Help Parents to keep Children Safe Online

Many parents really struggle when it comes to helping their children stay safe online.  From deciding how much screen-time is 'okay' to how to spot if a child is being groomed, to knowing which online games are unsuitable to how to report concerns about social media, many parents are unsure, lack confidence and are desperate for some guidance. Providing that help can be time-consuming and daunting for a school but there are some things that you can do that are quick and easy and will provide peace of mind for both you and your parents.

1) Internet Matters should be everyone's go-to place for straight forward practical advice about helping children and their parents stay safe online. Share the link ww.internetmatters.org  with parents so that they can learn about online safety at their own pace.

2) Check out Internet Matter's Parent Pack  which contains three separate presentations on; cyberbullying, bullying and a more generic presentation on keeping safe online parents Evening

3) If you don't feel confident presenting to a parents contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can provide online safety sessions for parents, Governors and staff at your school. These sessions can be customised to respond to the particular issues that are of concern to your school. Find out more at www.e2bn.org under the events/ training tab.

4)Attend our Online Safety Leaders' Day on 16th May and improve your own knowledge of online safety Find out more here

Free Computing CPD from NCCE

Would you love to improve computing teaching at your school but are not sure how? Do you have an inexperienced teacher that lacks confidence with computing? Or maybe a confident teacher that would enjoy being challenged?

Sign up for one of the NCCE Computing courses running near you.

All NCCE courses are quality assured by STEM Learning and delivered by experienced facilitators. 

 

Schools in Category 5 or 6 areas have the fee waivered and receive  £100 a day bursary. (Category 5 & 6 are listed here)

Staff from other state-funded schools may attend for £35 a day

 

Primary courses

Cambridgeshire

Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire CB24 4RS

Outstanding KS1 Computing

Outstanding KS2 Computing

Primary Programming and Algorithms

 

Peterborough

Hampton Hargate Primary School, Hargate Way, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough PE7 8BZ

Outstanding KS1 Computing

Outstanding KS2 Computing

Primary Programming and Algorithms

 

Norfolk

Dereham Neatherd High School, Norwich Road, Dereham NR20 3AX

Outstanding Computing at KS2

 

Nottinghamshire

The Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Outstanding KS1 Computing 

Primary Programming and Algorithms

Primary courses cost  £35 a day but schools in category 5 or 6 areas have the fee waivered and receive  £100 a day bursary. 

 

Secondary Courses - CS Accelerator Programme 

Cambridgeshire

The Centre for Computing History, Rene Court, Coldhams Road, Cambridge CB1 3EW

Python Essentials for GCSE Computer Science

Data and Computer Systems in GCSE Computer Science

Networks and  Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

Norfolk

Dereham Neatherd High School, Norwich Road, Dereham NR20 3AX

Networks and Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

Scunthorpe

North Lindsey College, Kingsway, Scunthorpe DN17 1AJ

Python Essentials for GCSE Computer Science

Algorithms in GCSE Computer Science in GCSE Computer Science

Data and Computer Systems In GCSE Computer Science

Networks and  Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

Nottinghamshire

The Redhill Academy, Redhill Road, Arnold, Nottinghamshire

Python Essentials for GCSE Computer Science

Algorithms in GCSE Computer Science in GCSE Computer Science

Data and Computer Systems In GCSE Computer Science

Networks and  Cyber Security in GCSE Computer Science

 

CS Accelerator courses are FOC to CS teachers plus a bursary of £220 a day

Royal Society Grants available to Your School

Since it started in November 2000, the Royal Society has awarded over £1.3 million to over 800 schools and colleges, igniting enthusiasm for STEM in thousands of young people across the UK through its Partnership Grants scheme

Partnership Grants of up to £3,000 are available to schools and colleges to enable 5-18-year-olds to carry out science, technology, engineering or mathematics projects. The Royal Society is also looking to support projects on computing and data science.

The grants can be used to buy equipment or run a STEM investigation project in partnership with a STEM professional (research or industry). 

The application process is a two-stage process, and stage 1 will close at the end of February 2019. 

Find out more

Computer Science Teacher Bursaries

Computer Science Accelerator Programme

A flexible and bespoke programme to equip teachers with the knowledge required to teach GCSE computer science.


The programme offers:
• the pedagogical knowledge required to teach GCSE computer science, regardless of a teacher’s existing subject knowledge, with topics including Python programming and cybersecurity
• flexible learning and personalised professional development delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online courses
• generous bursaries to support teachers’ participation in face-to-face CPD
• access to free online courses, enabling you to learn at a time and place that suits you
• free, quality assured resources to help you plan, deliver and assess learning
• regionally delivered CPD (Regional Delivery Partners, Computing Hubs) and local CAS communities of practice so you can network with other computing educators
• expertly-designed content with a focus on developing knowledge of the entire GCSE curriculum and encouraging inclusive teaching practices
• links with industry partners to bring the computing curriculum to life in the classroom

Am I eligible for the Computer Science Accelerator Programme?
Any teacher can access the Computer Science Accelerator Programme. Computing teachers with no relevant post A level qualification from an English state-funded school can access funding up to £880 to cover your course and supply costs.

Is there any certification for the Computer Science Accelerator Programme?
Our nationally accredited certificate is highly personalised and will take up to six months to complete, with multiple courses to choose from, both face-to-face and online.

To be awarded a National Centre of Computing Education certificate in GCSE subject knowledge a teacher will need to:
• complete 40 hours of CPD, including at least two face-to-face courses
• participate in at least two online courses, around 16 hours in total
• register for and complete a short subject knowledge test
• keep the National Centre updated with their progress

Find your nearest face-to-face CPD course here

Additional Capital Funding for Broadband

In January 2019, the Department for Education (DfE) published additional capital funding allocations for schools for the 2018-19 financial year. This is in addition to the allocations announced earlier in the 2018-19 financial year and is based on a separate allocation formula.  Schools have until March 2021 to spend this allocation.  Full details can be accessed from the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/capital-allocations.

Additional Capital Funding may be spent on ICT including capital costs of broadband (fibre or Superfast) and filtering. 

E2BN offers pre-tendered routes to purchase which do not require a ‘mini competition’ helping your school with a quick and effective best-value route to buying broadband.

Find out more about E2BN Direct Broadband and Protex Web Filtering

If you are looking for a new broadband or filtering solution for your school contact us for a quote! 

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