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Safeguarding Advice for Parents

Are you thinking of using a tutor, tuition or study centre?


If so, you should be aware of the checks that employers should undertake to prevent unsuitable adults from working with children and what to look for to ensure that a provision is safe. Please use the link below for details of a checklist to guide you through:

Do you know how to keep your child safe online?

Parents across Bedfordshire are being urged to wise up about online safety to protect children from online grooming. If you are unsure about how to keep your child safe on the web, please visit the Bedfordshire Against CSE website for more information. You can also visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection’s Think U Know website which offers tips and resources for people of all ages on how to stay safe in a digital world.

Parent Info provides high quality information to parents and carers about their children’s well-being and resilience. There is support in setting safety and privacy settings for social media apps, advice on  whether  you should be sharing pictures of your children online and even broader parenting topics such as How much sleep do teenagers need?


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Run Wild, Run Free


At St Matthew’s we are always looking for new and exciting ways to keep our children fit and active throughout the year, however for one day this term we have decided to turn the tables around and get our staff to do the running around!

For the first time St Matthew’s Primary School will be hosting its very own Staff 5K Fun Run! For lots of us this is a reason to get off the sofa and start getting more active, and for some it might be a chance to go for a new personal best.

The event will take place on the last day of term, Friday 16th December, starting at People’s Park and ending at the school. The children will be lining the route cheering on their teachers all the way.

This isn’t only an event to get the staff up and moving. We have chosen to use this opportunity to raise funds for Cancer Research. Cancer Research is a charity that is close to our hearts and has and still is supporting members of our staff, children’s families and our local community.

Over the next few months our staff will be getting themselves 5k fit and ready to take on the challenge. Any donation you make is greatly appreciated and will all go towards our goal of raising £2000!

For more information on the event or to keep up to date with how our runners are getting on please visit our Just Giving page at

If you would like to sponsor a staff member or make a donation towards all the runners then you can donate online via or text SMPS50 followed by the amount (£1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10) to 70070.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post and we would love to see you at the event on Friday 16th December.

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Parent View


Parent View gives you the chance to tell us and others what you think about our school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on twelve aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

But you don’t have to wait until our next Ofsted school inspection to answer the Parent View questions. You can use the Parent View form right now.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping St Matthew’s Primary School to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about this school. Or, if you want to, view the results for any school in England.

If you search for St Matthew’s Primary School on the Parent View website, you will get almost 40 search results.

If you type Wenlock Street into the address box, you will get one result, and that will be this school.


There are eleven sentences and one question:

  • My child is happy at this school.
  • My child feels safe at this school.
  • My child makes good progress at this school.
  • My child is well looked after at this school.
  • My child is taught well at this school.
  • My child receives appropriate homework for their age.
  • This school makes sure its pupils are well behaved.
  • This school deals effectively with bullying.
  • This school is well led and managed.
  • This school responds well to any concerns I raise.
  • I receive valuable information from the school about my child’s progress.
  • Would you recommend this school to another parent?

For the eleven sentences about the school, all you have to do is click one of five options:

Strongly Agree / Agree / Disagree / Strongly Disagree / Don’t Know.

For the final question, all you have to do is click Yes or No.

It’s a simple as that. Why not fill in Parent View today?

Click the Parent View logo below to go to the website.

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