Online safety costs

Electra made this Freedom of Information request to Abbeyfield Primary Academy, Sheffield

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Dear Firs Hill Community Primary School, Sheffield,

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

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Firs Hill Community Primary School, Sheffield, 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 wil= l be able to help by
providing the following information: 1. Which web filtering product does
the school use? (e.g. Smoothwall Secu= re Web Gateway, Smoothwall UTM, RM
Safetynet, Lightspeed Web Filter, etc.= ) 2. Is your web filtering system
purchased directly by the school or provi= ded by the LEA? 3. Does your
web filtering system run on a server on the school's premise= s, 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 lo= ng a
period? (e.g. =C2=A3xxxx over a 3 year contract, etc. Please explici= tly
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 itse= lf, or other services, in addition to the actual
filtering product.) 6. If your filtering system is hosted on the school's
premises, do the co= sts quoted in question 4, above, include the hardware
that the filtering = software runs on? (When an existing filtering
contract is renewed, school= s can often choose not to replace the
existing hardware. In that case, th= e 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 ev= aluate
how the costs have changed over time for long contracts). Thank you very
much for your time. Yours faithfully, Electra
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Sent request to Abbeyfield Primary Academy, Sheffield again, using a new contact address.

Dear Abbeyfield Primary Academy, Sheffield,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Abbeyfield Primary Academy, Sheffield'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

Enquiries Account, Abbeyfield Primary Academy, Sheffield

Good Afternoon

I have investigated this request and can confirm that unfortunately this email had not been received.

I will however, now that I have seen your request, endeavour to complete it and provide full information.

Thank you

Dear Abbeyfield Primary Academy, Sheffield,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Abbeyfield Primary Academy, Sheffield'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. I previously contacted you regarding this and you responded saying that you would send a response. However, no such response has ever been received. 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

Alison Brigden,

To whom it may concern:

Good afternoon

On behalf of Abbeyfield Primary Academy, here are the responses requested
in your emails of 24 October and 12 January, with apologies that the
original request was not followed up.

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

Smoothwall

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

By the school

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.)

On the school’s premises

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.)

Up to 400 pupils: £775; 400-700 pupils: £1,200

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

Just web filtering

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.")

Yes

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

40MB Download and 10 upload

8. How many students does the school have?

461

9. How many staff does the school have?

Total number of staff in school is 78 (includes 45 teachers/TAs)

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

2016

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs Alison Brigden

PA to CEO and Executive Leadership Team

Five Rivers Multi Academy Trust

Tel: 0114 244 1842 |  [1]www.fiveriversmat.uk

 

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From: Enquiries Account
Sent: 15 January 2018 10:19
To: Helen Best
Subject: FW: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Online
safety costs

 

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Dear Alison Brigden,

Thank you for your reply. Please can you clarify the annual amount the school pays for their Smoothwall system? You have said "Up to 400 pupils: £775; 400-700 pupils: £1,200" but I'm not quite sure how this breaks down for the 461 pupils enrolled in the school - does this mean the school is paying £1200/year?

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Electra

Alison Brigden,

Dear Electra

That's correct; £1200 per year.

Best wishes

Alison

Mrs Alison Brigden
PA to CEO and Executive Leadership Team
Five Rivers Multi Academy Trust
Tel: 0114 244 1842 | www.fiveriversmat.uk

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