FREE!!! East London and Essex Education Conference and Exhibition 2019, book your place now!
In partnership with EES for schools, we are proud to announce our annual conference taking place on 31st January 2019, 8:15am – 3:15pm at CEME Rainham.
Conference speakers will be:
David Laws – David joined the Education Policy Institute as Executive Chairman in September 2015. Between 2010 and 2015, David served in the Coalition Government as Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Schools Minister, and Cabinet Office Minister.
Carole Willis – Chief Executive of the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), an independent, not for profit organisation dedicated to providing research and analysis to help improve outcomes for children and young people.
Leora Cruddas – CEO of the Confederation of School Trusts (CST). She was previously Director of Policy and Public Relations for the Association of School and College Leaders, where she was the author of ASCL’s Blueprint for a self-improving system
Sam Ellis – Sam Ellis started teaching in 1972. From 1998 to 2008 he was the Secondary Heads Association and then ASCL branch secretary for the area. He represented local secondary headteachers on the Schools’ Forum.
Caroline Gielnik – A strong advocate around the importance of a positive workplace culture, Caroline currently works closely with senior leadership teams in hundreds of schools to ensure they create an environment that is conducive for staff (and ultimately pupils) to thrive.
Don’t delay and book your place online.
For further information please contact us at support@HES.org.uk
Teaching Apprenticeships supports Havering schools to ‘GROW THEIR OWN TEACHERS’
The Teaching Apprenticeship Programme (TAP) has launched in Havering to help schools recruit, train and retain the best graduates into teaching roles. A number of Havering schools have already joined the programme and it's not too late for your school to join and 'grow your own teachers'.
The TAP team will handle the whole process, from sourcing, screening and recruiting graduates for shortage subjects (including STEM), supporting schools to access available apprenticeship levy funding and delivering a 1 year programme which guides apprentices towards Qualified Teacher Status.
Teaching Apprenticeships are proving to be very successful in attracting graduates where, according to UCAS statistics, other Initial Teacher Training routes are failing.
They also provide schools with useful benefits, for instance Inner London schools can access grants up to £17,400 to support the recruitment of graduates to teach subjects with staff shortages. Graduates value Teaching Apprenticeships because they are simple to understand and provide a fee-free, route to achieving Qualified Teacher Status. Trainee teachers will be paid in line with the unqualified teacher salary scale alongside a valuable training package leading to QTS.
Any schools interested in finding out more about the programme should email Neil directly at:
email@example.com or visit www.teachingapprenticeships.com
School Complaints Procedures
The DfE has published new guidance on the handling of complaints which includes two non-statutory model documents which colleagues may wish to consider and discuss with their governing bodies. The additional documents are a model complaints procedure and a model policy for managing serial and unreasonable complaints
The new guidance can be found here.
Planning and Organisation: Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education
Dear early education and childcare provider
Ofsted launched its consultation on the 2019 education inspection framework on 16 January 2019. Click here to view the consultation.
The draft education inspection framework for 2019 sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision and registered early years settings.
There are two draft handbooks:
The draft ‘Early years handbook’ applies to providers registered on the Early Years Register.
The draft ‘Schools handbook’ applies to early years provision run and managed directly by the school’s governing body (2 – 5 years).
put the curriculum at the heart of the new framework;
put more emphasis on the quality of education and care as a whole. It will ensure that Ofsted consider children’s experiences and how their learning is being developed;
reduce the focus on data, particularly internal progress data. Ofsted hope this will help reduce unnecessary workload for childcare providers.
The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 5 April 2019
Have your say – 2018/19 Traded Services Customer Satisfaction Survey
I’m pleased to announce that the annual traded services customer satisfaction survey is now live on the Portal www.hes.org.uk. This is the opportunity for school leaders to give us some feedback on traded support services that have been purchased during 2018/19.
The online questionnaire is located under the ‘To do list’ located on your landing page when you log on to the Portal. The survey will be available between Monday 14th January and Friday 28th February 2019.
Your feedback goes a long way to drive improvements in our service delivery and customer service as we strive to offer schools and settings the best in everything we do. Knowing that we are doing this matters to us. So please have your say by undertaking the survey.
We look forward to hearing from you. Remember, what you say matters.
Head of Education Traded Services