• Active School Hero - Nominations Open!

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Active School Hero - Nominations Open!
18 Mar
Active kids are healthier, happier and more successful. They perform better in their classrooms, communities and future careers. That’s why ukactive Kids and Nike have launched Active School Hero, to recognise the achievements of those people working in primary schools across greater London who are helping to get kids active. We would really appreciate your help in promoting Active School Hero within your schools and across your networks to encourage people to nominate – the initiative will identify ‘heroes’ in every one of London’s boroughs. Nominations are free of charge and you may nominate as many Heroes as you would like. It can be any school staff member in a London primary school who helps kids be active; from the lollypop lady, teaching assistant and librarian to the catering staff, active travel lead or the after school activities manager. The nominations will close on April 8th at 11:59pm. Nominations can be made through this website and please see below for the toolkit to promote the award through your networks and feel free to share the attached posters. Social media links below: Twitter: @activesch_hero Facebook: @activeschoolhero Instagram: @activeschoolhero
Masterpieces in Schools Project - Havering
11 Mar
Between now and May 2020, Art UK are seeking collection partners to participate in our relaunched Masterpieces in Schools programme. In May 2017, Art UK received funding to begin the next major stage of its work. Supported by the HLF, Arts Council England, the Scottish Government, a range of large and small grant-giving trusts, and over 70 individual and corporate donors, Art UK will spend the next three years cataloguing the UK’s national collection of sculpture. This initiative will see around 170,000 sculptures from inside public collections and across the nation’s streets and squares showcased on the artuk.org website by 2020. As part of the Sculpture project, we will be running an extensive programme of learning and engagement activities across the country, including a repeat of the successful Masterpieces in Schools initiative from 2013. Our relaunched Masterpieces in Schools initiative has been made possible by the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund,the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Hiscox, and RK Harrison. For further information on participating, or to discuss loaning an artwork to a school, please contact the Learning team at Art UK. Laura Woodfield, Learning and Engagement Manager laura.woodfield@artuk.org.
Meet the Apprentices at a local school near you, 4th April 2019 @ Havering College
05 Mar
National Apprenticeship Week 2019 The 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week will run from 4 to 8 March 2019, and the theme for The Week is ‘Blaze A Trail’, inspired by this year’s new ‘Fire It Up’ national marketing campaign. This annual celebration of apprenticeships will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy. We wanted to use this week to showcase all the incredible opportunities doing an apprenticeship can bring - both for individuals firing up their careers, and for employers blazing a trail in their business and reaping the benefits of employing an apprentice. To celebrate this year we are sharing case studies of local success stories across Havering schools, please see attached a case studies: Crownfield Infant school to find out more about how they have recruited apprentices into Learning Support Assistant roles and a Caretaking apprenticeship role. Langtons Infant School who currently have two apprentices working with them a Nursey Nurse and a Welfare Administration Assistant Apprentice. Harold Wood Primary School who have an apprentice working Level 3 Business Admin. Meet the apprentice We would like to invite you all to come along and find out more about how it is working in local schools and meet the apprentices and schools who are accessing their apprenticeship levy. You will get an opportunity to meet with apprentices and head teachers to get an insight into the benefits for both employers and employees with an understanding into how the schools are meeting the 20% off the job training requirements. The event will also provide an update on the apprenticeship levy guidance, new standards that have been approved and an opportunity to make enquires about planning future apprenticeship opportunities with Havering College. When Thursday, 4th April 2019, 9.00am – 10.30am Where Havering College of Further & Higher Education Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch RM11 2LL To book Please email : Sharon.youlden@havering.gov.uk
Your Romford, your say: join the conversation on the future of Romford Town Centre
01 Mar
Havering Council is committed to protecting and strengthening Romford Town Centre and the surrounding area, to make sure it continues to be a place that people live, visit and enjoy. To do that, we want to hear your priorities, ideas and aspirations for Romford. From January to June 2019 we'll be offering plenty of ways for people in the borough to get involved in the conversation. We’re keen to engage local community stakeholders, including schools, early year providers and colleges, and will be holding a number of pop-ups, workshops and meetings in the coming months. We want to involve as many voices as possible, and are particularly keen to ensure young people play an important part in shaping Romford's future. To find out more, please email Kristel at info@yourromford.co.uk. People can also have their say online at www.yourromford.co.uk.
HES announced as finalist for Education Resources Awards 2019
25 Feb
We are delighted to announce that HES has been shortlisted for the Education Resources Awards (ERA) 2019 in two categories: Supplier of the Year (Not for Profit) and Marketing Campaign of the Year for the Veggie Run app. ERA is an established accolade of excellence within the education industry. It was created to recognise the best educational establishments and exceptional teaching staff, as well as to promote raising standards for education products and services. HES’ shortlisting for Supplier of the Year (Not for Profit) is testament to our transformation and innovations we have undergone over the past year, in particular the continued growth of our Brokerage Service. The Brokerage Service supports schools and settings to procure a wide range of goods and services achieving value for money and minimised procurement risks. Created by HES’ Catering Services, Veggie Run, which is shortlisted for Marketing Campaign of the Year, is an innovative healthy eating app aimed at children and young people of school age. The app is free to download and assists young people in making healthier dietary and lifestyle choices. Since its launch in April 2018, the app has seen great success with over 22,000 downloads in Havering and beyond. Download Veggie Run on the App Store and Google Play. Trevor Cook, Assistant Director, HES, “Being shortlisted and recognised alongside major national players in the education market is a remarkable achievement for HES and something that can only be attributed to our strong partnership working approach and the hard work and dedication of all our staff in providing high standard service to schools and settings.” ERA winners will be announced on Friday 22nd March 2019. For a full list of finalists, click here. For more details about ERA, click here.
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'Healthy Schools London' Bronze Award Workshop (two part)
This course is for staff leading their school’s work to achieve the Healthy Schools London (HSL) Bronze Award. The HSL programme enables schools to effectively identify and meet the health and wellbeing needs of the pupils in their care. This robust self-evaluation process will assist schools in providing clear evidence in line with Ofsted criteria that they are supporting the personal development, behaviour and welfare of their pupils. The programme embodies a whole school approach and promotes pupil voice, SMSC development and encouraging pupils to develop the skills to make healthy lifestyle choices. The Bronze Award reviews current policy and practice, and ensures that minimum “Healthy Schools London” standards are in place.
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20 Mar
'Healthy Schools London' Silver Award Workshop (two part)
This course is for staff leading their school’s work to achieve the Healthy Schools London (HSL) Silver Award. The HSL programme enables schools to effectively identify and meet the health and wellbeing needs of the pupils in their care. This robust self-evaluation process will assist schools in providing clear evidence in line with Ofsted criteria that they are supporting the personal development, behaviour and welfare of their pupils. The programme embodies a whole school approach and promotes pupil voice, SMSC development and encouraging pupils to develop the skills to make healthy lifestyle choices. The Silver Award supports schools to develop action plans, which address the health priorities of their pupils; and offers a robust system for measuring the impact of health-related interventions over time.
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Hsis Leadership - Deputy/Assistant Headteacher Forum (Spring 2019)
• a support network for primary Deputies and Assistant Headteachers; • opportunities to share ideas, challenges and successes with each other; • updates on the latest developments, both nationally and in Havering; • opportunities to share expertise between schools; • professional input across a range of senior leadership responsibilities, including: - role of the senior leader - working with staff, governors, parents - preparing for Ofsted; - safeguarding - managing staff – including difficult ones! - improving teaching and raising standards - action planning, monitoring and evaluation
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Hsis Assessment - Primary Assessment Network Meeting (Spring Term 2019)
This session will give you the opportunities to: • Keep up to date with changes in the assessment arena including the latest requirements for end of key stage assessments; • Consider the analysis of your in-school and end of key stage date eg RAISEonline and the Inspection Dashboard; • Share good practice between schools.
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Finance for the New Governor
This session will cover the allocation of resources to schools, terminology and processes that may arise during a governing body meeting and help governors to understand their budgetary responsibilities.