Weekly Newsletter: Issue 188 – Friday 22nd June 2018
In the newsletter this week: a message from The Learning Service, Important Notice: Data Protection, DfE Launches Free Teacher Recruitment Website, 'Key cities' consultation with young people aged 14-25, NQT Training: Experiencing a Broad and Balanced Curriculum, Safer Recruitment Training for School Staff & Governors, Education Services for Those Unable to Attend School - Medical Tuition Service - Info for Parents, N-Act Theatre in Schools - Community Showcases, Public Health update, Southend Careers and Skills Fair flyer, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for June & July, the latest news from the Department for Education.
Interactive HR List Version 1.30 (May 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 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".
Education Services for Those Unable to Attend School - Medical Tuition Service - Information for Parents
Education Services for Those Unable to Attend School
The Individual Tuition Service provides education for students of compulsory school age who are unable to attend school because of:
What does the service do?
Tutors work together with the student's school to arrange an educational programme for five hours of tutoring per week. However some of this may be supplemented by access to online learning.
Regular meetings will also be held with the school and a reintegration plan is set up at a suitable time. Tutors can also help a pupil to settle back into school if required.
Where does it take place?
The service usually takes place at the home of the student. But if an adult cannot be present in the house or it is thought to be more beneficial to the child, it may take place at the local library.
For your child to use this service, their school must make the referral to the service's co-ordinator. The co-ordinator will then arrange a meeting with you and the school.
N-Act Theatre in Schools - Community Showcases
Please see attached flyer for dates of upcoming community showcases of Friend, a hard-hitting play about gangs.
'Key cities' Consultation with young people aged 14-25
Key Cities - Unlocking potential 14-25 year olds -take 15 minutes to change your future
Young people in Southend on Sea are being asked to take 15 minutes to tell those in power what matters to them in a new online survey.
The survey asks 14 to 25 year olds to give their honest views on topics such as careers advice, their health and wellbeing, democracy and Brexit. These issues affect every young person in our area, so we need as many people to take part to get their voices heard.
The results of the survey are being used to create a picture of what it’s like to be a young person living in Southend on Sea at the moment.
Young people in 19 other areas across England and Wales are being asked to fill in the same survey and the results are being brought together to be shared and discussed with politicians and senior representatives at a national conference in July, hosted in Huddersfield.
How do people take part?
If you fall into the 14-25 age group and live in Southend on Sea please follow the link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T3XJHPG to the survey and share with your friends too. We would also encourage people to share the link with young people that they know or work with – please use the share buttons at the top of this article to share a link or onto social media.
Who is behind the survey?
The survey, and the conference in July, are part of the work of the Key Cities Group. The group was established in 2013 and represents 20 medium-sized ‘cities’ from Sunderland and Kirklees in the North to Plymouth in the South West.
Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council is the current chair of Key Cities. He said:
“We need to hear from young people about what life is like for them where they live – the good, the bad, and the things they think need to change. What we find out will not only be discussed at the conference but also form part of a document we are presenting to Parliament in September.
If you’re a young person, this is your chance to influence your future – it’s definitely worth 15 minutes of your time.”