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Notice from the Department for Education - Coronavirus
10 Feb
Notice from the Department for Education Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad. The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However, we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China. Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-and-avian-flu-advice-for-travel-to-china Latest information and advice can also be found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Please share this advice with your staff and cascade as appropriate. Advice for parents/guardians You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus. There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal. We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half-term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above. What action you can take A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus. Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses. You can do this by: Displaying this poster in relevant public spaces: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5e35b25740f0b609169cb52a/coronavirus-public-info-poster-2.pdf Sharing DHSC content from the following social media links: https://twitter.com/DHSCgovuk/status/1223888531262726144 https://www.facebook.com/DHSCgovuk/videos/194227541968649/ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/dhsc_coronavirus-coronavirusoutbreak-coronavirusuk-activity-6629655670331318273-Djpu
Taking CARE to Promote Mental Health in Schools and Colleges
03 Feb
Dear all schools, The Anna Freud Centre is calling on all schools and colleges to use the new CARE animation on a staff training day, in a staff briefing or team meeting, and to send the animation and accompanying guidance notes out as a staff bulletin. You will be able to find these guidance notes and posters, attached and also through the links above. Thank you!
School Funding Forum Minutes
27 Jan
Hi All, Schools are advised that the minutes of the Schools Funding Forum meeting held on 16th January have now been published on the council’s website. Thank you.
County Lines – by Henry Blake
27 Jan
Dear All, A number of you were at the Havering Violence Reduction Summit on the 27th November 2019, one of the items on the Agenda was the 20 minutes county lines film called “County Lines – by Henry Blake”, many attendees found this very emotive and wanted to either see it again, have other work colleagues see it, have a discussion around it, etc. As a result of this, our colleagues in Barking & Dagenham have re-commissioned Henry Blake to deliver a number of County Lines Screenings and discussion sessions with frontline staff across the whole of the East Area (Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge). The sessions will run on a range of dates between February - March 2020 at the Broadway Theatre, Barking, IG11 7LS. Each session will run for 90 minutes comprising of a 20-minute short film followed by a presentation and discussion led by writer/director Henry Blake. This session will look at analysing the film’s characters and themes and discusses the frontline experience of working with young people involved in county lines, providing support and professional guidance to those affected by the issue. If you are interested in attending a session please see dates, times and booking options on Eventbrite which can be accessed here. Please feel free to pass onto colleagues who will benefit from these sessions. Also, for those interested, the award-winning feature-length film should be available in cinemas from mid-April 2020, with a possible special screening taking place in Romford prior to the main release. (More details to follow at a later date) Last of all, just a reminder that a final tri-borough Violent Crime Workshop event is taking place on the 12th February. If you haven’t booked on then please click here. This is your opportunity to help highlight gaps, tell us what works well, opportunities for change, etc. Spaces are again on a first come first serve basis, so please don’t leave it too late as last time allocated tickets ran out. Some of the topics to be discussed are: Lost Hours Understanding journeys and transport hubs to and from school Problem locations and hotspots Domestic Violence Education Diversionary Programmes/ Local Offer Contextual Safeguarding Regards, Chris Stannett
The Children’s Escalation Policy
27 Jan
Dear all, Please find the current Children's Escalation Policy on the Safeguarding website. Regards,
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Training & Events

25 Feb
Fire Warden Training (February 2020)
This course has been designed to develop the delegate's competence in the role of fire warden and in the use of portable fire fighting equipment. The course will cover: Fire awareness; The evolution of Fire Safety Legislation; Fire extinguishers and classes of fire; Non emergency duties of fire wardens; Hazard spotting in the workplace; Maintenance, checking and testing requirements; Fire evacuation strategies; Staff fire training duties and requirements; Effective fire drills and the management of drills; Emergency procedures in workplaces; The speed of fire and smoke spread; Building sweeping systems (physical checks); Fire procedures for disabled persons; Fire emergency plans. The course is divided into a theory and practical element. The practical element will allow delegates to have hands on experience of using different types of equipment on real fires in a controlled situation (delegates tackling the fire will be instructed 1:1 whilst the gas-fueled fire simulators are controlled by our fire technician). Term and Conditions (Please see documents for full terms and conditions)
25 Feb
Hsis Safeguarding - Accredited Safer Recruitment Training
You will be able to: Apply safeguarding procedures to all school recruitment
25 Feb
Hsis NQT - EYFS/KS1 Thrive and Survive
Outline • Develop a clear understanding of benefits for stress resilience • Understand the difference between stress and pressure • Clarify understanding about wellbeing and appropriate worklife balance • Review aspects of time management linked with energy management
25 Feb
Hsis Assessment - Primary Assessment Network Meeting (Spring Term 2020)
This session will give you the opportunities to: • Keep up to date with changes in the assessment arena including the latest requirements for end of key stage assessments; • Consider the analysis of your in-school and end of key stage date eg RAISEonline and the Inspection Dashboard; • Share good practice between schools.
26 Feb
First Aid at Work Course ( 3 days ) 26th - 28th February 2020
This course provides the practical skills required in most workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. It will develop both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies. It meets the standards required to help comply with Health and Safety (First aid) Regulations. Please note: A paediatric 'add on' course is available alongside this course and runs for a couple of hours on the final afternoon of the first aid at work course. The paediatric add on will give candidates the knowledge and skills needed to understand the different techniques required when performing first aid on infants and juniors. The paediatric add on is £45 and if you would like to include this as part of your course, it can be purchased by also booking the 'paediatric add on to first aid at work course' for the same dates as this First Aid at Work course. Course Summary: • First Aid Priorities • The Unconscious Casualty • Head Injuries • Airway & Breathing Disorders • Circulation Disorders • Heart problems • Wounds/Bleeding & Bandaging • Poisoning • Burns & Scalds • Fractures & Dislocations • Strains & Sprains • Spinal injuries • Diabetes • Epilepsy • Health & Safety