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Coronavirus - Update re NQT Induction
19 Mar
FAO The Headteacher & NQT Induction Co-ordinator Coronavirus - Update re NQT Induction The following advice was received from the TRA in recent days: In response to concerns regarding the potential disruption of Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) statutory induction in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) causing extended NQT absence or school closures, please see the following advice from the Department for Education. We are aware some appropriate bodies have received this advice previously in response to enquiries to the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA). We are now circulating to all appropriate bodies to ensure coverage across the sector. The length of the induction period should ordinarily be three full terms of the institution in which induction is begun, based on a school year of three terms (i.e the full-time equivalent of one school year). Absences up to and including 29 days are permitted. If absences exceed a total period of 30 days or more, induction is extended by the aggregate total of days absent, allowing NQTs to finish their induction programmes as well as sufficient time to demonstrate satisfactorily meeting the Teachers’ Standards. Please see the statutory induction guidance for further information. Note that the appropriate body has the option, with the consent of the teacher concerned, to reduce the induction period which the teacher is required to serve to a minimum of one school term if they are satisfied that the teacher has satisfactorily met the Teachers’ Standards. The appropriate body should make this decision in agreement with the NQT. DfE continues to monitor the situation and will provide further advice in due course. All teachers currently studying or working overseas should continue to monitor the advice issued by the FCO and comply with any COVID-19 control measures put in place by their host nation Leicestershire networks with a number of local authorities (acting as the Appropriate Body for NQT Induction) and offers the following supplementary guidance: The Appropriate Body has the discretion to reduce the induction period. (Induction for Newly Qualified Teachers (Induction for Newly Qualified Teachers (England) Statutory Guidance for Appropriate Bodies, Headteachers, School Staff And Governing Bodies Revised April 2018 - Paragraph 3.2-3.5) The Appropriate Body will invite school NQT induction coordinators to consider which, if any, of the current NQTs (due to complete at the end of the summer 2020) are assessed to be consistently meeting the Teachers' Standards and for whom they would like to request a reduced induction. The tutors would then seek the agreement of their headteachers. The tutors would then seek the agreement of the NQTs. When the tutors, headteachers and NQT(s) agree, the school should request a reduction(s)– stating that all three parties have reached agreement. The Appropriate Body will consider the requests and respond accordingly. The Appropriate Body will then review the final assessment and process as usual. or;- 5. Should the tutors, headteachers and individual NQTs agree that it would be in the interests of the NQT to serve a full induction period ( three terms), the NQT induction will be rolled over into the next academic year. Please note that the LA is aware of a small number of NQTs for whom this may be appropriate. Where the NQT is on a short term contract and there is no job within the current school for any subsequent terms, it will be possible to continue induction in a new school. It may be challenging for an NQT to demonstrate that they meet the standards in a new school, if the NQT has only one term of induction to complete. In these circumstances, it will be possible to grant an extension to the induction year. We hope this guidance may answer many of your questions. We live in extraordinary times; but we will do our utmost to ensure that NQTs are not disadvantaged due to government policy in response to the Coronavirus.
Dates for your Diary - Moderation
05 Mar
Schools will be contacted via email on Friday 15th May 2020. The email will be either to confirm that you will moderated for KS1 or KS2 for the 2019/2020 academic year or an email explaining you have not been selected for this year. The moderation window is from 1st to 18th June 2020. Please note that the Meet the Moderator meeting dates will be: KS2 Weds 20th May 2020 North: Beaumanor Hall 9.30 to 11.30 am. South: Jury’s Inn (Hinckley Island) Hotel 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. KS1 Thurs 21st May 2020 North: Beaumanor Hall 9.30 to 11.30 am. South: Jury’s Inn (Hinckley Island) Hotel 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. Should you receive an email confirming the selection of your school for Moderation all details relating to this activity will be provided, including the appeals process, date for which is 1st July 2020. If you have any questions regarding this matter please email Moderation@leics.gov.uk.
Safeguarding Training Events
17 Feb
Dear Teachers We hope you enjoyed your well-earned school break and would like to inform you of early new year’s Safeguarding Children Partnership (SCP) Training Events and Learning Resources. The responsibility for organising safeguarding learning belongs to each individual organisation. However, there are a range of specialist safeguarding events and other related learning that can support Multi–Agency safeguarding across Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. We invite school staff to our free events as well as others. To find out about our upcoming training events or conferences instantly, please click and follow our events! Otherwise you can go to this webpage to see what is on: http://lrsb.org.uk/upcoming-events Some of the events coming up in the new year: 13/01/20 : Core Awareness in Safeguarding Children and Young People 16/01/20 : Safeguarding Children with Disabilities/FREE 28/01/20 : Working Together To Referral /FREEAchieve an Effective 23/03/20 : Working with Families with Multiple and Complex Needs /FREE 30/04/20 : Signs of Safety Introductory Half Day Briefing /FREE 11/06/20 : Signs of Safety Introductory Half Day Briefing /FREE As a part of East Midlands Reducing Parental Conflict Training Programme, here is the link for registering Early Help’s e-learning package. We are hoping to see you on one of these training events soon. All the best wishes for the new term. LLR Safeguarding Boards
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POSTPONED - LEAMIS - Microsoft Word - Level 1
Word enables you to create professional-looking documents that can incorporate impressive graphics, give documents a consistent look, store and re-use ready made content, safeguard your content and provides an efficient tool to reduce administration burden. • Creating Tables - merging and splitting cells, • Creating Forms • Headers and Footers • Frames and Pictures • Mail Merge
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09 Jun
Emergency Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (6 hour)
Unit 1 covers the following topics: the role of the paediatric first aider dealing with emergencies management of an unconscious casualty management of a casualty who is not breathing normally CPR (baby, child & adult procedures) safe use of an automated external defibrillator management of a casualty who is choking recognition and management of anaphylaxis management of a casualty who is in shock management of a casualty who has a bleeding wound It also provides the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer first aid to an infant, child or adult who is: unconscious not breathing choking bleeding from a wound and in shock
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09 Jun
Health and Safety - Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (12 hour)
Unit 1 covers the following topics: The role of the paediatric first aider, dealing with emergencies, management of an unconscious casualty, management of a casualty who is not breathing normally CPR (baby, child & adult procedures), safe use of an automated external defibrillator, management of a casualty who is choking, recognition and management of anaphylaxis, management of a casualty who is in shock, management of a casualty who has a bleeding wound, It also provides the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer first aid to an infant, child or adult who is: unconscious, not breathing, choking, bleeding from a wound and in shock. Unit 2 covers the following topics: dealing with chronic medical conditions and sudden illness diabetes, sickle cell, meningitis, asthma, dealing with the effects of extreme heat and cold hypothermia, heat exhaustion, heat stroke, management of casualty with suspected fracture and dislocation, management of casualty with head, neck or spinal injury, dealing with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose, dealing with minor injuries dealing with electric shock, dealing with burns and scalds, dealing with poisoning, dealing with bites and stings records and reporting It also provides the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer first aid to an infant, child or adult who: requires a support sling, requires an elevation sling, has a suspected spinal injury