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The Fen Rivers Academy recognised for its commitment to providing safe remote education

The Fen Rivers Academy has successfully completed a comprehensive remote education training programme demonstrating its commitment to providing high-quality remote education, keeping children and young people safe online and supporting pupil wellbeing.

16 February 2021

The Fen Rivers Academy SEMH Special School has received a National Online Safety Safe Remote Education Accreditation for its successful approach towards safeguarding children and supporting pupil wellbeing during remote teaching and learning.

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 Fen Rivers Academy on achieving their National Online Safety Safe Remote Education Accreditation. By completing our training programme, the school has shown its strong commitment to implementing the most effective approach to delivering remote education.

It can be increasingly difficult for schools to keep up with DfE expectations surrounding remote education to ensure both children and staff follow the necessary safeguarding protocols and know how to spot any potential wellbeing issues. We’ve armed schools with the knowledge they need to understand their responsibilities and how best to react to any problems.

Amanda Fewkes, Headteacher at The Fen Rivers Academy said:

We are delighted that the hard work which has gone into ensuring our online curriculum provision for our learners is effective, valuable and most importantly safe has been recognised. The staff have worked incredibly hard to ensure no learner is digitally disadvantaged.

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.


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