Senstive data in the cloud

Does your school store sensitive data in ‘the cloud’?  Have you ensured that your data is protected?  The latest guidance as been updated to include additional suppliers.  It outlines how schools need to consider data security when moving services and information onto the cloud.

This guidance and  advice is for local authorities, school leaders, school staff and governing bodies.

Download the updated guidance


Social media quiz

Can you identify these popular social media icons?  Download our quiz, with answers!  Share this with staff/parents/governors to generate a discussion around the types of social media and websites popular with young people.

Name-that-app-January-17-with-answers.pdf (4658 downloads) Name-that-app-quiz-January-17.pdf (621 downloads)


Keeping Children Safe in Education Quiz

Keeping Children Safe in Education was last updated September 2016.  Take this quick quiz to assess your understanding.

  • How well do you, your staff and governors know this important document?
  • Has everyone who should read it, done so?
  • How can you assess how well they have understood the contents?
  • How can you record this?

Download the quick quiz, you will need both, one has just the questions and the other the questions and answers!  Ask staff/governors to complete the questions then use their responses as a starting point for discussion if necessary and store responses as evidence that everyone concerned has engaged with the guidance.

Download the questions and the answers, you will be able to print these as two separate documents.

KCSIE-questions-and-answers.pdf (8221 downloads)





Download an information leaflet containing everything you need to know about the work I do in one handy printable.

This will give you an overview and handy guide to share with staff and governors.  Of course, if you have any questions, then please do get in touch.  I am always happy to help whenever I can –


Information-leaflet-v2.pdf (491 downloads)

360 Online Safe Audits

Wonderful to spend another day working with schools to help them audit their online safety provision and practice. This brilliant audit tool is free to use and really helps the schools to focus in on many aspects that they may not have considered.  I can definitely see some Online Safety Awards on the way.

Raising staff awareness

Wonderful training session in school this afternoon, discussing online safety with staff and presenting the highs and the lows!  At the end of the session staff were aware of the current trends in social media and gaming, knew where to look for further help and advice and how to access a huge range of resources.  Thanks to everyone at Star Academy for being so responsive and a great audience!