Oakham School celebrates national digital award

Oakham School digital award
Oakham School digital award

Oakham School is celebrating after being presented with a Digital School Award by Baroness Joanna Shields.

The School won the Award for demonstrating how effectively it works to educate pupils and their families about eSafety.

Baroness Shields, the UK Minister of Internet Safety and Security, presented the Award at the Digital Families Conference, held in London. The conference saw experts discuss and debate how educators and parents can best help children to be safe online and to use technology effectively.

“It was certainly an honour to receive the award from Baroness Shields - who has spent over 25 years working with some of the world’s best-known technology companies,” says Viv Lamb who co-ordinates PSHE at Oakham.

She continues: “Having our approach to digital education recognised is a fantastic achievement as we invest a lot of time ensuring our students and families are well-informed and engaged with this incredibly important topic.

“We try and blend in the eSafety education into as many different areas as possible – rather than seeing it as a discrete stand-alone topic.

“Ultimately we encourage our students to be considerate of how they treat others and communicate – regardless of whether this is face to face, online, via email or by text message. We work together, as a whole school to give the same clear information, message and support – regardless of whether this is in-house, in tutor group or in lesson.”