Parent / Carers: The consultation on the proposal to bring Ark William Parker and Ark Helenswood together as one co-educational school has now launched. You can find out more information and give us your views by visiting the consultation website: http://hastingsconsultation.org/
Extra-curricular activities: a new list of activities for this term can be found here.
Safer Internet Day 2015
Hastings' school supports Safer Internet Day.
Let's create a better internet together
Ark William Parker Academy is joining hundreds of other organisations across the UK by supporting Safer Internet Day (SID) 2015 and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology. Safer Internet Day 2015 is on Tuesday, 10th February 2015, with the theme ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. The day will offer the opportunity to focus on both the creative and positive things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role that we all play in helping to create a better internet.
To celebrate the day, everyone at the Academy, including students, staff, parents and governors will be pledging to do one thing to create a better internet. For example, help someone with their privacy settings; write a friendly email or set up anti-virus software on their home PC. Students will receive support in creating their pledges through their PSHE curriculum.
Ms Welsh, E-Safety Officer of Ark William Parker Academy, said “The internet receives so much negative press, yet delivers so many fantastic opportunities. It is not the technology but the people who use it that will make a difference. Being involved in Safer Internet Day 2015 gives us the opportunity as a whole school community, to come together and get involved in playing our part to create a better internet.”
SID is organised in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre in February of each year. The UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charitable organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF). These organisations are committed to working to make a safer and better internet. All partners recognise the unparalleled opportunities the internet offers and actively encourage its positive use for social, leisure, economic and educational advancement. The partners all work to make the Internet a great and safe place for children. The UK Safer Internet Centre is online at www.saferinternet.org.uk.