Aspiring DHTs Course - 17th and 24th January 2019 Ceme 9am - 4pm
There are just a few available places left for the two day course at Ceme on Thursday 17th and 24th January on Aspiring DHT's We will be examining the skills, practice and qualities required to be an effective DHT. To provide guidance and opportunities, to share good practice through using a variety of case studies, guidance and tasks to develop an understanding of the complexities of the role.
Sessions will cover; Teaching Standards including Performance Management, key roles and functions, using data, developing working relationships, team building, the deputy as a leader, dealing with parents, governors, external relations, chairing skills, mentoring and coaching, managing time, learning and teaching accountabilities, monitoring and evaluating strategies, filling in of application forms, interview techniques - including the do’s and don’ts of presentations at interview!!!!
Mental health training and support available to schools
Providers of mental health training and support from across the Council, NHS and voluntary sector have joined forces to create a resource outlining what they collectively offer to schools and other education settings in Havering.
The resource has been updated for the Spring term 2019 and is note available here or by going to www.havering.gov.uk/fsh > Professionals Gateway > Training > Mental health training and support for Havering schools.
It outlines training available to senior leaders, teachers and TAs, as well as sessions and support that can be delivered direct to young people and parents.
Updates for the Spring term include:
Free places for Primary School staff (one place per school) on the Youth Mental Health First Aid two-day training course.
Inclusion of bereavement and generic counselling services available from Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service.
Parent workshops from You and Me Counselling
No account or login details are required to access the resource, so it is accessible to all staff.
If you have any questions regarding the training and support listed in the resource, please use the training provider contact details provided within it.
If you have any general feedback on the resource, or if there are other organisations your school works with that you think should be included in it, please contact Claire Alp (Claire.Alp@havering.gov.uk or 01708 431365)
School Closures advise due to Adverse Weather
Many schools face difficulties as a result of adverse weather particularly during periods of very low temperatures and heavy snow. The Local Authority (LA) acknowledges the difficult judgement that sometimes has to be made as to whether to temporarily close the school for safety reasons.
We have updated the guidance which re-iterates that schools are advised to ensure their websites are updated regularly to indicate whether they will be open or not, and parents are advised to look at the schools website. Schools are also advised to use their own social media to share the message.
In addition, if any schools close due to adverse weather in Havering and they wish to share with Time FM, they can contact the team on 01708 741 075 or 01708 767 591 or email email@example.com using the password "Rudolph", this will help Time to verify the announcement, as they have received hoax calls in the past.
Many thanks, Trevor