Weekly Newsletter: Issue 204 – Friday 7th December 2018
In the newsletter this week: a message from The Learning Service, Data Protection Officer Community, Southend Teacher Workload & Wellbeing, Southend-on-Sea Primary Teaching School Alliance Training Opportunities, SEN Bulletin 5, Virtual School Designated Teachers Drop-in Sessions, SETSA Update, NEW Choir! Voices on Sea, Santa on the Pier, Mental Health Short Film 'Circle of Support', Finance Focus, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for December 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 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".
FREE Travel Service Advice for Sixth Forms, Colleges and School Staff - including Dr Bike!
South Essex Active Travel are offering an exciting free service that looks at how people travel to work, education or any training opportunities. This means that this service is available to the over 16’s at sixth forms colleges as as well as the Staff and teachers that work at Schools. Our aim is to engage people into thinking of a more active approach to their commute, using public transport, cycling, walking or car share.
We use a software programme that works out a person’s journey from home to work, showing all the different active modes. It’s a complete guide, so for example it details which bus to get, at what time, from which bus stop etc. This takes around 5 minutes per person.
If cycling is an option we can offer free cycling lessons, from teaching someone to cycle, to a confidence booster lesson or a group ride if preffered.
We also have our very own Dr Bike. We can tailor a visit to schools which could include checking bikes over for students and staff or teaching the basic bike maintenance skills. For example we often hear people being put off from using their bike as it has a puncture and has been rusting away in the garden, a puncture is really easy to fix and we can teach students and staff alike how to do this, we just need to be invited and we’re there!
Chase High School - 2020 Admission Arrangements Consultation
Consultation: Chase High School 2020 Arrangements
School consultation: Term Dates 2020/21
Kindly note attached consultation on the proposed term dates for 2020/21. The consultation is mainly for the nine community schools, however in Southend most of the academy schools adopt the same term dates.
Therefore all feedback will be equally valued. Please get your comments to me before the end of this term (20 Dec 2018).