We hope this email finds you well in these unprecedented and very strange times.
We wanted to update you on the current situation within the Specialist Teaching Teams and to identify some of the ways in which we can continue to support you. Like other teams, our situation is continually changing depending on the number of individual staff who are unwell and the fact that, staff who are well, may be redeployed to support our special school settings and Alternative Provisions.
We understand that your needs will depend upon your own and your school’s circumstances and capacity, but below are some of the ways in which we can support you via phone, email or video link:
* Pupil reviews
* Specific advice for supporting pupils
* Advice and signposting on SEN CPD opportunities for staff
Where a pupil is an open case, we can also contact parents directly as part of a review or to provide advice on how to support their child’s approach to education at home.
Due to uncertainties around the length of time that the current restrictions will be in place, we are not able to reschedule existing appointments but will be in contact when this becomes possible.
Please contact your Specialist Teacher to identify any support that you would find helpful, if they are unavailable due to sickness or redeployment, their out of office notification will be on and will detail an alternative contact.
Stay safe and we hope to see you all very soon
Wendy Mumford, Jo Kenyon, Jackie Foley and Sally Wade
(Senior Lead Specialist Teachers)
Buyback Scheme 2020-21
Dear Business Managers,
The Buyback Works and Inspection pricing for VC, Community, Foundation, VA and PRU Schools is now available for purchase.The costs have been increased by 3% this year. On your shopping list you may see the price listed against a fixed price item as "POA" but the cost is visible when you click on the inspection and enter the number of units you require. If you cannot see a price please contact me to request a quotation.
This is the final year of the current three year scheme. For the Schools that currently subscribe to Works or wish to join can we politely ask that you purchase Works as soon as possible to ensure that your reactive calls continue to be logged with the Helpdesk.
For the Schools that subscribe to Inspections it would be appreciated if you could purchase as soon as possible so we can inform our Contractors that you are continuing with the servicing.
If you are not purchasing certain inspections it would also be appreciated if you could let me know as soon as possible to ensure we do not add to the new Contracts from 1st April.
Thank you and regards
REMA SERVICE OFFER 2020-2021 now available for maintained schools
We are inviting you to purchase REMA services for the 2020/2021 financial year.
REMA (Race Equality and Minority Achievement) services are delivered through a countywide team. The role of REMA is to assist schools in raising achievement and improving outcomes for ethnic and language minority children and young people, and to promote inclusive practices and equality, in line with the Ofsted framework.
A 5% early reply discount is available on EAL and GRT Teaching and School Improvement Support Days, if you purchase 5 days or more by 30th April 2020
A purchase of at least 5 days means schools can also benefit from free attendance, for up to two people, at termly Training Networks
Committing to purchase a number of days at the start of the financial year will ensure that we have the capacity to meet your requirements as we are not in a position to guarantee a response to all requests on an ‘as and when’ basis.
Specialist Teachers and Bilingual Support Workers can provide support and expertise to help schools deal with the challenges and language barriers faced by EAL pupils.
All REMA EAL services are offered to schools on a traded basis and can be purchased at the daily rate for teachers of £510 and for Bilingual Support Workers £100 for a minimum 2 hour session.
Specialist Teachers and Traveller Education Support Workers can provide a high level of expertise and knowledge to improve outcomes and reduce vulnerability for the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller pupil group.
A core offer of GRT Specialist Teacher and Traveller Education Support Worker services is provided for primary schools at no cost. This includes elements of GRT pupil focused support, such as induction for new arrivals and consultation for more complex needs. Staff can also benefit from bespoke school based training and free attendance at termly countywide training. An enhanced GRT offer is also available on a traded basis. This can provide more extensive school and pupil involvement, including direct teaching support.
All REMA GRT services to secondary schools are offered on a traded basis and can be purchased at the daily rate for teachers of £510 and for Traveller Education Support Workers £350 per day (also available in two hour sessions).
Please find attached the new REMA brochure for maintained schools which will give you full details of the range of support we can offer schools, as well as the REMA contact details.
User Guides now available!
A range of step by step 'how to' guides have now been uploaded to the About Us page of Services for Schools Portal. These cover logging in, browsing and purchasing contracts, services and products, how to book training courses, how to access resources.
Additional user guides are also available to logged in users within the Services for Schools Resource Area To access the guides, once you have logged in, simply type 'help' into the search bar on your home page and click the resources button on the right of the search bar.
We hope you find these helpful - as ever, if you have any feedback or suggestions, please let us know by email at email@example.com
Positive Play Training
Positive Play Training for Lunch Time Supervisors KS1 & 2
Children can spend over 20% of their school day out of lessons and in the school grounds and this training helps schools develop very positive playing environments by utilising grounds in the most creative, positive and cost effective ways.
Some creative thinking, good organisation and the redistribution of equipment can quickly transform the attitudes and activities in a playground without spending a lot of money.
This half day course will reinforce the importance of the lunch time supervisors (and other staffs members) role in promoting a positive playground. Delegates will examine ways of organising the playground and identifying appropriate equipment. Whilst also exploring practical solutions to help encourage positive play in the playground.
Date: Wed 29 April 2020
Time: 9:30 - 12:30pm
Venue: St John’s C of E Primary School, Goodwyns Road, Dorking, RH4 2LS
Click here to book.
For more information please contact Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org.