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SBC ICT Service - important information update
07 Aug
As you may be aware, SBC ICT is currently in a period of transformation. This work will allow us to prepare for the forthcoming objectives of the 2050 strategy. During this transformation, members of our team have sought new challenges and opportunities with external parties. This includes Rachel Connelly and Mark Churchill. As an interim step, Steven Hemmings has joined the organisation to take responsibility for Product Delivery, Infrastructure and Operations. Steven is taking primary responsibility for the schools team and deliverables for the foreseeable future. Further communications will be issued in due course, but please be reassured that our services and agreed deliverable will be maintained. If you have any further questions, please contact Steven directly at: stevenhemmings@southend.gov.uk
Young Epilepsy - Free Guide for Schools
23 Jul
Young Epilepsy has just launched a free online guide for schools on supporting young people with epilepsy: www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/guideforschools The guide includes information on seizure first aid, epilepsy’s impact on learning and behaviour and the key elements of support that should be in place at school, and template documents, including a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions, an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP) and a seizure record form. The guide also features Young Epilepsy’s ABLE tool (Assessment of Behaviour and Learning in Epilepsy). This is a simple questionnaire for staff and parents to use to identify potential areas of concern.
Weekly Newsletter: Issue 229 – Friday 19th July 2019
19 Jul
In the newsletter this week: a message from Brin Martin, Director of Learning, Pupil Exclusion and Independent Review Panel Training for Headteachers & Governors, Hares About Town! SEN Bulletin, Southend NQT Getting it Right from the Start Programme, NQT Welcome Event, Safeguarding in Southend - “Changes to Governance”, Southend Children's JSNA Schools Survey 2019, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for July and the latest news from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Southend Learning Network.