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Being connected

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Just how heavily do you rely upon your smartphone to stay connected to the outside world?

Since the advent of the smartphone, it has become increasingly easy to stay online even when out and about.  The ability to be constantly connected is great in many ways but it also raises a number of questions.  Does this age of internet connectivity actually prevent us from communicating in more ‘old-fashioned’ ways, such as face to face conversations and letter writing?  Does this pose problems for today’s children, who have been brought up around technology? Would we feel lost or bereft without our link to the online world?

With that in mind, would you be able to spend a day without your smartphone?  What about a week…or even a month?




e-Safety & Ofsted

keyboard2Were you aware that Ofsted expect all your staff to receive regular e-safety training as part of your school’s safeguarding provision?

In addition to regular training, Ofsted also expect to see the following:

  • a recognised individual or group with e-safety responsibility, with one or more staff members having a higher level of e-safety expertise and clearly defined responsibilities
  • a clear e-safety strategy and policy, which incorporates an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that is understood and respected by pupils, staff and parents
  • the embedding of e-safety throughout the curriculum, with children taught to recognise and manage e-safety risks
  • a commitment to engaging parents with the e-safety message.

If you want to ensure that all your staff receive appropriate e-safety training that is relevant and regularly updated, visit our website to see our range of courses.  You can also give us a call on 01327 223283 or drop us a line on for more details.