• Now enrolling for September start TA courses

  • Looking for high-quality school staff? Supply Desk can help.

  • Online harms in an education setting

  • Have you completed your 360 Peer Feedback Review?

  • HES Training and Development Brochure 2019/20

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Now enrolling for September start TA courses
20 Jun
Havering Adult College is now enrolling for its September start Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools courses. Applicants should be working or volunteering in a Primary or Secondary setting (not EYFS) and can obtain an application form by calling 01708 554016 or 01708 434955 or emailing brittonsadultcollege@havering.gov.uk. the course fee is £420 but concessions may be available for prospective candidates in receipt of active work related benefits at the time the course starts. For those who already hold the level 2 qualification, there are still limited spaces available on our Level 3 courses, details of which can be obtained by calling 01708 554016.
Looking for high-quality school staff? Supply Desk can help.
17 Jun
HES and Supply Desk have been collaborating in a formal partnership since 2018. However, Supply Desk have been working with schools across the for over a decade. The changing nature of candidates’ interaction with employers has shifted the approaches needed to attract new teachers and support staff. Limiting recruitment options to adverts in the TES and on the school website often means missing out on a huge pool of potential candidates. To combat this, Supply Desk are working with schools on strategic, long-term approaches to staffing, to help ensure Havering schools are equipped with the best teachers and support staff to educate the future of the borough. These approaches include: Marketing guidance: Helping headteachers attract the best candidates Teaching Apprenticeship Programme: Working with schools to enable them to train and develop their own teachers Interview experience: Innovative approaches to interviewing and showcasing schools The Overseas Tour: Supply Desk are flying Stuart McLaughlin, Headteacher at Bower Park Academy and Chair of the Havering Learning Partnership (HLP) to Australia to interview candidates on behalf of all of the schools in the borough The overseas tour, in particular, forms a key part of the consultancy’s commitment to Havering schools. It is a hugely exciting opportunity to showcase the schools and the borough itself and to establish long lasting relationships with overseas candidates who can make a real difference. Candidates are sourced from some of the best teaching universities in the world and are then matched to vacancies provided to Stuart and Supply Desk by schools in the borough. During his time in Australia, Stuart will interview pre-vetted candidates across three cities: Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Look out for updates from Supply Desk in the HES newsletter alongside hints, tips and ideas for senior leaders. In addition, check out our dedicated resource page [requires portal login] which will feature our Teacher of the Week and an updated list of available overseas teachers. Interested in finding out more? Contact Matt Taylor, matt.taylor@supplydesk.co.uk, or visit the website, www.supplydesk.co.uk.
Online harms in an education setting
17 Jun
The Government’s Online Harms White Paper consultation ends on the 1st July. The White Paper sets out the government’s plans for a package of online safety measures that they expect will support innovation and a thriving digital economy. Ultimately, the intention is to make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, particularly children and other vulnerable groups. The government states that “Companies will be held to account for tackling a comprehensive set of online harms, ranging from illegal activity and content to behaviours which are harmful but not necessarily illegal.” The new whitepaper is certainly a step in the right direction as it moves towards addressing the significant risks that adults and children are facing. Luckily, we are now seeing greater awareness and buy-in from technology companies such as Facebook, who are recognising the importance of taking responsibility and adhering to the appropriate codes of conduct. While there is a big focus on age verification and suitability, this needs to be applied to school resources too. It’s important for us to raise awareness and provide the right support and guidance for schools and parents in understanding online safety risks. A lot of schools are frustrated with current systems. For example, age verification is currently based on purchase and install rather than the use of the actual product or service. For schools, this process needs to be further strengthened in terms of access and use for children using resources in the classroom – right now there seems to be a greater focus on the age restrictions in relation to purchasing consumer games and consoles so we do need a wider focus here. It’s pleasing to see that the whitepaper proposes the strengthening of responses to issues like cyberbullying and trolling; this is something that schools would certainly endorse. At present, it’s very unclear for teachers as there are no solid definitions for identifying and dealing with these issues. While a lot of the references within the whitepaper point to things like terrorist propaganda, self-harm and suicide, it’s vital to bring in the views of children and young people. We now have more than one generation of digital natives; children born into a world permeated by technology. Bringing their views into this consultation, along with the views of teachers and schools, isn’t just sensible, it’s imperative. There needs to be more protection and guidance about the risks of online content and the importance of educating children – as well as parents, schools and the public – in recognising the signs.
Have you completed your 360 Peer Feedback Review?
10 Jun
All staff members within Havering have access to LM 360 as part of Leadership Matters’ partnership with HES. This is a comprehensive peer review system that allows you to gain valuable insight into your own leadership qualities as well as the perceptions that others have of you. Carry out your report here: www.leadershipmatters.org.uk/360-peer-review. All Havering schools have a free year’s licence to Leadership Matters and academies benefit from a 50% discount. Find out more here. Don’t have an account for yourself or want to set your colleagues up? Please contact support@leadershipmatters.org.uk with your name, email address and school name so that an account can be created for you. Alternatively, if you are your Schools Administrator User, you can do this yourself in the ‘My Account’ section.
HES Training and Development Brochure 2019/20
10 Jun
The HES Training and Development Brochure for 2019/20 is available to view. The brochure details HES' extensive range of continuing professional development, training courses and events. Through our training and development offer, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with high-quality, tailored services to benefit your day-to-day work or to propel you up the ladder. To view the brochure, click here or download from the Attachments section on the right-hand side of this screen. In case you missed it, the HES Services and Support Brochure 2019/20 is also available to view here.
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Training & Events

22 Jun
Hsis Early Years - Childminder Safeguarding Training
This training will cover the broad aspects of safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of children with the main focus being on the role and responsibilities of the childminder. It will support the development of a consistent approach to child safeguarding and provide you with the knowledge and understanding to embed child safeguarding in to your day to day practice.
25 Jun
Hsis NQT - KS1 Provision for More Able and Talented
Where are we now? Provision for More Able Pupils
26 Jun
First Aid at Work Course ( 3 days ) 26th -28th June 2019
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
26 Jun
SIMS End of Year Procedures Overview
Add/edit the new academic year and pastural structure Add/edit the new intake Set up promotion mappings for moving students to their new registration groups Process leavers Admit new pupils Set up attendance Housekeeping routines 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
26 Jun
Hsis Maths - Using the Bar Method in Mathematics
The bar model is used in Singapore and other countries to support pupils’ mathematical calculation and problem solving. It allows children to consider tasks in a visual way and can be used to represent real life problems and problems around the four operations, ratio and proportion and algebra. This course will consider how to use the bar model to support the maths curriculum and we will discuss how it may be seen as a bridge between the concrete and abstract.