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E-Safety for Schools Conference

We are delighted to report that yesterdays e-Safety conference entitled  e-Safety: Ofsted Inspections and Good Practice in your School was a great success.  Attended by teachers, ICT leads and safeguarding leads from schools and academy’s across the country a wealth of information was shared about the safe use of technology in education, and the good practice required to safeguard children and young people whilst meetings the requirements of Ofsted.

The opening Keynote presentation by Elaine Long, an experienced teacher, senior leader and Ofsted Inspector was an extremely useful insight into how Ofsted conduct their inspections, what they are looking for in terms of e-Safety and how schools can ensure they are best prepared for an inspection.

William Baldet  talked about his work with PREVENT ( the government strategy which seeks to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism) and explained how young people use the internet to learn about terrorism and gave a fascinating insight into this area of safeguarding.

A presentation by Alan Mackenzie, a leading e-Safety expert, looked at examples of how schools are using technology and detailed how to mitigate the risks to schools of using ICT across the curriculum. This theme was further enhanced by a talk from Stephen Dadd, a local head teacher and some of his students, about the issues they have faced in their school and how these have been tackled.

We would like to thank all the speakers and attendees for their participation and contributions in making the day such a success.