• HR Training Courses for 2019/2020 Academic Year

  • School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) Report Published (Updated)

  • LTS Catering celebrates Gold Food for Life award

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HR Training Courses for 2019/2020 Academic Year
15 Aug
The HR training courses for the 2019/20 academic year have now been published and are available for booking; the published courses are: Introduction to Performance Management of teaching and support staff (25 Sep 19); Behaviour at Work - Understanding the Unacceptable (27 Nov 19); Attendance Management (4 Dec 19); Handling Difficult Cases and Conversations (22 Jan 20); HR Induction for Headteachers (29 Jan 20); Pre-Employment Checks and Single Central Record (11 Feb 2020); Mental Health Awareness for Employers (27 Feb 2020); Fixed Term Contracts and Varying Employment Contracts (25 Mar 20); Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (13 May 2020). The courses can be found within the HR pages, through the Training pages or the calendar.
School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) Report Published (Updated)
23 Jul
The STRB Report has been published today and the report and executive summary can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-teachers-review-body-29th-report-2019?utm_source=c8e5327a-0c51-4109-9a60-08a765911d04&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate The Executive Summary concludes and recommends that: "For September 2019, we recommend that all pay and allowance ranges for teachers and school leaders are uplifted by 2.75%". The (Draft) School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document is expected to follow shortly, and we will compare and review that document and provide advice to schools and academies accordingly. Update: The Education Secretary has accepted all the recommendations from the STRB, to raise the upper and lower boundaries of all pay ranges by 2.75 per cent.Schools will continue to determine how staff are paid, but the increase in pay will be supported by an additional £105 million to be paid through the teachers’ pay grant?.
LTS Catering celebrates Gold Food for Life award
19 Jul
LTS Catering has picked up a top award for the food they serve in schools for the very first time. The team of passionate cooks are celebrating after being given the Soil Association’s Gold ‘Food Served Here’ catering mark, which is the highest accolade the Soil Association currently presents to caterers across the country. The team serve more than 33,000 school meals to more than 230 schools across the Midlands and are continually striving to serve show-stopping, healthy food that helps children learn and grow. Deputy county council leader, Byron Rhodes, said: “LTS Catering have had some fantastic achievements in the past year which include business beyond the county borders, trialling new menus, successful apprenticeships in Michelin restaurants and much more. But this recognition from the Soil Association is something the catering team have been striving to achieve, and now they have.” “This quality mark reflects and embodies the good food culture that we’re so passionate about and underlines the excellent work from our school kitchens where staff take pride in serving food for young people that’s healthy, nutritious and where possible, direct from local suppliers.” It is hoped that the latest achievement from LTS Catering, that has come shortly after being accepted as a member of the Sustainable Food Cities Network, will encourage more people and organisations to get involved in making Leicestershire a healthy, sustainable county. Last year, LTS Catering contributed to the £2m income generation for the council which is helping to offset reductions in government funding. Achieving the gold status will give LTS Catering the opportunity to attract new markets, which could help them contribute further to the council’s financial targets. LTS Catering is well known in Leicestershire for its ethos and attitude towards providing excellent standards and exciting yet engaging mealtimes. One of their golden ingredients in their recipe for success is the Junior Chef competition which attracts children from across Leicester and Leicestershire. This year, the competition, which took place on 24 June, was made even more special as representatives from the Soil Association joined the young chefs and catering team to present them with their gold certificate to mark their latest success story. Picture: Jackie Manship (Catering Manager, LTS Catering) and David Persuad (Food for Life Served Here Development Manager - Midlands).
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02 Sep
Safeguarding Children (Battling Brook group governor in-school training)
Course objectives: • To develop an awareness of safeguarding issues for schools • To enable governors to understand their statutory responsibilities in relation to safeguarding • To enable governors to monitor and evaluate their school’s safeguarding arrangements
03 Sep
Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 (Including Paediatric Element)
In accordance with Appendix 6 H&S (First-Aid) Regulations 1981; The role of the first aider, importance of preventing cross infection, the need for recording incidents and actions, use of available equipment, Assessing the situation & act safely in an emergency, Administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator, Administer first aid to a casualty who is: unconscious (including seizures), choking, wounded or bleeding, suffering from shock, Provide appropriate first aid for Minor Injuries (small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds & small splinters) Additional Subjects Administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation to a child, Recognition and management of Asthma, Recognition and management of Anaphylaxis, Recognition and management of Diabetes, Administer first aid to a child who is: unconscious (including seizures) choking
03 Sep
First Aid at Work (Level 3)
In accordance with Appendix 5 & 6of the H&S (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 Unit 1 covers the following topics: Roles and responsibilities of a first aider; cross infection;recording incidents & actions;use of available equipment; assessing an incident;unconscious casualties (including seizure);cardio pulmonary resuscitation;choking;wounds and bleeding;shock;minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters); Unit 2 covers the following topics: Secondary survey;injuries to bones, joints and muscles (including spinal injuries);suspected head and spinal injuries;chest injuries;burns and scalds;eye injuries;sudden poisoning;anaphylaxis;major illnesses (heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma & diabetes);serious bleeding including: embedded objects;sucking chest wound;amputations;