Derek Peaple is headteacher of Park House School in Newbury, which is in the top 100 non-selective, state-funded schools showing the greatest sustained improvement in good GCSE passes. Park House have collaborated with online safety technology start-up SafeToNet to protect students from cyberbullying and other online threats, as part of its revamped anti-bullying policy for the digital age. For more information on SafeToNet’s innovative technology, visit www.safetonet.com.
As a headteacher, I am always looking for ways to do things differently. Innovation is vital to ensuring that we are always delivering the very highest standards of education, and giving students the tools they need to thrive and fulfil their potential. The digital world presents a whole host of new challenges for schools – challenges which require exactly this kind of different thinking and new ideas, if we are to address them successfully.