The legal implications of e-safety

The challenge of e-safety law is that it is constantly evolving and has many layers. Dr Brian Bandey and Ed Macnair discuss the implications for schools Source: The legal implications of e-safety


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International Dot Day

Are you ready for International Dot Day, will you be celebrating with your pupils and celebrating their amazing creativity and individualism? I came across this brilliant initiative 3 years ago when working with a school introducing the brilliant augmented reality app Quiver (3D colouring in that children love) and noticed […]


Have a chat with Siri – what’s your favourite question?

I have just spent a brilliant half hour playing around with these commands for Siri – didn’t know that you could ask it so many things, and in half an hour you can ask it loads!!  Sadly, I was my own at the time, it was just me and Siri in […]

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What is ‘digital wellbeing’?

This is a really useful read to understand the effect that our digital world can have on our children and on ourselves.  Well worth a read!  Helen @helenbeetham writes that to care for our digital wellbeing is to: look after personal health, safety, relationships and work-life balance in digital settings; act […]


Resilient Families – free online training

ParentZone have added a new addition to their online training portfolio – Resilient Families Resilient Families a free online training course for parents to help them understand what their children may do or are doing online. It includes facts about grooming and sexual exploitation, radicalisation and extreme content. Parents and […]

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Coding across the primary curriculum

I love to listen to Miles Berry talk about computing in the primary classroom and appreciate his down to earth approach to what it means in practice.  Once you get to grips with the ‘big’ words, this computing curriculum really should be an exciting time for ICT in the classroom […]


BBC Micro:bit emulator

I now have my micro:bit, ready to play and learn!  One thing that is really going to help me is the emulator from Just2Easy.  Whether you have a micro:bit or not, this brilliant tool is a great introduction to what this little bit of kit can do.  It gives the […]

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PD in your PJs

If you use Seesaw in your classroom, or are thinking of it, then they have put together an brilliant schedule of more than 20 training sessions across all subject areas and levels for you to watch/take part in during August.  Even you don’t have time to join in live, then you can […]


Once upon a picture: Images to inspire

Beautiful pictures to inspire all kinds of creative writing!  Take a look at this website and find an image, updated regularly to inspire talking and writing.  Each picture also has prompts to help get the creative juices flowing! Visit: Once upon a picture: Images to inspire

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Free clipart for the classroom

I had forgotten just how good this website is!  There is loads of clipart to use in your own worksheets and presentations and also for the pupils to use in their work.  Finding good quality clipart that you can use freely is just so hard – well take a look […]


Are you a ‘sharent’?

If you are a parent who likes to share pictures of your little ones on social media, here are some useful tips from Think You Know.  If you are a teacher in school, then this article would be a brilliant one to share with parents and carers in your school. […]

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Online Data Protection Self-Review Tool

360data is a unique self-review tool designed to help schools review and improve their data protection policies and practices. Built on the same approach as the award-winning 360 Degree Safe, this tool will help schools understand what systems are currently in place and how to improve these. During your review, you […]


Naace Delivery Partner

I am delighted to say that I have been made an official ‘Naace Delivery Partner’. It is such an honour to have my training and support endorsed by Naace and gives all my customers confidence in the messages I am delivering. Naace is The National Association for all those interested in […]

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The world changes…children don’t

Modern day Romeo & Juliet What would the story of Romeo & Juliet look like in the present day? Star-crossed teens messaging, sending snaps and taking risks – all without their parents being aware. The world changes. Children don’t. That’s why it’s important to talk to your child about sex, […]


Key headlines on online safety

This is a really useful infographic to share with staff and governors and shows results of from a survey of online safety practice across all HMI-led inspections during March 2015.  The survey referenced a discussion on online safety issues with senior leaders, staff, governors and staff across 39 primary schools […]

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