National recognition for school’s e-safety plan

Published on: 15 Nov 2017

Abbeywood Community School has been recognised for the high quality of its work on e-safety, having been awarded the e-safety 360 award, following a site visit by an external assessor.

The award acknowledges a range of aspects including:
• How well the school prepares students to make safe and legal use of the Internet and Social Media, to recognise threats and what to do if anything goes wrong.
• The protection offered by school Internet access so that inappropriate materials are not accessible.
• Responses to any e-safety and e-bullying incidents that occur both within and outside of school.
Students, staff and parents were all quizzed and confirmed the key message that the whole of the school “does e-safety”. This is reflected in the assessor’s report to the school, which is full of positive reflections on what she saw during the day and includes praise for all aspects of e-safety.

Headteacher David Howe said: "This award is nationally recognized as the highest benchmark of e-safety that requires schools to meet demanding criteria across a range of areas.

"Abbeywood is only the second secondary school in South Gloucestershire to have achieved this award and recognises our commitment to allow our students to thrive in an
inclusive and caring learning community .”

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