Weekly Newsletter: Issue 207 – Friday 18th January 2019
In the newsletter this week: a message from The Learning Service, Out of the Ark Music & Music on Sea Singing Challenge, Pupil Premium Network Meeting, School Leader Workload, NEW Southend EPS Resources, FREE Sixth Form Travel Engagement Workshops, Designated Safeguarding Lead Training, Mental Wellbeing Community Support, events and document deadlines for January & February and the latest news from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Southend Learning Network.
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!
Music on Sea student bursary
Music on Sea have been able to allocate some money from the Arts Council England fund to offer as a bursary for those students that aren't eligible for Pupil Premium funding but might find it difficult to fund a term's worth of lessons, to join an ensemble/group or take part in other musical activities.
Those eligible for extra support, you will need to complete an application form.
Please visit www.musiconsea.co.uk/applyingforsupport to find a document containing all criteria as well as the application form.
If you have any questions relating to the bursary please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications relating to the Summer term is 1st March 2019
Monday 18th February is Musical Monday!
Musical Monday is a fun and informal day of musical activities for all children and young people aged 7+.
All instruments and all standards are welcome to join in this day of music making, which takes place at The Westborough School.
For all the details please see the attached leaflet.