A New Direction – Creative INSET programme
1 May 2019
1 May 2019
30 April 2019
Welcome to the inaugural report of the Mental Health and Wellbeing in UK Schools.
The 21st Century brings a unique set of challenges to leaders in our education system. Years of funding reforms, austerity and an increasing complexity of needs have combined to cause a minefield of barriers for them to overcome in order to create a mental health friendly ethos for their pupils. Click here for more information Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Survey 2019
29 April 2019
Now that H&F’s sovereign education service has been established and embedded, we are offering an innovative and wider range of services. We have developed our wider offer with schools, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration on this exciting journey. Thanks to this hard work we are now in a position to accept memberships for the inaugural year of the Learning Partnership. This will be an umbrella membership group delivering bespoke services dedicated to the needs of the individual school, with peer to peer support at the heart of the model: CPD, workforce reform, teaching and learning developments. Click here to download the latest SLA LBHF Education SLA
10 April 2019
This full-day workshop includes a range of scenarios designed to explore the various risks children and young people face in our communities. There is more in depth knowledge around legislation and the child protection process is explored. The thresholds of intervention (early help, child in need and child protection) are examined and the referral process is outlined.
This workshop is suitable for those practitioners who work directly with children or parents. Those who attend this workshop should have a basic understanding of safeguarding and what to look out for (as in level 1 above) but they do not have to have attended the above course with the LSCB.
This course content is refreshed regularly and some practitioners are mandated to attend yearly. The other full-day specialist courses (below) can also meet this yearly update requirement. The half-day refresher (directly below) may also satisfy this. Please discuss with your safeguarding lead or manager if you are unsure.
For more information, click here.
18 March 2019
They perform better in their classrooms, communities and future careers. That’s why ukactive Kids and Nike have launched Active School Hero, to recognise the achievements of those people working in primary schools across greater London who are helping to get kids active.
We would really appreciate your help in promoting Active School Hero within your boroughs and across your networks to encourage people to nominate – the initiative will identify ‘heroes’ in every one of London’s boroughs.
Nominations are free of charge and you may nominate as many Heroes as you would like. It can be any school staff member in a London primary school who helps kids be active; from the lollypop lady, teaching assistant and librarian to the catering staff, active travel lead or the after school activities manager. The nominations will close on April 8th at 11:59pm.
Nominations can be made through the website https://activeschoolhero.com/ and please see below for the toolkit to promote the award through your networks and feel free to share the attached posters: ttps://activeschoolhero.com/ASH_Digital_Toolkit.zip
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11 February 2019
Character and resilience are as crucial to young people’s future success as academic qualifications, Education Secretary Damian Hinds said today. Click here for more information.
31 January 2019
The Natural History Museum is recruiting Primary and Secondary Science teachers for a new Teachers Advisory Panel for our exciting new project, Gardens. Through this programme students will design and investigate their own citizen science projects. Student projects will have a real-world impact on science, interaction with real scientists, and develop student’s skills in thinking scientifically. Teachers will be able to attend a CPD session to help guide their class through the process, and then submit the student’s projects for CREST awards and other recognition.
Your role as a member of the Teachers Advisory panel will be to contribute your teaching expertise as we design, develop and test the workshop and CPD sessions over the next year. Sometimes this will be through face-to-face round table meetings, at other times it will be through emailed surveys or short phone calls. It is a really exciting, innovative project and you will have the opportunity to help us shape it, and add a huge amount of value to the process.
If you are interested in being part of the panel, please contact Joe Sullivan, London Partnerships Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
18 January 2019
The award-winning Tri-borough Music Hub (TBMH) is the lead organisation that oversees the delivery of music education in three West London boroughs – the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea; the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham; and City of Westminster – working with schools, pupils, the workforce and the community. It is a centralised Local Authority service which receives core funding from the Department for Education via the Arts Council England.
Click on the link to download the 2017-18 Annual Report
20 December 2018
Local primary school pupils filled the town hall with their melodic voices at the council’s annual Christmas singing festival. Almost 400 pupils from 13 local schools took part, singing music written and arranged by composer Sally Greaves, and accompanied by musicians from the Royal College of Music. They sang carols and a range of traditional and modern songs, one piece by Sally was debuted at the event.
Click here for more information.
10 December 2018
What does it take to change a child’s life? H is for Harry is a coming of age story about Harry, a charismatic 11-year old boy, who arrives at secondary school in suburban London unable to read or write. With the help of Sophie, his extremely dedicated teacher, can he overcome the illiteracy ingrained across generations of his family?
Against the backdrop of a Britain riven with debates around class, identity and social mobility, the film follows Harry over two years as he fights not only to improve academically but also to believe in a different future for himself. For more information, click here