logo-education
0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

Forgotten your password?

E-safety: can you keep up?

17 September 2012

Ofsted's new inspection guidelines are now in force and they include an increased emphasis on e-safety in schools. As a result, we expect Ofsted to focus on how a school protects and educates staff and pupils on the use of technology as part of their inspection.

E-safety is a fast changing area and schools need to keep up with developments to ensure pupils are given the necessary skills to help them understand and avoid risks online both on and off school premises.

This new framework is long overdue and will put some pressure on schools to ensure their policies are clear and meet Ofsted's expectations. E-safety is a key element to safeguarding - not getting it right can have serious impacts on pupil’s safety. Keeping your policies and procedures up to date with new technology will be key to evidencing your approach and keeping pupils safe.

Related opinions

Allegations of abuse in schools, colleges and universities

The website “Everyone’s Invited” is a movement which is “committed to eradicating rape culture” and describes “rape culture” as “all the ways that different forms of aggressive and violent sexual behaviour are normalised, encouraged and even admired by society”. Find out more.

View blog

Lateral flow daily contact testing paused

Following last week’s Guardian article about the concerns over lateral flow daily testing for those identified as having been a close contact of a person testing positive for Covid-19, Public Health England (PHE) and NHS Test and Trace (NHSTT) have published a position statement to recommend that daily contact testing in schools will be paused.

View blog

Lateral flow testing in schools

Lateral flow testing is underway in schools across England to provide rapid Covid-19 testing of staff and students in secondary schools and colleges.

View blog

Truancy falls but more still to be done

130,000 fewer pupils missed 15% of school in 2012-2013, a fall of almost a third on 2009-2010 figures.

View blog

Mailing list sign up

Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up