Weekly Newsletter: Issue 229 – Friday 19th July 2019
In the newsletter this week: a message from Brin Martin, Director of Learning, Pupil Exclusion and Independent Review Panel Training for Headteachers & Governors, Hares About Town! SEN Bulletin, Southend NQT Getting it Right from the Start Programme, NQT Welcome Event, Safeguarding in Southend - “Changes to Governance”, Southend Children's JSNA Schools Survey 2019, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for July and the latest news from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Southend Learning Network.
Interactive HR List Version 1.36 (March 19) - 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 HR on HRAdvisory@southend.gov.uk 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".
SBC ICT Service - important information update
As you may be aware, SBC ICT is currently in a period of transformation. This work will allow us to prepare for the forthcoming objectives of the 2050 strategy.
During this transformation, members of our team have sought new challenges and opportunities with external parties. This includes Rachel Connelly and Mark Churchill.
As an interim step, Steven Hemmings has joined the organisation to take responsibility for Product Delivery, Infrastructure and Operations. Steven is taking primary responsibility for the schools team and deliverables for the foreseeable future.
Further communications will be issued in due course, but please be reassured that our services and agreed deliverable will be maintained.
If you have any further questions, please contact Steven directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Epilepsy - Free Guide for Schools
Young Epilepsy has just launched a free online guide for schools on supporting young people with epilepsy: www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/guideforschools
The guide includes information on seizure first aid, epilepsy’s impact on learning and behaviour and the key elements of support that should be in place at school, and template documents, including a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions, an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP) and a seizure record form.
The guide also features Young Epilepsy’s ABLE tool (Assessment of Behaviour and Learning in Epilepsy). This is a simple questionnaire for staff and parents to use to identify potential areas of concern.
SFVS Letter - Maintained Chairs of Governors
FAO: Maintained School Chair of Governors
Please find attached a letter issued by the Joe Chesterton, Strategic Director (Finance and Resources) in relation to the School Financial Value Standard.
Please note that we do have a training session available via the SLN here: www.southendlearningnetwork.co.uk/Event/94086
To book please contact your school office.