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Risk Management
We aim to provide schools with a comprehensive range of insurance cover to meet your statutory responsibilities on the most economically advantageous terms
The Risk Management & Insurance team is a small dedicated team with a wealth of experience in insurance, risk and legal matters. We provide specialist advice for all your insurance requirements.
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School Journey annual insurance is now available to be purchased!!
12 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
Get your early bird tickets now - Wellbeing conference
06 Nov
Early bird opportunity extended - Book by 14 November 2019 to benefit from reduced ticket prices. Keynote speakers, Wellbeing experts and more... On the 28 January 2020, Kirklees People Services (HR, Employee Healthcare and Learning and Organisational Development) will be coming together with PACT HR to deliver the region’s premier Wellbeing Conference. Through industry-renowned key-note speakers and thought-provoking, engaging, and enlightening break-out workshops, we will explore the theme of wellbeing in the workplace. This will be a great opportunity to expand your knowledge, discuss and explore personal and professional wellbeing strategies and network with fellow delegates. Book now to receive an early bird discount See attached flyer for more information. Book tickets for Wellbeing conference
Early Years and Childcare Newsletter - October
06 Nov
October's Early Years and Childcare Newsletter is available now. Inside this issue: - Extra £66m for early years and childcare funding - Spring-term applications for 30 hours free childcare - Early Years Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference - Ofsted Outstanding settings - Early Years Foundation stage reforms - Net Aware - Every Mind Matters
Inspection data summary report (IDSR) (Secondary Phase) update from DfE
23 Oct
The prototype of Ofsted's new secondary inspection data summary report (IDSR) has been released. It shows the layout and content of the new secondary IDSR using example data. It is located within our new IDSR guidance document on GOV.UK: IDSR prototype Important reminder: At the same time as the provisional secondary release, we will be removing historic IDSRs from Analyse School Performance. Any users wishing to keep a copy of their historic IDSRs are advised to download and save their IDSRs before they are removed later in the autumn term. We will communicate this again closer to the time. Email: School.Performance.Data@ofsted.gov.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/ofstednews - follow us for latest #IDSR updates
Free tickets for Changing Britannia Through Schooling and Education – A Public Lecture by Professor Augustine John
23 Oct
Hear Professor Augustine, "Gus", John share his thoughts on the state of Britain at his lecture taking place at Huddersfield University, Thursday 5 December, 5.15pm – 6.30pm. Professor John was born in Grenada and has lived mainly in the UK since 1964. He was a member of the Campaign Against Racial Discrimination (CARD) in the middle to late 1960s and a member of the Council of the Institute of Race Relations in the early 1970s. He is a scholar/activist who has done notable work in the fields of education policy; the role of schooling and education in promoting social justice; school improvement; management and international development. Read more and get your free tickets for the Changing Britannia Through schooling and Education lecture now. Read more about Professor John’s submission to the Parliamentary Youth Violence Commission on youth violence.
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
Reminder - Early Years Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference - 25 November 2019
16 Oct
The last remaining places are available on this conference which takes place on 23rd November. You will have opportunity to hear from our keynote speaker, Debbie Garvey, passion for children and lively presentations will engage you in the morning. As an accredited C4EO Early Years Sector Specialist she has championed children, families and practitioners for over thirty years in her work as a national leader, author, trainer, consultant, lecturer and facilitator. Debbie has a particular interest in neuroscience and personal, social and emotional wellbeing. You can find out about services and partners who can offer support to you and your families over a delicious lunch, then choose from a range of afternoon wellbeing workshops. As a conference delegate, you will have access to a range of supporting reading materials and documentation to support your reflective practice. Booking Information All refreshments are included Cost: £40.00
Inspection data summary report (IDSR) now available in Analyse School Performance (ASP)
16 Oct
Ofsted have now released the new 2019 inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary schools, available through a link to the new Ofsted IDSR service in DfE’s Analyse School Performance (ASP). The primary IDSRs hold provisional data for key stage 2, key stage 1 and phonics, and context data. This year, the children looked after collection closure date was delayed (due to technical issues) by five weeks. Therefore, the children looked after data and data for disadvantaged pupils will not be included until the revised data releases. Ofsted have published a new guidance document for the primary IDSR and will add secondary-specific guidance to coincide with the release of the secondary IDSR. At the same time as the provisional secondary release, Ofsted will be removing historic IDSRs from Analyse School Performance. Any users wishing to keep a copy of their historic IDSRs are advised to download and save their IDSRs before they are removed later in the autumn term. Should you have any IDSR data queries, please contact the Schools Pre-Inspection Data & Insight team at: School.Performance.Data@ofsted.gov.uk
Analyse School Performance (ASP) update from DfE
09 Oct
The DfE have asked that we share the following update with you regarding ASP: DfE are pleased to announce that School Characteristics 2019 data is now available in ASP. The following reports are available: Basic characteristics trends Basic characteristics by national curriculum year group Prior attainment of pupils by year group This release is nearly 3 months earlier than last year. Recent updates KS2 provisional data for 2019 – 19th September 2019 KS2 Question level analysis 2018/19 – 22nd July 2019 Video tutorials There is a short video tutorial available explaining what is in ASP for primary schools. DfE will be releasing a video tutorial for secondary schools with the KS4 data release. Data release timetable KS1 and Phonics 2018/19 – October 2019 KS4 Provisional 2018/19 – November 2019 KS2 Revised 2018/19 – December 2019 KS4 Revised 2018/19 – January 2020
Kirklees Year of Music 2023 – Education Launch
02 Oct
Kirklees Year of Music 2023 – Education Launch Event 4pm - 6pm Thursday 21 November 2019, Greenhead College Get Creative! Explore exciting ways you and your school can help shape Kirklees Year of Music 2023 to inspire young people's creativity across the district. For more information see the Kirklees Year of Music 2023 - Education Launch page on Eventbrite.
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Training & Events

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14 Nov
Integris Mail Merge
The course includes: Lots of hands on practical exercises Creating document templates for mail merging data using two methods Mail Merging in Integris: Create a letter and certificate and import them into Integris as templates. Generate a mail merge using the templates, printing and saving in Document Store. Mail Merging in Microsoft Word: Generate a CSV export file containing Integris data using the Communicate function. Use the CSV export file to create mail merge letters, certificates and labels using Microsoft Word mail merge wizard.
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15 Nov
LEADING AND MANAGING SCHOOLS THROUGH A RANGE OF HR ISSUES - Workshop 1: Attendance Management
Workshop 1: Attendance Management This session will help anyone with line management responsibilities to tackle sickness absence in the workplace and will provide some good practice tips on how to use preventative measures to improve attendance and general wellbeing. Workshop 2: Employee Relations If you are experiencing some difficulties within your team relating to conduct, performance or employee disputes, or if you need a refresher on the process, this is the workshop for you. Workshop 3: Managing change, including staffing reductions You may want a new change, want a refresher or have valuable experiences to share with colleagues. Change can cause increased stress, negativity, poor behaviour and reduce productivity in the workforce. This workshop will help you develop better ways of dealing with changes and support your staff more effectively and positively through organisational change. We know that many schools are facing reduced budgets and SLTs are having to consider the impact of such on their current staffing structures. Workshop 4: Recruitment and Selection - Getting it right! We know your workforce is your most valuable asset. This session will provide helpful tips on planning a recruitment process so you are able to attract and select the right candidate to vacancies within your school; the focus of the session will be on selection. You may be new to recruitment and selection, want a refresher or be keen to explore more creative ways of attracting and assessing candidates. Workshop 5: Attendance Management (This is a repeat of Workshop 1 for those who missed this training) This session will help anyone with line management responsibilities to tackle sickness absence in the workplace and will provide some good practice tips on how to use preventative measures to improve attendance and general wellbeing.
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19 Nov
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.
19
19 Nov
MIS Team Autumn User Groups
Up-to-date information about forthcoming deadlines for statutory and LA returns. Demonstration of new features and developments to improve knowledge and efficiency in school. The opportunity to network with our Team and colleagues, sharing information and good practice. Two delegates can attend from each School; however, please contact the MIS Team directly if you require extra places.
20
20 Nov
MIS Team Autumn User Groups
Up-to-date information about forthcoming deadlines for statutory and LA returns. Demonstration of new features and developments to improve knowledge and efficiency in school. The opportunity to network with our Team and colleagues, sharing information and good practice. Two delegates can attend from each School; however, please contact the MIS Team directly if you require extra places.
20
20 Nov
MIS Team Autumn User Groups
Up-to-date information about forthcoming deadlines for statutory and LA returns. Demonstration of new features and developments to improve knowledge and efficiency in school. The opportunity to network with our Team and colleagues, sharing information and good practice. Two delegates can attend from each School; however, please contact the MIS Team directly if you require extra places.
20
20 Nov
Secondary Data & Assessment Network
This course is for Secondary Data Managers/Exam Officers/Assessment Co-ordinators (SLT Assessment and data lead also welcome). The sessions will focus on recent local, regional and national developments in the assessment field; how they may impact upon you, school staff and the students.
21
21 Nov
MIS Team Autumn User Groups
Up-to-date information about forthcoming deadlines for statutory and LA returns. Demonstration of new features and developments to improve knowledge and efficiency in school. The opportunity to network with our Team and colleagues, sharing information and good practice. Two delegates can attend from each School; however, please contact the MIS Team directly if you require extra places.
21
21 Nov
50 Things to Do Before You're 5 Ambassador Training
For individuals who will actively promote 50 Things App as low cost, no cost activities for parents, carers and other members of the community.
21
21 Nov
MIS Team Autumn User Groups
Up-to-date information about forthcoming deadlines for statutory and LA returns. Demonstration of new features and developments to improve knowledge and efficiency in school. The opportunity to network with our Team and colleagues, sharing information and good practice. Two delegates can attend from each School; however, please contact the MIS Team directly if you require extra places.