REMA Interpreters/Bilingual Support Workers are:
Native language speakers with first hand cultural awareness, covering over 45 languages
Experienced and trained in working with children and young people
Surrey County Council employees (Enhanced DBS, Working Together to Safeguard Children Training, Channel Awareness Training, in-house Code of Practice and Conduct for interpreters)
Please see the attached document for the languages that REMA provide.
For more information on cost and interpreters' availability please contact:
Mariana Wallington Bilingual Support Coordinator
REMA (Race Equality and Minority Achievement)
email@example.com 01483 517675
Asbestos Management in Schools - HSE inspectors visit
Following our previous circulation of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) eBulletin - Health and Safety in schools; the HSE have commenced a programme of single issue inspections for the management of asbestos in schools.
The inspections will assess the effectiveness of the management arrangements to control the risks associated with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). The inspections aim to visit a wide range of schools and governance arrangements.
If your school has been selected as part of the programme, you will receive a letter from the HSE. If you receive a letter and would like advice or guidance please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Data Training
We are very pleased to be able to offer Surrey maintained and academy schools the opportunity to attend a half day training course free of charge. An overview of the PKM service level agreement for education data analyses will be provided and experts from Fischer Family Trust will lead a two hour slot focusing on 'Analysing your attainment and progress data in FFT Aspire'.
The training for primary phase schools will take place on Wednesday the 5th December in Woking and Thursday the 6th December in Leatherhead. The training for secondary schools will take place on Thursday 6th December in Leatherhead.
To find out more about the course and to book your place please follow the relevant link below:
Infant, Junior and Primary schools:
Places on the courses are limited and will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Please book as soon as possible to secure your place.
If you have any queries or require more information please do contact us at email@example.com.
EpiPen and Epipen Junior shortage: advice for schools
There is currently a supply issue affecting EpiPen and EpiPen Junior. This is expected to continue for the remainder of 2018.
EpiPen is an adrenaline auto-injector device used in emergencies to treat very serious allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs or other substances.
The shortage may mean some of your pupils start using a different adrenaline auto-injector that you are less familiar with and/or carrying fewer devices than they normally do. You may have already started to notice this.
Please read and urgently circulate this advice from the Department for Health and Social Care, which has been drawn up by NHS allergy experts.
Talking Toolkit launched to help prevent stress in schools
The HSE has launched a downloadable Talking Toolkit for schools leaders aimed at preventing work-related stress.
The Talking Toolkit is a simple, practical guide to help line managers in schools have conversations about issues which may be causing work-related stress, or issues which could have the potential to become future causes if not managed properly.
You can download the toolkit for free and also watch a short video explaining how it can be used from the HSE GO HOME HEALTHY website www.hse.gov.uk/gohomehealthy/stress/education.htm