Show your progress with 360 degree safe accreditation
As you progress through the 360 degree safe self review tool, certificates and awards can be achieved to indicate your progress. Below is a description of the certificates and awards that are available and how they can be achieved.
Certificate of Commitment
Schools can make a commitment to engage with the 360 degree safe self review tool as a means of reviewing practice and implementing actions that will improve online safety at the school. Once registered to take part in the 360 degree safe process, the school will be able to download the Commitment to E-Safety Certificate form for signing by the Headteacher and Chair of Governors. The certificate does not suggest that a school is “E-Safe”. It simply states that you have made a commitment to review your practice through use of the online tool.
Certificate of Progress
Schools can receive recognition for their commitment to developing e-safety, as evidenced by their use of the 360 degree safe self review tool. To receive the e-safety Certificate of Progress, the school will need to have completed at least two of the four elements of 360 degree safe. The Certificate of Progress does not suggest that a school is “e-safe”. It simply states that the school has, itself, reported that it has reached at least a basic level of e-safety policy and practice.
Schools that are able to show good practice in their e-safety policy and procedures can apply for the E-Safety Mark. The first step toward gaining the award involves an online application to SWGfL and submission of a completed 360 degree safe self review tool, in which the school has reached at least the benchmark level in all aspects (shown on the online tool).
Following the application, the Assessor will check the completed 360 degree safe self review tool to ensure that the school appears (in its responses) to have met the benchmark levels and is ready for an Assessor to visit. The school is then visited by an Assessor for a half day visit and is informed at the end of the visit if they have been successful.