Here is what Ofsted said about our customer Featherstone Primary School, published December 2019 (used with permission):
“Safeguarding and child protection arrangements at Featherstone are first class. Well-devised and regular training ensures that the staff know how to keep pupils safe.”
— (Ofsted, December 2019, Featherstone Primary School, Birmingham)
“The SSS safeguarding package is an excellent resource for our school and staff. The package provides relevant, informative and up to date training for all members of staff, it is designed to be specific for their different roles.
The SSS team ensure that the package is up to date and relevant, immediately responding to national changes and ensuring we are fully compliant.
From an administrator's point of view, the package is user friendly and provides comprehensive and easily accessible training records. These are highly effective as evidence for governors and OFSTED.
The SSS training package has played a key role in ensuring that safeguarding is highly effective in our school.”
— Kate Rhodes, Bowling Park Primary School
“Our school uses SSS Learning for all of our online training needs for safeguarding. New staff are swamped with policies and legislation, but working with SSS Learning has eased the burden with each staff member managing their own training account, having records of when and what training they have done, and are able to print certificates off for completed courses.
The SSS Learning staff are delightful and really helpful in supporting all users. The range of courses is increasing by reacting to changing demands in the workplace environment.
I would very much recommend the services of SSS Learning to encompass all safeguarding requirements for training, it is quick and easy to issue courses and I consider their offer a fair price.”
— Julie Conner, Heather Ridge Infant School
“It is very reassuring to know that the school is using a company that takes their work so seriously and has such a professional and responsible attitude towards the training and support provided for staff. Fantastic work!”
— Mike Rooke, Assistant Headteacher, The Windsor Boys' School
“We have found the SSS safeguarding package an excellent resource for our school. The package provides relevant and up to date training for all members of staff in their different roles. The weekly safeguarding bulletins are informative and carefully summarise the latest safeguarding news in a way that supports safeguarding leads. The SSS team ensure that the package is up to date and relevant; if any areas for training are identified these are promptly addressed. From an administrator's point of view, the package is user friendly and provides accessible training records. We have also found the safeguarding audit tool valuable in identifying next steps. The SSS training package has played a key role in ensuring that safeguarding is effective in our school.”
— Joy Rushton, Designated Safeguarding Lead, The Welldon Park Academy
“I have found SSS Safeguarding Suite one of the best investments for our school. As the administrator of the suite I can easily access and direct staff to up to date and relevant safeguarding training relevant to their roles and as part of our core induction for new starters.
The online support is fantastic and regular e-mails advising when there has been an update to a course is vital for me to be able to make sure that as a workforce we are compliant with all safeguarding needs.”
— Linda Burn, The Rise School
“As a Headteacher safeguarding is the first priority and paramount in the work we do as a College. We needed to find a way that all our staff were and are continued to be kept up to date with the changing legislation and guidance that we regularly receive in education.
The SSS learning platform is outstanding in making sure that we can keep everyone up to date by ensuring all their online programmes are up to date and we are communicated with when new updates are implemented.
The administrative side of the platform is also an outstanding product in helping us to ensure full compliance across the College and direct staff to the right cpd.
Thank you SSS learning”
— Mark Tilling, Headteacher, High Tunstall College
“I have found SSS Safeguarding Suite one of the best investments since becoming a head teacher of a busy primary school. I thought that it would be a headache to set up and administer - it has been the opposite. I can easily access and direct staff to up to date and relevant safeguarding training bespoke to their needs.
As a leader I can quickly see my school's training needs and I can access and audit my school swiftly and simply. I know instantly my whole school workforce's safeguarding training and their needs. Staff enjoy the freedom to access the training remotely and the fact that all of the training materials are available on smartphones, tablets etc means they can access the training anywhere.
The online support provides me with any help, instantly, whenever I need it. The fact that the designers and developers are able to listen to my needs and adapt and include features personal to me is something I greatly value.
I know my school and the workforce are completely compliant because of SSS.”
— Mark Ryan, Headteacher, St Patrick's RC Primary
“We have been delighted with the comprehensive package available from SSSCPD. I have been particularly impressed with the courses that have been made available for our support staff at the school.
The audit tool is proving invaluable!”
— Matthew King, Deputy Head Pastoral, Orley Farm School
“This is our second year of using the SSS Learning Online Safeguarding Training Suite.
We particularly like its cost effective solution to ensuring our staff, governors and the school are fully Ofsted compliant and statutory safeguarding requirements are met.
The admin dashboard provides a plethora of information about course content and course pathways and the reports feature enables us to easily monitor our trainees' activity.
Help and support are excellent.”
— Mrs Kim Williams, Christopher Whitehead Language College
“We're so thankful your offering is ever-evolving and expanding, keeping up with our growing training requirements.”
— Lisa Collington, School Business Manager, Balfour Primary School
“Many thanks and keep up the amazing work that you and the team are doing, always friendly and professional when I contact you.”
— Mrs. Gail Gilbert, Smithfield House
“Very helpful and easy. Wish everything was as painless to organise!”
— Jennifer Watt, Thornley Primary School
“All went incredibly smoothly and as this is the first time we have used online services like this we have all been very impressed with it all.”
— Julie Cornelius, William Cassidi C of E Aided Primary School
“Can I say - I love the new newsletter. Very informative with good web sites for follow up - to the point and very visual.
“Thank you for making my job easier.”
— Debbie Neale, Deputy Headteacher, Thornton Primary School
“The package of online learning from SSS has allowed us to ensure that all of our staff have an excellent knowledge of safeguarding policy and practice. It was easy to introduce and staff have reported that they find it really useful. Thank you!”
— Abigail Hopper, Headteacher, Nightingale Primary, Hackney
“With SSS Learning’s CPD courses, each member of staff can go online on a date and at a time that works for them and their busy schedules. This is achieving considerable cost savings for our school as we don’t need to arrange cover for their classes which we would have done in the past to facilitate face-to-face training days.
The SSS Learning CPD courses are far more cost-effective as we can issue courses throughout the year which is especially important when new staff join us. To get a trainer in each time we have new teachers joining would see our costs increase significantly.
The flexibility the courses give us in terms of when teachers can complete them and when we issue them is useful. The e-learning approach is highly personalised - we can assess each individual teacher’s understanding of the topics.
The e-learning approach is achieving benefits threefold:
— Becky Williams, Kingsdown School
“The courses enable us to train staff and governors efficiently and in a timely way. They are also valuable as an induction tool enabling us to train new staff at any point of the academic year. The combination of video and animation is engaging supported by rigorous assessment so we can be confident learning is secure.
Unlike traditional training methods, by having access to the software throughout the academic year we now have a valuable resource and reference point. Courses can be revisited and supporting reference material accessed to reinforce and support practice.
In the past, training has been completed by on site INSET or releasing staff offsite. This type of trading relies on staff recalling information and in some cases cascading to other staff. The benefit of the SSS Learning courses is that we are informed of any legislative statutory changes throughout the year. The system also allows us to monitor each member of staff’s progress and achievement, so we can be confident that practice is at the highest level.”
— Gill Holland, CEO Bronte Academy Trust
“You can have confidence in SSS Learning. I would have no hesitation in recommending their unique online Safeguarding training system and first-class support. SSS are fully exploiting the potential of ICT in its delivery of relevant courses that are produced to an exceptionally high quality'”
— Jonathan Boyle, Deputy Head, Madeley Academy
“We have over ninety staff so needed a package that was easy to introduce and monitor. The online learning from SSS met all our requirements.”
— Michael Beale, Head Teacher, Holland Moor Primary School
“The SSS Learning training has been invaluable ... easy to use and is updated regularly with any changes in legislation. Our Head of Quality is able to track staff progress through the online service, ensuring everyone completes the training in a timely manner.”
— Chris Murray, Managing Director, The Write Time
Here is what Ofsted said about our customer Swain House Primary School, published 15th February 2017 (used with permission):
“Safeguarding is effective. You have ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are meticulously kept. Records of the checks on adults working in the school are exemplary. Staff training is up to date. All of the staff have been trained to understand child sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation and, consequently, have a good understanding of the risks to children. Staff have also had the ‘Prevent’ duty training and, as a result, are able to recognise the signs of radicalisation and extremism.”
— Ofsted, 15th Feb. 2017
“As a school we are passionate about safeguarding all of the pupils in our care. It is the most important job that we do as staff in the teaching profession. In order to make certain that all of the DfE legislation is adhered to, and to ensure that we are providing the best possible practice within school, it is vitally important that everyone involved in the supervision and care of the students have all the information at hand and understand their individual responsibilities with regards to safeguarding.
The courses available through membership of SSS Learning enable our staff to access the latest information through online learning, and eliminates the need to bring in external tutors and consultants to present to them. The fact that staff have to show complete understanding of the topic matter by answering questions on the content of the courses they have studied in order to be awarded a CPD certificate, gives the school great confidence that the learning has been successful. This is not the case at the end of a presentation given by an external tutor. The courses available are appropriate and pitched at the right level to be interesting and informative at the same time. It is extremely useful for the staff to be able to leave a course mid-session and re-join at a convenient time in their busy workload to finish it off. Being a DSL it is important to collate and view the progress of staff accessing their individual courses and to this end the administrative function is invaluable.
SSS Learning is a cost effective means by which safeguarding training is completed, and allows full compliance to be evidenced for Inspection purposes.
We fully recommend schools to become members of this excellent provision and take away the concerns and worries of not knowing what staff know. It is very easy to monitor learning and ultimately be confident that you are compliant in your provision for safeguarding children.”
— Phillip Salathiel, Riverston School
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