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Newham 14-19 Education Partnership
Incorporating the Careers Education and IAG Network and the 16-19 Safeguarding Network
Shared planning of education and training for young people aged 14-19 years

The Newham 14-19 Partnership was established in 2002, to ensure shared planning of 16-19 education and training for young ...
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Daily Head Teacher Update
27 Mar
Dear Colleagues, I hope you are finding the information contained within the daily newsletter helpful. We are grateful to colleague Headteachers who are keeping us informed about the specific practical issues on which you would welcome further information/guidance. As we have said, it remains our expectation that as many schools as possible remain open for as long as possible. We continue to see fluctuations in numbers and this could be impacted upon even further with the announcement of the use of the Excel centre as an emergency hospital. Please keep in touch with any issues arising we have not yet addressed. FSM Information From Friday 27 March Pupil Services will start sending new FSM entitlement information to schools on a daily basis – please ensure your nominated contact looks out for this. All other FSM information will continue to be sent on a daily basis. You will only receive a list of you have new entitlements. If you are aware of any child in family where the other children are receiving FSM but this child is not on Pupil Services list, please contact leigh.roast@newham.gov.uk advising her of the name of the pupil and one of their sibling who is on the FSM list so we can link them to their household claim. It continues to be essential that your MIS FSM information is accurate, so please ensure you check your records against those sent by Pupil Services every week. Online platform for sharing information Some headteachers have asked about developing an online platform for schools and council officers to more efficiently communicate and share information and advice at this time. Following initial research by LA officers, NPW has agreed to investigate development of a platform such as Google Hangouts. Further information will follow shortly. First Aid Training Available From Monday 30th March 2020, The Education Space will be offering the following First Aid courses via an E-Learning platform: 1. Paediatric First Aid This Emergency First Aid course will highlight some of the most common situations that you might come across and the actions that you can take to help. 115 minutes - £35.00 + VAT 2. Emergency First Aid at Work The aim of this course is to equip you with the theoretical knowledge, skills and confidence you need to deal with paediatric first aid situations. It covers all of the key topics including: emergency planning, assessing a situation, basic Life Support, CPR, shock, fractures, bleeding and a range of other minor illness and injuries.150 minutes - £35.00 + VAT For more information and to book a place, please email training@theeducationspace.co.uk or call 020 8249 6936 List of documents attached to this email 1. Cabinet Office Message on Payment of Suppliers :Please see attached guidance from Cabinet Office on payment of suppliers at this time. It states that where goods and services are either reduced or paused temporarily, public bodies should continue to pay at risk suppliers to ensure cash flow and supplier survival. This could include, for example situations where: - Services are cut short / reduced at short notice due to the impact of COVID-19 and non-payment could result in supply chains collapsing and/or significant financial implications for the supplier. - It would be value for money and important to business continuity to continue to pay suppliers in the short term (regardless of whether you are able to reconcile at a later stage). This would ensure continuity of services when services can resume. 2. Mental Health and wellbeing Guidance from Public Health: Public Health have produced a short guide of 10 things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. 3. Guidance Keeping in touch with vulnerable families : A Guidance for schools, children centres early years and early help services: Keeping in touch with vulnerable families as part of the COVID 19 response. Links to useful webpages 1. An update was made on 25.03.20 at 16.00pm to the DFE Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The webpage link to is: COVID-19: guidance for educational settings 2. A link to Together! 2012 C.I.C web page where creative activities resources can be found (taking part in creative activities has been found to improve health).The activities as a whole are accessible and inclusive of all ages and abilities. The chair-based warm-up on the main page is also suitable for SEND pupils and care home residents: http://www.together2012.org.uk/join-in-from-home/ 3. A further Together! 2012 C.I.C web page Spotify playlists were developed for Richard House which are suitable to playing to people who are ill or semi-conscious: http://www.together2012.org.uk/join-in-from-home/listen-with-together-2012/ Information to follow - A Letter from the Council for schools to use with parents regarding key workers - Communication with Chairs of Governors on their role - A Summary of DFE expectations regarding school opening - #help Newham Community Distribution Hubs *See attachment for key contact details Best wishes Sue Imbriano
Head Teachers Daily Update
27 Mar
Dear Colleagues, It certainly seems much longer than a week since the arrangements for the temporary closure of schools were instigated. There has been so much activity across a range of situations and circumstances and planning has had to take place against an ever-changing backcloth of decisions being made in different places. Although there remains so much uncertainty, that moral imperative we share about the future of the young people in Newham, drives us to do our best, whatever the circumstances. So, thank-you, colleagues. I appreciate that you are sending information to the DfE and we have been asking for daily updates, but we do just need to get as comprehensive a picture as possible to support our joint planning (recognising it can only be a snapshot). We will have access to the DfE data and, provided all schools are submitting returns, that will give us a starting point. We will, therefore, be asking for your co-operation in answering a small number of questions which we will send out next week. Finally, please do try to get some relaxation over the week-end and take care of yourselves. Council advice on free school meals – message for schools to use with parents This update is published at: https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/Services/Free-school-meals.aspx We are working with schools to ensure that pupils entitled to free school meals receive support. For those not attending school, schools can offer vouchers to parents so they can purchase food. The Department for Education guidance is that schools are expected to continue to provide support to those pupils entitled to free school meals. This does not include universal infant free school meals or Eat for Free for children in key stage two. There may be families who are not entitled to free school meals but will require support due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Local Charities have set up a local network of support (Further information can be found on each charity website; bonnydowns.org, themagpieproject.org, renewalprogramme.org.uk, wsfroyaldocks.org and altel.org.uk) and Newham Council will support the most vulnerable residents via #HelpNewham Update on #HelpNewham The Council’s #HelpNewham Local Hub – a network of schools and council buildings across each of our community neighbourhoods, which will act as distribution centres delivering healthy food parcels and prescriptions; and offering a ‘chat service’ for residents via telephone who we know need support. Information on #HelpNewham is available at: https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/Coronavirus-(Covid-19).aspx#NewhamsOfferHelpNewham More specific briefing for schools on #HelpNewham will be provided next week. Thank you very much to those schools which volunteered to be hubs for #HelpNewham, nearly 20 schools volunteered and your commitment to supporting Newham’s residents is really valued when you are managing so much else in your schools. The hubs are: Neighbourhood area School/building Stratford Stratford Town Hall Canning Town Calverton School Beckton North Beckton School East Ham Hartley Primary School Upton Park & Forest Gate Sandringham School Manor Park Sir John Heron School Plaistow Curwen Primary School Help us to help Newham, volunteer here! Poster attached It is so encouraging that many residents and groups are coming forward and have recognised the importance of joining together to support Newham residents who are most in need. We want to make sure that your support is directed to where it is most needed, whether that is delivering food parcels, providing information or helping with tasks like shopping or picking up medications for some of our most vulnerable residents. To sign up to volunteer, please email us directly at: volunteers@activenewham.org.uk? or call 020 3770 4444. List of documents attached to this email Employee Assistance Programme. Contact information for the Employee Assistant helpline which provides confidential support, advice, information and counselling on a variety of workplace and personal issues. Links to useful webpages A really helpful You Tube video from a GP which provides basic practical advice for teaching staff on keeping safe looking after children https://youtu.be/R9AgQso9p2w Information to follow - A letter from the Council for schools to use with parents regarding key workers - A Summary of DFE expectations regarding school opening Best wishes Sue Imbriano Key Contact Information: see attachment
Daily Head Teachers Update
26 Mar
Dear Colleagues, We remain extremely grateful to you and your staff as you keep going through the ever increasing challenges each day throws at you. I am sure that many of you will know just how appreciative parents and carers are of what you are doing and I would just like to voice those sentiments on behalf of all the children and young people you are providing for. I know we must seem like a ‘stuck record’, but could you please continue to update Geetha (geetha.unnithan@theeducationspace.co.uk) and Cyra (cyra.mccollin@theeducationspace.co.uk) at NPW with information on closure and numbers attending each day. This will enable us to have the most recent information on which to base future planning. Free School Meals – Vouchers Update Further to yesterday’s advice on free school meals, a number of primary and secondary schools have proceeded to order e-vouchers for FSM-eligible children through the Wonde service, and some schools have successfully implemented this approach today including Rokeby school and Tapscott Trust schools. Further to a query as to whether the LA can bulk purchase vouchers on behalf of schools, we have discussed with Wonde this afternoon and this is not possible as Wonde is not compatible with LA management information systems. We recommend that schools purchasing vouchers do so for the period only up until the Easter break, until we know more about the national voucher scheme from DfE. A reminder that DfE has committed to reimbursing the costs schools incur. School Websites Many schools have a message on the homepage of the school website explaining the provision in place for key worker parents and vulnerable children. We are aware that demand may rise as more people seek employment with supermarkets or volunteer for NHS work. To this end, please can you ensure that your website has contact details for key worker parents and parents of vulnerable children so they may arrange childcare over the coming weeks whilst the school is still closed to the majority of pupils. List of documents attached to this email. 1. A letter from Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families - COVID-19 Response 2. A guidance note on construction projects 3. A promotional poster for Kooth, an online support service available to young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support 4. School FAQs - Public Health guidance 5. A HR guidance Links to useful webpages A link to guidance from Department for Education and Public Health England on implementing social distancing in education and childcare settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-social-distancing-in-education-and-childcare-settings A link to the Head Start webpage. Head Start are putting together a range of resources for schools and parents to support children and young people during this time with particular focus on their mental health and wellbeing: Head Start Newham | Newham Connect A link to the Newham Webpage which is providing further advice and guidance on all things COVID-19. The webpage will continually be updated with new information and further information on support for residents will be available in the coming days. https://www.newham.gov.uk/Pages/ServiceChild/Coronavirus-(Covid-19).aspx Information which will follow later this week will include: An Update on first aid training An Update on the Community Relief Network (Distribution Hubs) Best wishes Sue Imbriano Key Contact Information: Geetha Unnithan (geetha.unnithan@theeducationspace.co.uk) Tel 020 8249 6900 ext: 173, mob 07807 727366, out of hours emergency line 07770 227 094 (4.30 p.m. to 8.30 am) Annie Mulhall I Media Officer I Communication: Annie.Mulhall@newham.gov.uk Mob: 07932 674393 Sue.Imbriano@newham.gov.uk Mob: 07857 311237 peter.gibb@newham.gov.uk Mob: 07773 210 733 dani.wade@newham.gov.uk Mob: 07854 081 918 Simon.McKenzie@newham.gov.uk Tel: 020 3373 8971 Travelassistance@newham.gov.uk Tel:020 3373 3325 Schools Health Team Schoolhealth@newham.gov.uk Duty School Nurse Telephone: 07970813937
Newham Transition Project - English & Maths Home Learning for Y6 & Y7 students
24 Mar
The core team have agreed that the Newham transition project will be suspended until September. They would like to thank you all for your participation and support with the project this year and look forward to working with you in the next academic year. Attached are the links to the Maths and English transition work, which may be useful when setting home learning for Year 6 and 7 students over the next few weeks. You may need to adjust the format of the lessons for students as the units were designed for teachers to deliver. If you have any questions about the units please do get in touch with Hasifah Choudhary (h.choudhury@littleilford.org) or Amandip Kandola (a.kandola@littleilford.org) KS2 English Transition Unit KS3 Transition Units Click here for the Maths unit downloads http://www.newhamconnect.uk/Article/71407
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 130: Friday 20th March 2020
20 Mar
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 130: Friday 20th March 2020.
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Training & Events

27
27 Apr
Dyslexia Awareness
Aims: * to understand the current working definition of dyslexia and its implications * consider some of the barriers to learning and adjustments that can be made in a mainstream setting * identify small changes that can be made to classroom practice
11
11 May
Education Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
Training content covers • Latest changes to statutory guidance e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working together to Safeguard Children • Latest Ofsted Inspection Safeguarding Guidance • Embedding a culture of Early Help and Safeguarding • Putting policy into effective practice • Managing allegations • Contextual Safeguarding • Criminal Exploitation of Children • Child Sexual Exploitation • Radicalisation and Extremism • Honour based Violence • Online safety • Learning from the latest Serious Case Reviews
08
08 Jun
Education Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
Training content covers • Latest changes to statutory guidance e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working together to Safeguard Children • Latest Ofsted Inspection Safeguarding Guidance • Embedding a culture of Early Help and Safeguarding • Putting policy into effective practice • Managing allegations • Contextual Safeguarding • Criminal Exploitation of Children • Child Sexual Exploitation • Radicalisation and Extremism • Honour based Violence • Online safety • Learning from the latest Serious Case Reviews
02
02 Jul
Summer 2020 Early Help Partnership Network
We will cover: • CYPS and Early Help Updates • The law around sharing intimate images and sexting behaviour • The use of social media and apps • Interactive and online gaming platforms • Parental Responsibility around keeping children safe online
13
13 Jul
Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
Training content covers • Latest changes to statutory guidance e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working together to Safeguard Children • Latest Ofsted Inspection Safeguarding Guidance • Embedding a culture of Early Help and Safeguarding • Putting policy into effective practice • Managing allegations • Criminal Exploitation of Children • Child Sexual Exploitation • Radicalisation and Extremism • Honour based Violence • Online safety • Learning from the latest Serious Case Reviews