Gateacre is a large secondary school, with 1017 pupils and 163 staff. After being placed under special measures by Ofsted, the school needed to review its IT systems and processes so that it could monitor internet usage and meet the evolving requirements of its pupils and staff, whilst adhering to the KCSiE statutory guidance.
In consultation with their IT specialist, Gateacre decided to work with SonicWall as it was able to provide an all-in-one security solution that encompassed both deep level security and the reporting levels required by the school, plus it is the only vendor that provides dedicated categories for all content lists needed to meet the requirements for filtering and monitoring, detailed by KCSiE.
By November 2016, as a result of strong leadership and the dedication of the staff and pupils, Gateacre School’s safeguarding procedures across the board had been transformed. With regards to the online safeguarding aspect, Ofsted commented that: “The school’s filtering systems to protect pupils when using information technology are exemplary and comply with the very latest guidance in this respect.”
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