from Ken Corish at SWGfL
If you work in education, you may already be aware of the proposed changes to Ofsted inspection schedules that affect early years, maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools and[…]
Tools and services Ken has developed
360 Degree Safe
This free online safety self review tool for schools is the starting point for developing an effective strategy for online safeguarding. This multi-award winning service is used by over 12000 schools with versions in Wales, Scotland and England. Over 200 schools have te 360 Online Safety Mark accreditation.
BOOST is an award-winning online safety suite of tools that adds sophistication and additional functionality to your online safety strategy. With industry standard reputation tracking; anonymous reporting; incident management and staff development, this toolset allows schools to protect and empower the whole community.
Based on the UKCCIS framework “Education for a Connected World”, EVOLVE is an holistic guide to our online lives. From early years through to 18 years old, it provides the opportunity to shape and inform the dialogue any professional needs when guiding children and young people’s behaviour with online technology.
The online safety self review tool for any organisation working with young children. This resource is easy to use and provide you with a ready made development plan that supports your safeguarding strategy. For nurseries, playgroups and playcentres.
Ken Corish? Who?
A short biography
Ken is Online Safety Director and SMT member with South West Grid for Learning Trust drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as a BECTA award-winning Education Adviser with Plymouth's ICT Team.
Ken's broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies. He has trained all Education, Social Care and Early Years HMIs in aspects of online safeguarding and is responsible for shaping inspector guidance and training in online safety. He also regularly contributes to online safety guidance and policy for UK Government.
He developed and wrote the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and Online Compass tool. Along with fellow director, David Wright, he also created the BETT award-winning BOOST toolset for children's settings and was responsible for producing the UKCCIS framework "Education for a Connected World".
He works with a broad range of national and international organisations and has spoken at global conferences in the Middle East, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Greece, Spain, Estonia, Europe and the US. He has recently written Online Safety standards with AQDAR for schools in UAE which won a prestigious United Nation WSIS Award 2017.
He is a published author and musician with four daughters and seven grandchildren in sunny Devon.
Planning, self review and monitoring
Inspection and achievement
Training and accreditation