Sunmarke School is recognised for its commitment to helping pupils stay safe online – again

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Sunmarke School is recognised for its commitment to helping pupils stay safe online – again 

Sunmarke School has been re-accredited a National Online Safety Certified School

Sunmarke School has successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme for 2020-21, demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

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The British A Level and IB School has received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world for two consecutive years.

National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the UK Department of Education’s statutory requirements.

Its accredited courses and educational resources support British curriculum schools in educating the whole school community in online safety– including all school staff, senior leaders, teachers and parents – on how to make the internet a safer place for children.

James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Sunmarke School on becoming re-certified as a National Online Safety Certified School. By completing our training programme, the school continues to show its strong commitment to implementing an effective whole school approach to online safety.”

“It can be increasingly difficult for schools and parents to stay ahead of online threats and ensure both children and staff are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. We arm schools with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react to any problems.”

Dr Neil Hopkin, Executive Principal at Sunmarke School, said: “As we find ourselves working more in the digital world as the ‘new normal’ in the fight against the spread of Covid-19, our pupils are immersed in online world than ever before. As a school we are ambitious and determined to stay ahead of the curve, and to protect our pupils as much as possible. Although remote learning presents its own challenges, we appreciate all the efforts our parents, teachers and governors have made in striving to ensure excellence in our safeguarding standards at Sunmarke.”

The Designated Safeguarding Lead at Sunmarke School, Benjamin Atkins, adds: “We would encourage all of our Parents to complete the NOS online training, details of how to register are included on the Sunmarke VLE. As we push the boundaries of innovation and seek to offer an unrivalled online learning experience for our students and their families, we want everyone to join us to ensure that Sunmarke, physically or virtually, is a safe and happy school ‘Where Amazing Happens’.”