|Deferred Entry to Primary School|
Following the volunteering of head teachers to be part of a panel to consider requests from parents to allow their children to defer entry to primary school, the recently formed Deferred Entry Panel has met to consider the first fourteen cases. All community primary schools are part of this new process but voluntary aided schools, foundation schools, free schools and academies may also wish to consider participating. Panel members will update colleagues at the next learning network meetings.
Admissions Team Manager
|School Complaints Policies|
With regards to School Complaints Procedures/Policies, all schools should refer to the National Guidance suggested by the DfE. If a school's policy still states that the local authority has a role in appeals, please remove and amend the policy.
For reference please see the link below:
|Mayor of Barnet to open Hands-On Careers Event|
The Mayor of Barnet is opening a careers event for pupils and parents, at the Pavilion Study Centre on Tuesday 27 March at 9.45am.
Students from other Barnet Schools will be attending.
Parents have been invited, not only to see what’s happening, but to have an opportunity to get their own careers advice and guidance from a member of the Barnet Careers Advisory Team. The Pavilion Study Centre offers education to any young people from Barnet who are out of mainstream education. This could be due to mental or physical health, emotional, or behavioural reasons.
|Signs of Safety Multi Agency Briefing Workshop|
Barnet Family Services vision is focused on making Barnet an even better place to live for all families through our Family Friendly Barnet: Resilient Families, Resilient Children approach. We are making sure that practitioners have the right “tool kit” to improve outcomes for children. This will be delivered via a clear practice framework using a variety of evidence based interventions that will build on family strengths enhancing resilience. The Signs of Safety (SoS) approach has been chosen as an important part of our resilience based practice “tool kit”.
The workshop will focus on the following
Who should attend:
|Maximising the Impact of your Inclusion Team - Training|
This training will include:
The booking deadline is Friday 20 April.
To book a training place please click on the following link: BOOK here
|UNICEF Child rights programme event|
UNICEF UK Child Friendly Cities & Communities Initiative:
“A child friendly city or community is a local system of good governance committed to fulfilling children’s rights. It is a city or community where the voices, needs, priorities and rights of children are an integral part of public policies, programmes and decisions.” -UNICEF UK
The programme aims to bring together the council, local children, young people, families and partners including the voluntary community sector, police, education and health services to review and change the way we work with children and young people.
The framework created through badge areas will help focus attention on key outcome areas, supporting better collaboration and coordination across all agencies.
The CFCC programme works to promote and embed a child rights-based approach (CRBA) across services in the borough.
“A child rights-based approach is a framework that can be used by planners, decision-makers and frontline professionals in both statutory and voluntary agencies. It can be used when designing, delivering, monitoring and evaluating local services and strategies for children. The approach brings together the vision of childhood set out by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the core tenets of a human rights-based approach." -UNICEF UK
Please see the enclosures section for an invite to attend our MAP (Moulding the Action Plan) event.
Child’s Rights Lead - Family Services
|Barnet School Awards 2018|
Barnet and Southgate College, in partnership with the London Borough of Barnet, The Barnet Borough Times and sponsored by Middlesex University have launched the Barnet School Awards.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Please click the relevant links below for all of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Flyers.
|School Meeting Dates||