Weekly Newsletter: Issue 211 – Friday 15th February 2019
In the newsletter this week: a message from The Learning Service, Purchasing 2019/20 Packages and Services, Spring 19 SEN Top Up Funding Schedules, Southend Schools Workload and Wellbeing, Come and Sing Workshop, School Nurse Consultation, Music on Sea Student Bursary Application Deadline, The Music Man Project UK Workshops for Primary Schools, SEN Bulletin, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for February & March and the latest news from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Southend Learning Network.
Interactive HR List Version 1.34 (October 18) - 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need any support on using SLN or the interactive list then please contact the Services for Schools team on email@example.com. 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".
Southend LA Services for Schools Brochure 2019/20 - Now Available!
Attached is a copy of the Southend LA Services for Schools Brochure for 2019/20 for Maintained, Academies, MATs, Independents and Schools outside of Southend.
As an LA, we are working hard to ensure that we can continue to provide a range of high quality and effective services to all schools including academies and multi academy trusts. We will be happy to work in partnership with any school or group of schools on the journey through academisation, in order to ensure that your services remain excellent, value for money and help you to improve for children and young people.
Due to the nature of our services, we need to ensure that the staffing of our services is sufficient for the needs of all schools. It is very helpful if you can complete your purchases (where possible) on here, the Southend Learning Network as soon as possible in order that we can not only plan overall staffing levels for 2019/20 but also finalise the plans for which individual members of a team will be delivering your service.
We are asking that in order to maximise the chance of us being able to deliver your requirements from the 1st April 2019, you notify us of your annual purchasing decisions by Friday 8th March 2019.
If you have a particular reason why this deadline is likely to be unachievable then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or
01702 215938 as soon as possible to avoid missing out on service provision.
Please note, however, that provision of all services is subject to availability.
NQT - Using the Performing Arts to enhance pupil outcomes
A great new course from Southend-on-Sea Primary Teaching school Alliance.
NQT - Using the Performing Arts to enhance pupil outcomes.
'A secure understanding of how the performing arts enhances group activity and the
importance of teamwork promoting personal and social skills'
Please see attached booking form to secure your place.
Best Practice Delivery of Phonics - Parental Engagement (Teachers/SENCos/LSAs)
Southend-on-Sea Primary Teaching School Alliance would like to offer this Day 3/3 taking place Thursday 2nd May 2019 1.00pm-4.00pm on how to celebrate the best practice identified through research on the phonics programmes currently used within Southend on how to engage parents to enhance the provision of phonics at home
Please see attached information and booking form.