Weekly Newsletter: Issue 155 – 15th September 2017
In the newsletter this week: a message from the Learning Service, as well as Autism Reality Experience, NQT Induction Service Updates, Starting Secondary School in 2018 Summary Flyer, Events for schools calendar 2017/18, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for September and October, the latest news from the Southend Learning Network, Ofsted and Department for Education.
Interactive HR List Version 1.25 (Sept 17) - now password protected
HR services are continually looking for ways to develop SLN further to assist our customer schools. As part of our HR service schools have access to a range of model policies, in order to protect these documents the HR Interactive List will be password protected from 3 February 2017. If you are a customer school please contact Hollie Kane on firstname.lastname@example.org to request the password.
Please find attached the latest update of 'Interactive List of all HR documents' (including Payroll).
By clicking on any of the document names you are taken directly to that document whether you are in SLN or not! Please ensure you are always using the most up to date list as we will be publishing revised versions on SLN every term to ensure that the list is always complete and up to date.
If you have any questions on any of the HR documents then please contact Liz Farrell email@example.com. If you need any support on using SLN or the interactive list then please contact the Services for Schools team on firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to receiving your feedback on your experiences of using the interactive list.
This document is always searchable by using the tag "interactivehr".
Rise Above for Schools
Public Health England (PHE) has launched Rise Above for Schools, which provides new PSHE resources to support secondary school teachers when promoting positive health, wellbeing and resilience among young people aged 11 to 16.
All Rise Above for Schools resources have been developed in collaboration with teachers and the PSHE Association. The resources have also received the PSHE Association’s Quality Mark.
Topics covered include bullying and cyberbullying, alcohol, positive relationships, smoking, exam stress, online stress and body image in a digital world. More topics will be released later in the school year.Download the Rise Above for Schools lesson plans via https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/topics/rise-above/overview
Team Teach Refresher Course - A Holistic Approach to Behaviour Management
Please find attached a flyer for a Team Teach Refresher Course for "A Holistic Approach to Behaviour Management."
Subject Network Group Meetings
We offer 3 network meetings year - the next one is on the 4th October* at 4pm.
These meetings are designed to allow teachers from around the area to meet and discuss issues, ideas, curriculum, examinations, good practice and much much more in a relaxed, informal atmosphere.
The meetings are chaired (see below for details), but the content is essentially driven by those who attend depending on relevant topics.
Training sessions are often incorporated into the meeting based on requirements - this may involve a small fee.
See individual sessions below for dates other than 4th Oct.
Chairs for the meetings:
Maths - Edward Kyndt, Porters Grange Primary
PE - Adam Shaw, Blenheim Primary
MFL - Carole Anderson & Lorna Bines, Fairways Primary & Temple Sutton Primary
Geography - Andrew Forrest, Edwards Hall Primary
History - Louisa Dunn, Westcliff High School for Girls (9th November)
Psychology - Hannah Turner, Chase High
Geography - Niki Young, Southend High School for Boys
MFL - Elyse Piper, Westcliff High School for Girls
English - Cathy Memery, The Deanes School
Science - Nina Williams & Jon Bartlett, Westcliff High School for Girls
Maths - Laura Impey, The King Edmund School
Technology - Jayne Beauvink, Shoeburyness High School
PE - Ruth Wilkin, Westcliff High School for Girls
Business - Laura March, Southend High School for Boys
Visual Arts - Tim Sinnott, Westcliff High School for Boys (11th October)
Computing - Jody Nicholson, Thorpedene Primary
RE - Frances Neil
To attend a meeting, please contact email@example.com