• Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 94 Friday 5th April 2019

  • Message from the Mayor to Newham Headteachers regarding Ofsted inspection of children’s services

  • Cricket Giveaway for Newham Residents

  • ELEYSP teacher training programme awareness session - 30 April 2019

  • "2,3,4!" Newsletter - Mar 2019

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Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 94 Friday 5th April 2019
10 Apr
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 94 Friday 5th April 2019
Message from the Mayor to Newham Headteachers regarding Ofsted inspection of children’s services
04 Apr
Dear Headteachers As many of you will know, Newham’s children’s services were inspected by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) in February. Ofsted have published their findings, which show that our children’s services are rated inadequate. They sent their improvement notice to us on 3 April. You can read it here. There is information about the inspection on the council’s website here and at www.newham.gov.uk/Ofsted including a link to the inspection report. The inspectors did highlight some examples of good practice. Really importantly, they found that children identified as in need of help and protection are effectively safeguarded. They also said that our social workers know their children well. But they also found serious failings, including in leadership and in our ambitions for children. I know that giving staff the right leadership and support is essential to enabling them to do their jobs well, and I am profoundly sorry that in the period since the last Ofsted inspection in 2014 this wasn’t as good as it needed to be. That is why in our press release I issued a public apology. Since my election last May, significant work to improve children’s services accelerated and the Budget approved by Council last month includes the largest investment in children’s services in a generation. This includes £10.6m for children’s services, £1.4m in youth services and £1.3m in special education provision for the coming 2019/20 financial year. This is on top of additional in-year allocation of £10.6m for children’s services alongside £172,000 for those most vulnerable, that I approved soon after I stepped into office. This reflects my passionate commitment to the children and young people in our borough, ensuring that they are at the heart of everything we do. You may be aware that in the council’s proposed corporate restructure, children’s services will be given more visible leadership and greater capacity which underlines my commitment to rapid improvement. This currently includes the proposal of a new Newham Children and Young People Commissioner, allowing us to increase our ambition for the borough’s children across the entire council because it’s a responsibility we will all embrace with clear purpose so that they can flourish in safety and good health. I’m determined to give Newham’s children and young people the services they deserve, and I know that we are lucky to have really dedicated social workers and staff in our schools who work tirelessly to keep children and young people safe. I’m committed to giving them the support, leadership and tools they need to do their jobs effectively, and I’ll be counting on the support of everyone to make the necessary changes and giving young people the services they deserve. As ever, my thanks to you all for everything you do for the residents in Newham – including our young people who all deserve the best. Best wishes, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE Mayor of Newham Twitter: @rokhsanafiaz People at the heart of everything we do
Cricket Giveaway for Newham Residents
03 Apr
Newham residents have another fantastic opportunity to watch first class cricket thanks to our prestigious partnership with Essex Cricket. As part of the partnership agreement the council has up to 100 tickets to give away for each day of the specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup games taking place at The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford. For more details and to book your ticket, visit here.
ELEYSP teacher training programme awareness session - 30 April 2019
03 Apr
Are you interested in training to become a teacher? OR Are you a head teacher, or a member of your school’s senior leadership team wanting to find a great teacher training programme for your staff? Yes! . . Then why not come along to the ELEYSP teacher training awareness event on Tuesday 30 April at Kaizen Primary School from 4pm. Whether you are working in a school now, have experience of working with children or a head teacher / senior leadership team member keen to meet the new cohort of people wanting to train, this is a great opportunity to talk to trainees and teachers who have been on the course and are currently teaching in Newham schools. The East London Early Years Schools Partnership (ELEYSP) in conjunction with the University of East London, run primary school teacher training through the School Direct programme. As a teaching alliance, ELEYSP have a wealth of experience and a wide range of schools in Newham for people to train to become a teacher. There are a number of local residents on our course who have started as teaching assistants in local schools and now become teachers in local schools and are working on their leadership skills. The ELEYSP teaching programme is a great demonstration of Newham schools investing and developing local people. But if you live outside Newham we welcome you too! Event: ELEYSP teacher training awareness session Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019 Time: 4pm Event venue: Kaizen Primary School, Elkington Road, London, E13 8LH Email: eastlondonpartnership@gmail.com to book your space now For more information about the teaching programme and see case studies of existing trainees and head teacher: http://www.eleysp.co.uk Flyer attached.
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