A couple of years ago I looked into working towards the ICT mark and quickly discovered it cost £500 for the assessor to come out to decide whether or not we were good enough. My choice was a new computer or work towards the mark. We bought a new computer. Now I have just seen the 360 degree safe e-safety mark so thought I'd have a look and see what that entailed. Within a few minutes I've discovered that it will cost us £600 to be assessed for this award so I will look no further into it. Am I the only person that thinks, in this time of financial hardship, paying £500+ for an award, which, in terms of teaching and learning, is essentially useless, is absolutely ridiculous?