Dear Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary School, Hastings,

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 Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary School, Hastings,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary School, Hastings'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

Office, Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary School, Hastings

Hi

Further to your email below, our emails are often filtered and get put
into Clutter or Junk if the addresses are not recognized.

Please see below the response to your questions, which comes from the
Local Authority as being a school, all our web/web filtering etc is
provided by the LA.

 1. Smoothwall Secure Web Gateway
 2. The school purchases IT-50 ESEN directly from the LA which contains
the web filtering along with the connection to the wider
network/internet
 3. Off site/ Cloud
 4. Web filtering is part of the IT50-ESEN service which also includes web
hosting, firewall facilities and the connection to the wider
network/internet.  This service is a 12 month rolling contract costing
£3310 per annum
 5. Refer to answer 4
 6. Filtering is off site/cloud hosted
 7. 24 Mb downstream / 4 Mb upstream
 8. 218
 9. 31
10. 2016

Kind regards

School secretary

Guestling-Bradshaw CEP School

 

01424 812279

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From: Electra <[FOI #434789 email]>
Sent: 30 October 2017 09:35:14
To: Office
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - Online safety
costs
 
Dear Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary School, Hastings,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Guestling Bradshaw CE
Primary School, Hastings'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:
[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/o...

Yours faithfully,

Electra

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