Bede's is delighted to have been awarded National Online Safety (NOS) Certification for the 2020/2021 academic year.
The NOS certification provides the School with a fantastic range of resources to support and promote our online safety strategy, including updates accessed by staff and parents and a wealth of resources to enable effective teaching of proactive e-safety to pupils. The NOS also provides advanced and specialised training, including online safety, mental health, first aid and data protection.
Bede's staff, parents and governors are registered to the NOS site, where a training module has been completed. Our Online Safety Lead, Annabel Hodge, also completed an advanced online safety course.
Annabel Hodge, Director of Safeguarding at Bede's, says, "Online safety is a key area in safeguarding. It can be difficult to keep up with this ever-evolving area, but being a part of the NOS gives us a wealth of valuable support by communicating key updates as they happen. The recent lockdowns and our increased reliance on devices has made it even more important that we focus on this area and ensure that everyone, including our parents, have access to resources and support when needed."
The NOS certification supports Bede's comprehensive online safety programme, which includes talks with industry experts for pupils, parents and staff.