June 5, 2020

Be Safe at DSTC – Using Tootoot

Dear Parent/Carer

Be safe at DSTC – Using Tootoot

All staff at DSTC are committed to keeping our students safe and mentally well. As part of
Anti-bullying week, we have made an addition to the DSTC ‘Be Safe’ page
(https://www.dstc.kent.sch.ukl/be-safe) by signing up to ‘Tootoot.’

Although incidents of bullying are uncommon, ‘Tootoot’ is a safe and secure web-based safeguarding tool, which allows students to report incidents of bullying, or any issues that may be concerning them in a confidential and discrete manner. These individual cases are monitored, managed and resolved by the Pastoral Leads, Form Tutors and members of the Senior Leadership Team at DSTC.

Tootoot not only encourages students to report incidents that are worrying them, it also encourages them to work together and strengthen communication links between them and their teachers by removing barriers. Tootoot reduces the friction and stigma attached to the reporting of such incidents, and ultimately provides DSTC with the tools required to track, monitor and resolve issues as soon as possible.

Students can access tootoot on any web-enabled device (computers; laptops; tablets or mobile phones) by following these 4 simple steps:

Step 1: Type www.tootoot.co.uk into their web browser. Step 2: Click ‘Login to tootoot’
Step 3: Start typing the school name and select it from the box
Step 4: Enter their username and password, and log their concern

Your daughter will be given a username and password, which will allow her to log in and use tootoot during form time this week.

For more information visit www.tootoot.co.uk or speak to your daughter’s Pastoral Leader. Contact details can be found below.

Yours sincerely
Miss Ann Cane
Vice Principal

Pastoral Leaders
Mrs Yvonne Harrison, Years 7 and 8: yvonne.harrison@dstc.kent.sch.uk
Mrs Dawn Aldous, Years 9 and 10: dawn.aldous@dstc.kent.sch.uk
Mrs Lorna Sutton, Year 11: lorna.sutton@dstc.kent.sch.uk