has gone through a great transformation in a short space of time. The necessity to reflect, innovate and change has brought about high performance, sustained progress and a desire among all stakeholders to become the very best that we can be. Whilst the building presents a wonderful environment for education, we know that what really matters is exciting teaching that delivers progress in learning. We have unequivocal high expectations in terms of behaviour and our focus on spiritual development for children is very beneficial to young people growing up in a rapidly changing world.

 

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Safer Internet Day 2020

Tuesday 11 February

Dear Parents / Carers,

This week we are participating in Safer Internet Day 2020. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers, and wider, to join together in helping to create a better internet.

Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote in school and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. Pupils will take part in assemblies and complete form activities to reinforce this years’ focus of ‘Free to be me – Exploring identity online’.

We’d be delighted if you could join us in celebrating the day by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet Day resource pack for parents and carers which is available at saferinternet.org.uk/sid-parents.

There are also top tips, a quiz and films which you can use at home with your child.

Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:

  • Advice for parents and carers from Childnet
  • Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
  • Guides on popular apps and games from NetAware
  • Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from Common Sense Media
  • Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters
  • Information and reporting of online grooming or abuse from CEOP

Online safety is an important issue which as a school we’re committed to teaching our young people about.

If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with me at a.doran@lsmchs.com.

Kind regards, 

Mrs AM Doran

Curriculum Leader for Computing / Technology


New Catering System

Friday 7 February

Dear Parent/Carer

You will be pleased to learn that we are updating our cashless catering system in school.  The new system by Biostore will allow you to access much more information about what your child has purchased and all payments made by SCOpay will be linked to their account.

One of the added features is a fingerprint scanner to speed up the sales transaction and to prevent the theft of PIN information.  For us to collect this information, we MUST receive parental consent.  It would be appreciated if you could complete the attached form by Friday 28 February 2020.

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