OFSTED ONLINE SAFETY AUDIT 2017-12-12T14:21:14+00:00

Our Ofsted Online Safety audit covers 29 aspects of Online Safety for your school and is carried out in-person, at your school by one of our Online Safety experts.

Is your school ‘Ofsted-ready’ in Online Safety?

For school leaders, it is becoming increasingly difficult to digest Ofsted Inspections in Online Safety (formerly e-safety) and frustration levels are rising amongst Headteachers, School Business Managers and DSLs. There is uncertainty around what actions your school needs to take in order to be Ofsted-compliant, given the complexity of the subject.

During a NOS Online Safety Audit, a member of our audit team will visit your school in-person and carry out a thorough 28 point assessment of your school’s Online Safety activities, in line with Ofsted guidelines. Each aspect will attain a score and a series of recommendations for improvement, with a view to achieve the standard required to achieve an Outstanding Ofsted inspection.

During the audit our auditor will endeavour to answer the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of Online Safety Ofsted Inspections and how to prepare your school for an inspection. Following the audit, we will help you to implement the recommended actions necessary to achieve the standard necessary in each area assessed.

Our in-person Online Safety audit is in line with Ofsted requirements and covers the following areas:

  • How you educate your pupils on Online Safety

  • Your online safety strategy

  • How you manage your online safety strategy across the school e.g. through an online safety steering group

  • The roles and responsibilities of those responsible for your strategy

  • The Governors/Board of Directors involvement in Online Safety

  • Your online safety policies including acceptable use agreements

  • Your self-evaluation process for Online Safety

  • Online Safety policy management across the whole school

  • Your policy for mobile technology, social media, digital and video images and public communications

  • Ensure your staff are trained and comply with Online Safety strategy and policy

  • IT system security include password security

  • IT system filtering and monitoring, including filtering technologies and network monitoring

  • Reporting and incident management processes

  • Compliance with Data Protection, including the new GDPR changes

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