Getting support from leadership
As with any initiative, blogging has its sceptics – sometimes within school leadership teams. A key area of anxiety is likely to be the perception that blogging is not safe and that children may publish unsuitable content. It is important to explain the moderation process to all stakeholders, as well as the steps taken to ensure children know how to stay safe online. It may also be beneficial to highlight the many benefits that blogs can bring to teaching & learning and to the public profile of a school.
David talks about the importance of support from school leaders. There are two aspects to focus on here: ensuring that there is a rigorous and effective e safety policy in place, and highlighting the impact of blogging on teaching & learning and school profiles.
Having the support from the senior leadership team is a key element in bloggingDavid Mitchell