Weekly Newsletter: Issue 185 – Friday 25th May 2018
In the newsletter this week: a message from The Learning Service, as well as DfE Free School Meals, Girls on Board Event, WellbeingMatters: ground breaking new mental health group!, Professional Development Days, NQT Training: Experiencing a Broad and Balanced Curriculum, Governor Annual Conference, Summer Term HR Workshop, Pupil Premium Network Meeting, Music on Sea Update, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for May & June, the latest news from the Southend Learning Network, Ofsted and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. If you need any support on using SLN or the interactive list then please contact the Services for Schools team on firstname.lastname@example.org. 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".
Spring Bank Holiday Health Care Services
Please see attached guide for the Bank Holiday Health Care from the CCG.
REMINDER - No 23 VAT on Sports Lettings - Urgent and important update
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!
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.email@example.com.
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.