Eastlands Primary School headteacher up for national online safety award

Jo Corrigan has worked hard to keep children safe online
Jo Corrigan has worked hard to keep children safe online

A headteacher at a Rugby primary school has been shortlisted for a national Online Safety award.

Online safety is a top priority in today’s society and Jo Corrigan, headteacher at Eastlands Primary School, has worked tirelessly to support her pupils.

The Talk Talk Digital Heroes Awards scheme provides much needed funding, with each Digital Hero awarded £5,000 and the overall Digital Hero, as selected by the panel of judges, receiving £10,000.

The Digital Heroes will be recognised at a ceremony at the House of Commons in London where their great work will be showcased to politicians and other key influencers in the world of technology.

Jo has received international awards, contributed to European policy, ‘piloted’ resources of behalf of Google UK and regularly been invited to speak at national conferences to share her passion for keeping children safe online.

Jo’s innovative teaching and learning resources positively impact on the lives of children, parents and the community beyond her own school and are advocated as models of excellent practice within the field of internet safety.

Her in-depth analysis of data received from the school community and unique approach to innovative projects encourages children to lead the teaching and learning of others through their work with professional organisations, using their in depth knowledge of Internet safety issues.

‘The Anti Social Network’ film to raise awareness of cyberbullying and ‘Not Such a Sweet Tweet!’ Esafety fairytale are the most successful of a range of projects to promote internet safety in the community.

To vote for Jo, go to http://digitalheroes.talktalk.co.uk/vote/