The South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Trust is holding a series of free training sessions throughout Scotland on their 360 degree safe e-safety self review tool, which have been commissioned by Education Scotland and the Scottish Government. Places are still available at the Glasgow and Edinburgh venues. See details below.
The 360 degree safe self review tool was the winner of the 2011 BETT Awards for Leadership and Management Solutions. The judges described the tool as a “clear winner” by the fact it engages the school community in the process of identifying strengths and weaknesses in e-safety provision.
The course aims to:
• Introduce Trainers (from local authorities and other organisations) to the 360 degree safe e-safety self review tool.
• Describe how school leaders can gain the maximum benefit from the use of this very powerful tool.
• Enable Trainers to deliver high quality training in the use of the 360 degree safe tool for school leaders.
On successful completion, the course will enable delegates to:
• Understand how the 360 degree safe tool allows schools to review their policy and practice, benchmark it against nationa data and draw up action plans.
• Deliver high quality training in the use of the 360 degree safe tool for school leaders.
The course will consider:
• The most effective ways in which school leaders can engage staff and the wider school community in the 360 degree safe review of e-safety.
• The University of Plymouth report on evidence provided by the use of the tool across the UK and the lessons that this provides for the development of e-safety policy and practice in schools
• How evidence sources, actions and commentary can be recorded and an action plan developed.
• The use of the links to other documents and resources section.
• How the school can benchmark its provision against the national data included in the 360 tool.
• How schools, that meet the required benchmarks, can apply for the E-Safety Mark.
How will the session be organised?
The course will consist of a 360 degree safe presentation from the course leader, with opportunity for delegates to discuss how they will train school leaders in the use of the tool. Where possible online access to the tool will be provided to enable the delegate to gain practical experience of using this tool. Delegates will review the national/local data provided by the 360 tool and consider the implications for e-safety developments in schools.
The training sessions are free and will take place on the following dates:
1. Wednesday 4 June 9:30 – 12:30 Jury’s Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QS
2. Wednesday 4 June 13:30 – 16:30 – Jury’s Inn, 80 Jamaica Street, Glasgow G1 4QS
3. Thursday 5 June 9:30 – 12:30 – Holiday Inn, 132 Costorphine Road Edinburgh EH12 6UA
4. Thursday 5 June 13:30 – 16:30– Holiday Inn 132 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH12 6UA
5. Friday 6 June 9:30 – 12:30 – Copthorne Hotel, 122 Huntly Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1SU
6. Friday 6 June 13:30 – 16:30 – Copthorne Hotel, 122 Huntly Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1SU
• To gain the greatest benefit from the training session, those attending should register to use the 360 degree safe E-Safety Self Review tool before the training session. You need to go to www.360safescotland.org.uk and click on “register” – top right on the home page. If you are from a school, you can register automatically on the left hand side of the page using the school’s SEED number. If not (if you are from an LA), you will need to do a manual registration on the right hand side of the page. You should enter any postcode and when the tool fails to find a school, or offers you one which you will not use you can then register your own “dummy school”. Please allow five days for the registration to be completed (though it is usually much quicker) – you will need to verify your email address. If you have any difficulties with this, please contact Ron.Richards@swgfl.org.uk.
• You should bring a wi-fi enabled laptop / tablet to the training session to be able to access your account. If you are not able to access a laptop then please let Joan know and we will try to help with this.
• To reserve your place at the training events please email Joan.Reilly@educationscotland.gov.uk and ensure you state which event you will be attending.
• If you are not able to access a laptop then please let Joan know and we will try to help with this.