Download our new app to get updates and alerts straight to your smartphone.
We have a brilliant App which allows you to get alerts straight to your smart phone.
This will mean you’ll always know if a club has had to be cancelled or if any special events are taking place.
The app also allows any newsletters to come directly to your phone and as an Eco school; this will help us reduce the amount of paper we use.
How to download our App
To access the app you will need to go to the app store on your smart phone and search for ‘School Jotter.’
The app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple store and also from Google Play store
When you have downloaded this, it will ask to add a school, click on the + button (top right) and put in the school postcode – M40 8PL.
Select St Augustine’s and click done.
The recent hot weather has encouraged young people to cool off in water. Unsuitable rivers and quarries hide dangers below, not taking into accounts the hazards of freezing cold water and currents.
Teenagers especially are drawn in by peers and a keenness for risky behaviours. Just last Friday, a 16-year old boy drowned in a river in Buckinghamshire. (See here: https://www.theguardian.com/
Some of the resources below might be helpful for assemblies or tutor sessions.
Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK)
Canal and River Trust - Summer water safety
Water Safety at the beach
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue
RNLI – Float to Live
RNLI – Activity sheets and posters
Colin the Coastguard
National Water Safety Signs – do you know what these mean?
Reservoir safety (United Utilities)
Particularly good package for use with teenagers
Open Water Education Network
The Teenage Cancer Trust found that nearly two-thirds (61%) of young people aged 13-24 have avoided using sunscreen in order to get a better tan. As the weather gets hotter in the UK, we need to be more knowledgeable about keeping safe in the sun than ever before.
The damage done to young skin can lead to skin cancer developing in later life, so it’s vital to help young people protect themselves in the sun.
Teenage Cancer Trust Resources
Tips for Staying Safe in the Sun (CBeebies)
Sun safety in schools (Skcin)
“An impressive impact beyond the school with evidence of the awareness of children’s rights adding to community collaboration and identity.”
Rights Respecting Schools Gold Accreditation Report.