To ensure JESS remains Future Ready and to continue its commitment to enhancing the digital and online skills of its students, it has been recognised as a fully accredited National Online Safety Certified School.
All JESS Schools have successfully completed this comprehensive online safety training programme and has received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole-school community approach to protecting children in the online world.
National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.
All JESS Schools have successfully completed this comprehensive online safety training programme
Its CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK and International schools in educating the whole school community in online safety – including all senior leaders, teachers, school staff and parents – to make the internet a safer place for children.
James Southworth, a co-founder of National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at JESS on becoming a National Online Safety Certified School. By completing our training programme, the school has shown 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 react in the best way possible to any problems.”
“By completing our training programme, the school has shown its strong commitment to implementing an effective whole-school approach to online safety”
Mr Shane O’Brien, Director of JESS, explained why all JESS schools choose to follow this accreditation. “Young people’s engagement with the online world is part of everyday life, so it was vital for us as a school that encourages digital citizenship to ensure our community had the appropriate training and accreditation. 100% of our staff are fully trained under the NOS programme, and our parent communities are fully engaged and can access their own training through our parent portal. At a student level, every student is learning through the National Online Safety inspired lessons and building on their #FutureReady skills helping them make wise choices online.”