Dedicated Schools Grant 2020-2021 - Schools Block consultations
Responses are requested on the following proposals before the January Schools Forum:
* Minimum Funding Guarantee (for maintained schools and academies)
* De-delegation (for maintained schools only)
Closing date for return of consultation responses 17 January 2020
See the attached forms for return by email to: email@example.com
Solar for Schools
Carbon Footprint Ltd are an environmental consultancy working with organisations to assess and reduce their environmental impact. Some of their corporate clients choose to offset their emissions and sponsor local environmental projects. They have a client in the Newham area that would like to sponsor the cost and installation of a solar panel system to a local school.
Carbon Footprint Ltd matches schools that would like solar panels with corporate sponsors. As part of a commitment to the environment and a Sustainability or Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme, these corporate sponsors offer to donate in entirety a solar panel system completely free of charge to the selected School.
Is this something that would be of interest to your school? Please note, once installed the solar panels and all the energy generated will be yours completely.
See the attached application form which gives some more details and asks some initial questions regarding your suitability.
If you are interested, please fill out the application form attached and reply to firstname.lastname@example.org If your school is short-listed, a feasibility study will then be conducted to determine if your school is suitable and what size system could be installed.
Please inform them of your interest ASAP, or if you would like to call Jenny Webb on 01256 592 117 to discuss further.
London bridge terror attack advice to the schools' sector
The Department for Education have issued the attached advice note for the schools' sector following the London bridge terror attack.
Newham's Early Help Hub
The Early Help Hub comprises of the Early Help Partnership Team and Families First Service. Early Help Hub Practitioners sit alongside Newham Multiagency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to undertake the following:
· Screen and conduct research on requests for support and identify appropriate lead agencies to work in partnership with families
· Work with families to understand their story and to help identify the right support required at that specific time
· Help obtain the family’s consent for early help support
· Help to identify families that might need an intensive level of support requiring Families First involvement
In addition to this, the Early Help Hub:
· provides information, advice and guidance on early help to professionals and the public
· help co-ordinate support for families where an appropriate lead agency has not been identified at the point of referral for a limited period of time
· support professionals to understand a family’s strengths and needs by completing an Early Help Record
· provides advice on transitioning cases where statutory intervention is no longer required but further support may be offered at the universal early help level.
For information go to www.families.newham.gov.uk
The next Early Help Framework and Team around the Family (TAF) training will be taking place on 10th February 2020. To book, please follow this link.
The next Early Help Network event will take place on 27th February 2020. More details and booking information will be circulated nearer the time.
Early Help Support Co-ordination Panel (EHSCP)
The first EHSC panel took place at Beckton and Royal Docks Children’s Centre on 4th December 2019. This multi-agency panel has representation from health, domestic abuse services, YOT, SEND, early help, Children’s Centres and Housing. The Early Help Support Co-ordination panel is responsible for ensuring the co-ordination of services to families that are engaged under universal services. Schools have the opportunity to present families where concerns have been raised and parental written consent has been obtained to discuss the case at this forum. The 2020 panel dates and additional information will be published in due course.
For full information on the role and services of the Early Help Partnership Team and Families First Service, and contact details click on the attachment.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 – 27 January 2019 9.30-12.30pm
Our schools play an essential role in Holocaust Memorial Day, so we would like to invite you or your representative, with up to five pupils to join Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, council members, local residents and invited guests to this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 which will be held at Old Town Hall Stratford on Monday 27 January 2020 from 9.30am-12pm. Doors open 9am.
We would also like to invite pupils to participate in the ceremony, perhaps through presenting a short piece of drama, music or poetry at the event or by displaying art or writing focused on this year’s theme ‘Stand Together’.
This year’s theme explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.This year, we are honoured to be welcoming guest speaker and Holocaust survivor John Hajdu.
If you are interested in your school doing a reading or performance, please contact: Dominique Roome (email@example.com) as soon as possible as there are a limited number of performance slots/display opportunities.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Monday 13 January to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the adult that will lead the party and the number of pupils you plan to bring.
If you are interested in a workshop at your school, please email Shah Muhmud on email@example.com ASAP. Workshops will delivered in schools during the two weeks prior to the event and availability is on a first come, first served basis.
The Holocaust Educational Trust has advised that owing to the content and subject matter of the presentation, the event is suitable for pupils in Year 6 and above. Additional information can be found on the following link www.newham.gov.uk/hmd.
We do hope that you will be able to participate and attend.