Expert Insight into UKCIS Guidance on Online Safety Questions from the Governing Board

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Expert Insight into UKCIS Guidance on Online Safety Questions from the Governing Board

Webinar duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

This webinar will provide headteachers, governors and trustees with expert guidance on supporting school leaders to keep children safe online, thereby helping them to fulfil their statutory safeguarding responsibilities in accordance with the DfE’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’.

On 6 October 2022, the UK Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS) updated its guidance ‘Online safety in schools and colleges: Questions from the Governing Board (2022)’, which sets out a list of questions that the governing board should be asking, provides examples of good and outstanding practice, and identifies when governors and trustees should be concerned.

This webinar will provide a walk through of the five key areas highlighted in the updated UKCIS guidance to help school leaders ensure that their online safety provision is compliant with the law, enabling pupils to safely benefit from all the opportunities that the internet brings, appropriate to their age and stage.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding how governors can help school leaders fulfil statutory safeguarding duties by monitoring online safety provision in line with UKCIS updated guidance

  • Appreciating the importance of holding school leaders to account in five key areas, from formulation of policy to the engagement and education of the whole school community

  • Understanding what questions to ask in each of the five areas, the legal context and what evidence governors and trustees should be looking for

  • Appreciating what good practice looks like and, conversely, when governors and trustees should be concerned about provision in their school

  • Being able to identify further sources of support and guidance to help enhance online safety provision and ensure compliance

Brendan O'Keeffe

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Brendan O'Keeffe

An experienced educator, currently focused on digital learning as it affects learning and pedagogy.
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