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

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

The Brittons Academy

R J Ayre - Vice Principal

At The Brittons Academy we have found the eSafe service to be an extremely useful tool in many ways. The service has school wide benefits as a safeguarding solution and as such is funded through our core school budget .From a safeguarding point of view eSafe is very good and the escalation of incidents is very quick and efficient. In the past we had to rely on our staff viewing all of the issues raised by our previous monitoring software, now that is done for us. The monitoring is accurate and up to date with the terminology used by our students. We receive escalations immediately if a serious risk is identified and immediate action can be taken. Less serious events are reported to us on a weekly basis so that additional appropriate actions can also be taken. We are now looking at how this can be moved out to students homes so that parents can also be confident that their sons/daughters are safe when using computers .I would recommend the product and service provided eSafe specialist monitoring team for serious consideration by any school.

Blessed Hugh Farringdon School

Jonathan Curtis - Deputy Head

Over 20% of children at Blessed Hugh Farringdon are Polish. But because eSafe is multi-lingual and recognises the characters of almost any language, it means the school is able to provide protection regardless of ethnicity and background. The Virtual Teaching Assistant is set up to deliver pop-up messages in other, non English languages, based upon the user id where necessary.