A message from the Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer,

I hope that you and your family had an enjoyable Easter break. I am looking forward to the Summer term, and not just because of some longed for sunnier weather.

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Year 7 Parents Evening – Thursday 28th April.

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Charity Concert
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E-Safety Announcement

1) Watch your back – Whenever you’re about to post something online, pause and just imagine someone in authority, someone you respect, reading that post or looking at that photo. If that feels uncomfortable, don’t do it.
2) Got a nickname? – Think about using a nickname instead of your real name if you’re signing up to a micro blogging site like Twitter. Consider setting up a separate, personal email account to use with social media sites, rather than using your work, or even your main personal email. Remember, only connect to people you know.
3) Check your settings – Use the privacy and security settings on social media sites so that only friends and family can see your pages. Then speak to friends and family and encourage them to tighten their privacy settings too as they could affect you. Even if your account is locked as private, personal information you have shared with others could still be accessed through their pages.
4) Mother’s maiden name – Don’t use your mother’s real maiden name as a password or as a bank security answer. It doesn’t really matter whether you use the real one so make up a name that only you know. Just make sure you remember it.
5) Guard personal information – Don’t post any personal information- your address, email address or mobile number – publicly online. Just one piece of personal information could be used by a complete stranger to find out even more. If you want to include your birthday in your profile it’s safer not to actually display it publicly – providing your full date of birth makes you more vulnerable to identity fraud
6) Photos and videos – Be careful about which photos and videos you share on social media sites – avoid photos of your home, work, school or places you’re associated with. Remember, once you’ve put a picture of yourself online, other people may be able to see it and download it – it may not just be yours anymore.
7) Check what’s needed – Don’t give out information online simply because it’s asked for – think whether whoever is asking for it, really needs it. When you’re filling in forms online, for example to register with a website or sign up for a newsletter, always provide the minimum information possible.
8) Direct message if you can – It’s almost always possible to send a direct message or private message on social media platforms. If you’re having a personal chat, this is the best option to go for – unless you don’t mind sharing your conversation with millions of other users. Alternatively, send an email from a private account.
9) Delete old accounts – If you’ve stopped using a social media site or forum, then close your account down. There’s no point in leaving personal information out there unnecessary.
10) Get anti-virus software – Make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer and be careful what you download or install on your computer.

If you have any concerns regarding E-Safety and would like to raise this issue in confidence please email safe@high-arcal.dudley.sch.uk

Latest News & Events

Year 8 English Project

Students in year 8 recently completed the Summer Camp project in their English lessons. This project demanded that they collaborated and shared ideas to design their own Summer Camp! They worked brilliantly to consider […]

Charity Concert a complete success!

The evening of Friday 15th of April saw a high quality and entertaining concert performed by students from The High Arcal School. This was the first ever charity Concert at the school which was […]

High Arcal School Primary CSI day.

On Wednesday the 13th of April, High Arcal were hosts to our very own CSI day. 43 pupils from 6 local primary schools (Hurst Hill, Bramford, Roberts, foxyards, Wrens Nest and Queen Victoria ) […]

Success in the National Concert Festival

On Saturday 9th April members of the concert band took part in The National Festival of the National Concert Band Festival at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. The festival the concert […]

Dance Festival 2016

Dance Festival is an opportunity for all students to take part in a show to gain confidence with their performing skills in front of an audience. Over 100 pupils took part in the show. […]


Geneva Logbook
My journey to Geneva started on the 10th of February where we were ready to board the plane to a location where none of those who were going had ever seen before. We […]

Ski Trip 2016

41 High Arcal students across year groups 8-11 recently took part in a fantastic ski trip to France. All students demonstrated true High Arcal spirit on the trip which was both physically demanding but […]

Oliver production has the audience wanting more!

Half-term ended on a real high with the much awaited production of Oliver! An extremely talented and cohesive cast demonstrated their fantastic performance skills and professionalism in what has been described as one of […]

AS Base life skills visit Sedgley

As part of Enrichment day 3 The AS Base and learning support department organised a life skills trip to Sedgley. The aim of the day was to develop independence and an awareness to local […]

Students visit the Holocaust Memorial Exhibition

On the 29th of January we started our trip to the holocaust memorial exhibition. We were asked to attend by Ian Austin the local MP. This was a service in memory of the people […]

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Year 7 Parents Evening – 28th April 2016.