Quality Assurance

This section contains examples of quality assurance related documents. These are available in PDF and Word format. Please feel free to adapt these to meet the needs of your individual organisation. We would be grateful if you would acknowledge the EM E-Safety Project on your revised documents in line with the Creative Commons Licence set out on our copyright page.

These materials are given freely to others to enable them to develop their own best practice with regard to e-Safety and to provide a useful set of template resources that can be adopted or adapted.  The EM E-Safety Project Group is not responsible in any way for how and why colleges use these resources or the outcomes of any observational findings.

Embedding E-Safety in a Lesson Plan

Effective practice with e-Safety and embedding the culture of e-Safety in  teaching, learning and assessment is a matter of regular reminders for teaching and support staff of some basic concepts.  These are not always obvious.  In the attached document are a few examples of how e-Safety reminders and prompts could be included in teaching files, lesson plans or schemes of work.

E-Safety Policy

Learner Rules/Acceptable Use Agreement

Engage learners in producing policy documents. Ofsted see this as contributing to good or outstanding practice. A list of 10 rules is a good place to start. These rules should be shared with parent/carers and in other environments.

Symbolised Acceptable Use Agreement with notes

This is an example policy supported with symbols to promote understanding of safe usage of technology within your organisation.

E-Safety Self-Evaluation Tool

The e-Safety Self-Evaluation Tool is based on the Ofsted quick evaluation tool. It covers the main areas for attention including key features of good and outstanding practice as set out in the Ofsted Inspecting e-Safety document (2012).

E-Safety Observation Procedure

All colleges conduct observations of staff and some also conduct walk through observations focusing on individual learners or themes that are particularly relevant to that college, for example a college might decide to observe how independently learners are working.  This procedure supplies the documents that colleges may use to enable them to conduct walk through observations focusing on e-Safety.

E-Safety Observational Tool

This is a list of statements to be used as a guide when observing and looking for how e-Safety is being addressed. It is not a tick box observation form please add comments to the observation form itself. it is part of the Observation Procedure document above but is separated here for ease of use/access.

Ofsted Inspecting E-Safety 2012

This briefing aims to support inspectors in reviewing school’s safeguarding arrangements when carrying out inspections from September 2012.

Responding to E-Safety Incidents – Flowchart (Text and Chart version)

An example of the reporting steps that might need to be taken in a College once an e-Safety incident/issue is discovered. There is a pathway for staff and for learner related incidents. The chart is in diagrammatic and text versions. Note that this should be adapted to meet your own organisational procedures.

Example Mobile Phone Policy

This example covers staff, volunteers and people visiting a college. There should be a separate policy for learners.