Online Services & E-Safety

Fitzharrys employs a range of online services, both to improve communications with students, parents and carers, and to support learning at school.

Wireless Network 

We recognise that students need to access the wide range of information and resources available on the internet from their own devices. We have a secure, high speed and freely available wireless network across the whole school site. Students are permitted to bring wireless devices onto site and, with their teacher’s permission, may use them for work in lessons. Read our Mobile Phone Policy for more information on particular permissions for these items.

From a parent or carer's point of view, it is worth noting that internet access through the school’s wireless network is more controlled than through the mobile network and that it probably gives better performance.  Please note we have no insurance to cover personal electronic devices so anything brought onto the site is at students’ own risk.

Learning Platform

We have a learning platform called Moodle. The learning platform is a password-protected site. It gives students access to digital resources which their teachers have uploaded to support learning. All students have been issued with a learning platform user ID and password, which is the same as their computer password. 

FREEWARE SOFTWARE

We are aiming to make more use of freeware software, both because it is perfectly capable of doing most of the tasks we need to achieve at school, and secondly because it is readily available for free at home. We have installed the following programs on the school network and each of these can be installed for free at home.

  • Open Office - a fully featured office suite, compatible with Microsoft file formats
  • Scratch - computer programming environment which students use in Computing lessons

E-Safety

For guidance on social media, internet safety and how to keep your child safe online, please view the links below: