Below is the full list of 'Safeguarding and Wellbeing' sessions that we will be running over the course of our two-day virtual festival.
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Day 1

9:00am - KEYNOTE: Creating an EdTech strategy in times of change

9:00am - KEYNOTE: Creating an EdTech strategy in times of change

KEYNOTE: Hannah Woodhouse, Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West at Department for Education

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9:50am - Safeguarding Children Online During Virtual Schooling - David Wright and Boris Radanovic, SWGfL/UK Safer Internet Centre

9:50am - Safeguarding Children Online During Virtual Schooling - David Wright and Boris Radanovic, SWGfL/UK Safer Internet Centre

David Wright and Boris Radanovic, SWGfL/UK Safer Internet Centre

More than 1.5 billion children and young people across the world have been affected by school closures” (Unicef).  A study by University of Exeter in May concluded that “72% [of parents] said school closures would have a negative impact on pupil wellbeing and safety”.  The workshop will highlight the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on children, together with the impact of remote learning.  The workshop will also share SWGfL published guidance for schools in managing learning remotely and safely alongside safeguarding considerations and resources.

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10:45am - Managing the dangers of online gaming to learner wellbeing - Anthony Lees and Tracey Wills, MIEE and School Nurse at Cornerstone

10:45am - Managing the dangers of online gaming to learner wellbeing - Anthony Lees and Tracey Wills, MIEE and School Nurse at Cornerstone

Anthony Lees and Tracey Wills, MIEE and School Nurse at Cornerstone

An overview of the positive and negative aspects of online gaming, looking at gamer behaviour and emotional changes, as well as the issues that surround grooming, stereotypes and body image, and the normalisation of negative content. The bulk of the session will focus on both the key tools schools can use to support and strengthen their own provision, and develop safe behaviours and resilient learners, and also how schools can support their families in developing safe behaviours at home, foster healthy discussion that makes gaming an inclusive family activity and fun.

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11:30 - KEYNOTE: Before and Beyond Remote Learning Chris Rothwell, Director of Education, Microsoft UK

11:30 - KEYNOTE: Before and Beyond Remote Learning Chris Rothwell, Director of Education, Microsoft UK

Chris Rothwell - Director of Education, Microsoft UK

Chris will be talking about what schools were doing with technology before Covid and what the opportunities and requirements are now as we emerge from the other side.

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1:00pm Using CEOP resources for teaching internet safety - Anthony Lees and Adam Medlycott, MIEE, Cornerstone, Education Manager, CEOP

1:00pm Using CEOP resources for teaching internet safety - Anthony Lees and Adam Medlycott, MIEE, Cornerstone, Education Manager, CEOP

Anthony Lees and Adam Medlycott, MIEE, Cornerstone, Education Manager, CEOP

The Thinkuknow programme from NCA-CEOP aims to protect young people aged 4-18 from online sexual abuse and exploitation through education. This session will explore the resources, support and tools offered by the Thinkuknow programme that are designed to help you deliver online safety education and support parents to keep their children safe online. It will also provide an insight into children’s lives online and the evolving threat informed by NCA intelligence.

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1:45pm - YEAR 6 LESSON: Addressing body image and the media - Bronnie Williams and Tracey Wills, Teacher and School Nurse at Cornerstone

1:45pm - YEAR 6 LESSON: Addressing body image and the media - Bronnie Williams and Tracey Wills, Teacher and School Nurse at Cornerstone

Bronnie Williams and Tracey Wills, Teacher and School Nurse at Cornerstone

In a world where our students are being bombarded with thousands of images everyday through advertising, film and TV and social media, it has never been more vital to equip them with the mental tools to process these images without them having a detrimental effect on their mental health and well-being. In this session, join a group of Year 6s debating topics such as photoshopping, diversity and representation and the pitfalls of social media. The lesson will feature digital tools, such as Polly and Microsoft Forms and Tracey will give an overview on the context of the lesson and its place in our curriculum.

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2:30pm - Protecting student wellness with real time monitoring - Perry Roach, Craig Butler and Nick Levey, CEO Netsweeper and team

3:15pm - KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito - VP Worldwide Education, Microsoft

3:15pm - KEYNOTE: Anthony Salcito - VP Worldwide Education, Microsoft

Anthony Salcito - VP Worldwide Education, Microsoft

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Day 2

9:00am - PANEL DISCUSSION: Lessons learnt from lockdown - Chaired by Ty Goddard, EdTech Demonstrator Programme

9:50am - A mentor for every child - Establishing a mentoring programme and managing meetings safely - Bronnie Williams - Phase Leader, Cornerstone

10:45am - Protecting students and staff from cyber-bullying - Ben McGrath and Matt Pitts - Head of client relations, eSafe and MIEE Teacher at Cornerstone

10:45am - Protecting students and staff from cyber-bullying - Ben McGrath and Matt Pitts - Head of client relations, eSafe and MIEE Teacher at Cornerstone

Ben McGrath and Matt Pitts - Head of client relations, eSafe and MIEE Teacher at Cornerstone

A Rationale for Choosing and Deploying Devices

A tour of different devices that are used for various functions across primary schools – Google, Microsoft and Apple-based. What is the rationale behind choosing particular devices from particular manufacturers for particular jobs? Which details should you look out for that often make all the difference when deployed in the classroom? Which price points will achieve good value over the course of a device’s lifetime? What are the pros and cons for deployment and support? Q+A session open during and after the presentation.

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11:30am - KEYNOTE: John Laramy - Principle and Chief Executive, Exeter College

11:30am - KEYNOTE: John Laramy - Principle and Chief Executive, Exeter College

John Laramy - Principle and Chief Executive, Exeter College

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1:00pm - Giving Children the Power to Speak Up - Sharon Doughty - Dotcom

1:00pm - Giving Children the Power to Speak Up - Sharon Doughty - Dotcom

Sharon Doughty - Dotcom

Sharon Doughty will share her own personal story of abuse and violence in her childhood and how she overcame this and went on to become an international news presenter. Using her skills as a journalist she has created a cartoon friend for children called Dot Com and worked with the police nationally and the Home Office to create a safeguarding programme which has reached nearly a million children to date. Dot Digital is cited by the DFE as a resource to protect children from the current digital threat. It is currently being used as a tool to help children with their mental health and learn strategies to manage their own mental health. Many schools are turning to Dot to help children recover from the current crisis and giving them skills to speak up about issues which frighten or worry them.

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1:45pm - Managing staff workload in times of change - Gary Henderson, SCOMIS

1:45pm - Managing staff workload in times of change - Gary Henderson, SCOMIS

Gary Henderson - SCOMIS

Staff are our most valuable resource and as leaders we have a duty to promote their well-being. The session will focus on some practical, but simple ways he has used to encourage staff well-being and improve efficiency focusing on Gary’s mantra of #10MinsADay.

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2:30pm - Share, showcase and celebrate with FlipGrid - Jess Boyce, Educator Innovation Lead, Flipgrid, Microsoft

3:15pm - KEYNOTE: Education Re-Imagined: What Matters Most - Mark Sparvell, Microsoft

3:15pm - KEYNOTE: Education Re-Imagined: What Matters Most - Mark Sparvell, Microsoft

Mark Sparvell - Education Leader, Microsoft

Session: Education Re-Imagined: What Matters Most

In this hilarious closing keynote Australian award winning education leader, Mark Sparvell, from Microsoft Worldwide will draw from hot-of-the-press research to examine the now, the near and the next for education and the role technology can play in humanizing and not simply digitizing the experience.

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