The Leigh UTC becomes a National Online Safety Certified School

The Leigh UTC logo. A school for eleven to nineteen year olds.

January 2021

The Leigh UTC recognised for its commitment
to helping pupils stay safe online
The Leigh UTC is now a

National Online Safety Certified School

The Leigh UTC has successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.

The Secondary 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 The Leigh UTC 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 against 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.”

Mr Neil Arnold, Head of College at The Leigh UTC, said: It’s been brilliant to see staff, students and parents engaging with the National Online Safety resources. It’s very clear that the Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy community are committed to supporting young people in making safe choices and protecting themselves online

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. [ENDS]



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About National Online Safety
National Online Safety are a multi-award winning provider of CPD accredited courses and educational resources which help to support UK schools in their online safety provision. We equip school leaders, staff, parents and pupils with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers by adopting a ‘whole school approach’ towards online safety, with a belief that safeguarding children online does not stop at the school gates.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of online safeguarding for children and young people.  Our team is passionate and dedicated to delivering innovative and engaging content which can be accessed anywhere in the world, anytime, using any device. The highly responsive nature of the company means that we are constantly updating our training and learning materials to meet both changes in statutory and regulatory guidance released by the Department for Education.

Our Certified Schools Membership responds to current DfE statutory policy around online safety, including the revised ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance, which came into effect in September 2020. The package includes award-winning online safety e-learning, resources and updates for the whole school community, including Designated Safeguarding Leads, SENDCos, all school staff and governors, pupils and parents/carers.