2020/21 Service Level Agreements – Available to purchase now
Our package of annual traded services for the academic year 2020/21 is now available to view and purchase.
The user guide on how to purchase services is attached and can also be found with other useful user guides on the website under the Resources tab.
We would particularly like to draw your attention to the:
School Improvement SLA – This SLA has been refreshed and schools can now purchase the school improvement element as a stand alone SLA or as a bundle with the school data profile and access to FFT, with a 25% discount on the data profile. Also new for 2020/21 is that schools that purchase this SLA receive a 20% discount on the Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education training programme.
Other benefits include a comprehensive training programme for school staff and for governors, plus bespoke support requested by the school in line with its individual priorities, for example, teaching and learning reviews, curriculum support, Ofsted consultations and coaching. We have added details of the external education consultants we commission to add capacity to the school improvement team to provide support requested through the SLA. We are still adding to that list but please do check out the expertise and experience of the consultants, which may help when you are deciding how to use your allocated days. To find this information, log in to www.Services2Schools.org.uk,click on the Services tab and go to School Improvement. You will find the link to the consultants on the right hand sid of the screen.
NQT SLA – The NQT service provides proven, robust, responsive and impartial NQT induction support and guidance for schools. To complement the statutory induction programme, schools can purchase a CPD programme of over 20 carefully designed sessions for primary and early years NQTs. This programme has been externally quality assured and developed in co-ordination with schools to ensure it is relevant, up-to-date and high quality.
Educational Psychology SLA – This service has worked hard to keep its prices at an affordable rate for schools and is pleased to be able to offer the 2020/21 service at the same rate for the fourth year running!
Please note that when you start purchasing services, the system will pre-tick the items that you purchased for 2019-20. You will need to untick those if your choice of traded services for 2020-21 is different and select the more relevant services instead.
For general queries or support with purchasing items through the website, please contact Amanda Price, Natalija Sorokina or Grace Herbert . You can also call us on 0207745 7444.
If you have any queries about specific SLAs, please contact the person indicated on their service pages.
Government stay home advice – multiple language links
Please find attached links with the current Government guidance on Covid-19 in multiple languages making clear the advice on staying home, social isolation and the exceptions.
Please do share this with parent/s carers and all staff.
Taking Care of Physical and Mental Well Being
During this most unusual of circumstances, we are all adjusting to new routines and changes to our everyday lifestyle. To support colleagues, their families and friends, who may be feeling a bit uncertain or anxious at this time, not sure of what they can do to keep healthy and safe, we have compiled the following links which may provide a helpful source of ideas and inspiration. It is important we all take time for our own welfare so that we can be there for others when needed.
There is something for everyone here, so do take time to explore these links, take advantage of some of the opportunities contained within and perhaps learn something new. Please share this
information widely as it is important that we all continue to look out for each other at this time. If you co across any other sites you think worthwhile then please do send a link and we can update this list.
Chatterpack Blog - Comprehensive list of available resources for anyone isolated at home: https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home
Also, additional home fitness and exercise programmes
MPC 30 Day Social Distance Workout Challenge: https://mypeakchallenge.com/pages/sdc30
Chris Hemsworth Free 6 week Health and Fitness programme ‘Centr’: https://centr.com/join-us
60+ Free At Home workouts: https://www.girlsgonestrong.com/free-home-workouts-download/
30 Day Yoga at home: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLui6Eyny-UzzFFfpiil94CUrWKVMaqmkm
BodyGroove Dance Workouts - 30 days free: https://www.startbodygroove.com/?utm_source=ExposeMedia&utm_medium=Others&utm_campaign=1.+EXP+-+TOF+%7C+Broad+%7C+TC&utm_content=763906634050275+-+Copy
Mind ‘Coronavirus and your Well Being’
Free virtual tours of museums, educational sites and galleries: https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/free-virtual-tours-of-world-museums-educational-sites-galleries-for-children/
Audible – Free audiobooks: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Open University – free course list: https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue
Gareth Malone, Great British Choir: https://decca.com/greatbritishhomechorus/
NQT SERVICE - Important Information regarding NQT Training Programme
Dear Headteachers, Tutors and Co-ordinators
Regretfully, we are making some changes to our training programme in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Due to the increasing health concerns and escalating developments that have occurred over the last several days, we have made the decision to cancel all training until after the Easter period, and also the Primary/EYFS NQT conference on the 21st May.
We have some great training events coming up, so this has not been an easy decision. We know how important the opportunity is to come together with fellow peers in the education world and how much effort both the NQT team, the wider school support team and school and other education partners put into organising them.
However, the safety and wellbeing of our NQT and other school and education colleagues, and the public at large have to be our primary concern. We feel that the decision we have made is the safest possible course of action, and will help schools to stay open and focus on prioritising local and community needs.
While we understand that the official government advice currently does not prohibit the holding and promotion of events, we believe that we should play an active role in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, we cannot be certain when the situation will escalate and more restrictive "social distancing" measures are put into place, so believe it is important to be as prepared as we can be.
We will give further updates about summer term courses in due course. As it is unlikely that we will be able re-run cancelled courses in this academic year, we will give access free of charge to those signed up to the full NQT CPD programme when we next offer those courses hopefully in 2020-21.
Julie Shaw and Linda Crichton
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for schools 24/02/2020
Thank you for your support in raising awareness of how to prevent the spread of germs, including Coronavirus (COVID-19) and for sharing advice for travellers within your school.
Public Health England has issued guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The guidance aims to assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers on:
How to help prevent spread of germs
What to do if someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 has been in a school or other educational setting
Advice for individuals who have travelled from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand within the last 14 days