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Whole School Safeguarding and Child Protection training
22 Aug
Please see information below about ‘Whole School Safeguarding training’ in line with KCSIE changes September 2019, I have already sent this out at the end of term 6 though am mindful it was very late in the term. Therefore I am sending out again now as I am aware that the date will be upon us all soon. Please follow the link to the MSCB website and this will allow you to book onto the course Whole School Safeguarding and Child Protection training The Education Safeguarding Officer has produced an updated whole school training pack for use with teachers, home school support workers, teaching assistants and other school personnel. This training is for the Designated Safeguarding Lead of the school, the individual is being offered the opportunity to attend a 2 hour briefing to discuss the updated training package. Once the briefing is completed, a full version of the training package will be sent to school staff. Who the course is for: This training is for education provisions and delegates attending as designated leads must be a senior member of staff within the provision (staff will be contacted regarding application forms that cannot be processed). This is not a training session for all school staff and is specifically a briefing to identify the updated points within the training package. Cost: One free place for LA school, otherwise £100 per delegate Training dates and times: Thursday 5th September 2019 from 9.30am to 11.30am at Parkwood Youth Centre. Thursday 5th September 2019 from 3.00pm to 5.00pm at Gun Wharf, Chatham Book onto the course To register your interest to book onto the course please complete our MSCB training application form. Thank you
Persistent Absence
21 Aug
All schools (excluding special schools) Medway now uses the school census to calculate and monitor persistent absence. Schools (excluding special schools) will no longer need to send the persistent absence return to Medway. Reports developed by SIMs for Medway Council will still be updated yearly by Medway (reflecting the new term dates) and uploaded for school’s internal use. Special schools The school census collects absence data yearly rather than termly, so we cannot monitor special schools in the same way. We request that special schools continue to submit their persistent absence return. This will only be after each term has ended for example, Autumn: Term 1 to 2, Spring: Term 1 to 4 and Summer: Term 1 to 6. The report and further guidance can be found on our website; https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200164/school_information/360/school_information_returns/1 If you require any assistance please contact Performance and Intelligence Team by emailing maninfo@medway.gov.uk or by telephoning 01634 332613, 337088, 337086 or 01634 338180
Promoting mental health and wellbeing in inclusive, calmer classrooms
06 Aug
Promoting mental health and wellbeing in inclusive, calmer classrooms Tuesday 14th January 2020 Powerfully positive lunchtimes and playtimes and clam dining halls Wednesday 15th January 2020 Venue: Barnsole Primary School, Barnsole Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2JG Please view fliers for more information