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  • CyberFirst Girls Competition 2019

  • Consultation on Early Years funding for 2019-20

  • Eco Schools Training for Schools

  • Planning and Organisation: Spring Term 2019 Provider Survey

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Eco Schools Training for Schools
10 Dec
Eco-Schools England are hosting a ‘How to become a successful Eco-School’ for East London Boroughs. This includes Havering. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from the Eco-Schools team about how the programme works, what you and your school can do to gain awards and the benefit this has on the school and its pupils. It will also be an opportunity for any new or existing eco-schools to hear about all the changes the programme has recently gone through including all the new resources that are available. What’s more is, you’ll have an exclusive chance to see MuRFy’s World; an education centre based in Barking, available for free Waste and Recycling Workshops. If you would like any further information regarding this training simply contact our Education Officer Michaela.edgar@keepbritaintidy.org. To book your place directly, go to www.eco-schools.org.uk/get-involved/training.
Consultation on Early Years funding for 2019-20
10 Dec
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 Education Services London Borough of Havering Mercury House Mercury Gardens Romford RM1 3DW E-mail: education.finance@havering.gov.uk
CyberFirst Girls Competition 2019
10 Dec
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.
Admissions & Inclusions: Apply for 30 hours free childcare before Christmas to use it from January 2019
06 Dec
The deadline is fast approaching! Parents and carers who wish to access 30 hours childcare from January 2019 must apply for their 30 hours code before christmas to ensure they have a code in place before 31/12/2018 Families who receive a code after 31/12/2018 will not be eligible for 30 hours childcare until April 2019. Don't delay, apply now and encourage friends, family, colleagues and families you work with to apply now.
Planning and Organisation: Spring Term 2019 Provider Survey
06 Dec
This Spring Term 2019 Early Education and Childcare Provider survey captures information from various Local Authority (LA) services to support them to better understand the childcare market, signpost families to providers with vacancies for two, three and four year old funded places including the extended entitlement for working parents (30 hours childcare) and specific questions relating to the running of your business. The survey must be completed by the following early education and childcare Providers in Havering: - Academy Schools with nurseries - Childminders - Day nurseries - Independent Schools - Maintained Schools with nurseries - Preschools If you have more than one provision, or are a chain, you should complete a survey for each individual provision you have in Havering. Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EarlyYearsSP2019 blank survey attached for information purposes. The survey will cover: Information about you and your provision Capturing Occupancy for Sufficiency Purposes - All provider types (includes waiting list and vacancy questions) Delivering the extended (30 hours) childcare offer for working parents - All provider types (includes delivery and projection questions) Marketing your provision for Early Education and Childcare delivery The Local Offer and SEND Inclusion Funding Department for Education (DfE) January Census 2019 establishment data (includes level 2, level 2, QTS, EYPS and EYTS qualification information The survey should take approximately 15 - 20 minutes to complete and must be submitted by no later than Sunday 20 January 2019. Non receipt of a fully completed survey, will result in a delay to your provision receiving their export of verified hours for the Spring term 2019. Please ensure all sections of the survey are completed in full. Should you require any support with any section of the survey please contact Early Years Planning and Organisation by email at earlyyearsorganisation@havering.gov.uk by Thursday 17 January 2019 to give you time to complete the survey by Sunday 20 January 2019
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Training & Events

17 Dec
Emergency First Aid Course (1 day) 17th December 2018
Course Summary: • First Aid Priorities • The Unconscious Casualty • Airway & Breathing disorders • Circulation Disorders • Wounds/Bleeding • Health & Safety
03 Jan
Makaton Foundation Workshop for Professionals
The Foundation Workshop provides a detailed introduction to Makaton and combines a practical approach with theory and technical information. You will learn the signs and symbols for stages 1-4 of the core vocabulary. The workshop is led by Cathy Hamblin, an approved Makaton tutor. It will consist of a series of four sessions leading to a Makaton Foundation Workshop certificate. Participants will receive an official Makaton manual, a Pocket Book of Signs, a Pocket Book of Symbols and a certificate of attendance.
08 Jan
Early Years Provider Preparation for the Spring Term 2019 - (Morning Session - 08/01/2019)
- Admissions and Inclusions updates - Education Finance updates - Planning and Organisation updates The session will include facilitated discussions around expected demands for the January 2019 Department for Education Census, 2019/20 funding and payments, up coming challenges, and how do we work better together to ensure a smoother process for early years delivery in Havering. We request you bring with you a device capable of connecting to the internet via Wi-Fi (e.g. phone, tablet, laptop). This meeting will pose a number of consultative questions for you to answer – with instant results on screen! We will not be able to sort out access issues for you, so please come prepared.
08 Jan
SIMS Attendance 1- The Basics
This course will cover the following areas of: • Information regarding the statutory use of attendance codes • Entering data into a register • Entering comments and minutes Late • Block manual entry • Entering codes over a date range • Adding Exceptional circumstances • Processing part time pupils • Editing Reason for change of mark • Printing official registers • Adding Training and Bank holidays • Producing basic attendance reports
09 Jan
Hsis - Accredited Safer Recruitment Training
Session 1 looks at how safer recruitment fits with the wider context of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the scale of abuse, a model of offender behaviour, some aspects of the characteristics of abusers and of how child sex abusers typically operate within organisations, and relate that to recruitment. Session 2 illustrates the importance of planning a recruitment exercise, sending the right messages to potential applicants, following a consistent and thorough process to obtain relevant information about each applicant, and short-listing candidates for interview. Session 3 considers the importance of making the right decisions and using structured interviews to help do that, as well as pre-employment checks on the candidate selected for appointment. Session 4 examines the need for ongoing awareness and vigilance and considers how organisations can develop and maintain a safe environment