• Safer Recruitment on 6th March 2019

  • Schools are you prepared for winter?

  • Stockport Children’s Book Award 2019

  • Celebrating Success Event - Tuesday 19th March 2019

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Safer Recruitment on 6th March 2019
19 Feb
This full day training course is a comprehensive guide accredited by the Lucy Faithful Foundation and the NSPCC. There will be a mix of both practical and theoretic approaches with plenty of opportunities for discussion and the exploration of issues experienced locally. This full day training course is a comprehensive guide for anyone involved in the recruitment process of new staff By the end of the course, you will be aware how to protect pupils and settings by recruiting suitable new employees A series of four modules will explore: Understanding offending and harmful behaviours Safer recruitment processes Making the right decisions Creating a culture of ongoing vigilance BOOK HERE
Schools are you prepared for winter?
29 Jan
Schools are you prepared for winter? Article Following a week of snow and plummeting temperatures it is the ideal time to consider whether your organisation is prepared for all the winter season might have to offer. Here is a quick checklist to ensure that you have appropriate systems in place and taken the necessary steps to protect staff, pupils and parents. Ice and snow • Have you risk assessed the school grounds and put in a system to manage the risks? Have you identified the areas most likely to be affected by snow and ice? i.e. entrances to school, car parks, bus stops. • If you already have a risk assessment, carry out a review and make sure you implement any areas of improvement. • Is someone responsible for monitoring the weather conditions? Keep up to date with the latest weather conditions. Gritting • Do you have adequate supplies of grit? • Is someone responsible for gritting traffic and travel routes? • If it is not possible to grit and clear the entire site, are staff and pupils aware of the gritted traffic routes? Lighting • Is the lighting around school sufficient? Lighting should be provided on traffic routes. Footwear • Have staff and pupils been advised to wear appropriate footwear in adverse weather? School closures • Do you have a procedure for closing school in adverse weather and has this been communicated to staff and pupils? The school or local authority (where relevant) has a non-delegable duty of care to employees, pupils and anyone else who might be affected. The duty is one of reasonable care to ensure the safety of those using the site, rather than absolute safety. Reasonable care does not require schools to guarantee that every risk will be avoided or that there will never be an accident. If an accident does occur, however minor, then the school should ensure that the accident is appropriately recorded. The records may have to be produced for the HSE, to parents, or disclosed as part of civil proceedings if a claim is brought following an incident. Article: https://www.forbessolicitors.co.uk/news/display/44990/schools-are-you-prepared-for-winter To read the full Forbes Solicitors eNews article you can find it here If you have any questions on this please contact our insurance team : insurance@stockport.gov.uk
Stockport Children’s Book Award 2019
03 Jan
About the Book Award The award is a fantastic opportunity for children from ages 5 to 16 to take part and vote for the best current fiction in their age group. Aims: · To celebrate new children’s fiction and increase parents’, teachers’ and school librarians’ awareness of quality new children’s fiction. · To raise the profile of reading for pleasure and have a positive influence on outcomes for reading and writing. · To offer children access to some of the best new fiction. · To create a community of readers in Stockport by providing opportunities for children to meet authors and providing a forum for reading and an opportunity to share books. · To promote high standards in language and literacy among the children of Stockport For further information please see attached brochure. For book award enquiries please email childrensbookaward@stockport.gov.uk
Celebrating Success Event - Tuesday 19th March 2019
30 Oct
CELEBRATING SUCCESS EVENT TUESDAY 19 MARCH 2019 - WE NEED YOUR NOMINATIONS!! Please find attached a letter from Deborah Woodcock and Andrea Cox inviting you to nominate our children in care for an award to be presented at the Celebrating Success event on Tuesday 19 March 2019 in the Stockport Town Hall Ballroom. Please read the attached letter for full details and if you would like to nominate a young person in one of the categories, return the completed nomination form by return email to kristina.makowska@stockport.gov.uk no later than Friday 14th December 2018 Kristina Makowska PA to Caroline Simpson, Corporate Director for Place Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 2nd Floor Fred Perry House Piccadilly Stockport SK1 3XE Tel No: 0161 474 3501
Support Services is on Twitter !
28 Jun
Stockport Support Services is now on Twitter!! Give us a follow @Support_SMBC and keep up to date with all of our Services, upcoming training and be the first to hear of what's new in Support Services!