Working together to enhance the safety & wellbeing of students at Cobham Free School – Securus becomes an influential sponsor

Derek Cfs PressCobham Free School in Surrey is an independent, publicly funded school for children aged 4 to 18 years, bringing best practice from private and state sectors. The school has a traditional, academic curriculum and a strong focus on music, sport and extra-curricular activities. 

Safeguarding is a top priority at Cobham Free School and this is addressed through a whole school system that fully utilises and draws together different aspects of school life. Any concerns that arise are therefore taken very seriously by Executive Head Teacher, Michaela Khatib, who is the school founder.

The well-being of pupils is very important, which is evident as the school have been awarded the School Mental Health Bronze Award by the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools, which is a great achievement.

As Securus is a leading digital safeguarding & monitoring provider in education, Derek Allen, Executive Chairman of Securus, came together with the school to enhance the safety of pupils who are using Windows and Chrome devices. The Securus software will be implemented during Easter 2022, allowing safeguarding staff to monitor activity that is taking place on the school network when pupils return, with Securus XT in place.     

Derek commented “we look forward to being involved as a strategic sponsor of Cobham Free School and our goal is to continue to help the school achieve a high level of digital safety and support the wellbeing of both the pupils and staff with a forward-thinking approach“.

Executive Head Teacher Michaela Khatib summarised “we are delighted to be collaborating with Securus to implement this innovative, digital safeguarding solution at Cobham Free School. We regard safeguarding and the wellbeing of our school community as key priority areas. The Securus software will provide us with the reassurance that pupils are being kept safe when using technology to support their learning. We are looking forward to continuing to develop our relationship with the Securus team in the future.”

Securus will be sponsoring various forums and conferences that are taking place at Cobham Free School throughout the year.

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