Annual Level 2 Certificate in Online Safety for School Governors (2020-21)

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Annual Level 2 Certificate in Online Safety for School Governors (2020-21)

About the Course

Duration: 59 mins (approx)

Governing bodies and proprietors must ensure that policies, procedures and training in their schools or colleges are effective and comply with the law at all times. They should be doing all that they reasonably can to limit children’s exposure to online harms and risks, ensuring appropriate filters and monitoring systems are in place, and consider a whole school or college approach to online safety. (Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance 2020)

Our Level 2 Certificate in Online Safety provides school governors with the core content they need to ensure adherence with their online safety statutory requirements. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our online safety training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum, the course has been divided into six easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance in L2 online safety.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020
  • Teaching Online Safety in Schools 2019
  • Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 2019

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the key safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance around online safety.
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a school governor in relation to online safety and key safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance.
  • Identifying how staff should be supporting children around online safety, spotting the signs and responding in a timely and effective manner.
  • Understanding how to implement a whole school approach and developing a culture of online safety to embed policy and process.
  • Recognising staff responsibilities around safer use of technology, keeping up to date with online risks and seeking further advice and support where necessary.

Modules

Module 1: Introduction and statutory requirements

In module 1, you will understand what your statutory requirements are around online safety in line with key DfE guidance. You will understand why online safety is so important in schools and what your duty of care is to ensure children are protected from online harm.

Module 2: Understanding online safety and the online risks to children

Module 2 will explore what online safety is in more depth and how children at all ages can be exposed to a range of different online harms and risks, from primary school through to their teenage years.

Module 3: Supporting children and young people

In module 3 you will explore how you can support children in different aspects of online safety. It will discuss how to implement online safety into curriculum planning as well as how staff can spot signs of potential harm and how to respond and escalate concerns quickly and effectively.

Module 4: Roles and responsibilities of governors and government expectations

In module 4 you will explore the role of school governors in implementing effective online safety practice in schools and DfE and Ofsted expectations towards ensuring governors provide the necessary support, training and direction around safeguarding children online.

Module 5: Staff use of digital technologies

In module 5 you will learn what staff responsibilities are around safe and effective use of technology and how staff can use the online and digital world to enhance their teaching and learning.

Module 6: Developing a safe online culture

Module 6 will discuss how staff can contribute towards a whole school approach to online safety. It will explore reporting mechanisms, referrals, promoting good practice and benefits of teaching online safety to ensure your school’s online safety provision is more holistic.

Course Units

Introduction

Delivered by subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum, the course has been divided into six easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your compli...

Module 1: Introduction and statutory requirements

In module 1, you will understand what your statutory requirements are around online safety in line with key DfE guidance. You will understand why online safety is so important in schools and what your duty of care is to ensure children are protected...

Module 2: Understanding online safety and the online risks to children

Module 2 will explore what online safety is in more depth and how children at all ages can be exposed to a range of different online harms and risks, from primary school through to their teenage years.

Module 3: Supporting children and young people

In module 3 you will explore how you can support children in different aspects of online safety. It will discuss how to implement online safety into curriculum planning as well as how staff can spot signs of potential harm and how to respond and esca...

Module 4: Roles and responsibilities of governors and government expectations

In module 4 you will explore the role of school governors in implementing effective online safety practice in schools and DfE and Ofsted expectations towards ensuring governors provide the necessary support, training and direction around safeguarding...

Module 5: Staff use of digital technologies

In module 5 you will learn what staff responsibilities are around safe and effective use of technology and how staff can use the online and digital world to enhance their teaching and learning.

Module 6: Developing a safe online culture

Module 6 will discuss how staff can contribute towards a whole school approach to online safety. It will explore reporting mechanisms, referrals, promoting good practice and benefits of teaching online safety to ensure your school’s online safety pro...

Lorna Ponambalum

About The Expert

Lorna Ponambalum

Senior leader and safeguarding consultant with over 15 years’ experience as a DSL in education.
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