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Train to Teach in Havering
21 Oct
Are you interested in teaching or know someone who is? Join us for Havering's Train to Teach primary and secondary events next month. No need to book - drop in to both or one of the events below: Drop-in and one-to-one event: Thursday 7th November 2019, 6pm, Upminster Library, 26 Corbets Tey Road, Upminster RM14 2BB Presentation and advice event: Thursday 14th November 2019, 5pm, Hall Mead School, Marlborough Gardens, Upminster RM14 1SF Our team of experts are available to help and provide tailored advice regarding your personal interests and applications. The events, lead by the Havering Teacher Training Partnership and Havering Train to Teach, will also cover: the PGCE and QTS routes to teaching the difference between school direct salaried and unsalaried routes details about our courses and what makes our training excellent a chance to meet past trainees information on why Havering is a great place to train and work in the early career framework and why its an excellent time to get into teaching financial support and course fees how to apply and prepare for the interview process what the subject knowledge enhancement course involves If you are a graduate looking at next steps, these events will be of particular interest for applications for September 2020.
FREEDOM 2 CREATE - Art Exhibition 'My Body My Voice'
17 Oct
FREEDOM 2 Create is a 7-week art programme focusing on topics, such as self-worth, identity, goals and empowerment. It gives the girls (aged between 12 years and 17 years) a platform to have a voice about topics that are important to them through art. ‘My Body My Voice’ is a collection of work created by a group of East London girls. Public viewings can be made between 2nd - 12th December 2019 at Havering Museum. For more information, visit the website or email
HES Announced as Winner of Silver Award
14 Oct
Last Thursday (10th October 2019) Havering Education Services (HES) were announced as SILVER AWARD winners at the UK Customer Experience Awards 2019 (CXA) in the Product or Service Development category. CXA is a national awards programme that recognises organisations and individuals who strive to enhance their customer experience through innovative means. The awards celebrated its tenth anniversary this yesterday and spans across industries with large organisations such as Aldi, Sky, O2, and DHL all being shortlisted for the awards. It was incredible to have been supported on the day by two of our schools: Corbets Tey Special School and Hornchurch Academy Trust and their respective Business Managers, Susan Cumbers and Jo Sladden who attended the event and co-presented to the panel of judges with us. HES’ award win is an important achievement and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teams and a thriving partnership model that is helping to enhance our offer to schools and settings. More about CXA ‘19 winners can be found here.
Reducing Parental Conflict Training
14 Oct
The London Borough of Havering is currently offering free ‘Reducing Parental Conflict’ training to frontline and partner agency professionals. The Reducing Parental Conflict programme aims to support professionals identify and challenge Parental Conflict, understand the lasting impact it has on children and deliver early intervention to reduce the possibility of families requiring intensive services in the future. The course will cover: • Recognising and supporting parents in parental conflict • Working with parents in parental conflict • Parental Conflict: The role of supervisors and managers (Manager/supervisor modules only) This offer is open to any of our partners within education services inclusive of but not limited to: • Pastoral Leads • SENCO’s • Home School Support Workers • Transition Leads • Head of Year • Head teachers/Deputy Head teachers • Behaviour and Attendance Officers Dates Available 1st November 2019 / 09:00 – 17:00 15th November 2019 / 09:00 – 17:00 13th December 2019 / 09:00 – 17:00 7th February 2020 (Managers Training) / 09:00 – 13:00 or 13:00 – 17:00 21st February 2020 / 09:00 – 17:00 6th March 2020 / 09:00 – 17:00 13th March 2020 (Managers Training) / 09:00 – 13:00 13:00 – 17:00 The training will be delivered from St Kilda’s Children Centre, 90 Eastern Road, Romford, RM1 3QA and due to limited capacity we can offer only one training position per school. If you would like to book your place please email Lauren Satchell or call 01708 434787 for further information.
Preparation For the Winter Season
14 Oct
In preparation for the winter season, please be aware that Havering's Highways Team can assist you with preparations for snow or severe weather conditions. The Highways Winter Plan will be available on the Havering website soon and will give details on those carriageways and footways that will be gritted as a priority during frost, ice or snow. Click here for last year’s plan for information. During snow-down conditions, the Highways Team will endeavour to ensure that access roads to as many schools as possible across the borough are treated. This may not result in the areas immediately outside schools are treated, as entrances to some schools are in areas that the gritting lorries cannot access, but the team will endeavour to get as close to the schools as possible. If you would like to purchase a salt bin for your school premises, these can be purchased directly from the supplier Glasdon UK. The salt itself can be ordered via Highways, the contact is Helen Gibson on 01708 433249. The costs are as follows: ¼ Ton - £95 ½ Ton - £110 1 Ton - £150 1 ½ Tonnes - £165 Highways can deliver up to 10T if required, the price is available on application. Please ensure that should you require salt to be delivered to your premises that an order is placed as soon as possible, as should the severe weather commences, the Highways Team will be required to work to the Winter Plan, and so deliveries of salt will be secondary. Kind regards, Jane
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Training & Events

23 Oct
First Aid at Work Course ( 3 days ) 21st - 23rd October 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
23 Oct
Extra Paediatric Module to First Aid at Work 23rd October 2019
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
28 Oct
Early Years SENDCo Network Meeting (SENCo Briefing)
• Advice and support on current legislation • Enable SENCo’s to network with other colleagues and professionals. • Agenda to be confirmed
29 Oct
Hsis HLTA - Primary HLTA Network Meeting (Autumn 2019)
This session will provide opportunities to: • network and share good practice • enhance understanding of recent developments in education • work collaboratively on common areas of interest to HLTAs in Havering schools
29 Oct
SIMS Personnel 4-School Workforce Census Workshop (existing users)
On this workshop delegates will be able to: Log on to their school’s SIMS personnel database Understand the scope of the SWC Identify what personnel data is required for SWC Add and edit personnel records including contract details Create and prepare their SWC and deal with any failures/errors Understand how to submit to the DfE Collect website