Since September 2012 Ofsted have been inspecting e-safety as part of their review of a schools safeguarding arrangements.
Typical questions Ofsted inspectors may ask are:
- How do you ensure that all staff receive appropriate online safety training that is relevant and regularly up dated?
- Does the school have e-safety policies and acceptable use policies in place?
- Describe how your school educates children and young people to build knowledge, skills and capability when it comes to online safety? How do you assess its effectiveness?
- What mechanisms does the school have in place to support pupils and staff facing online safety issues?
- How does the school educate and support parents and whole school community with online safety?
An Ofsted compliant on-line e-safety training course designed specifically for the education sector is available via our sister site childprotectioncompany.com.
The course gives an introduction to e-safety and raises awareness of:
- The different types of technology
- The risks to children
- The importance of educating and empowering children
- The risks to you
- How to deal with e-safety incidents
The course has been written by a leading e-safety expert who has on the ground experience of working with many UK schools, and is regularly updated to reflect advances in technology . The course takes around an hour to complete, although it can be paused and restarted at any time to conveniently fit around the teaching day. Click here for more details.