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
Health and Safety Newsletter Autumn 2018
For the latest health and safety news and updates from the Strategic Risk Management team
Bunsen burner wire gauzes
The Health and Safety Executive has been made aware that two companies have supplied schools and potentially other users, with gauze mats which contain asbestos. The metal gauze mats are designed for use over Bunsen burners.
HSE latest advice tells you what to do to safely dispose of any gauzes suspected of containing asbestos.
Please also refer to the frequently asked questions on asbestos containing gauzes on their website www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! KS4 Early Results Service
For the first time this summer, FFT are providing a national KS4 early results service as part of their subscription. Schools taking part will receive an early KS4 summary dashboard including a national comparative analysis of Attainment 8, Progress 8, English and Maths,
Participating schools will be able to download a 2018 KS4 results analysis from Aspire by Friday 7 September at the latest.
To take advantage of this offer, Aspire Headteachers and Data Managers will need to login to FFT Aspire and upload their KS4 Pupil results by Friday 31 August 2018. FFT will then do the rest. Aspire users will be emailed when the upload page goes live in August.
As FFT Aspire is offered to local authorities at a substantial discount we are pleased to be able to pass on considerable savings to schools that subscribe through us. Sign up to our PKM SLA 2018/19 to benefit. The SLA offers a range of high-quality education data analyses to schools through the FFT Aspire and Perspective Lite websites.
Only schools that have signed up to our 2018/19 SLA for the next academic year, which covers analyses of 2018 results, will be able to access early KS4 results data. If you have not yet subscribed for the next academic year please do so as soon as possible.
If you have any queries on our SLA or require more information please do contact us at email@example.com.