Online safety costs

Electra made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bishop Vesey's Grammar School

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Dear Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School,

I am researching the costs associated with safeguarding students in line with the Department for Education's "Keeping Children Safe In Education" guidance and the Home Office's "Prevent" legislation. I hope that you will be able to help by providing the following information:

1. Which web filtering product does the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter, etc.)

2. Is your web filtering system purchased directly by the school or provided by the LEA?

3. Does your web filtering system run on a server on the school's premises, or is it hosted off-site? (In the cloud, at the LEA's data centre, etc.)

4. How much does the web filtering system cost the school and over how long a period? (e.g. £xxxx over a 3 year contract, etc. Please explicitly state whether the quoted amount is the annual cost or the total over the period.)

5. Do the costs quoted in question 4, above, include anything besides web filtering? (e.g. that cost may also include the internet connection itself, or other services, in addition to the actual filtering product.)

6. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's premises, do the costs quoted in question 4, above, include the hardware that the filtering software runs on? (When an existing filtering contract is renewed, schools can often choose not to replace the existing hardware. In that case, the answer would be "no.")

7. What speed of internet connection does the school have?

8. How many students does the school have?

9. How many staff does the school have?

10. What year did your current filtering contract begin? (this helps me evaluate how the costs have changed over time for long contracts).

Thank you very much for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Electra

Dear Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School's handling of my FOI request 'Online safety costs'.

The law requires you to respond to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act promptly and within 20 working days at the very latest. Please can you investigate why you have ignored your legal obligations and also respond to my original request for information as soon as possible.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Electra

enquiry, Bishop Vesey's Grammar School

Dear Electra,

Apologies, we do not appear to have received the Freedom of Information request in question.

If you could please resend it we will respond as soon as possible.

Kindest regards
Bishop Vesey's Grammar School

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Dear enquiry,

Thank you. My original freedom of information request was:

I am researching the costs associated with safeguarding students in line with the Department for Education's "Keeping Children Safe In Education" guidance and the Home Office's "Prevent" legislation. I hope that you will be able to help by providing the following information:

1. Which web filtering product does the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter, etc.)

2. Is your web filtering system purchased directly by the school or provided by the LEA?

3. Does your web filtering system run on a server on the school's premises, or is it hosted off-site? (In the cloud, at the LEA's data centre, etc.)

4. How much does the web filtering system cost the school and over how long a period? (e.g. £xxxx over a 3 year contract, etc. Please explicitly state whether the quoted amount is the annual cost or the total over the period.)

5. Do the costs quoted in question 4, above, include anything besides web filtering? (e.g. that cost may also include the internet connection itself, or other services, in addition to the actual filtering product.)

6. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's premises, do the costs quoted in question 4, above, include the hardware that the filtering software runs on? (When an existing filtering contract is renewed, schools can often choose not to replace the existing hardware. In that case, the answer would be "no.")

7. What speed of internet connection does the school have?

8. How many students does the school have?

9. How many staff does the school have?

10. What year did your current filtering contract begin? (this helps me evaluate how the costs have changed over time for long contracts).

Thank you very much for your time.

Yours faithfully,

Electra Morrell

G Swindells, Bishop Vesey's Grammar School

Dear Electra

 

In response to your FOI Request dated 17^th November 2017

 

1. Which web filtering product does the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall
Secure Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter,
etc.)

BGFL – Web Filtering and Impero

 

 

2. Is your web filtering system purchased directly by the school or
provided by the LEA?

BGFL – Local Authority, Impero- Direct

 

3. Does your web filtering system run on a server on the school's
premises, or is it hosted off-site? (In the cloud, at the LEA's data
centre, etc.)

Both

 

4. How much does the web filtering system cost the school and over how
long a period? (e.g. £xxxx over a 3 year contract, etc. Please explicitly
state whether the quoted amount is the annual cost or the total over the
period.)

BGFL Part of Broadband Cost £13,000, Impero £8,000 over 5 years

 

5. Do the costs quoted in question 4, above, include anything besides web
filtering? (e.g. that cost may also include the internet connection
itself, or other services, in addition to the actual filtering product.)

BGFL part of Broadband

 

6. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's premises, do the
costs quoted in question 4, above, include the hardware that the filtering
software runs on? (When an existing filtering contract is renewed, schools
can often choose not to replace the existing hardware. In that case, the
answer would be "no.")

No just Software

 

7. What speed of internet connection does the school have?

100mb

 

8. How many students does the school have?

1122

 

9. How many staff does the school have?

110

 

10. What year did your current filtering contract begin? (this helps me
evaluate how the costs have changed over time for long contracts).

BGFL Ongoing Annual Renewal / Impero renewed 2015

 

 

 

 

Many Thanks

Graham

 

Graham Swindells

Finance Director & School Business Manager

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School

Tel  0121 250 5400

Fax 0121 250 5420

 

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