I am pleased to announce that your new SLA agreements will be ready to purchase next week. We look forward to working together throughout 2018/19.
All SLAs are now for a period of three years and in 2018/19 we move into year two, allowing the LA to invest in improving technology, process and resources which deliver service improvements in partnership with schools now and into the future. If you do not renew your SLAs before 23rd March 2018, then they will be automatically renewed on your behalf.
Please ensure that all SLAs are confirmed with Governing bodies, where required, before this date as no extensions will be permitted.
New terms and conditions in relation to cancellation now apply. If it is the decision of the school to opt-out of the three year agreement, then a cancellation charge will applied to your account. This will be 20% of the annual charge plus any non-recoverable costs incurred by the LA.
Should your school be considering conversion to academy, either independently or as part of a trust - All agreements will novate to the academy, unless the council does not offer a service to academies at which point the new academy school will be free of their obligations. In this instance, the maintained school will not receive a refund of the remaining in-year balance in their closing account.
A small number of services have made significant changes to their specification, so please ensure that you download a copy of the new Schools Business Services brochure by logging on to My School Services and visiting Services > Download Brochure.
The deadline for notifying the LA of cancellation of SLAs is also Friday 23rd March 2018.
We look forward to continuing to work with you to develop the range and quality of LA services further in order to better support teaching, learning and management in schools. We would welcome collective conversations about how we can do this on either an operational or strategic level.
Should you have a query about specific services we would ask that you contact the service lead, in the first instance. You can find our contact details here: http://www.myschoolservices.co.uk/Contacts
School Services / Enterprising Warrington
Qtr. 4 Health and Safety Bulletin 2017/2018
The Community Safety and Resilience Team's Health and Safety Bulletin provides information and guidance for Head Teacher and Business Managers.
Scarlet Fever Notification
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the signs, symptoms and the actions to be taken if you become aware of an outbreak at your school or nursery.
Signs and symptoms
The early symptoms of scarlet fever include:
nausea and vomiting
After 12 to 48 hours the characteristic red pinhead rash develops typically first appearing on the chest and stomach, then rapidly spreading to other parts of the body - this gives the skin a sandpaper like texture.
Infection control advice
In schools and nurseries infections can be spread through direct physical contact between children and staff and through shared contact with surfaces such as table tops, taps, toys and handles. Please ensure to:
embed good hand hygiene and practice with daily routine for children and staff
cover mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of tissue
For infection control advice and for any queries contact the Warrington Infection Control Nurses on 01744 457314
For suspected cases please advise parents to seek medical advice from their GP's and report back to the school or nursery.
National guidance states that people with suspected scarlet fever should be kept away from school for 24 hours after the commencement of appropriate antibiotic treatment.
Recommended actions if you suspect an outbreak at your school or nursery
The definition of an outbreak in a school or nursery is "two or more cases of scarlet fever occurring within 10 days of each other from the same school or nursery. The diagnosis should be corroborated by a GP or other health professional before the school/nursery reports to the Health Protection Team at Public Health England."
If you suspect an outbreak at your school or nursery:
Contact the Cheshire and Merseyside Health Protection Team for advice on 0344 225 0562 and select option 1 two times
Warrington Fairtrade School Bulletin - Spring 2018
News about Fairtrade Fortnight 2018. Information on booking a Fairtrade speaker to deliver an assembly or lesson and /or a "sale or return" Fairtrade tuck shop.Information about gaining Fairtrade status for your school.
Take part in Fairtrade Fortnight 26 February - 11 March 2018
Book a (free) Fairtrade speaker for an assembly / lesson / workshopBook a "Sale or Return" stall of fairly traded goods.
Enterprising Science project - Cogent Skills' free to Year 10 and 12 Science enterprise project
Cogent Skills, in partnership with the National Careers Service and the Careers and Enterprise Company have launched their Enterprising Science project, a free-to-schools activity to inspire students about applying science to real world situations. Teachers and careers professionals, help your students to develop the enterprise and employability skills that employers are looking for and increase their knowledge of the science industry.
This is an exciting 2 part programme benefitting Year 10 or Year 12 students. [each enterprise activity is adapted to suit either Year Group]
• Part 1 - Activity Day
These interactive half day sessions will take place in school during the spring term and the content will be supported by one or more Science Industry Ambassadors.
• Part 2 - Challenge Day
Schools will select 10 students from the Activity Day to take part in a challenge day to be held at an off school site just after Easter. The challenge day will see the students engaging in an interactive enterprise challenge as well as receiving an employability skills workshop. Certificates will be awarded to all students and prizes to winning students.
There are two possible dates to for Warrington Schools to choose from:
This is a great opportunity to engage students who may be considering a career in science or for those who have little knowledge but would like to discover more about opportunities in science. It will help schools to meet Gatsby Benchmark 5 ‘Encounters with employers and employees’ in a meaningful way as students and staff will have around 10 hours contact time with Ambassadors. Please find attached more information about the project.
For more information about the project please contact: Adam Petch Careers Inspiration Co-ordinator, mobile: 07525 603473
Or register your interest with: Sharon.Mathews@cogentskills.com