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.email@example.com
If you are unable to attend the event but are interested in learning more about the role, please contact Havering Governor Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Admissions & Inclusions: Tax Free Childcare
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.
Consultation on proposals to increase the contribution from schools to the costs of Alternative Provision
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.
Admissions & Inclusions: Family Services Hub moves to Children's Social Care
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or by calling 01708 433954.
Advocacy for All - Young Advisers Havering
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.