Astrea Academy Sheffield achieved their Certified School status in July 2020. They have engaged staff, parents and pupils in improving their online safety capabilities.
Forming part of the Astrea Academy Trust, the academy opened its doors in September 2018 and the all-through school provides an education for pupils in the local area from the age of 2 through to 18.
One of Astrea Academy Sheffield’s founding members, as well Head of PE and STaRs, Sarah Naylor, spoke to us about how National Online Safety have helped in improving the ability to keep their pupils safe online.
Taking a whole school approach to online safety is something which we believe all schools should do in order to ensure they are effectively keeping children safe online.
The support offered by NOS has allowed Astrea to implement a whole school strategy.
Sarah said: “Very well-planned package to support us as a new school whilst developing online safety and our provision.
“The resources are of a high quality and cover all aspects of our provision.”
Benefits for all
Our certified school package provides access to a wide range of award-winning role-specific courses and training, for a plethora of staff.
This is something Miss Naylor says has been invaluable, with the feedback being overwhelmingly positive.
“Well informative and catered for the needs of the school with specific courses for staff members e.g, online safety lead, SENDCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead, etc,” Miss Naylor explained.
“High-quality resources with a specific intention and purpose.
“The Senior Leadership Team and Designated Safeguarding Lead staff value the package and are impressed with the overall company which was extended to trust level.”
At National Online Safety, we pride ourselves on having a readily-available team on hand to provide support when needed – Miss Naylor was quick to praise this.
Sarah stated: “The customer service is great, lots of different employees available to help with issues or concerns.
“Communication and regular contact from these employees was very helpful.”