Blogging Guide

We are hoping to use this site to extend pupils’ learning beyond the classroom and to further enhance the provision we can offer in school. As the site develops, we will showcase learning both in and out of school and provide a platform for discussing learning and for learning collaboratively with other people from Sunning Hill, other schools and the wider community.

An exciting feature of the blogging site is that it is accessible to the wider world, so we have the ability to connect to people from a wide range of backgrounds. However, no comments or posts will appear until they have been approved by a member of staff or by a trusted pupil who has been trained and given special permission to approve posts.

Pupils should use their first name, the initial of their surname and their class when adding posts or comments. There is no need to use a full name. When adding comments on other sites (e.g. other school blogs) remember to add a link back to our site for visitors to follow. This will make it easier for other schools to comment on our blogs.

We encourage pupils to use their writing skills as they would in their independent writing. Please do not write in abbreviations or add terms such as ‘lol’. It is always a good idea to check any contributions made for missing words, spelling mistakes, punctuation errors etc. It is great if an adult is able to assist with this, as this will help to improve the quality of written work published.

The site is not intended as a chat room, so comments should focus on the topic being discussed.

We will only use photos of pupils, if their parents have given us permission to do so.

We realise that not all pupils have Internet access at home and we encourage all pupils to be involved in blogging during some curricular time, at homework club and by accessing their local library.

Happy blogging!

Please remember you can contact us if you have any suggestions to improve the site.