Assessors from the South West Grid for Learning recently visited Hutton CE Primary
School to review the school’s online safety provision. The Assessors met school
staff, parents, Governors and pupils and were pleased to find that the school
provides a high level of protection for users of the new technologies.
To apply for the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark, schools have to reach a series of
benchmark levels when they complete the online self review. The evidence is then
verified by a visit from experienced Assessors.
Schools are expected to show that they have provided a high standard of e-safety
education and awareness for all staff , pupils and also for parents and carers, to
ensure that these users of the new technologies can be safe online – whether they
are in school, in their homes or out and about using mobile phones or other
Following their visit the Assessors reported that
- There is strong leadership from the Online Safety Lead, meaning that staff, parents andpupils feel confident in asking questions, discussing incidents and sharing ideas in order to further develop practice.
- There is an outstanding contribution from pupils at Hutton. There is clear evidence of subject knowledge, well understood routines and ownership of online safety by their pupil voice groups.
- Reflective practice ensures the school is constantly developing and improving its online safety provision.
Ron Richards, Lead Assessor for the 360 degree safe E-Safety Mark congratulated
the school on its success and commented that it was re-assuring to know that the
school had put a lot of thought and effort into improving the online safety of the staff
and young people, by addressing these important safeguarding issues.
The full report can be read here.