10.09.2021- SEND Capital Programme

Annex 1 SEND Capital Programme Current Approved Projects 10092021

Letter to All Surrey Headteachers SEND Capital Programme Sept 2021 update FINAL

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you are well and have had a great start to the new academic year.

Attached is updated information about Surrey’s SEND Capital Programme. Please note, there is no action required at present and do feel free to distribute to your senior leadership teams.

This update report details progress, planned next steps and key dates for your information.

If you have any queries about the SEND Capital Programme then please contact Emilie.WilliamsJones@surreycc.gov.uk

Kind regards

Jane Winterbone

SCC dedicated webpage – Covid-19 Information for School Leaders: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/emergency-planning-and-community-safety/coronavirus/school-leaders

For the Attention of the CEO, Headteacher, DSLs & Chairs of Governor - Surrey County Council Template Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 2020

It has been brought to the attention of the Education Safeguarding Team that the Surrey County Council Template Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 2020 circulated to schools via the Education Safeguarding Team Update mailing list has not reached everyone...Read More

Surrey County Council Template Safeguarding Child Protection Policy 2020

the DfE have recently issued a new School Admissions Code

This will be something Governors will be interested in, especially if they are own admission authority schools (academies, foundation, trust and VA).
A prepared summary of the changes for schools is attached.

Summary of Code changes for schools 24/05/2021

Draft School Admissions Code

Briefing for schools on the proposed changes

1. On 26 June, the DfE issued a consultation on a revised version of the School Admissions Code - https://consult.education.gov.uk/home-to-school-transport-and-admissions-team/changes-to-the-school-admissions-code. The consultation will run for 16 weeks until 16 October 2020.
Summary of Code changes for schools 01/09/2020.docx

Schools with Governor or trustee Vacancies

In this section we offer opportunities for those interested in taking up school Governance and for existing governors and trustees either looking for a change or with the capacity to take on a second school position.

The core responsibilities of Governance are
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

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Following - Surrey Resilience and Sustainability Conference 22nd September

This information could be vital for Governance and Leadership so please see Conference Folders below

The presentations from the Resilience and sustainability conference at Sandown of interest to all in Governance

Ofsted presentation Resilience and sustainability conference 22.09.21.pdf

Resilience and Sustainability Conference 22 Sept Presentations.pptx

Meetings/Conference Programme outline for 22nd September 2021 Resilience and Sustainability.pdf

School buildings: construction framework 2021

Information on the framework used to procure school and public building construction works.
First published.
30 November 2021

Free period product scheme for schools and colleges extended

Free period products will continue to be available for schools to distribute to their pupils in England
First published. 26 November 2021

Early years funding benchmarking tool

Information on indicators of local authority (LA) early education services, and ways to compare an individual LA to other LAs.
Change made:
Routine annual update to the ‘Early years funding benchmarking tool’, ‘Early years funding proforma’ and ‘Early years benchmarking: technical note and user guide’.
25 November 2021

Statistics: education and training

Statistics on education and training in the UK, including schools, post compulsory education, qualifications and education expenditure.

Change made:
Added ‘Education and training statistics for the UK: 2021’.
25 November 2021

Evaluation of the 2017 National Professional Qualifications

Evaluation assessing the effectiveness of the 2017 National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).
First published. 25 November 2021

Initial teacher training (ITT): criteria and supporting advice

Mandatory guidance on the criteria that organisations must meet to provide initial teacher training (ITT) until 31 August 2024.
Change made:
Updated to reflect that this current guidance applies to accredited providers delivering ITT courses until 31 August 2024. After this date, new published ITT criteria and quality requirements will be in place. 1 December 2021

Data protection: privacy notice model documents

Suggested privacy notices for schools and local authorities to issue to staff, parents and pupils about the collection of data.

Change made:
Updated the document ‘Explanation of privacy notices’.
26 November 2021

New measures to reduce pupil absence

Government attendance advisors to start work helping local areas and school trusts put new plans in place to increase attendance First published. 26 November 2021

Celebrities get back to the ‘Rhythm of Life’ in new film supporting COVID-19 vaccination programme

Celebrities, including David Walliams, Jim Broadbent, Russel Tovey, Nicola Roberts and Asa Butterfield, come together to encourage people to get COVID-19 vaccines.
First published.
3 July 2021

Watch the film Here

Thousands more young people to benefit from Opportunity Areas

Fifth year of Opportunity Area announced, backed by £18 million to build back better for children and young people in disadvantaged regions

Thousands more young people in some of the most disadvantaged regions of England will benefit from a fifth year of investment in the flagship Opportunity Areas programme as part of the government’s commitment to levelling up.

Since 2016, the programme has invested £90 million on improving school standards, attendance, teaching quality and recruitment, careers training and advice, literacy and maths skills, alongside tackling barriers to learning that exist beyond the school gates.

An additional £18 million will now be invested in 12 Opportunity Areas across the country, which include Blackpool, Derby and Oldham. Each area will be ‘twinned’ with previous areas who have faced similar challenges so they can benefit from their expertise and collaborate more closely on the issues facing children and young people
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COVID-19: Latest updates

The NHS COVID-19 app launched today and will help the national test and trace effort and support those businesses that are required to collect customer data.

The app uses your phone to detect other app users nearby, and the NHS will let you know if you have been near someone who has developed symptoms.- Elmbridge Borough Council.

Download the app now and find out more about what the app does.

Statistics: further education and skills

Statistics on participation and learner outcomes in the further education and skills sector, including apprenticeships, reported for January 2014 to present.

Change made:
Added ‘Apprenticeship and traineeships: November 2021’ and ‘Further education and skills: November 2021’.
25 November 2021

Experiences of relationships and sex education (RSE)

Evidence from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England 2 (LSYPE2) on young people’s views on RSE, and patterns of sexual risk-taking.
First published. 25 November 2021

Education and training statistics for the UK: 2021

Data on schools, attainment, qualifications gained, education expenditure, further education and higher education in the UK.
First published. 25 November 2021

Co-ordinated admissions 2022: series 18 files

Files for the electronic transfer of 2022 co-ordinated admissions data, primarily for use by software suppliers.
First published. 25 November 2021

Department for Education modern slavery statement: 2020 to 2021

Department for Education (DfE) statement on modern slavery for the 2020 to 2021 reporting period.
First published. 25 November 2021

Subject knowledge enhancement (SKE): course directory

An overview and directory of subject knowledge enhancement courses for lead schools and initial teacher training (ITT) providers. Updated the sections on: biology, chemistry, English, mathematics and physics.
25 November 2021

Local authority interactive tool (LAIT):

An interactive spreadsheet for comparing data about children and young people across all local authorities in England.

Change made:
Added updated versions of ‘Local authority interactive tool’ and ‘Local authority interactive tool: version log’.

25 November 2021

Senior mental health lead training

Find out how to apply for a grant and access DfE quality assured training to help develop a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.

Change made:
Added information about how successful applicants need to provide evidence of booking DfE quality assured training to receive the grant funding.
23 November 2021

Looking after your mental wellbeing

The government has advised that those shielding can now spend time outdoors if they wish to do so. Despite these measures, however, continued social isolation, reduction in physical activity, and changes in routine can all contribute to increased stress. Many people, including those without existing mental health needs, may feel anxious. Reasons for increased anxiety may include potential effects on support with daily living, ongoing care arrangements with health providers, support with medication and changes in daily routines. It is important that you take care of your mind as well as your body and that you get further support if you need it.

Follow the advice that works for you in the guidance on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19. At times like these, it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour which in turn can make you feel worse. Constantly watching the news can make you feel more worried. If you think it is affecting you, try to limit the time you spend watching, reading or listening to media coverage of the outbreak. It may help to only check the news at set times or limit this to a couple of times a day. Try to focus on the things you can control, such as where you get information from and actions you can take to help you feel prepared. The Every Mind Matters page on anxiety and NHS mental wellbeing audio guides provide further information on how to manage anxiety.

If you’re still struggling after several weeks and it’s affecting your daily life, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

If you are receiving services for your mental health, learning disability or autism and are worried about the impact of isolation, contact your key worker, care coordinator or provider to review your care plan. If you have additional needs, contact your key worker or care coordinator to develop a safety or crisis plan.

Staying mentally and physically active

There are simple things you can do that may help you to stay mentally and physically active during this time such as:
• you can find free 10 minute workouts from PHE or other exercise videos to try at home on the NHS Fitness Studio
• spend time doing things you enjoy such as reading, cooking, other indoor hobbies or listening to favourite radio programmes or watching TV
• try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water, exercise regularly, and try to avoid smoking, alcohol and drugs

The Church School Governance Training Programme (CSGTP)

Good Afternoon,

I would like to introduce you to an online Governor Training Programme specifically aimed at Church Schools and with significant discounts available for groups of governors from the same Diocese. We would be very grateful if you could pass this on to those responsible for governor training within your Diocese.

The Hope Church School Governance Online Training Programme (CSGTP) is aimed at Governors and Trustees (Directors) in both church schools and schools with a distinctively Christian ethos, providing support for Governors and Trustees (Directors) committed to improving provision and outcomes for children and young people... Read More

CPD Registration Form CSGTP Online 2018/19

CSGTP_A4_Leaflet_09/10/19 pdf

Course notes on cpd training pages as per last forward

From the Diocese of Guildford

Latest Education Team Mewsletter

Director’s Letter – ‘Leading Flourishing School Communities’

Are you an Inclusive school or are you just missing out.

That there are very many hard working and dedi- cated people in Surrey education is not in doubt and the results overall would tend to reflect that these achievements have been gained in a system which has been very stable for the last 14 or more years but systems become dated and time, tech- nology, economy and society has moved on. Read more on page 12

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Interested in Governance?

We are always looking for new governors to swell our ranks and perform some important functions in the Surrey education system currently a new developing Schools -Led System.

Governors are in the main a unique unit in the education army, unlike all the other units of education’s delivery, they are not chasing a career nor relying on a salary, they are not in governance for a pension or promotion or a bigger house they are simply there to ensure a better future for our next generations; by ensuring today’s society get the best value out of the current generation’s investment.

Uncluttered by personal ambition, governors are able to monitor the desired progress in education to ensure each and every one of our children gets the best education possible. They bring their experience, their knowledge and their reputation from every walk of life, into persuing the very best of education for all children from 0-25. So the next generation will be able to build and enjoy a better society they are proud to pass on to all in the future.

While specific governor vacancies are advertised in the schools section if you are interested in general please contact admin at SGA admin@sureygovernnce.org.uk . Alternatively you can contact SGOSS www.moderngovernor.com or a local school or council of your choice.