• Have you completed your 360 Peer Feedback Review?

  • HES Training and Development Brochure 2019/20

  • Teaching with Havering Adult College

  • Delay to the Introduction of Car Park Charging at CEME

  • Staying ahead of GDPR

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Have you completed your 360 Peer Feedback Review?
10 Jun
All staff members within Havering have access to LM 360 as part of Leadership Matters’ partnership with HES. This is a comprehensive peer review system that allows you to gain valuable insight into your own leadership qualities as well as the perceptions that others have of you. Carry out your report here: www.leadershipmatters.org.uk/360-peer-review. All Havering schools have a free year’s licence to Leadership Matters and academies benefit from a 50% discount. Find out more here. Don’t have an account for yourself or want to set your colleagues up? Please contact support@leadershipmatters.org.uk with your name, email address and school name so that an account can be created for you. Alternatively, if you are your Schools Administrator User, you can do this yourself in the ‘My Account’ section.
HES Training and Development Brochure 2019/20
10 Jun
The HES Training and Development Brochure for 2019/20 is available to view. The brochure details HES' extensive range of continuing professional development, training courses and events. Through our training and development offer, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with high-quality, tailored services to benefit your day-to-day work or to propel you up the ladder. To view the brochure, click here or download from the Attachments section on the right-hand side of this screen. In case you missed it, the HES Services and Support Brochure 2019/20 is also available to view here.
Teaching with Havering Adult College
10 Jun
Dear Colleagues, If you or anyone you know is interested in teaching with Havering Adult College, we currently have a number of vacancies. In particular: Parenting Skills Supporting Families with Additional Needs These are sessional vacancies within our Family Learning team where we’re looking to recruit experienced staff and practitioners to support the growing demand in our communities. We deliver learning opportunities to parents and families in community venues and schools throughout the year. If you or anyone you know might interested, please check the internal or external council vacancies or JobsGoPublic. If you do not have a teaching qualification that qualifies you to teach adults, don’t worry! We are committed to supporting anyone we appoint with free teacher training to enable you to become a qualified teacher. And as the roles are sessional, you can work for us outside of your regular working hours. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at vedia.mustafa@havering.gov.uk. Many thanks, Vedia Mustafa
Delay to the Introduction of Car Park Charging at CEME
31 May
Please be advised that the introduction of the ANPR car parking charges at the CEME campus has been delayed until further notice. According to management at CEME, this delay is to enable them to undertake a legal review and the decision was taken to postpone the introduction of car park charging during this time. During this delay, CEME will continue with the installation of payment systems and related equipment on the campus as planned. A further communication will be issued in advance of the introduction of car park charging. CEME apologises for this delay and any disruption or inconvenience that this may cause to CEME visitors and customers.
Staying ahead of GDPR
31 May
Before changes to GDPR came into force, there were a lot of companies and consultancies that were offering advice to schools, and some schools bought into expensive subscriptions for a consultant to review their data management. The risk with this is that it can be costly for the school and outsourcing responsibility in this way does little to engender data security awareness amongst school staff. Since they are the data gatekeepers, that’s a real issue. The human solution is vital. We believe it’s important for schools to be able to take ownership over this issue themselves, to conduct their own audit with guidance and to have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. This means that training and awareness are the two most important tools for data security. Awareness will help ensure that compliance is a priority when procurement decisions are being made, especially as more and more schools move to cloud-based services. Training means that staff are more aware of when a breach is possible and become more vigilant at securing data. There are some steps that schools can take to make sure that data remains as secure as possible. Many of these relate to daily procedures, as often it is human error that leads to a breach. Some of these are simple but surprisingly effective, such as setting a 2-minute delay on your emails. It’s all too easy to copy the wrong person into an email and if you’re sending sensitive information, this could have serious repercussions; that 2-minute delay means the email sits in your outbox and gives you the chance to rectify something before it becomes an issue. It’s also important that the training is reviewed regularly, as risks can evolve, whether through using new systems or from new external cyber security threats. This doesn’t have to be lengthy training, just simple reviews and updates for all staff to remind everyone of the key principles. Without these reviews, the human solution may not be as consistent as it needs to be, and simple errors, such as copying the wrong person into an email with sensitive information, or leaving your laptop on when you leave a room, can lead to significant data breaches. Threats are evolving constantly, and so are the solutions available to schools. I think the biggest danger actually comes from assuming that what is true today will be true tomorrow – the only way to be sure that you’re up to date on all threats is to review your data security protocols regularly.
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Training & Events

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17 Jun
DSL and team member training
Delegates will look at • Current core safeguarding training for all staff • Record keeping and managing issues brought forward by staff • Making a report to the MASH • Current issues and themes • Where to get further advice
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17 Jun
Preparing to be Chair
Preparing to be Chair! As the end of the academic year approaches, there may be changes in your Board and a new Chair may be needed for a Committee or the Board. Are you interested in this role but want to find out more before you step forward? This is a session for anyone who would like to explore the time it takes, the necessary skills and experience needed, the expectations of the role and the support which can be provided by HGS and other experienced Chairs. Any governor is welcome to attend – whether you would like to be considered for Chair this year or in the future.
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18 Jun
Hsis HLTA - Primary HLTA Network Meeting (Summer 2019)
Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) fulfil a vital role in schools; supporting learning and helping to raise standards. This meeting will provide an opportunity to network with HLTA colleagues from other Havering schools, share good practice, consider recent developments in education and address identified development needs.
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18 Jun
Hsis English - Planning an engaging reading curriculum
This course is aimed at senior, subject leaders and teachers to support their curriculum planning of the teaching of reading and knowledge of literature in their school. Oxford University Press will be bringing an exhibition of their new and most popular titles.
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18 Jun
Hsis Science - Primary Science Network Meeting (Summer 2019)
Effective subject leadership is fundamental in ensuring continued school improvement. This termly, twilight, meeting will give science subject leaders an opportunity to network and share good practice. This meeting will provide information on recent developments in science teaching and learning and national and local updates. A selection of science activities will be shared.