Please take time to read through our Internet and ICT Acceptable Use Policy (Pupils), Online Safety (formerly E-Safety) and Privacy policies on our Policies page.
GDPR: In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into action. As a school, we take the data of your children very seriously. We ensure that any online educational resources we use are all GDPR compliant. For further information please see our Policies page.
Internet Access and G Suite for Educational Access for Pupils
As part of the school’s curriculum, we offer pupils supervised access to the Internet which we believe is an integral part of our learning environment.
Computing aims to prepare pupils to participate effectively in a rapidly changing world in which work and other activities are increasingly transformed by access to developing technology including the Internet. With this in mind, we use the services of Vital York Limited to ensure we have a secure learning intranet for our pupils and staff. Vital York Limited provide children with Google accounts which have a high level of security and are closely monitored.
Pupils use their accounts to access G Suite for Education. This is a set of productivity tools from Google including Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Slides and Classroom. Pupils will use their G Suite accounts to complete assignments, communicate with their teachers, sign into their Chromebooks and learn 21st century digital citizenship skills. The pupils’ Gmail communication is for internal use only and cannot be shared with external email accounts.
Assignments are set by teachers using Google Classroom and all pupils’ work is stored with Google Cloud. Pupils can log in to their Google accounts at home using the same login as at school. Both G Suite for Education and Gmail are encrypted and have strict privacy policies. Please see their GDPR statement for further information.
We have been using G Suite for Education for a few years now and truly believe that the benefits to pupils from access to the Internet and the use of the G Suite tools, in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, exceed any disadvantages. During school time, teachers will guide pupils towards appropriate material. Obviously at home, families bear the same responsibility for guidance as they exercise with other information sources such as television, telephone, films and radio.
Other Online Tools used at AYJS
We will sometimes use or trial different online tools. These tools may require your child to have a login that require us to store pupils’ names, usernames and their work. Below is a list of tools that we currently use in school:
Please have a look at our comprehensive Internet Safety page.