Weekly Newsletter: Issue 205 – Friday 14th December 2018
In the newsletter this week: a message from Brin Martin - Director of Learning, Government Set Out Plans to Support Under-performing Schools, Virtual School Designated Teacher Drop-in Session, a messages from Alison Gellett, SEN Bulletin, Data Protection Officer Community, Public Health Update, WellbeingMatters Festive Fun Competition, Kings Summer School - Exciting Opportunity for Schools, Santa on the Pier, Governor Focus, Industry Champions Flyer, events and document deadlines for December & January and the latest news from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Southend Learning Network.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Interactive HR List Version 1.34 (October 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".
FREE Travel Service Advice for Sixth Forms, Colleges and School Staff - including Dr Bike!
South Essex Active Travel are offering an exciting free service that looks at how people travel to work, education or any training opportunities. This means that this service is available to the over 16’s at sixth forms colleges as as well as the Staff and teachers that work at Schools. Our aim is to engage people into thinking of a more active approach to their commute, using public transport, cycling, walking or car share.
We use a software programme that works out a person’s journey from home to work, showing all the different active modes. It’s a complete guide, so for example it details which bus to get, at what time, from which bus stop etc. This takes around 5 minutes per person.
If cycling is an option we can offer free cycling lessons, from teaching someone to cycle, to a confidence booster lesson or a group ride if preffered.
We also have our very own Dr Bike. We can tailor a visit to schools which could include checking bikes over for students and staff or teaching the basic bike maintenance skills. For example we often hear people being put off from using their bike as it has a puncture and has been rusting away in the garden, a puncture is really easy to fix and we can teach students and staff alike how to do this, we just need to be invited and we’re there!
Southend Educational Psychology Service are now on Twitter
Southend Educational Psychology Service are excited to share that we are now on twitter. Please follow Southend_EPS for news, resources, ideas and information www.twitter.com/EpsSouthend
There will also be a brand new EPS resources webpage going live in January 2019 so watch this space for announcements.
We at Southend Educational Psychology Service would also like to wish everyone in Southend a Merry Christmas and/or a relaxing break. We will look forward to seeing you in 2019.
WellbeingMatters Festive Fun Competition - Prizes Worth Over £300!
WellbeingMatters invites you to enter a festive fun competition for which you could win some fantastic prizes. All you need to do is identify the highest number of locations that feature in our mental health short film, ‘Circle of Support’ by 31st December 2018.
‘Circle of Support’ is a mental health short film, produced by WellbeingMatters, a mental health peer support group based in Southend-on-Sea. The film hopes to improve awareness and highlight the importance of support networks for those living with mental health issues. The film, shot in 15 different locations throughout Southend, features 17 individuals who speak freely and honestly about support they receive or provide. https://youtu.be/wtfK56Jgxf4
To enter our competition and be in with a chance of winning amazing prizes, all you have to do is list as many of the 15 locations you can, each against the named film participant below in the order of which they appear in the film. All 15 locations are within Southend-on-Sea. Please email your answers to Michelle Passfield on firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 31st December 2018.
1. Sherry Fuller
2. Michelle Passfield
3. Dawnette Fessey
4. Chinn Kailasapathy
5. Mark Passfield
6. JSee IF Craigie and Sonny Green
7. Pat Hart and Seann Briggs
8. Kelly Robertson
9. Rachel Rooks
10. Kleshay Grant
11. Emma Mills
12. Gina Costin
13. Miles Hartley
14. Maria Medina
15. Nikki Nicholas
The competition runs from today Thursday 13th December, closing on Monday 31 December. The winners will be announced on Monday 7th January via a direct email from WellbeingMatters and on social media. The competition is eligible to anyone over the age of 18. Not including those involved with making or participating in the film. The locations need to be identified and listed in the correct order. All prizes are Southend-based.
Over £300 worth of prizes to give away as follows:
First prize - Diet MOT one hour assessment session with a qualified nutritionist worth £75, An aromatherapy full body massage at Leigh Sanctuary worth £55 and a Healing and balance treatment with a Body Matters qualified therapist worth £48
Second prize - Afternoon Tea for Two at the Roslin Beach Hotel worth £48 and Tickets x2 for Village Green Festival tickets on 13 July 2019 worth £40
Third prize - Meal for one at Legend Deli worth £20 and Transformational Breath workshop on 24 January 2019 half price at £17
Fourth prize – Anahata Yoga Centre Gift of Wellbeing 2x classes passes for Yoga, Pilates or Mindfulness worth £24 and Anke’s Tea and Coffee Lounge voucher worth £10.
Fifth prize - Tea for Two at Gleneagles Guest House worth £12
Festive fun to share with your friends, family and colleagues. Good luck!