E-Security Policy

This Policy is applicable to all Governors, staff, associates, volunteers and Student Teachers, all pupils in the School, including those in an EYFS setting,
plus any other “guest users” of the School’s information and communication technology.

Cheadle Hulme School is committed to maintaining the safety and security of its students and staff.  This commitment goes beyond the physical environment and incorporates cybersecurity (referred to as E-Security); as digital technologies not only bring a huge range of opportunities and benefits, they also pose a range of risks which need to be managed and maintained appropriately.

IT is integral to the School, with a principal purpose of:

Enabling students to lead their own learning and be technologically prepared for their future life;

Supporting teaching, including enabling alternative modes of teaching, in order that every student can fulfil their potential;

Enabling the business of running an independent school.

The School is reliant on safeguarded internet services and a secure network infrastructure for day-to-day activities and operations.  To ensure the School can delivery its IT strategy safely and securely, a holistic approach will be taken alongside the e-Safety Policy to ensure that measures are in place to:

Ensure the integrity and security of the School technical infrastructure and services;

Identify and defend networks, computers, programs and data;

Design working practices to support safety and security through good user-education and training;

Inform students, staff and visitors of the steps they are expected to take in relation to maintaining security and protecting the safety of themselves and others;

Ensure that data is processed in compliance with Data Protection Laws and security regulations.

The Chief Operating Officer will be the member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for ensuring E-Security.  Day-to-day responsibility for the management of this may be delegated to the Senior Operations Manager, and the Technical Services Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Technical Services team.

The procedures and working practices will be adapted from the 10 Steps to Cyber Security and other advice, guidance and support from the government’s  National Cyber Security Centre.  To demonstrate that the School takes the online threats and the protection of data seriously the certification under the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme will remain a standard or point of reference.

SLT member responsible:

Chief Operating Officer

supported by the Technical Services Manager

Date of Approval:

June 2018

Date Ratified by Governors:

July 2018

Proposed Review Date:

June 2021

Policy Procedures:

E-Security Plan        

Other Related Policies and Procedures:

E-Safety Policy and E-Safety Plan