What does e-safety mean in the context of an inspection?
Ofsted will be looking at your school’s ability to:
- Protect and educate pupils and staff in their use of technology.
- Have appropriate mechanisms to intervene and support any incident where appropriate.
What types of e-safety risk are there?
Ofsted categorises e-safety into 3 areas of risk:
- Content – being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material.
- Contact – being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users.
- Conduct – personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of harm.
What does Ofsted see as outstanding?
- A shared responsibility for e-safety that includes assemblies, tutorial time, personal, social, health and education lessons and an age appropriate curriculum for e-safety to help pupils become responsible users of new technologies
- Schools that teach pupils how to use managed systems responsibly, rather than just using locked down systems.
- Senior leaders, governors, staff and families working together to develop e-safety strategy.
- Regularly reviewed policy in light of technological developments.
- Schools striving to support e-safety at home.
- Schools providing systematic training for all staff and monitoring it’s impact.
From Ofsted Inspecting E-Safety briefing