• Enrolment opens for L2 and L3 TA/LSA courses 1st June

  • Co-Funded Mental Health Champions: Class Teacher Programme for Havering Primary Schools

  • Havering Safeguarding Children Board Training Programme 2018-19

  • Supplydesk working in partnership with HES Brokerage Service

  • Free Reusable Resources & Assets online forum

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Enrolment opens for L2 and L3 TA/LSA courses 1st June
22 May
Enrolment for our popular TA courses opens on Friday, 1st June. Havering Adult College offers City and Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 courses for Teaching Assistants and LSAs in Primary and Secondary settings. Our offer includes L2 and L3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, L3 Certificate in Cover Supervision and L3 Diploma in Specialist Support in Schools. Course fees, start dates and delivery information is included on page 48 of the attached 2018-2019 prospectus. If you or a member of your staff have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our admin team on 01708 554016.
Co-Funded Mental Health Champions: Class Teacher Programme for Havering Primary Schools
27 Apr
In partnership with Place2Be, the UK’s leading mental health charity and the support of 11 approved suppliers on our Education Brokerage Framework, we were able to raise sufficient funds to pay for 20 Primary Schools in Havering to nominate a class teacher each to be trained as Mental Health Champions for their respective schools. There was overwhelming interest from schools in this initiative with all twenty places available being taken up within hours of the information being sent to schools. The programme, to be delivered by Place2Be, comprise 6 sessions spread over two school terms. The first three sessions will take place in May, June and July 2018 at The Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) in Rainham, Essex. The concluding three sessions will take place in late September 2018, early October 2018 and late October/early November 2018. This cohort of ‘Mental Health Champions’ will be upskilled and equipped to support children’s emotional wellbeing in their professional practice. They will gain enhanced capacity to understand, manage and improve pupils’ attitudes to learning. More importantly, these ‘Champions’ will be well placed to share ideas, effective practices and resources with other teaching and non-teaching staff at their respective schools. We are thrilled to be able to provide schools with this opportunity through the Education Brokerage Service thereby further demonstrating the value of the Service and the strong partnership established with approved suppliers. If you would like to know further information about this programme please contact the Central Business Development Team (Education Traded Services) by email to support@hes.org.uk. Shola Omogbehin Head of Education Traded Services
Havering Safeguarding Children Board Training Programme 2018-19
03 Apr
Havering LSCB's safeguarding training programme offers a wide variety of courses throughout the year to meet yours or your staff needs. This is to help safeguard and promote the welfare of children effectively. The opportunities available reflect different levels of responsibility, we offer training from Level 1 basic awareness to Level 3 advanced. Professionals across all settings and organisations who primarily work with children, young people and families can attend our LSCB courses free of charge. Our Training Programme provides courses, briefings, workshops and events with a focus on multi-agency training which complements training already available within your own setting. Serious Case Reviews highlight repeatedly the importance of working together and communicating effectively across agencies, multi-agency training gives you the added benefit and opportunity to learn about the roles and responsibilities of colleagues in other agencies and to consider how we can better work together to keep children safe. Our training programme for April 2018- March 2019 can be found on our website www.havering.gov.uk/lscbtraining. We encourage you to read in full before booking on to any of our courses. Places are given on a first come first serve basis.
Supplydesk working in partnership with HES Brokerage Service
21 Mar
Supply Desk Ltd are proud to announce their recent partnership with Havering Education Service to support the recruitment of high calibre Teaching and Support Staff across Havering and the surrounding boroughs. Supply Desk has been operating since 2002, when we launched the first agency management recruitment services within education. Supply Desk has worked with thousands of mainstream and special schools across England and Wales over the last 16 years, providing bespoke staffing solutions to individual schools, school groups, clusters and multi-academy trusts. During this time, we have developed unique approaches to working in partnership with schools which is predicated on providing high quality staff to raise standards in education whilst maintaining cost-effective solutions for our clients. Supply Desk are proud of our history as innovators in education and our vision to be recognised as such is reflected in the many ways we help schools to find the right staff. We respond with top quality candidates at the right time, matched to the right schools, suitable for each individual requirement. With an extensive branch network covering England and Wales, Supply Desk specialises solely in the education sector and is proud of a growing reputation for being the quality provider of education staff, helping schools meet their objectives. Our core recruitment services focus on providing cost-effective staffing solutions: · Staffing solutions for long-term and permanent recruitment · Short-term and emergency cover · SEN specialists for both mainstream and special schools · Overseas trained teachers (predominately from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland) · Tuition and Intervention specialists, including tutors for 1:1 and small group tuition · A vast range of support staff, including teaching assistants, SEND staff, cover supervisors, · Tutors, behaviour specialists, SIMs trained staff, and more. Our website http://www.supplydesk.co.uk has more information about our services and a resources section for both schools and teachers. Our latest piece for schools on ‘How to Manage School Staffing Gaps’ is attached, offering advice on how to use outstanding vacancies to your advantage.
Free Reusable Resources & Assets online forum
01 Mar
We are delighted to let you know that an online forum has been created for Havering schools and settings called ‘Free Reusable Resources & Assets’. This communal area within the HES portal has been introduced to enable portal users to share and pool resources together for example, to swap or offer unwanted furniture, to borrow lights for school production… the options are endless! Interested schools and settings can make offers, post unwanted resources or respond to requests in the forum. To join the forum The forum can be found under the Communication section on the portal, then clicking on the ‘Groups’ heading at the far right of the page. Under the ‘My groups’ section please click on the ‘Free Reusable Resources & Assets’, you will be presented with a pop up message entitled Member Request. Once submitted, your request will be authorised by our Central Support Team. Please familiarise yourself on the discussion rules when joining and prior to participation. We hope that you find this forum valuable and useful. Should you have any questions or are having trouble in registering for the forum please contact the Central Customer Support team; E | support@hes.org.uk T | 01708 431561
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Training & Events

22 Jun
Manual Handling Course (June 2018)
This is an assessed course. Aims & Objectives By the end of the course participants will: • Understand what the term “manual handling” means; • Know about the health risks associated with manual handling operations; • Know the actions to be avoided to prevent injury; • Know various safe handling techniques and will have practised these;
22 Jun
SIMS - Assessment Workshop
At this 'drop in' workshop, schools will be able to send up to two delegates and log into their school's data. Members of the team will be available to give advice and answer any queries relating to SIMS assessment.
22 Jun
Ladder and Stepladder Safety (June 2018)
By the end of the course participants will understand: • The main causes of ladder & stepladder accidents; • When it is appropriate to use a ladder or stepladder; • How to conduct a pre-use inspection of a ladder or stepladder; • How to erect and work from ladders & stepladders. The course includes a practical element and therefore a reasonable level of fitness is required.
23 Jun
Hsis Early Years - Childminder's Briefing (Summer 2018)
The Briefing is an opportunity to hear updates from the different teams within the Local Authority that support Early Years. It is also an opportunity to network with colleagues.
25 Jun
Paediatric First Aid course ( 2 days ) 25th - 26th June 2018
Course Summary: • Planning for and dealing with first aid emergencies • Age appropriate resuscitation procedures • Recognising and dealing with shock • Recognising and responding appropriately to, - Anaphylactic shock - Electric shock - Bleeding - Cases of poisoning - Foreign bodies in eyes, ears and noses • Responding appropriately to, - Burns and scalds - Choking - Suspected fractures - Head, neck, back injuries - Eye injuries - Bites and stings - The effects of extreme heat and cold - Febrile convulsions • Recognising and responding appropriately to the emergency needs of children with chronic medical conditions including, epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes • Recognising and responding appropriately to meningitis and other serious sudden illnesses