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Payroll is Changing...
24 Feb
A new payroll system will be implemented later this year. The current OneOracle system will be replaced by Oracle Fusion. Oracle Fusion reduces the need for some manual input and and will enable all staff to view their payslips online. School Business Managers will be contacted in due course to outline next steps and you will receive regular updates via the Education Newsletter. Not signed up to the newsletter? Email support@hes.org.uk and request to be added to the Education Newsletter distribution list.
90 Trees for 90 Years
24 Feb
To celebrate its 90th anniversary as a Limited Company, H W Wilson, one of our Brokerage companies, is planting 90 trees in 2020. Underlining its commitment to preserving the environment, and wanting to create an important legacy from its 90th Anniversary, H W Wilson has announced the move as part of a wider initiative called ’90 trees for 90 years’ which will continue until its Centenary in 2030. The purpose of the initiative is to continue the company’s sustainability efforts and offset its carbon footprint. In fact, 90 trees account for 40% more than what guidelines suggest the company should plant as those guidelines state that one tree should be planted for every one tonne of carbon produced. Trees contribute to our environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil and supporting wildlife. During the process of photosynthesis, trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe. H W Wilson will work with Carbon Footprint Ltd who use the local knowledge and expertise of tree planting partners to ensure the right trees are planted in the appropriate places. The trees are predominantly planted in school grounds, reserves and managed woodland where they will live their natural lifespan and meet their biodiversity targets. For every tree H W Wilson secures, a tonne of carbon will also be saved in the Brazilian Amazon via Carbon Footprint’s VCS avoided deforestation programme. H W Wilson will, therefore, be offsetting carbon, planting and protecting forests and biodiversity in two continents. On 20 February 2021 the company will arrange for 91 trees to be planted in its 91st year as a Limited Company, on 20 February 2022 it will arrange for 92 trees in its 92nd year and so on. By the end of H W Wilson’s Centenary year in 2030, when 100 trees will be planted, a total of 1,045 trees will have been planted in the local area. H W Wilson is working with Carbon Footprint Limited to secure these trees and have worked with schools locally and all over the country. Schools are invited to apply for free trees on their site. Applications can be made via Carbon Footprint's website: www.carbonfootprint.com/plantingtrees.html Managing Director, Peter Wiffen, says: “H W Wilson has always taken great pride in being a local company and has been Ockendon-based since its founding in the early 1920s by Henry Wilson. On 20 February 1930 H W Wilson became a Limited Company and we wanted to acknowledge our 90th Anniversary in a special way and there is nothing more special than investing in our future and that is what we intend to do this year and in the ten years to our Centenary in 2030. We will make every effort over the next decade to build upon our current extensive undertakings to offset our carbon footprint. We currently use the strapline ‘Building on our Reputation since 1930’ but with this commitment to plant an increasing number of trees over this decade we are certainly building for the future!" "It is a privilege to lead H W Wilson. It is a proud company that has never forgotten its roots nor its traditional values of providing the highest quality service by using local experienced tradesmen and efficient management”
Arrange a ‘Safe Bus’ Day With TFL and Met Police
18 Feb
East Area Safer Transport Team, working in partnership with TFL Travel Mentor Team, Stagecoach Bus Company and Havering Council, can deliver a ‘safe bus day’ for students with disabilities. The half-day sessions consist of a planned bus journey just for our participants, during which a number of ‘travelling safely’ scenarios will be enacted by Metropolitan Police officers in plain clothes while the TFL travel mentor will talk them through the risks and give them advice. Our participants will be directly involved in each scenario and will be asked for their input and how they would have dealt with the situation presented to them. The session also features an element of road safety. Who is it suitable for? The session is suitable for students who have a disability or are vulnerable of year 6 and upwards. We will explore all aspects of travelling safely through interactive role plays and the sessions are in a safe environment designed to help towards independent travel. Stagecoach Bus Company will allocate a free bus for the day. During the session, the bus will take a planned route, attached. Planned route • Teachers and students will meet the bus at Bus Stop L Romford Market • There are two sessions: Morning 10:30 – 12:00 or Afternoon 12:30 – 14:00 • The bus will do two loops of the planned route leaving Romford Market and heading towards Queens Hospital, Rush Green Whalebone Lane and onto the London Road where the students will alight the bus and will be given Road safety instructions crossing the road and embarking back on the bus for the second part of the journey. How many students can attend the bus day? We are able to take a maximum of 30 students, a minimum of 10 per session. If you do not have 30 students we can arrange with other schools/groups to fill up the numbers or please feel free if you would like to make contact with another school. Please do this prior to making your booking so that we have confirmed numbers. Once you have asked for a date we will confirm with you if it is available. Due to limited space we ask that should a student need a carer you limit it to one per student. How to book If you would like to make a booking please contact Mel Marshall, Redbridge Safer Transport Team on 020 345 3466 or email, mel.marshall @met.police.uk.
Youth Unity Festival 2020
18 Feb
Youth Unity is a peace festival to celebrate young Londoners’ achievements and shine a light on the positive contributions they make to society. The Youth Unity Festival will take place in Havering on 20th June, at Harrow Lodge Park, London Borough of Havering with the aim to unite our community and empower our young people. Youth Unity celebrates young people’s achievements, encourages aspiration, and contributes to effecting positive change for young people who are disadvantaged by issues such as social isolation, hate crime, school exclusion, low educational attainment, anti-social behaviour, re-offending, unemployment and socio-economic deprivation. We will host a football tournament with over 900 young people from across London coming to take part, with premiership clubs officially attending to talent scout. A music stage which we are working to make part of an accredited training programme helping young people into employment. Lots of great empowering things to help young people, lots of signposting to get help and advice. We anticipate Youth Unity to become the biggest youth festival in the UK with spin-off events throughout the year. The key aspects of the festival includes programmes for: Volunteering, learning and participation.Community outreach and engagement. Sports - Pan-London five-a-side football tournament plus rugby, basketball, and other inclusive games... Performing arts - music, dance, drama, circus, carnival, visual and digital media skills workshops. Health and Wellbeing - mental health, sexual health, keeping fit basics etc. We would very much like the opportunity leading up to the event to come into schools across the borough and talk about the great opportunities we will have on the day. I have attached a PDF of the latest presentation deck about the Youth Unity event. “Working to find solutions to make a better future for our youth” Kind regards Shirley Jackson 0207 169 6250
Notice from the Department for Education - Coronavirus
10 Feb
Notice from the Department for Education Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad. The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However, we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China. Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-and-avian-flu-advice-for-travel-to-china Latest information and advice can also be found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Please share this advice with your staff and cascade as appropriate. Advice for parents/guardians You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal. We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half-term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above. What action you can take A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses. You can do this by: Displaying this poster in relevant public spaces: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5e35b25740f0b609169cb52a/coronavirus-public-info-poster-2.pdf Sharing DHSC content from the following social media links: https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/status/1223888531262726144 https://www.facebook.com/DHSCgovuk/videos/194227541968649/ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dhsc_coronavirus-coronavirusoutbreak-coronavirusuk-activity-6629655670331318273-Djpu
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Training & Events

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27 Feb
First Aid at Work Course ( 3 days ) 26th - 28th February 2020
This course provides the practical skills required in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. It will develop both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations. Please note: A paediatric 'add on' course is available alongside this course and runs for a couple of hours on the final afternoon of the first aid at work course. The paediatric add on will give candidates the knowledge and skills needed to understand the different techniques required when performing first aid on infants and juniors. The paediatric add on is £45 and if you would like to include this as part of your course, it can be purchased by also booking the 'paediatric add on to first aid at work course' for the same dates as this First Aid at Work course. Course Summary: • First Aid Priorities • The Unconscious Casualty • Head Injuries • Airway & Breathing Disorders • Circulation Disorders • Heart problems • Wounds/Bleeding & Bandaging • Poisoning • Burns & Scalds • Fractures & Dislocations • Strains & Sprains • Spinal injuries • Diabetes • Epilepsy • Health & Safety
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28 Feb
First Aid at Work Course ( 3 days ) 26th - 28th February 2020
This course provides the practical skills required in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. It will develop both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations. Please note: A paediatric 'add on' course is available alongside this course and runs for a couple of hours on the final afternoon of the first aid at work course. The paediatric add on will give candidates the knowledge and skills needed to understand the different techniques required when performing first aid on infants and juniors. The paediatric add on is £45 and if you would like to include this as part of your course, it can be purchased by also booking the 'paediatric add on to first aid at work course' for the same dates as this First Aid at Work course. Course Summary: • First Aid Priorities • The Unconscious Casualty • Head Injuries • Airway & Breathing Disorders • Circulation Disorders • Heart problems • Wounds/Bleeding & Bandaging • Poisoning • Burns & Scalds • Fractures & Dislocations • Strains & Sprains • Spinal injuries • Diabetes • Epilepsy • Health & Safety
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28 Feb
Hsis Curriculum Matters - Design Technology Subject Knowledge Enhancement Day
The Hsis Curriculum Matters CPD series is designed to provide support for the development of the curriculum within your school. This Subject Knowledge Enhancement Day for subject leaders/teachers focuses on: subject knowledge and progression in key strands/concepts; subject-specific pedagogy; tips for teachers, etc…
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28 Feb
Extra Paediatric Module to First Aid at Work
This course add-on to the First Aid at Work course, enabled delegates to also have paediatric first aid skills. Course summary: • First Aid procedures relevant for Babies & Children • Choking protocols • Resuscitation protocols • The unconscious child • Specific child illness: • Croup • Sickle Cell • Meningitis • Febrile Convulsions • Health & Safety • New first aid regulations / procedures
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02 Mar
Hsis Early Years - Mental Health in the Workplace for PVI Managers
This course includes: • What is First Aid for Mental Health? • Understanding Mental Health • Recognising Mental Health Problems • First Aid for Mental Health within the workplace. The course is classroom based and there is an open assessment that you will need to complete over the duration of the course. You will receive a mental health manual and handouts. Each student will receive a 3 year nationally recognised certificate. You will have access to video training and other downloads.