Online Safety Award for Llanfaes School

Online Safety Award for Llanfaes School

Llanfaes School has become the first school in ERW to gain the status of '360 Cymru Online Safety Mark School'.
Llanfaes were one of six schools identified last year, to become a 360 Safe Cymru Lead School across ERW. Each school received funding from ERW to release staff to prepare for this accreditation.

ERW also funded the assessment and the 360 Mark Award. This project was coordinated and funded as part of the LiDW grant and each school is being supported by Digital Leads across ERW.

The assessment was moderated by South West Grid for Learning.
As part of the model rolling out across ERW, eight Digital Leads will be given the opportunity to carry out a moderated assessment, and, if successful, become an accredited 360 Safe Cymru Assessor.

This will build capacity to support other schools in engaging with the 360 Safe Cymru Framework, which is available to all schools, for free, through Hwb. By being part of this project, each Lead School has agreed to provide three sessions to other schools, sharing their experiences and supporting schools in engaging with the framework.

The 360 Safe Cymru Framework enables schools to ensure that all aspects of online safety are in place, before asking pupils, staff, governors and the community to fully engage with digital learning.

Greg Morgan, Head of Digital Learning, ERW said: "ERW are delighted that Llanfaes School has become the first school across the region to successfully gain the Online Safety Mark. By gaining the award, Llanfaes School have shown a clear commitment to online safety. Congratulations go to Headteacher, Karen Lawrence, and everyone else involved in this achievement."

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ERW is an alliance of 6 local authorities governed by a legally constituted joint committee. Its aim is to implement the agreed regional strategy and business plan to support school improvement.