Higher Openshaw Community School 2018-01-10T12:31:25+00:00

NOS Case Study: Higher Openshaw Community School

NOS Certified School, Higher Openshaw Community School in Manchester, has demonstrated its outstanding commitment to achieving a safer online world for children and staff in line with the latest requirements by education regulator Ofsted.

Why choose the NOS Certified School package?

Sarah Burke, Online Safety Lead at Higher Openshaw Community School

“After looking at the challenges our pupils face in an increasingly digital age I decided we needed to ensure both staff and pupils were equipped with the knowledge to stay safe online. Whilst researching the best ways to address this I discovered NOS. Their in depth audit appealed to me as it gave me a good starting point for deciding the direction online safety will follow.  Our school has now undergone a full audit on how we implement online safety and we’ve established clear mechanisms to identify, intervene in and escalate any online safety incident where appropriate and all  members of our school staff have undertaken the e-learning course. We’re delighted to become a NOS Certified School; the whole experience has empowered staff members with the information they need to help protect children online.”

Sarah Burke, Online Safety Lead at Higher Openshaw Community School

Higher Openshaw becomes NOS Certified School

Sarah Burke

Higher Openshaw Community School, a community primary school based in Manchester with 385 students and 41 school staff, has become one of the first schools in the region to achieve National Online Safety certification. The school is currently rated as “Good” by Ofsted, but with the education standards organisation recently stating that they are placing significant emphasis on school’s online safety provisions in their inspections, this achievement could go some way towards helping them achieve “Outstanding” status.

James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Higher Openshaw Community School on becoming a National Online Safety Certified School. The school has undergone a thorough assessment of its online safety activities, implemented recommended actions and taken in-depth training on how to protect and educate the whole school in its use of technology.”

“There is often uncertainty around what actions a school needs to take to be Ofsted-compliant in online safety. Our NOS Certified School package combines online safety audit and training with consultancy support and is the most comprehensive online safety offering for schools looking to train their staff and prepare their school for an Ofsted inspection.”

Our National Online Safety Certified School Package includes the following:

  • Access to Online Safety E-learning Course for all staff

  • Evidence training for Ofsted with downloadable course certificates

  • In-person Online Safety Audit according to Ofsted requirements

  • Annual access to updated course content as new guidance is published

  • Access to downloadable template school policies in word format

  • Resource Hub access including all published Online Safety and e-Safety guidance

  • Visit to your school by a Certified Online Safety expert

  • Recommendations report in line with Ofsted requirements

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