Online Safety Mark (OSM) assessment, Stroud High School (SHS), Gloucestershire

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  Time to conduct another Online Safety Mark assessment, and in situ!  Today, I was off to Stroud High School (SHS) in Gloucestershire to meet the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team, teachers, administrative and technical staff, students, governors and parents/carers, to assess whether they had reached the benchmark standard in all 21 aspects of the 360 degree safe self-review tool …

RGS-IBG’s Ofsted event

CPD For Me

For once, it was rather nice to be able to just sit back and view and listen, rather than being the one presenting!  Tonight’s CPD event was hosted by the Royal Geographical Society (RGS-IBG) and delivered by the hugely experienced and extremely proficient Iain Freeland.  Iain Freeland is Her Majesty’s Inspector and Ofsted’s subject lead for geography.  He leads a …

Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) support

Consultancy

A rewarding hour or so for me this morning providing Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM) support to Emma Aldred-Tow, PPA teacher and Geography Subject Leader at Churchdown Village Junior School (CVJS) just outside the city of Gloucester (https://www.churchdownvillage-jun.gloucs.sch.uk/). The school is due to renew their PGQM (currently a Silver Award) and are now considering going for a Gold Award, bearing …

Online Safety Mark assessment goes virtual!

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Like many other things over the past year, Online Safety Mark assessing is now being done virtually.  This was my first remote assessment, and like several other assessors, I think that there is potential to continue offering virtual and face-to-face assessments once lockdown restrictions are lifted.  No very early starts or long-distance travel for me, which was certainly a bonus, …

A great way to spend a Friday afternoon in lockdown 3! (Primary Humanities Network meeting – Term 4)

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It was lovely to see, albeit virtually, many familiar faces, as well as a few new ones, this afternoon.  We were also fortunate to be joined by Glenn Carter, the man behind History Rocks (https://www.history-rocks.com/). After welcoming everyone, I outlined the aims and structure of the meeting, namely: As there was so much to get through during the meeting, I …

Online Safety Mark assessment

The Catholic School of Saint Gregory the Great, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Online Safety

Well, today, I had my Online Safety Accredited Assessor’s ‘hat’ on.  A couple of month’s ago, Ron Richards, Online Safety Consultant at SWGfL, asked me if I would like to pay a visit to The Catholic School of Saint Gregory the Great in the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, as they were due for an Online Safety Mark re-assessment.  The school …