New summer term e-bulletin published

Each term we summarise the main articles of interest from the previous term’s blog posts and twitter feeds from the world of safeguarding, PSHE, SRE, citizenship, emotional health and wellbeing. You can read and download our newly published e-bulletin here.Bulletin – Summer 2014

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New course programme for 2014/15 published

All our new courses for the 2014/15 academic year are now on the Services for Education website and we are taking bookings. This includes all our safeguarding courses (including DSP training and Headteacher updates), emotional health and wellbeing, and PSHE.
http://servicesforeducation.co.uk/index.php/component/com_advancedopenportal/Itemid,228/view,listevents/

To see what is new to this year click here
New for 2014

For a full list of courses and dates click here
Health Education Service 2014 course calendar

We hope there are lots of professional development opportunities here that you will find interesting and help you support the physical and emotional health of children and young people.

New safeguarding statutory guidance, changes to inspection docs, bereavement and equalities

Some big releases this week in the world of safeguarding and inspection.

Keeping children safe in education – Statutory guidance for schools and colleges
This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175, Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010 as amended by SI 2012/2962 and the Education (Non-Maintained Special Schools) (England) Regulations 2011. Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Keeping children safe in education April 2014

This document contains information on what schools and colleges should do and sets out the legal duties with which schools and colleges must comply. It should be read alongside Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 which applies to all the schools referred to above, including maintained nursery schools.

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Who this guidance is for
– Governing bodies of maintained schools and colleges, proprietors of independent schools (including academies, free schools and alternative provision academies) and management committees of pupil referral units (PRUs), further education colleges and sixth form colleges.
– Staff in all schools and colleges; the above persons should ensure that all staff read at least part one.

What it replaces
This guidance replaces Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (December 2006).

For further advice and training on safeguarding contact tony.ayers@servicesforeducation.co.uk

Amendments to key Ofsted documentation
Ofsted have made a small number of changes to their school inspections documentation relating to a whole range of issues including e-safety, homophobic bullying and safeguarding. Download the summary of changes here
Summary of changes made for section 5

and the original documents here.

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Subsidiary guidance (1) April 2014

Talking about death in schools
Really interesting article in this weeks Guardian on the importance of teaching about loass and bereavement in schools.
http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2014/feb/18/teaching-death-lesson-students?CMP=twt_gu

If you want further support or advice on this sensitive issue please contact liz.bates@servicesforeducation.co.uk

Last call for final PSHE Briefing Update
Final chance to book your place on the twilight briefing on April 9th. Email andrew.cooper@servciesforeducation.co.uk for more info and booking. This event is free of charge to schools that subscribe to the Health Education Service.

Enabling your school to meet the requirements of Equalities legislation
Ensuring your school meets the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and does not discriminate against pupils is vital. This really helpful article from Sec-ed.co.uk is a must read.
http://www.sec-ed.co.uk/best-practice/the-equality-act-and-your-pupils/