Net Aware May Newsletter can be viewed here.

Prevent School Letter December 2017 can be found here

EduLink App Trial

A group of Year 7 parents, students and staff are currently working with us to trial the use of an app that will communicate homework and detention information to students and parents. If you are part of the trial group, you can find a video to help you log into the EduLink app and get started here:


If you have any questions about the trial, please contact Blake Hendren on


We would like to make you aware about the YOTI app which has been verified as legitimate by the National Crime Agency.

Cumbria Police said “Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation have come together to provide a service where children can request the removal of sexual images of themselves which have been shared online. As part of that process the child would be asked to provide a link to where the image is stored online, rather than send the image itself.

The child is also required to verify their identity and age and this is done through the YOTI app. YOTI will not store images of the child’s ID following the verification process.

Below are a couple of online resources which contain details regarding this service: – There is a section which covers what you can do if you’ve lost control of a sexual image and refers to the YOTI app. – This is the portal where you can report images and videos for take down and again refers to using the app to verify age.”


West Lakes Academy Parents' Forum
The Parents’ Forum helps to:

  • Share information with parents regarding developments at the academy.
  • Enable parents to meet, share ideas and share their views on the academy.
  • Gives parents a voice and enables them to contribute to academy decision making.
  • Develop a partnership between parents and the academy.

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A parent's guide to transferring to secondary school
Advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying
Qualifications reform - guide for parents
Changes to education – Parents' guide to the new progress 8 measure
Supporting your child's numeracy skills
Supporting your child's literacy skills
English and maths skills for adults
Complete guide to understanding the importance of English and maths in education and beyond
E-safety handbook
Parents’ guide to keeping your child safe on social media – Includes information on staying safe online and best account security practices.
Alcohol Education Trust - parent newsletter