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A comprehensive waste and recycling collection service for schools, along with industrial and commercial premises in Kirklees
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Refurbishment at Cliffe House
04 Feb
Cliffe House is currently closed for refurbishment, however, great news we are working in partnership with Bradley Scout Camp to continue providing high quality outdoor learning experiences. Cliffe House is due to re-open late 2020. Current planned works include the following: New roof Heating system installed throughout the house Upgrade information and communications technology infrastructure Re-wire Full redecoration Restoration of historical features Improved layout to enhance your stay - including new toilets and showers Enhanced security system Significant investment in fire safety system and compliance. We are expecting to be busy for our opening season so get in touch to book your residential.
Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) 2019
07 Jan
I’d like to draw your attention to Part 5 of the statutory guidance for schools and colleges, available onGOV.UK which was introduced for the first time in September 2018. It covers managing reports of child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment in schools and colleges. We know that many schools and colleges get their safeguarding information from their local authority and work closely with them when cases arise. • Nothing is more important than safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare. • Children can sexually abuse other children and it doesn’t only happen in secondary schools; it can take place in primary schools too. • Child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment exists in many forms, from calling someone sexualised names, flicking bra straps, lifting up skirts, grabbing bottoms, breasts and genitalia to sexual assault and rape. • Sexual violence and sexual harassment can happen online and offline (and in many cases there will be an element of both). • Schools and colleges need to know how to identify it, manage reports and support all parties involved. • It is essential that all victims are reassured that they are being taken seriously and that they will be supported and kept safe. A victim should never be given the impression that they are creating a problem by reporting sexual violence or sexual harassment. Nor should a victim ever be made to feel ashamed for making a report. • Sexual violence and sexual harassment are not acceptable, should never be tolerated and should never be seen as an inevitable part of growing up. • Everyone who comes into contact with children has a role to play in protecting them. Detailed advice to support schools and colleges understand, prevent and respond to reports of child on child sexual violence and sexual harassment and how and when to refer cases is available here.
Kirklees World Book Day Quiz 2020 - There's still time to enter a team!
27 Nov
Kirklees' World Book Day Quiz has become a much-anticipated annual event in the school calendar. It's a chance for your pupils to take part in a celebration of reading and compete against their peers in a fun, fast-paced quiz challenge. Who will be next year’s champions? The quiz will take place on Thursday 5 March 2020, 1.30 - 3.45pm at the Huddersfield Town Hall. The quiz consists of questions taken from our book list of 20 books, there will be 6 questions within each round (6 rounds). Your team should be made up of four pupils from Years 5, 6 or 7 (same or mixed year groups). The Kirklees World Book Day Quiz is a perfect transition initiative for those secondary schools/academies working in partnership with their feeder schools. From 2020 we will also be accepting entries from schools who wish to enter mixed Year 6/7 teams. As the event falls on World Book Day itself we would like to invite the children and adults to attend the event in fancy dress as one of their favourite book characters (optional). There will be a prize for best costume for both pupil and staff. In order to share the excitement of this event, we intend to take photographs during the afternoon which may be featured on Kirklees websites and its social media platforms. Our consent form will be sent out along with the confirmation pack early next year. Please ensure that pupils attending have signed parent/carer permissions for this event. Attached is the entry form and booklist. The cost is £30 per team (Max 2 teams) and sets of quiz books (one copy of each title) are available to purchase from booksplus at a charge of £145.00 per set. Completed forms to be returned to booksplus: Email: books.plus@kirklees.gov.uk By post: booksplus, Cliffe House, 140 Lane Head Road, Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8DB. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email or telephone - 01484 225083 (option 2)
School Journey annual insurance is now available to be purchased!!
25 Nov
Available now to purchase via Risk and Insurance Management link via Business Solutions, this insurance covers every off site activity legitimately associated with a particular school trip. Any queries please contact the insurance team 01484 221000
Fire Safety contact details
16 Oct
All Fire related issues should be reported on Fire Safety Emergency numbers: Office 01484 221561 Out of hours 07850 783922
Energy Heroes! Free Maths Education Resource
24 Sep
Energy Heroes! Is a free Year 5 maths resource project is linked with the national curriculum to bring energy usage, data handling and sustainable behaviour into maths and science. It is designed to help with improving Y5 children’s data handling skills within the context of energy and climate change. This is achieved through a series of 6 lessons plans directly linked to the aims of the maths and science 2014 National Curricul The project consists of the following elements: A twilight teacher training session/ webinar for a teacher and business manager/caretaker to run through all aspects of the resources. An ‘Energy Heroes!’ whole school assembly to kick off the excitement for every pupil! An 'Energy Heroes!' kick-off lesson to begin the learning for the year 5 students. A free Energy Audit undertaken with some keen eco-detectives to find the 5 actions to help your school save energy. Teaching resources for 5 further lessons (placed within the maths 2014 curriculum.) Home challenges for the children to embed their behaviour changes at home and teach their families to do the same, reducing energy costs. A community event pack to allow the students to share their learning. Resources to build your own school’s energy display board to help you reduce energy consumption by 10%. A follow-up visit to see your display board and help celebrate your success! The aim is for children to really understand energy, where it comes from, how we use it and ultimately how to save it. If you’d like to part of this free resource, please let energy heroes know so they can book you a place for the autumn term. Email tami@energyheroes.org.uk Our website: www.energyheroes.org.uk
50 Things
20 Sep
Up to date information on the 50 Things app since the Spring launch. Showing the most popular activities and the areas where the app is being used the most. The Newsletter gives information about our Ambassador training and launch packs.
Kirklees World Book Day Quiz 2020
20 Sep
Could it be your school next? Kirklees' World Book Day Quiz has become a much-anticipated annual event in the school calendar. It's a chance for your pupils to take part in a celebration of reading and compete against their peers in a fun, fast-paced quiz challenge. After the huge success of the World Book Day Quiz over the past 7 years, booksplus will be hosting their annual Kirklees World Book Day Quiz for the 8th year running. Many Schools have participated in this hugely popular event with over 140 pupils from 25 schools taking part in this year’s event to battle for the trophy, who will be next year’s champions? Next year's quiz will take place on Thursday 5 March 2020, 1.30 - 3.45pm at the Huddersfield Town Hall. The quiz consists of questions taken from our book list of 20 books, there will be 6 questions within each round (6 rounds). Your team should be made up of four pupils from Years 5, 6 or 7 (same or mixed year groups). As the event falls on World Book Day itself we would like to invite the children and adults to attend the event in fancy dress as one of their favourite book characters (optional). There will be a prize for best costume for both pupil and staff. In order to share the excitement of this event, we intend to take photographs during the afternoon which may be featured on Kirklees websites and its social media platforms. Our consent form will be sent out along with the confirmation pack early next year. Please ensure that pupils attending have signed parent/carer permissions for this. Please download and fill in the attached booking form (under Attachments). The book list is included with the entry form Cost is £30 per team (max 2 teams) Book List - Kirklees World Book Day Quiz 2020 Questions will be based on the following books: A Kid in My Class / Rooney, Rachel And the Ocean Was Our Sky / Ness, Patrick & Rovina, Cai Armistice Runner / Palmer, Tom Cicada / Tan, Shaun Firebird / Wein, Elizabeth Illegal / Rigano/Colfer/Donk inInkling / Oppel, Kenneth Julian is a Mermaid / Love, Jessica Little Bird Flies / McCombie, Karen Moth / Thomas Isabel & Egnéus Daniel Picklewitch and Jack / Barker, Claire Pippi Longstocking / Lindgren, Astrid Planet Omar / Mian, Zanib Straw into Gold (previously published as Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales) / McKay, Hilary The Boy at the Back of the Class / Rauf, Onjali The Day War Came / Davies, Nicola The Dog Runner / McDibble, Bren The Train to Impossible Places / Bell, P G The Truth Pixie / Haig, Matt & Mould, Chris The White Fox / Morris, Jackie Guidance information for librarians and teachers: And the Ocean was Our Sky is an illustrated re-interpretation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, which deals with complex issues around morality and the nature of good and evil. Illegal contains sensitive subject matter, focusing on the ordeal of undocumented immigrants. This graphic novel features images of hardship and death which some younger readers might find upsetting. Sets of quiz books (one copy of each title) will be available to purchase from booksplus at a charge of £145.00 per set
Get Inspired post 16 opportunities careers events
18 Sep
C&K Careers would like schools to remind their Year 11 learners that they are invited to attend the Get Inspired events in October. There are two events: Dewsbury Town Hall on Tuesday 8 October 4.30 pm - 7.30 pm John Smith’s Stadium on Wednesday 16 October 4.30 pm - 7.30 pm This annual event provides visitors with the opportunity to talk to and find out more about, local further education colleges, sixth form colleges, school sixth forms, training providers, universities and employers. C&K Careers advisers will be on hand to give individual advice and guidance and there will be a series of presentations on the range of post-16 options including apprenticeships. All students are encouraged to attend, even if they have an idea of their future plans. Posters, flyers and digital images advertising the event have been sent into schools and all parents and carers in Kirklees should have now received a letter inviting them to the event. Information about the event is available from the events team at C&K Careers, email events@ckcareers.org.uk. More information Young people and their parents/carers are welcome to drop in at any point between 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Students can learn more about the event from the C&K Careers website or on their Facebook page or Twitter account or from the C&K Careers adviser in school.
Help us to Help You Event
11 Sep
Kirklees Children Services in conjunction with PCAN (Parents of Children with Additional Needs) is hosting a one-stop drop-in event for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities on 20 September. The drop-in event is a follow up to the Help Us To Help You events which ran throughout June and is the largest of the events. Building on the success of our June events and in direct response to feedback, the Council’s Children’s Service and PCAN have planned a ‘Help Us To Help You…Next Steps’ – our biggest information advice and guidance session so far. This one-stop event, which has an array of information and support services for parents, carers, and professionals caring for children with additional needs or a disability in one place, in order offer help and support and guidance and a fantastic opportunity for networking The event will feature over 40 stallholders, bringing together different agencies, providers and support services in one place. Representatives from health, education and community activities will all be in attendance and lots more. It offers families the freedom and space to find out what is on offer in their local communities, make direct links with support groups, meet the people who run the groups, and gather information and to talk about their child or young person – There will also be the opportunity to attend one of the following workshops: • Direct payments (10:30 -11:30) • What young people have told us (12:00-12:45) • Parent and carer engagement feedback event (13:30 – 14:30) This is a free drop-in event, and we hope you will find time to come along, we want the event to be accessible to all, so please let us know if you have any special requirements. The event will be held at the Textile Centre, Huddersfield between 10am – 3pm. There will also be face painting available for younger children and refreshments will be available to purchase. For more information contact 01484 456 847.
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Training & Events

27
27 Feb
Roles & Responsibilities of the DSL
Professionals who have specific child protection responsibilities and contribute to assessing, implementing and reviewing plans to meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. This includes those who attend strategy meetings and case conferences as part of their role. Examine current legislation, policy and procedures. Consider how to gather information, by talking to children, parents/cares and their families and other professionals. Review how we assess risks and make judgements. Recognise your own and other professional’s roles in effective multi-agency decision-making. Identify the statutory and procedural context of decision-making in child protection. Improve confidence in contributing to decision-making at all stages of the child protection process. Consider how abuse can be prevented, children can be protected and supported though the school community and curriculum.
02
02 Mar
Designated Teacher Network
A termly network for Designated Teachers facilitated by Kirklees Virtual School.
02
02 Mar
Safer Recruitment
An understanding and raised awareness of: - offender behaviour - how to embed safe recruitment at every stage of the process, from job advert to appointment and beyond - what schools can do to create a safeguarding culture - the role of governors in this process Practical examples of best practice in safer recruitment A copy of the Participants Handbook for the National Training Programme Information relating specifically to Kirklees LA
03
03 Mar
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect for Childminders
To identify the elements of the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board procedures.
04
04 Mar
Effective Support for Children in Care - Key Adults
This training will be delivered by Educational Psychologists (Kirklees Educational Psychology Service) who have experience working with children in care and with complex SEMH needs. This training is suitable for Key Adults or Teaching Assistants who have direct responsibly for supporting children in care in their setting or who are interested in learning more about this. The training is relevant for staff who work in both primary and secondary schools as well as mainstream and specialist settings.
04
04 Mar
Fire Safety Training - Competent Fire Safety Assistant
Fire Safety - Competent Fire Safety Assistant Course content: Current and future Fire Legislative Requirements The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Fire Safety Responsibilities Identifying Fire Hazards Identifying People at Risk,Practical Fire Risk Assessments Strategic Approach Practical Application Best Practice Fire Awareness/Prevention Reducing and Removing Fire Risks Record Keeping Review Process Complement Fire Risk Assessment.
04
04 Mar
Primary Humanities Network
This network meeting will be an opportunity of Primary Subject Leaders of Humanitites subjects to: • Access to any relevant guidance documents produced by the LA in relation to Primary Humanities • An opportunity to ask questions directly to specialists • An opportunity to share and learn from best practice with colleagues in other Kirklees schools
05
05 Mar
School Business Managers Network
Individual Agendas for each network will be circulated highlighting topics covered prior to the event. These topics are generally instigated as per the requests from delegates on previous networks.
05
05 Mar
Secondary Science Technicians Network
CLEAPSS Membership 2019/20 Updates regarding the local, regional and national agenda for science education Health and safety bulletins Opportunities to network with colleagues from other schools and academies Chance to share good practice
05
05 Mar
Kirklees World Book Day Quiz 2020
Your team should be made up of four pupils from Years 5, 6 or 7 (same or mixed year groups). As the event falls on World Book Day itself we would like to invite the children and adults to attend the event in fancy dress as one of their favourite book characters (optional). There will be a prize for best costume for both pupil and staff. In order to share the excitement of this event, we intend to take photographs during the afternoon which may be featured on Kirklees websites and its social media platforms. Our consent form will be sent out along with the confirmation pack early next year. Please ensure that pupils attending have signed parent/carer permissions for this.