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As you progress through the 360 degree safe Self Review Tool certificates and awards can be achieved to indicate your progress. Below is a description of the certificates and awards that are available and how they can be achieved:
“Certificate of Commitment”
Schools can make a commitment to engage with the 360 degree safe Self Review Tool as a means of reviewing practice and implementing actions that will improve e-safety at the school. Once they have registered to take part in 360 degree safe process the school will be able to download the Commitment to E-Safety Certificate form for signing by the Headteacher and Chair of Governors. The certificate does not suggest that a school is “e-safe” – simply that it has made a commitment to review their practice through use of the online tool.
“Certificate of Progress"
Schools can receive recognition for their commitment to developing e-safety, as evidenced by their use of the 360 degree safe Self Review Tool. To receive the E-Safety Certificate of Progress the school will need to have completed at least two of the four elements of 360 degree safe tool. The certificate of progress does not suggest that a school is “e-safe” – simply that the school has, itself, reported that it has reached at least a basic level of e-safety policy and practice.
Schools that are able to show good practice in their e-safety policy and procedures can apply for the E-Safety Mark. The first step toward gaining the award involves an online application to SWGfL and submission of a completed 360 degree safe Self Review Tool in which the school has reached at least the benchmark level in all aspects (shown on the online tool).
Following the application, the Assessor will check the completed 360 degree safe Self Review Tool to ensure that the school appears (in its responses) to have met the benchmark levels and be ready for an Assessor visit. The school is then visited by an Assessor for a half day visit and is informed at the end of the visit if they have been successful. More information on the E-Safety Mark...