Paul Sutton


KCSIE 2021

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 is now available from the government website [1]. This is the statutory guidance for all those who work with children. Part 1 is COMPULSORY reading for all staff.


  1. KCSIE 2021


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Safeguarding Children

I have now completed 'Safeguarding children' with e-learning at work. Another really good course, and essential for anyone working with children. I also e-mailed them to give them some feedback on the course content.

I have included links to some of the key statutory documents in this post.

During this course you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to children, the types of abuse suffered, how to recognise the signs of abuse and key safeguarding legislations put in place to minimise the abuse of children. Once you are able to recognise the signs of possible abuse, and know the steps you should take if you suspect it you will be better able to protect the children in your care.

The course covers the following modules:

    Introduction to Safeguarding Children
    Types of Abuse, who may carry it out and why children may not tell
    How to Recognise the Signs of Abuse
    What to do if you suspect a child is being
    Safeguarding Legislation

Safeguarding Children




CoderDojo Training

As we come out of lock down in the United Kingdom, thoughts are turning to the restart of events. This includes Code Club. We are thinking it may be better to restart this as a CoderDojo as that allows more flexibility and creativity in activities and for attendees to focus on their own projects and self directed learning.

I have therefore, undertaken the training linked to running a CoderDojo.

Ethos Mentoring Safeguarding

Update: FutureLearn course completed.

Update : 17/5/2021 I am also undertaking the FutureLearn course on starting a CoderDojo.




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Remote education

With the current Covd19 crisis in the UK, getting worse (again), Areas entering tier 4, (highest lockdown), Schools are closing and in some cases using remote education.

This brings up the prospect of them using non free tools, that when it comes to privacy may not be as private as first thought.


There is a really good article here on the GNU website, that explains the problem.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation have an event coming up on privacy on campus

It would be great if there could now be a big push to promote free and open source tools, to help level up education, and actually safeguard children, young people and adults from data harvesting etc.

So what, free, open source and privacy / rights respecting remote tools can we use for teaching?

I am now involved in an effort to take the digital skills framework (UK) and look at how we can achieve this using free and open source software. This project can be found on Codeberg

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