· Spare room in your house or flat?
· Looking for a lodger or housemate?
· Interested in supporting your local community and making up to £400 a month in return?
HES is working with Supply Desk to recruit teachers from Australia and Canada for vacancies in local Havering schools. In preparation for their arrival, we are hoping to source accommodation for each overseas teacher, for the duration of their stay in the borough.
Do you have a spare room available that you’d be willing to rent?
Typically, overseas teachers require accommodation from either August or December until July and expect to make a monthly financial contribution for lodgings of £350-£400.
Interested in hosting an overseas teacher?
Register your interest today and Supply Desk will handle the rest. You will be matched, as a prospective host, with an overseas teacher and we will arrange ‘get to know you’ sessions, to ensure a mutually beneficial arrangement.
It’s a great opportunity to support your local community and put some money in your pocket!
If you’re interested, please email Melinda.email@example.com with the following information;
· size of the room (e.g. double, single, etc.)
· location (e.g. Upminster, Romford, etc.)
· facilities (e.g. en-suite, car parking space, etc.)
SPA new direct telephone number
The NELFT Children’s Single Point of Access (SPA) has a new direct phone number which is going live on 25th March 2019.
As of this date, all phone calls for Health Visitors and School Nurses in Havering should be directed to this number as it will be staffed between 9am – 5pm, 5 days per week Monday to Friday, there will be no answer phone out of hours on this number.
Please share this number with relevant professional colleagues in your organisations. All 1 and 2 year health review appointments will be sent from the SPA starting from April 1st 2019, and clients wishing to change their appointment will be advised to contact this number, which will be on the invitation letter.
The duty health visitor will be starting in the SPA from May 1st 2019, and the roster for May will follow shortly.
The Havering Childrens SPA Phone number is:
0300 300 1635
Launch of LEAN EAST – Giving young people the skills they need
I have pleasure in announcing the launch of the expansion of the GLA Enterprise Adviser Network EAST. The LEAN EAST network will be managed by the Local London Strategic Partnership( of which London Borough of Havering is partner) together with East London Business Alliance (ELBA).
The roll out of the GLA Enterprise Advisor Network will support all state funded secondary schools and academies, UTCs, sixth form colleges, and FE colleges that are eligible to become part of the network. Independent schools are not eligible, and a separate initiative is being developed by the GLA for special schools (more details about this are included at the end of this email)
The network is a very exciting project for us, and will bring great benefit to our schools, colleges and young people. It will provide support to schools on working towards the eight Gatsby good practice careers benchmarks, which are mandatory for schools to achieve by the end of 2020, and will feature in Ofsted inspections from 2021. It will also help schools to develop careers plans and provision that links with business and employers, and will increase employer input to schools. Young people will benefit from increased contact with employers to prepare them for their future careers, as well as LEAN EAST careers events and activities. School and college careers staff and teachers will benefit from CPD on achieving the Gatsby benchmarks and developing their careers plans and employer engagement. There is also scope to develop activities and information for parents and carers. A key benefit of Local London managing the LEAN EAST network is that we will work closely with local authorities and careers clusters to ensure that the LEAN EAST network activity complements and works alongside existing borough activity and provision.
The attached press release provides more information about the launch.
The GLA are currently waiting on a report on SEND careers support which should provide recommendations and more information on the support that will be offered to special schools.
The GLA advice is that the LEAN Network is not currently able to work with Special Education Need or Disability institutions.
In the meantime, these resources may be of use to special schools:
The SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit by The Careers & Enterprise Company.
Transition programmes for young adults with SEND, What works? by The Careers & Enterprise Company.
A further email outlining next steps and actions will be sent out to Havering schools, colleges and PRU shortly.
Competition time - Allotment Watch
There are just a few days left before Havering Council’s search for a logo to launch Allotment Watch ends. Read on to find out more and how you can enter.
Could you help weed out crime?
Excuse the pun, but Havering Council is getting ready to launch Allotment Watch, the first scheme of its kind, which aims to beat crime on Havering’s allotments.
The aim of the scheme is to help local people who are producing their own fruit and vegetables being the victims of crime. Some have had their tools taken or their sheds broken into and working alongside the local police, we want to put a stop to it.
We’re asking school children in the borough to help us design a new logo to launch the scheme. We’re looking for original ideas for a sign which will let any would-be thieves know that the area is part of Allotment Watch and that they’re not welcome there. Your ideas could include superhero vegetables or a scarecrow, the choice is yours.
If you can come up with a design, please submit it to Jean Eastaff Jane.Eastaff@havering.gov.uk by Wednesday, 27 March.
With the help of the Allotment Society, we’ll choose the best entry and the winner will be invited to meet the mayor and be featured in the council’s Living newsletter.
Maths Week London, 10th–14th June 2019
HES has partnered with Maths Week London to celebrate maths across the capital this June. The mission is to nurture a love of maths and spark an interest in a subject that impacts all of our lives every day!
We are inviting schools, parents and children from across London to join in the fun and celebrate with us from 10th-14th June 2019.
To help to raise the profile of maths across the capital, we are calling all primary and secondary schools, children, parents and carers from across Greater London to get involved and take part.
You can register for a free starter pack at www.mathsweeklondon.org/register or visit the Resource Hub and download free activities for your classroom at www.mathsweeklondon.org/resources.
Follow @Hes_orguk and @MathsWeekLDN.
You can join in the conversation using #MathsWeekLDN.