• Havering Governor Recruitment Event 2018

  • Admissions & Inclusions: Tax Free Childcare

  • Consultation on proposals to increase the contribution from schools to the costs of Alternative Provision

  • Admissions & Inclusions: Family Services Hub moves to Children's Social Care

  • Advocacy for All - Young Advisers Havering

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Admissions & Inclusions: Tax Free Childcare
15 Nov
Are you ready for Tax-Free Childcare? Childcare providers across the country are signing up for the government’s new offer: Tax-Free Childcare. Tax-Free Childcare will help working parents with the cost of childcare, offering up to £2,000 per child per year, or £4,000 if a child is disabled. Parents will be able to open an online account, which they can use to pay for childcare from a registered provider. For every £8 parents pay into these accounts, the government will add £2. Childcare providers must sign up to be able to receive payments from parents through the scheme. Sign up now. To sign up, childcare providers should visit www.childcare.tax.service.gov.uk and will need: 1) The unique code included in their invitation letter. 2) The bank account details for the account they wish to receive payments into. 3) Their Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR) number – or their National Insurance number, if they don’t have a UTR. Tax-Free Childcare will be rolled out to parents from early 2017 but it is important that you as a provider sign up as soon as possible to be ready for the scheme’s launch. You can find more information on the scheme by visiting the Top things providers need to know on Gov.uk.
Admissions & Inclusions: Family Services Hub moves to Children's Social Care
15 Nov
Family Services Hub The administration functions of the Family Services Hub and the officer responsible for them, Katie Gray (Family Services Directory Officer) will be moving to Children's Social Care with effect from Monday 26 November 2018. Team Manager is Ali Omar. Katie's responsibilities cover the umbrella of the Family Information Services (FIS) administered via the Family Services Hub, which includes the web areas of The Local Offer, The Directory, The Disabled Children's Register and The Professionals Gateway Katie can be contacted at fis@havering.gov.uk or fsd@havering.gov.uk or by calling 01708 431782/3 Early Years Admissions The administrative functions of the Early Year Education and Childcare Offers and Admissions remains with the Admissions and Inclusions Team lead by Nicole Blanc (Senior Admissions Officer Early Years) and Benjamin Gibbons (Admissions Officer Early Years). Team manager is Janet James. All administrative function of Early Years Admissions including first and second census claims, early years entitlements, production of guidance and marketing material for early years and transition marketing for the Reception year, year 2-3 and year 6-7 remain with early years admissions. Janet, Nicole and Benjamin can be contacted at earlyyearsadmissions@havering.gov.uk or by calling 01708 433954.
Consultation on proposals to increase the contribution from schools to the costs of Alternative Provision
15 Nov
Owing to a low number of responses, the deadline has been extended for responses to this consultation on proposals to increase the contribution from schools to the costs of Alternative Provision.
Havering Governor Recruitment Event 2018
13 Nov
In Havering, we’re seeking school governors and trustees for a number of schools and academies and would appreciate you sharing the following information with your school community as well as retweeting this twitter message on your schools twitter pages. Do you want to use your skills to make a difference to education in Havering? School governors make up the largest volunteer force in the country, with more than a quarter of a million volunteers in state-funded schools in England. On Wednesday 21 November, Havering Governor Services Team, along with Governors for Schools, is holding an information evening at Hornchurch Library from 5.30 pm until 8 pm. If you’re over 18, and have valuable skills in areas such as education, finance, human resources, marketing and property and estate management skills, come and meet current governors and find out more about what’s involved. To book a place at the event, please email William.durham@governorsforschools.org.uk If you are unable to attend the event but are interested in learning more about the role, please contact Havering Governor Services at hgsdmin@havering.gov.uk
Advocacy for All - Young Advisers Havering
12 Nov
Advocacy for All would like to enlist young people from Student Groups/Unions/Representatives or a group of students to participate in small group work to encourage and promote speaking up through discussion, games and relevant topics, individually and within their group. This will be done once or twice a month, in the school within school hours, preferably during Group/Union/Representative weekly meetings. If this is something which would interest your school please see attached document for more details.
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19 Nov
Our Primary Mathematics Conference this year will consider how reasoning, problem solving and the magic of mathematics can enhance mathematical learning and increase pupil engagement. Everyone attending the day will have the opportunity to hear our Key Note Speaker, Andrew Jeffrey and take part in both workshops; Rethinking Reasoning – Nrich and The Problem Solving Company. The day will also offer the chance to see a variety of publishers and educational suppliers. Workshop Choice A or B: A. Bar Modelling through the CPA Approach Find out more about the bar model method — a mainstay of the Singapore method that enables children to visualise mathematical concepts, solve problems, and get started the easy way with algebra. We’ll review how different types of bar models can be used for various topic and go through some problem solving questions. You will leave this workshop with an understanding of bar modelling, and practical strategies to confidently support children. B. Developing Problem Solving & Thinking Skills In The Classroom The thinking skills and maths programmes give your staff an opportunity to climb inside the minds of their students to understand how they think and learn. This is done by using the same puzzles that the students solve, but on an appropriate level, to enable the participants to experience the processes that the students go through when they start to find aspects of their schoolwork challenging. By mirroring these processes, the participants gain a greater understanding of the students’ experience, nurturing their ability to guide students of all abilities towards raising their expectations in the classroom.
20 Nov
3 day Champions Facilitators Training
This course is for schools that are looking to train staff to facilitate restorative practices such as formal conferences, corridor and playground chats and class circles. The course is very inclusive and is designed to skill up those people who have responsibility for building positive relationships, emotional wellbeing, mental health and social skills in school.
20 Nov
Hsis NQT - KS1 Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the curriculum for children from birth to five. All settings and schools that educate young children must implement the EYFS. To do this effectively all staff must have knowledge and understanding of the EYFS and their responsibilities when working with young children. This course will give an overview of the EYFS. You will have the opportunity to look at the prime areas of learning and think about how you would plan activities that support development. You will consider what observation means and how you can become an effective observer of young children. You will have the opportunity to consider how you may effectively link planning to observations. This course will provide an overview of the EYFS.
20 Nov
Hsis English - Exploring poetry at KS2
An opportunity to encounter a range of poems that have proved successful in the classroom and develop ways to explore them with pupils.
20 Nov
Hsis Maths - Mastery Teaching in Mathematics
The focus of this course will be teaching for Mastery in Mathematics. We will consider what is meant by maths mastery and what it looks like in the class room. It will link to the new National Curriculum for Primary Mathematics and explore resources available to support this approach. We will consider how to engage and challenge all pupils. Challenge is provided by going deeper into mathematical concepts rather that accelerating into new content.