The Internet is part of our daily lives and gives us all access to a wealth of information, education and recreational resources and activities.



The use of technology brings exciting new opportunities, which undoubtedly come with some risk.



It is important that we help children and adults working in our schools to be aware of the risks and encourage them to adopt safe and appropriate behaviour when online.

 

 

Don't forget we offer bespoke commission work for your setting. This service is also available nationwide.

Please contact us for details.

EPICT Online Safety Qualification

​Venue: Online Course

Time:    3.30pm - 4.30pm

Session 1  21st September 2021

Session 2  28th September 2021

Session 3  5th October 2021

Session 4  9th November 2021 (optional extra group support)

SAS subscribers: £215*

​Non SAS subscribers:  £255*

Includes £45 registration fee.

 

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The European Pedagogical ICT Licence is a comprehensive, flexible and efficient training course introducing a European quality standard for the continued professional development of teachers and other professionals in the use of ICT in the school.

 

The EPICT Online Safety Qualification is aimed at everyone working with children and young people to recognise their knowledge of online safety through an internationally recognised qualification. By taking the EPICT Online Safety Qualification you, your school or organisation can mark the start of a commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

 

So far around 75 Warwickshire teachers have been awarded the EPICT Online Safety Qualification since we started to offer this course. 

 

Ofsted highlighted the importance of at least one member of staff having a higher level of up-to-date Online Safety knowledge. 

 

The EPICT Online Safety certificate (worth 2.5 points at Level 8 endorsed by the British Institute for Learning and Development) gives you the opportunity to increase your knowledge of safeguarding children online whilst affording practical opportunities to apply this awareness within your school.

 

The course will be delivered through a half day face to face training session, followed by a mid term meeting, assessment and finally moderation by EPICT.

360 Online safety Mark – what is the standard expected in
the revised self review tool?

​Venue: Online Course

​Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Dates:

Session 1  23rd September 2021

Session 2  30th September 2021

Session 3  7th October 2021

SAS subscribers: £85

​Non SAS subscribers:  £112

 

Course overview

Looking for a simple way to check that your Online Safety provision reaches the standard expected by Ofsted and the DfE? This session will provide you with guidance when using the 360 Safe Online Safety self review tool (SRT), give you handy practical tips on how to achieve the standard and where appropriate, apply for the Online Safety Mark. 

 

This course is ideal for teachers new to 360 and those who need support with the revised SRT.  All sessions must be attended.

Delegates MUST have access to a username and password with administrator access to the 360 SRT.  Please contact our Service Desk on 01926 414100 if you need help with this.

Learning outcomes

  • Be able to use the self review tool to highlight your online safety provision

  • Recognise the standard expected to achieve the 360 Safe Mark and how it fits with Ofsted requirements for Safeguarding

  • Produce reports for analysis, which can become part of your school development plan

  • Understand when and how to apply for the 360 Safe Mark

Designated Safeguarding Leaders - Online Safety Update and Awareness Course

​Venue: Online Course

Dates:

Session 1  22nd September 2021

Session 2  29th September 2021

Time: 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm

OR

Session 1  11th November 2021

Session 2  18th November 2021

Time: 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

SAS subscribers: £85

​Non SAS subscribers: £112

 

Course overview

The responsibility of the DSL encompasses online safety provision

within the school, alongside their safeguarding role. DSLs need to be aware of online safety statutory requirements, what this means for schools as well as having an above average awareness of online safety risks and issues. This course will guide you through the risks and issues to consider in a clear, simple and stress free way!

 

At the end of the three, one hour online sessions you will have:

• An understanding of Ofsted & DfE documentation including Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 and the implication to Online Safety provision in your setting

• An overview of the standard expected through the updated, free 360 Safe tool

• A general Online Safety Awareness update (previously delivered through the DSL refresh course), what’s new, what’s fake, what’s not worth taking notice of and what is… Education for a Connected World 2020, OSBOX, OSCAR and much more...

Online Safety Co-ordinator – Survival Training!

​Venue: Online Course

​Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Session 1  12th October 2021

Session 2  19th  October 2021  

Session 3  2nd November 2021

Session 4  9th November 2021

SAS subscribers: £160

​Non SAS subscribers:  £214

 

Course overview

New to the role of Online Safety Co-ordinator? Not quite sure what this entails or where to start…

 

This course will guide you through the Online Safety Co-ordinator role and highlight what you need to consider; Ofsted requirements, the computing curriculum (digital literacy and Online Safety), the standard expected for schools and will provide many ideas for engaging all staff, governors and parents.

 

The course is allocated six, one hour sessions to give delegates an opportunity to develop a plan and start some of the tasks identified.  All sessions must be attended.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the responsibilities of an Online Safety Co-ordinator

  • Develop strategies for risk management

  • Consider how to produce workable policies and agreements

  • Plan to involve all stakeholders

  • Ensure that Ofsted requirements are addressed

  • Ensure that the Online Safety curriculum is delivered in an engaging and fun way

Governors – Online Safety Awareness and Responsibilities!
20th October 2021 or 9th February 2022

​Venue: Online Course

​Time: 6 - 7.30pm

20th October 2021

or

9th February 2022

SAS subscribers: £65

​Non SAS subscribers:  £80

 

 

 

 

 

Course overview

This course will provide you with an overview

of your Online Safety responsibilities as a

governing body. 

 

During the session we will consider:
• Statutory requirements
• Standards - Ofsted and 360 Online Safety Mark
• Policy
• How you can support your school / link teacher
• Safe remote working for all
• What to do if . . . (child and adult issues)
• Recommended support and resources

 

The course leader is our Online Safety Adviser, Jane Key who is also an active school governor.

 

Learning outcomes

  • Leave with an action plan

  • Understanding of the risks young people and adults take online

  • Awareness of where online safety lies within Ofsted and DfE safeguarding requirements

  • Understanding of the tools available to check that Online Safety provision is of an appropriate standard

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7th Annual Warwickshire Online Safety Conference
Friday 26th November 2021

It is with great pleasure that you are invited to the 7th Annual ICTDS Online Safety Conference.  Last year we had a wonderful virtual day with such amazing feedback as:

 

              “Another triumph.”

              “Today was a brilliant event! Thank you so much for the opportunity to                  attend, and to read Digiduck, it was much appreciated. Huge well                      done to Jane for organising it all.”

“Thank you to everyone who has organised today. This is the first one I have attended and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely recommend it.”

“Enjoyed the conference, thought the selection of speakers was inspirational. Would prefer to be there in person to network but I really enjoyed being connected virtually. Well done to all!”

“I am new to the role of ICT coordinator so I found the whole session eye opening, informative and it was full of excellent resources which I will be taking back to school. Thank you for organising it and I’ll definitely be at the next conference.”

 

The online venue enables us to invite speakers from across the country.  This year I have invited Simon Finch and Vikki Bardon, who both challenged our thinking regarding online safety at our conference last year.  I have been working with an author based in Scotland, Wendy Goucher who will read her latest story to us and hopefully we can launch some resources that we have been working on together.  The story session was very popular last year during the afternoon session.  We will have the teacher sharing session as this is very popular.  I'm still confirming availability with a few other speakers, and will post details here once this is all agreed . . . 

 

Please book in as soon as you can and let us know the email you will be using for the conference as you will be invited to attend the week before. 

 

​Venue: Online Course

​Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Date:  Friday 26th November 2021

£90.00 per delegate

 

Online Safety for our younger children – but not as you know it!
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​Venue: Online Course

OSBOX delivery/pick up or

postage arranged prior to the

course

Date:

7th December 2021

4pm - 5pm

SAS subscribers: £115 Twilight

​Non SAS subscribers:  £130

(includes price of the OSBOX)

 

Postage & Packing additional  

£5.50 - £8 for virtual courses

(approx)

 

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Course overview

By the time children start school, 73% use a tablet, laptop or computer device, 29% own their own device and by the age of 4yrs they are considered to be self sufficient on at least one of these devices. (Ofcom 2016)

 

Warwickshire ICTDS have worked with teachers and other professionals in education from EYFS to devise a series of activities to help with the Online Safety conversation.  These activities have been mapped to the early learning goals, the UKCIS Education for a Connected World Framework and will help children as they get more exposure online at school and at home.  These activities will easily fit in with activities you already carry out, being a substitute rather than an extra activity to fit in.

 

The training includes an OSBOX containing all of the resources required, teacher guidance, support leaflets for parents and some advice for staff is the outcome of this collaboration.  

Delegates have an exciting session carrying out a selection of the activities, discussing alternative approaches to delivery and considering how it all fits into the activities you already carry out.  You will receive a box prior to the training.  It will not have been opened for at least a week.

Learning outcomes

 Consider different approaches to online safety messages

  • Awareness of online safety issues

  • Knowledge of the Framework and how it maps to EYFS ELG

  • An opportunity to work through all of the suggested activities

  • An awareness of the activities and some idea of suggested delivery

More details about OSBOX here https://www.osbox.org.uk/ 

or contact Jane Key key.j2@welearn365.com 

Online Safety Forum (Free for Warwickshire SAS schools Only)

ICTDS are continually looking to improve the Strategic Advice and Support (SAS) service that we offer to schools. If you buy our Strategic Advice and Support service, you are welcome to attend a free Online Safety Forum. The forum is not a training event or a meeting but it will offer you the opportunity to talk to our Online Safety Adviser, Jane Key and other teachers about Online Safety issues that you have come across in school or that you have heard about etc.  Jane will share new resources and apps that I have come across, including the good, the bad and the ugly. 

 

There will be a general agenda for the first Forum (emailed), but this can be flexible depending on any issues that you may wish to discuss.   Booking is essential and there will be no charge to SAS schools, but if you find that you cannot attend, please cancel.  Two delegates from each SAS school may book in.

 

Forum dates:

Tuesday         6th July 2021             4pm – 5pm

Wednesday   13th October 2021     4pm – 5pm

Thursday       3rd February 2022      4pm - 5pm

You may book all dates or just one at a time.  

Online Safety ‘MOT’
 

Many schools are working towards being an Online Safe school and our Online Safety Advisers frequently get asked “Where do I start?”, “How do we pick up following a change in staff?”, “We are ready to move Online Safety on in school, how can we keep up?” To help you manage this process we are offering a fantastic bundle of Online Safety support which you can pick and mix to suit your needs. This is a cost effective approach to achieving your Online Safety plan.

 

Package Contents: Annual Online Safety Awareness for Staff - addressing the DfE requirement and Ofsted expectation that this is provided on an annual basis. This one hour session must be taken before or after the in-house Online Safety Health Check (below)

 

AND Online Safety Health Check – this can include the very popular 360 Safe consultation (this is not the award, but a pre-award or Online Safety provision check), policy development, scheme/lesson planning, support for SLT or other requests up to two hours will be considered. This must be taken before or after the annual Online Safety Awareness session (above)

 

AND Attendance on a ½ day Online Safety Course or a guaranteed place at the Annual Online Safety Conference Please note that: EPICT can be included at an additional charge of £130 SAS or £150 Non SAS (as this course includes a second meeting, assessment/moderation and a registration fee)

 

The total cost of this package, representing a 10% discount is: £300 SAS £370 Non-SAS