E2BN Confirmed as NCCE Regional Delivery Partner

We are delighted that the National Centre for Computer Education has confirmed E2BN as a Regional Delivery Partner. E2BN will be working with NCCE to drive excellence in computing education across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Leicestershire.

Similar support will be provided to schools in; Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough, Milton Keynes and Luton by our colleagues at the University of Hertfordshire.

As an NCCE Regional Delivery Partner, E2BN will be part of the national network supporting the work of the NCCE, ensuring teachers have access to a suite of relevant, inspiring and effective CPD opportunities, covering practical and theoretical aspects of teaching computing.

Drawing upon our local expertise E2BN will provide a range of CPD opportunities for all teachers with a particular focus on teachers in schools in category 5 and 6 Local Authority Districts.  Teachers from schools in other LAD categories are also invited to attend the CPD sessions.

The National Centre for Computing Education’s vision is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education. A comprehensive package of support has been developed to ensure young people are taught the digital skills they need to thrive economically and socially and maintain the country’s position as a leading global digital economy. 

We will be running courses for primary and secondary teachers across all key stages, supporting teachers regardless of their level of computing knowledge.

To make sure that you are the first to find out about the courses we will be running, and access opportunities available from the National Centre for Computing Education, create an account here: https://teachcomputing.org/login 

You can also check which courses are currently  available in your area and view details of each course

 

Safer Internet Day 2019 - 5th February

 With only a few weeks to go until SID 2019, the Safer Internet Centre has provided some great resources to help your Safer Internet Day get off to a flying start.

SID TV - A series of films to accompany Education Packs on the topic of consent in a digital world - Download, embed or stream

Education Packs -  Education Packs, with complementary SID TV films will help you run activities for Safer Internet Day. These are tailored for 3 -7s, 7-11s, 11 -14s, 14 -18s and parents and carers, along with some guidance for educators. 

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Don't let it happen to you! Know your GDPR

School leaders will face action if they abuse their position of trust. Headteacher unlawfully took pupils’ personal data from his previous schools.

The Information Commissioner’s Office issued the strong warning after a headteacher in south London, was fined after admitting two offences of unlawfully obtaining personal data in breach of section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Ealing Magistrates Court heard how Darren Harrison, uploaded data about pupils from his previous to school to his then current school’s server.

The ICO said he had “no lawful reason” to process the personal data and was therefore in breach of data protection laws.

Following Harrison’s suspension from school a subsequent investigation found “large volumes of sensitive personal data present on the school server from his previous schools”, the ICO said.

Harrison was unable to provide a  valid explanation as to how the information had appeared on his system. It had been uploaded from his USB stick, although Harrison stated that he had deleted the personal data from it.

He was fined £700, ordered to pay £364.08 costs and a victim surcharge of £35.

Mike Shaw, the ICO’s criminal investigation group manager, said children and their parents or guardians “have the right to expect that their personal data is treated with respect and that their legal right to privacy is adhered to”.

“A headteacher holds a position of standing in the community and with that position comes the added responsibility to carry out their role beyond reproach.

“The ICO will continue to take action against those who we find have abused their position of trust.”

E2BN and its partner Data Protection Education offers schools advice, guidance, training and DPO services. Contact the E2BN office for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CyberFirst Girls Competition - No knowledge of IT required!

This online CyberFirst Girls competition for Year 8 girls aims to provide a fun but challenging environment to encourage and inspire the next generation of young women to consider computer science as an option with a view to a future career in cybersecurity. 

Teachers of any subject can enter teams of 4 girls aged 13-14. No knowledge IT required!!!

Prizes include £1000 for your school - (Last year the winning team was invited to Buckingham Palace for tea!!)

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