DfE and NCSC Letter to Schools - Cyber Security

 The DFE and NCSC have written to all schools to raise awareness of the increasing threat of cyber attacks on schools. If you haven't recieved this letter you can download a copy of the text here:

The letter describes:

  • What you should do if your schools suffers a cyber attack
  • What you should do to reduce the risk and harm of a cyber attack
  • Annex A - Explains ransomware, how it impacts education and whether you should pay the ransomware
  • Annex B - Covers being prepared and links to lots of support materials including the NCSC early warning system and Exercise in a Box

 

Additional advice and guidance from the NEN can be found here:

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/cybersecurity-what-if/

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/cybersecurity-checklist/

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/web-filtering-for-schools/

Returning To School - Mental Health and Wellbeing

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown is an unprecedented situation. We do not know what the impact will be on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. But we do know that in many cases it will be teachers who will be in the front line dealing with pupils' anxieties, questions and behaviours.

Many mental health charities and organisations have produced materials, advice and guidance to help school staff during this challenging time.

The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak. Its resources include:

Other useful resources include:

Place2be.org.uk is a children's mental health charity and has provided a number of recourses including assemblies and group activities for both primary and secondary aged pupils.

NSPCC  has pulled together guidance on 

  • safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures
  • recognising and responding to concerns
  • the impact of coronavirus on children’s mental health
  • supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Mentally Health Schools has a produced a returning to school toolkit

Young Minds -Tips, advice and wellbeing resources to support pupils as well as staff and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition back to the classroom.

 

VC with Santa 2020

We are delighted to announce that, despite the current pandemic, it will be business as usual for Father Christmas this year! Along with Mrs Christmas, he will be available to talk to your pupils live from the E2BN Christmas Grotto on 9th and 10th December 2020.

Aided by the technical wizardry and magic of the E2BN elves you and your pupils will have a safe and totally socially distanced 15 minute speaking slot with Father Christmas. (No masks required!)

Find out how Father Christmas manages to visit so many houses in one night, learn what makes reindeer fly and how Father Christmas manages to eat so many mince pies in one night!

 vc santa

You will need

A PC or laptop with speakers, a microphone and a webcam. (We don't recommend that you use a tablet)
We will send you a secure link to to access the live stream. 
You will also need to carry out a test session to ensure that the 'tech' works with one of the E2BN office elves prior to your session. 

£35 per session

To check availability and to book your session please phone: 01462 834588 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sex and Relationships Education Resource Update

From September 2020 Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex education will be compulsory for all secondary aged pupils in England and Relationships Education for all primary aged pupils in England. Health Education will be compulsory for all pupils in state- maintained schools. 

The UKCCIS framework Eductaion for A Connected World offers guidance about the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives and is an essential tool in developing Sex and Relationship Education, Relationship Education and Heath Education for pupils of all ages. 

ProjectEVOLVE resources each of the 330 statements from Education for a COnnected World with perspectives; research; activities; outcomes; supporting resources and professional development materials. All materialsincluding lesson guides are free. 

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