• Do you have a room to rent for a teacher?

  • SPA new direct telephone number

  • Launch of LEAN EAST – Giving young people the skills they need

  • Competition time - Allotment Watch

  • Maths Week London, 10th–14th June 2019

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Do you have a room to rent for a teacher?
08 Apr
· Spare room in your house or flat? · Looking for a lodger or housemate? · Interested in supporting your local community and making up to £400 a month in return? HES is working with Supply Desk to recruit teachers from Australia and Canada for vacancies in local Havering schools. In preparation for their arrival, we are hoping to source accommodation for each overseas teacher, for the duration of their stay in the borough. Do you have a spare room available that you’d be willing to rent? Typically, overseas teachers require accommodation from either August or December until July and expect to make a monthly financial contribution for lodgings of £350-£400. Interested in hosting an overseas teacher? Register your interest today and Supply Desk will handle the rest. You will be matched, as a prospective host, with an overseas teacher and we will arrange ‘get to know you’ sessions, to ensure a mutually beneficial arrangement. It’s a great opportunity to support your local community and put some money in your pocket! If you’re interested, please email Melinda.milsom@havering.gov.uk with the following information; · size of the room (e.g. double, single, etc.) · location (e.g. Upminster, Romford, etc.) · facilities (e.g. en-suite, car parking space, etc.)
SPA new direct telephone number
25 Mar
The NELFT Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA) has a new direct phone number which is going live on 25th March 2019. As of this date, all phone calls for Health Visitors and School Nurses in Havering should be directed to this number as it will be staffed between 9am – 5pm, 5 days per week Monday to Friday, there will be no answer phone out of hours on this number. Please share this number with relevant professional colleagues in your organisations. All 1 and 2 year health review appointments will be sent from the SPA starting from April 1st 2019, and clients wishing to change their appointment will be advised to contact this number, which will be on the invitation letter. The duty health visitor will be starting in the SPA from May 1st 2019, and the roster for May will follow shortly. The Havering Childrens SPA Phone number is: 0300 300 1635 Internal 51635 Email: nem-tr.haveringhv@nhs.net
Competition time - Allotment Watch
25 Mar
There are just a few days left before Havering Council’s search for a logo to launch Allotment Watch ends. Read on to find out more and how you can enter. Could you help weed out crime? Excuse the pun, but Havering Council is getting ready to launch Allotment Watch, the first scheme of its kind, which aims to beat crime on Havering’s allotments. The aim of the scheme is to help local people who are producing their own fruit and vegetables being the victims of crime. Some have had their tools taken or their sheds broken into and working alongside the local police, we want to put a stop to it. We’re asking school children in the borough to help us design a new logo to launch the scheme. We’re looking for original ideas for a sign which will let any would-be thieves know that the area is part of Allotment Watch and that they’re not welcome there. Your ideas could include superhero vegetables or a scarecrow, the choice is yours. If you can come up with a design, please submit it to Jean Eastaff Jane.Eastaff@havering.gov.uk by Wednesday, 27 March. With the help of the Allotment Society, we’ll choose the best entry and the winner will be invited to meet the mayor and be featured in the council’s Living newsletter.
Launch of LEAN EAST – Giving young people the skills they need
25 Mar
I have pleasure in announcing the launch of the expansion of the GLA Enterprise Adviser Network EAST. The LEAN EAST network will be managed by the Local London Strategic Partnership( of which London Borough of Havering is partner) together with East London Business Alliance (ELBA). The roll out of the GLA Enterprise Advisor Network will support all state funded secondary schools and academies, UTCs, sixth form colleges, and FE colleges that are eligible to become part of the network. Independent schools are not eligible, and a separate initiative is being developed by the GLA for special schools (more details about this are included at the end of this email) The network is a very exciting project for us, and will bring great benefit to our schools, colleges and young people. It will provide support to schools on working towards the eight Gatsby good practice careers benchmarks, which are mandatory for schools to achieve by the end of 2020, and will feature in Ofsted inspections from 2021. It will also help schools to develop careers plans and provision that links with business and employers, and will increase employer input to schools. Young people will benefit from increased contact with employers to prepare them for their future careers, as well as LEAN EAST careers events and activities. School and college careers staff and teachers will benefit from CPD on achieving the Gatsby benchmarks and developing their careers plans and employer engagement. There is also scope to develop activities and information for parents and carers. A key benefit of Local London managing the LEAN EAST network is that we will work closely with local authorities and careers clusters to ensure that the LEAN EAST network activity complements and works alongside existing borough activity and provision. The attached press release provides more information about the launch. Special Schools The GLA are currently waiting on a report on SEND careers support which should provide recommendations and more information on the support that will be offered to special schools. The GLA advice is that the LEAN Network is not currently able to work with Special Education Need or Disability institutions. In the meantime, these resources may be of use to special schools: The SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit by The Careers & Enterprise Company. Transition programmes for young adults with SEND, What works? by The Careers & Enterprise Company. A further email outlining next steps and actions will be sent out to Havering schools, colleges and PRU shortly. Kind regards Varsha
Council approves the Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2019/23
22 Mar
Council approves the Commissioning Plan for Education Provision 2019/23 The council has now published the final four year rolling plan of its Commissioning plan strategy which sets out how it seeks to ensure there is sufficient capacity to meet demand for early years, primary, secondary, post-16 and special school places across the borough. Births in Havering rose significantly from 2257 in 2002 to 3423 in 2016 and this has been reflected in higher primary school intakes in recent years and secondary school intakes are starting to rise as a result of larger cohorts transferring from primary. This substantial change in primary and secondary population required an agreed plan to enable the Council to continue to meet its responsibility for ensuring there are sufficient school places in the area and in light of this carried out an eight week consultation on the draft plan. “People told us that they disagreed with the over-arching principle regarding consideration of creating additional school places by building on playing fields and green belt sites - This will continue to remain as one of our planning guidelines. We would only ever consider use of school playing field land and/or green belt sites in the event that we were unable to deliver the required additional provision through any other option as failure of delivery may expose the Council to failing in its statutory duty to provide sufficient places. “People told us that more faith schools are needed in the borough and this should be considered when commissioning additional school places - We have included it as part of our commissioning guidelines and any proposal options will be considered if there is a demonstrable need for additional faith schools, in areas which we have identified as requiring additional places by working positively with the Catholic, Church of England Dioceses and other religious bodies. “People told us that we need to establish additional sixth form places in secondary schools to meet parental demand and create diversity of choice - We will carry out a needs analysis and assessment in collaboration with our sixth form providers and parents regarding our borough’s post 16 offer in order to determine whether more secondary schools should provide more sixth form places in future. “People told us that there are insufficient Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) places in the borough - In line with our SEND strategy, we will continue our on-going programme of creating more additionally resourced provision (ARPs) in mainstream settings and re-designating special schools, as appropriate; to support more children with severe needs. Delivering a new free school for children with special educational needs and disabilities as part of the council’s corporate plan of giving children the best start in life and helping them achieve at school will ensure that we continue to meet the increasing demand for SEND places. Cllr Robert Benham added: The next few years will be an exciting and challenging time as we continue a programme of delivering additional places. At the heart of this programme is our commitment to ensure that we continue to meet local needs and secure high quality education for all Havering children and young people. We would like to thank all our parents, early years’ providers, schools, governors, academy trusts and dioceses especially those who responded to the consultation survey. Specific proposals arising from the strategy to address any identified shortage or surplus of places in each area will be subject to a separate consultation with schools, communities and education providers before final decisions are made. The commissioning plan strategy, which sets out the authority’s aims and aspirations for education provision in the borough can be viewed or downloaded here.
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30 Apr
SIMS FMS 1 - Introduction, Orders, Invoice & Payments
This course will give you an insight into: • The background to the budget structure • Introduction to school financial regulations • Raising, editing and printing orders /pdf orders • Adding suppliers • Processing standard invoices and non-order invoices • Processing credit notes • Processing cheques /BACS payments • Running relevant reports
01 May
First Aid at Work Course ( 3 days ) 1st - 3rd May 2019 (3 days)
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
01 May
HSIS GDPR for schools - DPO Network
This is a termly network meeting for HSIS school Data Protection Officers (DPO) and Data Protection Leads.
01 May
SIMS Attendance 1- The Basics
This course will cover the following areas of: • Information regarding the statutory use of attendance codes • Entering data into a register • Entering comments and minutes Late • Block manual entry • Entering codes over a date range • Adding Exceptional circumstances • Processing part time pupils • Editing Reason for change of mark • Printing official registers • Adding Training and Bank holidays • Producing basic attendance reports
01 May
The Language of Maths - Challenges for EAL learners
There will be opportunities to: • explore the language demands of different mathematical concepts; and • discuss strategies for addressing learners' needs. Terms and Conditions (Please see full details uploaded on course page) 3 working days’ notice of cancellations is required prior to the scheduled date of a course. Turning up at a course without prior booking will incur the full course fee plus a £25 admin charge per delegate Non-attendance at courses displayed with no stated price will incur an admin charge of £25