Weekly Newsletter: Issue 156 – 22nd September 2017
In the newsletter this week: a message from the Learning Service, as well as Autism Reality Experience, NQT Induction Service Updates, Make Happen: All Secondary Schools, Annual Survey for Schools now live, Rise Above for Schools, SETSA Offer, Starting Secondary School in 2018 Summary, Discounted Lined Production, Events for schools calendar 2017/18, Finance Focus, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for September and October, the latest news from the Southend Learning Network, Ofsted and Department for Education.
Interactive HR List Version 1.25 (Sept 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".
Short Inspections for Maintained Schools and Academies
You may have seen that OFSTED are currently consulting on options for the future of “short” inspections, and put forward some interesting proposals. (attached). In view of the large number of possible inspections in Southend this academic year, you may wish to respond, individually or as associations.
In addition, as shared with the school performance sub group of Education Board, I am intending to rerun the preparing for OFSTED half day in the near future, and will invite Headteacher who have had recent inspections to share their experience, more detail to follow.
Director of Learning
Fun Palace at the Forum Southend
Southend Libraries are hosting a Fun Palace for adults and children to learn a new skill, have hands on experience and try out something for fun on Saturday7th 10am - 4pm and Sunday 8th October 12 - 4pm.
We would be very grateful if you would publicise this amongst your staff and families.
Everyone is welcome to come along to this friendly and informal activity day. We are looking for people to share their skills and expertise with others - so if you have a hobby, or talent or interest in something that other would like to know about, please sign up to be a Fun Palace Maker at https://fs20.formsite.com/SLAM/form4/index.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 2nd October.
There is more information at www.funpalaces.co.uk under Southend Fun Palace
Southend Virtual School Newsletter
Please see the latest Southend Virtual School Newsletter for September 2017