East London and Essex Education Conference and Exhibition 2019
In partnership with EES for schools, we are proud to announce our annual conference taking place on 31st January 2019, 8:15am – 3:15pm at CEME Rainham.
Conference speakers will be:
David Laws – David joined the Education Policy Institute as Executive Chairman in September 2015. Between 2010 and 2015, David served in the Coalition Government as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Schools Minister, and Cabinet Office Minister.
Carole Willis – Chief Executive of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), an independent, not for profit organisation dedicated to providing research and analysis to help improve outcomes for children and young people.
Leora Cruddas – CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST). She was previously Director of Policy and Public Relations for the Association of School and College Leaders, where she was the author of ASCL’s Blueprint for a self-improving system
Sam Ellis – Sam Ellis started teaching in 1972. From 1998 to 2008 he was the Secondary Heads Association and then ASCL branch secretary for the area. He represented local secondary headteachers on the Schools’ Forum.
Caroline Gielnik – A strong advocate around the importance of a positive workplace culture, Caroline currently works closely with senior leadership teams in hundreds of schools to ensure they create an environment that is conducive for staff (and ultimately pupils) to thrive.
Don’t delay and book your place online.
For further information please contact us at support@HES.org.uk
Teaching Apprenticeships supports Havering schools to ‘GROW THEIR OWN TEACHERS’
The Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) has launched in Havering to help schools recruit, train and retain the best graduates into teaching roles. A number of Havering schools have already joined the programme and it's not too late for your school to join and 'grow your own teachers'.
The TAP team will handle the whole process, from sourcing, screening and recruiting graduates for shortage subjects (including STEM), supporting schools to access available apprenticeship levy funding and delivering a 1 year programme which guides apprentices towards Qualified Teacher Status.
Teaching Apprenticeships are proving to be very successful in attracting graduates where, according to UCAS statistics, other Initial Teacher Training routes are failing.
They also provide schools with useful benefits, for instance Inner London schools can access grants up to £17,400 to support the recruitment of graduates to teach subjects with staff shortages. Graduates value Teaching Apprenticeships because they are simple to understand and provide a fee-free, route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status. Trainee teachers will be paid in line with the unqualified teacher salary scale alongside a valuable training package leading to QTS.
Any schools interested in finding out more about the programme should email Neil directly at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.teachingapprenticeships.com
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)
CyberFirst Girls Competition 2019
Following on from the previous two years we will be running the CyberFirst Girls Competition again in 2019. Each year we are trying to improve the user experience so those of you that have entered the competition before may find a few new tweaks to the platform. This year we have also put together a teachers booklet that you can download now and we hope to have some posters ready to download over the next few weeks.
The competition is aimed at Year 8 girls in England and Wales, Year 9 in Northern Ireland and S2 in Scotland. We made a deliberate shift in age group in 2018 to give as many girls as possible the opportunity to find out more about Cyber Security with a view to potentially influencing the subjects they take at GCSE*.
The content for each category of the competition is consistent with subjects within the Computer Science syllabus from both the National Curriculum and Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence. However, the competition will contain some advanced cyber topics that are not covered in traditional education but will seek to stretch the lateral thinking and additional cyber knowledge of the teams.
For further details and registration information please click here.
Consultation on Early Years funding for 2019-20
The finance support service have arranged an early years funding consultation. The consultation document sets out the proposals of Havering Local Authority for the funding of early years provision for the financial year 2019-20, and has also been sent via survey monkey.
Feedback from this consultation will be used for the decision making in the funding arrangements for financial year 2019-20. We will publish the final recommendations following the conclusion of the consultation.
The consultation period will run until 9th January 2019.
Any responses should be sent to:
School Finance Team
London Borough of Havering