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Spring Bank Holiday Health Care Services
23 May
Please see attached guide for the Bank Holiday Health Care from the CCG.
REMINDER - No 23 VAT on Sports Lettings - Urget and important update
23 May
This is a reminder to reply to the original request by Georgia von Isenburg, published on SLN on 29/03/2018, for information on VAT on Sports Lettings. A reply or nil return is required by Friday 15/06/2018 please.
WellbeingMatters - groundbreaking new mental health peer support group!
22 May
You are invited to join WellbeingMatters for our official launch reception on Thursday 31 May from 5-7pm, kindly hosted by Metro Bank, at the top of Southend High Street. The reception will include drinks and food with speeches at 6pm and entertainment provided by local choir, 4 and 20 Blackbirds. WellbeingMatters is a groundbreaking new mental health peer support group for Southend’s community. It is open to anyone over the age of 18 in paid employment in the Southend area, who would like support with their mental wellbeing. The group will meet once a month at arts cafe, Twenty One, to bring people together to speak freely about the challenges they face both in their professional and personal lives, and listen to and support each other. In this way, the group hopes to raise awareness and improve understanding of mental health and break down barriers and stigmas. Every aspect of WellbeingMatters is based on our own experiences of living with or supporting someone with a mental illness. We would urge any schools, local business or organisation who wishes to support the mental health of Southend’s business community to promote the group to employees and colleagues. While there are several support services for people with mental health issues in Southend, we have found these are predominantly available during working hours of 9-5 so difficult for many of us to attend. The first WellbeingMatters peer support group meeting will take place on Tuesday 5 June from 6pm to 8pm, at Twenty One, Pier Approach, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea. To find out more about the group, please see the attachment and follow us on Facebook (@WellbeingSoS), on Twitter (@Wellbeing_SoS), on LinkedIn (WellbeingMatters) or by emailing Michelle.passfield@hotmail.co.uk. At the launch there will be the opportunity to meet Michelle Passfield and Mike Buss, WellbeingMatters’ Co-Founders and the other five trustees, who can tell you the importance of our support group. We encourage you to bring along your colleagues or other guests and join us at any time throughout the evening. I look forward to hearing from you in due course. RSVP with any dietary requirements. Michelle Passfield
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Southend Governance Home Page
Welcome to the Southend Governance Resources Pages! These pages are for Information for Governors/ Trustees/ Directors, Chairs, Clerks and Headteachers.
Jobs in Schools
Welcome to the jobsinschools recruitment pages We are delighted that you are interested in working for a Southend school. In these pages you will find vacancies currently available in Southend schools, information about living and working in Southend and a page dedicated to NQT recruitment. Some schools choose to advertise independently so it is advisable to check the school websites for their current staff vacancies. New jobs are added to this site regularly School Information - if you are a school wishing to advertise a vacancy If you have a school job advert to post, please email the following information to jobsinschools@southend.gov.uk : Advert School Input Form (download here) School Photo (if required) Application Form, Person Specification and Job Description (if required) If you require any further support please contact Jane Elson on 01702 215456.
Early Years Resources
Welcome to the Early Years Resources Page. The Early Years Service is responsible for quality and sufficiency across early years provision, delivered through service level agreements with national 3rd sector organisations Pre-school Learning Alliance (PSLA) and Professional Association for Childcare in the Early Years (PACEY).Commissioning the network of Children’s Centre across the BoroughProviding quality and development support to early years settings and providers including day nurseries, pre-schools, independent and maintained school nurseries, registered childminders and out of school clubs.Working with local providers to ensure sufficiency of early years provisionCoordinating the provision of targeted 2 yr old funding, 15 hours universal 3 & 4 year funding and the additional 15 hours funding for working parents.Workforce planning and development, including the analysis of the supply, demand and skills base of the children’s workforce.Providing continuous professional development opportunities for the early years workforceCoordinating Marvellous minders specialist childminding service for children with complex additional needs
Southend NQT Resources
We are really pleased that you have chosen Southend-on-Sea to embark on your teaching career. We welcome you and encourage you to make the most of your induction period to support and develop the bridge between your initial teacher training and your first year of teaching. As the Appropriate Body for your school, Southend Borough Council are responsible for making sure that your induction is in line with Statutory Guidance and is a successful start to your career as a Teacher. Your registration and termly assessments are all undertaken on the Southend Learning Network (SLN) NQT module. Once you have been registered by your school you will receive e-mails from the SLN when you are required to access your assessment forms. Assessments forms are completed and returned to the Appropriate Body at the end of each term. The NQT Induction Handbook information to support you through the process of induction and it is strongly recommending that you read the paper copy provided by your mentor. An electronic copy can be found in the resources section. We hope that you will find this site to be a useful resource and look forward to working with you over the coming months and years.