With more pupils than ever gaining access to technology, and at an ever earlier age, the new Ofsted framework for school inspection – introduced in September 2012 and updated in April 2014 – includes specific requirements for schools on e-safety to achieve good or outstanding grading.
The first key feature called for is a whole-school approach to e-safety. This means ensuring that all teaching and non-teaching staff can recognise and are aware of e-safety issues, that the senior leadership and management team make it a priority across all areas of the school, and that there is a commitment to training, the development of policies, and a straightforward consistent approach when tackling an incident.
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