Staveley Junior School were joined by local MP, Toby Perkins, who presented students with the certificate to award the school the ‘360 Degree Online Safety Mark’ for the second time.
The Online Safety Mark is awarded to schools that have reached the required benchmark levels in the 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and have received a successful visit by an assessor. Staveley Junior School was the first mainstream school in the area to receive the award in 2019 and have secured it again.
Toby Perkins said, “I was delighted to be invited to the school to present the certificate to students. As parents we are all very concerned about the safety of our children whilst online and it is really important the school are taking such a proactive approach and achieving this accreditation once again.
There is a clear ethos at the school that everyone there – children, parents, teachers, support staff and governors –have a responsibility towards online safety and working together to ensure that all the children are using the internet as safely as possibly.”
Toby was also at the school to meet with the new headteacher, Mrs Sue Parkes, and for a tour of the school.
Toby added, “It was great to meet Mrs Parkes on her first week in the job and to welcome her to Staveley. She has a great deal of experience and a real passion for education and it was really positive to hear what she has planned at the school.”