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Valley Primary School and Nursery recognised for its commitment to helping pupils stay safe online

Valley Primary School and Nursery has successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

The Primary school – 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.

Its CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK schools in educating the whole school community in online safety– including all school staff, senior leaders, teachers and parents – on how to make the internet a safer place for children.

James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Valley Primary School and Nursery 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 how best to react to any problems.”

Charlotte Branney, Computing Co-Ordinator at Valley Primary School and Nursery, said: “Ensuring our pupils are fully aware of the dangers online and how to become responsible users of the internet has always been a priority in school, but this has become more apparent during lockdown and the introduction of online learning platforms.

“I am delighted that the staff and parents have managed to work together, despite the distance, to complete the necessary training to achieve the National Online Safety Certified School Status, whilst also trying to navigate the pressures from the current pandemic.”

Any schools that would like to discuss their online safety provision or would like access to up to date online safety learning resources, are encouraged to contact National Online Safety on 0800 368 8061.

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