Weekly Newsletter: Issue 247 - Friday 24th January 2020
In the newsletter this week: a message from The Learning Service, Dealing with Concerns and Complaints, Reminder: Alternative Provision Workshop, Pupil Exclusions and Independent Review Panel Training for Headteachers & Governors, SEN Bulletin, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for January & February and the latest news from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Southend Learning Network.
Interactive HR List
This list in no longer in operation, please log in to the Southend Learning Network view the new HR Resource page for access to documents. The new page can be accessed via:
1. Login in to the SLN
2. Click on 'Resources' tab along the top
3. Choose 'Human Resources Home Page'
4. You will only have access if your school subscribes to the HR service
If you have any difficulties accessing this resource page, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01702 215938
REMINDER: Budget Briefing & Funding Information session for ALL Headteachers & Finance Staff
Reminder: Budget briefing and funding information session for Headteachers & Finance Staff for ALL schools funded through the SBC Funding Formula.
This session provides Headteachers & Finance Staff with funding information to assist with 2020/21 and future years budget planning.
The session explains the funding through the National Funding Formula, Dedicated schools grant, including High Needs, Early Years and other government funding for schools and academies.
Wednesday 29th January (09:30 - 10:30) The Tickfield Centre. £65 per school (up to two delegates may attend)
The session is followed by a further session for LA maintained schools only, where additional budget planning information will be provided.
Wednesday 29th January (10:30 - 11:30) The Tickfield Centre £65 per school (up to two delegates may attend)
Please book your place via the SLN.
West Central Roadshow -10th Feb 2020 - 1st March 2020
We need you!
We would like to invite you to take part in our Southend West Central Locality* Roadshow.
It will be a great chance for organisations to raise their profile and visibility across the borough - there will be many opportunities to be involved, connect with residents, network with other organisations, build relationships and social media attention. Join us and many others in a positive, community-led social movement where we hope to engage, connect, inform and inspire our communities!
* What is West Central Locality? - Southend is made up of areas called wards and wards make bigger areas we call localities. West Central is west of (and close to) central Southend (the High Street), made up of the wards: Blenheim Park, Chalkwell, Milton, Prittlewell, St Laurence and Westborough.
What is the roadshow?
Starts 10th February, until 1st March, including evenings and weekends.
Out on the road in visiting many different people and places over an intensive 3 week period
Exploring what people think is important in their local area whilst sharing what work is already happening
How can you be involved?
If you want to join us or help us in some way at one of our events then all you have to do is get in touch! Email JoDickinson@southend.gov.uk.
Ways to help:
Volunteer with us to support or join us for an event - just tell us what dates or times you can do (morning/afternoon/evening/weekends between 10th February - 1st March)
Share details of any events or community spaces you are aware of that we could attend during 10th Feb - 1st March
Send us your promotional materials, leaflets, merchandise, giveaways, swag-bags (post them/drop them to us or get in touch and we can collect)
Share if you have parking or a community space in West Central* you are happy for us to use for a slot on the roadshow
Let us know if you think any others should be involved and invite them along - share or forward this message on!
Any of the above contributions would be hugely appreciated - and by doing so you will be supporting a movement that aims to highlight the best of Southend as we bring our communities together with a sense of pride and a can-do spirit.
If you would like to get in touch please contact JoDickinson@southend.gov.uk.
We look forward to hearing from you - and see you on the road!
School Finance Dates for your Diary - Spring and Summer Terms 2020
Please find attached dates for your diary for the Spring and Summer terms 2020