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DfE advice following the London Bridge terror attack on 29/11/19
06 Dec
The DfE has published advice for schools following the terror attack on London Bridge on 29/11/19. The DfE advice includes weblinks to several organisations that provide information, advice and support, such as: The Victims of Terrorism Unit – Home Office PSHE Association Frameworks – for primary and secondary schools Educate Against Hate NSPCC There are also links to the DfE’S School and College Security Guidance and Terror Incident Response Checklist.
Education Welfare Service Attendance Matters Network – Spring Term 2020
06 Dec
The Education Welfare Service (EWS) holds termly Attendance Matters Network meetings for school attendance leads and officers to support good practice across the borough. The spring term meeting is being held on Tuesday 28 January 2020, 9.30am – 3.30pm, at the Professional Development Centre. This training is free to attend. EWS Attendance Matters Network meetings are held termly and open to all school attendance leads and officers. They provide an update on developments locally and nationally in all aspects of pupil absence, with particular links to raising attainment, disadvantaged groups and educational inequality. Each session provides the opportunity for case discussion, talks from invited speakers and sharing good practice between schools to improve attendance and punctuality. The spring term focus is on ‘difficult conversations’ with parents and the Signs of Safety & Well-being framework. Both topics are essential to working effectively with children, young people and their families, especially vulnerable groups. Book via TPD Online, search keyword ‘EWS’: https://www.tpd.org.uk/cpd/portal.asp.
EHITS training for School Attendance Officers and Leads – Spring Term 2020
06 Dec
The Education Welfare Service (EWS) is holding its next bespoke EHITS (Early Help Information Technology System) training for Traded Services schools on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 10.00am – 12.00pm, at the Professional Development Centre. This training will help school attendance leads and officers to make quality service requests to the EWS using the newly upgraded EHITS service request system. EHITS is the universal multi-agency referral system used in Wandsworth. Training objectives: • Inform schools about what information to provide using the Early Help Assessment (EHA) online form • Provide an overview of how the referral process fits with the Signs of Safety and Well-being model used throughout social care in Wandsworth • Be confident in using EHITS to make service requests • be trained to appropriately use EHITS to make quality referrals to the EWS • use the EHITS online referral system to make timely and appropriate referrals to the EWS in order to improve pupil attendance and, as a result, prevent children missing education. This session is led by Shaik Hussain and Biddy Macintyre.Shaik Hussain is a experienced trainer on the EHITS system and works within the Early Help division of the Children's Services Department. Biddy Macintyre is a team leader within the Education Welfare Service (EWS) and acts as the service lead on EHITS. Biddy also plays a key safeguarding role within the EWS and also oversees the education function in MASH and is a member of MARAC. Book via TPD Online, search keyword ‘EWS’: https://www.tpd.org.uk/cpd/portal.asp
Consultation on school admission arrangements for 2021-22 – St George’s Primary School
06 Dec
St George’s Primary School is currently consulting on its admission arrangements for 2021-22. The consultation closes on 15 January 2020. For further information, please see https://wandsworth.gov.uk/schools-and-admissions/schools/schools-consultations/consultation-on-school-admission-arrangements-for-202122-entry/. Please submit any comments to Leighton Carr, Chair of Governors by post to St George’s Primary School, Corunna Road, London, SW8 4JS or by email to admin@st-georges.wandsworth.sch.uk by 15 January 2020.
Deputy & Assistant Heads - annual residential conference 2020 - book now
05 Dec
This conference is a great opportunity to hear interesting speakers as well as network, meet new people and share good practice. It will take place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. The conference themes are leadership, curriculum and well-being. The sessions will be of interest to all Deputy Heads, Assistant Heads and Heads of School, whatever their phase of leading or type of school. The event code for the conference is SCH LEAD114 Please encourage your colleagues to book their place(s). For further information and to book follow this link.