Waun Wen Primary
Acceptable Use Policy Parents/Guardians/Carers

In 2012, the Welsh Government launched a new digital project in Wales which would support improvements in outcomes for all learners. This ongoing initiative has been to develop a world class Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) across Wales called Hwb. A part of this initiative, each school in Wales have also been provided with it’s own VLE called HWB+ which is accessible for teachers and learners.

Different features of the VLE are supplied by different companies and in order for your child to use the school’s VLE, your consent is needed for the transfer of some pupil data to support access to the wide range of tools available through the Hwb and HWB+ platforms.

The data transferred includes:

Class, Year, Admission number, Hashed Unique Pupil Number, Legal Surname, Legal Forename,

All of this data is already stored by the school on their Management Information Systems.

If you do not wish for this data to be sent to Hwb then your child cannot have a log in to the Hwb and Hwb+ platforms and will be unable to access all of the benefits that they can offer including cloud storage area and their own email account.

If you do not wish for your child to have a Hwb account please sign below. If we do not receive this letter, you are consenting to your child having a Hwb account.

Parent/ Carer Name:

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Student/Pupil Name :

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Signed/Date :

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Waun Wen Primary

Acceptable Use Policy Parents/Guardians/Carers continued

 

Digital technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people, both within schools and outside school. These technologies provide powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. They can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and stimulate awareness of context to promote effective learning. Young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

 

This Acceptable Use Policy is intended to ensure:

  • that young people will be responsible users and stay safe while using the internet and other communications technologies for educational, personal and recreational use.
  • that school systems and users are protected from accidental or deliberate misuse that could put the security of the systems and users at risk.
  • that parents and carers are aware of the importance of e-Safety and are involved in the education and guidance of young people with regard to their on-line behaviour.

 

The school will try to ensure that students / pupils will have good access to digital technologies to enhance their learning and will, in return, expect the students / pupils to agree to be responsible users. A copy of the Student / Pupil Acceptable Use Agreement  has been read to the children in school and the children have signed an acceptable use policy. We have sent a copy home for you to see. Along-side the acceptable use children will take part in E-Safety lessons throughout the year.

If you do not wish your child to have access to the internet and to ICT systems at school, please sign below and return to school ASAP.

 

Parent / Carers Name …………………………………………..

Student / Pupil Name …………………………………………..