Knockevin School Cyber Security Award

Knockevin Special School recognised by cyber experts for first-rate teaching

Knockevin has been recognised by the Cyber Security Centre as a bronze CyberFirst School and is the first ever Special School to gain this status.

It was awarded in recognition of the excellent level of cyber security skills teaching. Knockevin's staff are committed to providing the highest possible quality cyber education while also teaching pupils how to stay safe online. 

At Knockevin all staff are involved in delivering cyber education and engage in regular continuous professional development related to ICT and digital safeguarding. The school recognises the vital role that parents play and ensure that they are provided with up to date, relevant training and information on an ongoing basis. 

The school ensures that programmes delivered to pupils are meaningful and relevant and that they learn key skills in an accessible way. There is a commitment to providing pupil access to specialist, high quality resources such as switches, tablet devices and eye gaze technology. 

Sara Liddell, Principal, Knockevin Special School added,

“We firmly believe in the rights of all young people to access high quality cyber security education, regardless of disability. We aim to ensure that we develop and adapt our cyber programmes to be meaningful and meet the needs of all pupils in our school. We are delighted to be part of the CyberFirst Scheme as we continue on our journey towards delivering excellence in cyber security education.”


17 May 2021