Secondary

For Secondary Schools

Understanding and responsibility

By implementing eSafe's monitoring service schools can concentrate on teaching, learning and intervention, confident that a broad range of safeguarding risk evident across the whole ICT environment is being detected, reviewed and where necessary escalated by experts.

The digital environment offers a powerful learning opportunity but there are risks involved for students and staff alike. Guidance and support are an integral part of the curriculum and this should also be the case for e-safety to ensure that technology is not seen as a burdonsome threat, but rather as a positive learning and management tool for the benefit of the entire establishment.

Helping meet Ofsted's expectations

The volume and diversity of safeguarding risk at secondary level presents a major challenge to senior school leaders. With increased emphasis on the prevention of people being drawn into extremism now added to the already wide array of behaviour and material schools are expected to identify and react to, early warning and specialist support is more critical now than ever.

The eSafe service extends your schools safeguarding reach to cope with your statutory obligations using specialist multi lingual examiners with the time and expertise to identify the broad range of behaviours mandated by Ofsted and HM Government.

The eSafe service helps secondary schools to promote the social and emotional aspects of learning (SEAL) and provide a measure of the effectiveness of personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE). From reporting on indicators of homophobic, biphobic or transphobic bullying to raising awareness to school leaders on how pupils and staff are reacting to topics such as drug awareness and sex and relationship education. 

With our support, your safeguarding provision can be outstanding.

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Our previous school based monitoring system could take me and my team up to 3 hours a dayto review incidents. By outsourcing to a team of experts, safeguarding issues are identified immediately so that we can intervene; we are now freed up to spend more time teaching students

Paul Coulthard, Head of ICT, Gateacre School

Prevent Duty

e-Safe understand the growing pressures on schools and local authorities to support the HM Government Prevent Duty Agenda.

Our experts are fully aware of the behavioural indicators and approaches taken to introduce and popularise extremism of all kinds and act quickly with issues of protection and prevention.

Bring your own device

One of the biggest challenges of recent times is the increasing use of mass storage devices such as pen drives, cameras and mobile phones. This form of technology makes the transfer of information highly mobile and easily transferable between individuals and institutions. 

e-Safe's technology effectively monitors external devices as soon as they interact with your network, providing a valuable window into life outside school.

Offline and offsite monitoring

It is most likely that extremely risky and clearly illegal behaviour will take place away from areas which are closely supervised within the school: in particular when computer devices are used away from the school network.

Our general analysis shows that 30% of all incidents are detected offline.

e-Safe provides full 24x7 monitoring of school-owned devices by staff and students when these are removed from the school site at evenings, weekends and throughout  holiday periods. This ensures constant visibility and mitigation of the safeguarding risk.


Testimonials

Westminster Academy

Smita Bora - Principal

... and it is absolutely brilliant for detecting self-harm issues, depression and suicide, gang activity etc. I gave an example of how the programme helped me to prevent what could have been a very serious case of undetected anorexia but there are many others such case studies.”

Blessed Hugh Farringdon School

Terry Bartrum - Network Manager

eSafe can be fully customised to meet our own specific school requirements; so we get to define how strictly we want the system to operate and eSafe manage the settings on our behalf. For example we don’t have the image filters turned up to the highest level for certain classes such as art and other lessons, so as not to restrict searches

Hillside High School

Jonathan Lowe - Information Systems Manager

We realised that safety using ICT and the Internet was not just an ICT departmental concern but a whole school safeguarding issue. We chose eSafe because it addressed our requirements using a proactive approach that was supported by professionals who are highly trained and impartial; the service provision meant we could be confident that issues would be identified regardless of our team’s workload. As Information Systems Manager I supported the procurement and implementation of eSafe within school, however its use is firmly embedded within the pastoral support provision of the school and was funded directly from the schools central budget.