Weekly Newsletter: Issue 173 – Friday 9th February 2018
In the newsletter this week: a message from Brin Martin, as well as Southend Makes Music 2018, Schools Spring HR Workshop, NEW Designated Safeguarding Lead Training, Finance Focus, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for February & March, the latest news from the Southend Learning Network, Ofsted and Department for Education.
Interactive HR List Version 1.28 (Nov 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 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".
CYPP Data Supplement for 2017 January Census and future pupil number forecasts
Please find attached the CPYY Data Supplement based on the 2017 January Census. It shows the data for Southend Schools as at January 2017 school census, the anticipated pupil numbers for the next five years and overview comments.
In line with our policy of saving paper where possible printed copies are not being issued unless specifically requested.
No action is required as this is for information only, however all feedback is appreciated.
Member of Youth Parliament Election 2018
As you know, it’s time to elect our 2018 Member of Youth Parliament here in Southend, so let’s meet the candidates…
Bayley Soper, SHSB
Marco Mann, SHSB
Alex Small, WHSB
Felix Johnson, WHSG
Yasmin Bey, SHSG
To recap, it is the first time that we are opening up the vote, as directed in the guidance, to ensure that all young people get a chance to either stand, or to vote for the candidate they feel will represent their voice both locally and on a national platform.
In order to do this, we need you!
Register your school/college to take part in the vote week commencing 19th February, running to the 23rd of February, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Monday 19th.
We will provide you with e-packs consisting of candidate information, voting sheets for class votes and supporting information to assist you to run the vote and candidate Manifestos will also be available to view online at the Southend Youth Council Website from Monday onwards.
The new Member of Youth Parliament announcement will take place on Tuesday 27th February. We thank you for your involvement and support in advance, and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com
Now Available - Southend LA Services for Schools Brochure 2018-19
Attached is a copy of the Southend LA Services for Schools Brochure for 2018-19 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 2018-19 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 2018, you notify us of your annual purchasing decisions by Thursday 8th March 2018/
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.