ONLINE SAFETY SUPPORT
Keeping Children Safe in Education
“Keeping Children Safe in Education” places statutory duties on Head Teachers and Governing Bodies. The document requires schools to “consider a whole school approach to online safety”.
A whole school approach includes effective and secure online policies, practices and systems.
JEM’s online safety support services will enable Head Teachers and Governing Bodies to be confident that their whole school approaches reflect the very best practice and highest standards of safety and security.
- Reviews of all school IT and online policies, providing health checks to ensure relevance, currency and appropriateness.
- In-depth audits of practices and systems highlighting areas which would benefit from development and improvement.
- Audits of training needs and delivery of tailored in-service support to match current trends and developments in managing online risks.
- Discussion of online safety and security issues with pupils, identifying whether pupils’ knowledge and confidence meet the requirements of OFSTED inspections.
- Recommendations for Improvement, indicating solutions for improving relevant aspects of online safety and security.
- Action Plan for Implementation of Recommendations, identifying priorities and timescales for completion, recommended activities and expected success criteria.
- Support and Training for Governors, enabling Governors to meet their statutory duty of care for pupils and staff.
JEM’s Online Safety and Security Services cover all aspects of school provision, enabling adherence to the requirements of “Keeping Children Safe in Education”.
After working with JEM on the whole school e-safety audit, Jackie Chevaugeon, Head Teacher of Horton Grange Primary School in Northumberland said, “I cannot thank you enough for the professional approach to the whole process. We certainly felt challenged, but now know exactly what we do well and what we need to do to improve. Without a doubt we all feel a good deal more confident in this extremely important aspect of safeguarding.”
For more information
Online Safety Audit
JEM has developed a whole school Online Safety Audit. This audit, which takes a full day, includes detailed analysis of schools’ Online Safety and E-Security policy and practices. We deliver a practical interactive session for senior management and governors to aid a self-review of provision. We talk to pupils, teachers and administration staff. We review the school website.
The outcome of the review is a detailed report with recommendations for improvement and an action plan. Schools which have undertaken the audit have had improved OFSTED reports in Online Safety which has positively impacted on overall OFSTED judgements. Please see the Head Teacher reviews to read feedback on the impact of our Online Safety and E-Security audit.
Online Safety for Adults
We have developed a one hour session which is aimed at adults. It can be tailored for staff and governors or for parents.
The session considers how to manage risks when using online services. It includes how to protect your identity, your personal and professional reputation. We delivered this session recently at Lingey House Primary and it was well received. Read the reviews on the “You Say” page.
Bespoke Support for Online Safety Development
JEM offers bespoke support for online safety development. This is tailored to meet school needs. In the past, this has included: development of Acceptable Use Policies, planning to teach online safety in the curriculum and support for parents and governors. If you are interesting in discussing how we can support your school, please complete the “Let’s Talk” box or ring Mel Philipson.