WSCB Courses now on MySchoolServices / WarringtonSafeguarding / EarlyYears System
WSCB Multi Agency Training Courses are now all added to this site and can be booked in the same way as other training is booked. Schools and Nursery Settings already use this method of booking training. A full list of the courses we provide can be found on our website, www.warringtonlscb.org : go to the Professionals section, choose Inter Agency Training from the menu on the left and then download the latest Training Programme. All courses from 1st November onwards can be booked this way. Please let me know if you encounter any difficulties by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses remain free of charge however, late cancellation (less than 7 days before the course) and none attendance will now result in a automatic fee of £25 being issued. It is the delegate's responsibility to ensure that they attend training they have booked, or cancel in time. There is a facility when booking to add the training to your calendar.
In addition to our existing courses, 2 new courses have been added to the system today - Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) and Managing Allegations (half day) and Child Protection Conferences (half day). Both are on 22nd November 2017 and can be booked together or as stand alone sessions.
Warrington Competition for Young Musicians 2018- Call for Entries
Warrington Competition for Young Musicians 2018, run by the registered charity WACIDOM, will take place this year again at the prestigious Arley Hall. Heats for the competition take place in January and February, with the final on 18 March 2018.
The competition is open to musicians under 19 on 1 April 2018 who are resident or attending School in WA CH CW SK L WN or BL postcodes and this year, the competition has a new ensembles category which is open to groups of 3-8 musicians. Prizes are awarded as follows:
Ensemble Prize £125
Morag Leech Trophy £50
The deadline for entries is Sunday 12 November 2017. An entry form is attached here, but can also be found, along with full terms and conditions, at the following website: www.musicinwarrington.org.uk
Culture in the Community Bid- Tesco/ Great Sankey High School
Following on from the excellent SLICE (Specialist Leader in Cultural Education) work last year, which culminated in a lovely evening around British Values at the Pyramid Warrington, I wanted to make you aware of community bid through Tesco made by the Head of Music at Great Sankey High School, Jo Meredith, concerning opportunities for our youngsters. In a nutshell:
Next time you're at the till in Tesco, please can you asked for a 'coin' to vote for "Culture in the Community"? The bid is to give talented and/ or disadvantaged children who have an interest in music the opportunity to see a live orchestra. This will be aimed at Warrington primary schools as well as students from Great Sankey. The aim is for it to lead to trial instrumental lessons (funding permitting). Jo is really passionate that this could change the lives of some of our young people; thank you in advance for your support and promotion with the campaign.
If you are on twitter, please can you search for #cultureinthecommunity where you will find the original tweet by 'Jo Meredith'.
The following stores are currently live for voting until the end of October 2017.
ORFORD GREEN EXPRESS Express WA2 8PB
WARRINGTON EXTRA Extra WA2 7NE
LONGFORD WARRNGTN EXP Express WA2 8JE
GRAPPENHALL WARRI EXP Express WA4 2QJ
PENKETH WARRINGT EXP Express WA5 2JW
WARRINGTON MAN RD EXP Express WA1 3NJ
Thank you in anticipation of your support. If you could promote this across your networks, I would be very grateful.
Music Education Commissioner, Warrington Borough Council
FREE - Church School Governance Training Programme (CSGTP)
Dear Headteacher/Chair of Governors
Liverpool Hope University is pleased to offer your school 2 free places on the Church School Governance Training Programme (CSGTP)
The Hope Church School Governance Training Programme (CSGTP) is aimed at Governors and Trustees (Directors) in both church schools and schools with a distinctively Christian ethos, providing support for Governors and Trustees (Directors) committed to working on school improvement. The programme has been very specifically designed to raise awareness of the changing expectations of Governing Boards and meeting today’s challenges in the education sector, whilst still holding on to the mission and vision of a church school. The programme has been developed by experts and professionals with a background in church school leadership, governance and inspection.
The programme provides a foundation level, which includes an online module and access to a full day conference. Further options are available in an advanced level but are not compulsory.
- Governors and trustees (directors) working in church schools
- Governors working in other designated schools
The full CSGTP programme includes:
- Level 1 (Foundation): Completion of an online module (January to April 2018) and access to a one day conference (Saturday 9th June 2018, optional).
- Level 2 (Advanced): Completion of a ‘Leading in Church Schools’ module, to include a Train the Trainer workshop (September - December 2018).
Cost: FREE: This programme is subsidised*
*Please note that places are limited. Maximum of 2 places per school can be booked.
For further information and/or to register please contact:
The CPD Team
Faculty of Education
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool, L16 9JD.
T: 0151 291 3061/3093
Improvements to Resources - Call for volunteers
The Council provides resources for schools, such as policies, forms and guidance, via the schools version of SLA Online - My School Services.
There have been a number of developments and upgrades to the system since the resources aspect of the system was launched and we now want to create a better experience for school users.
Rather than prescribe where all future resources are located on the system, we would like to work with a small number of system users to ensure that accessing these resources is as simple and efficient as possible.
We are looking for between three and five volunteers to help develop our approach to self-service and better use the functionality My School Services has. if you are willing to get involved, help develop the structure and provide feedback then please email: email@example.com
Time commitments should not be too onerous, attending one familiarisation briefing, followed by two 1.5 hour meetings plus contributing and supporting the communications effort once the project is complete.