Issue

Wednesday 11 July 2018

 
 
For more information
please contact:
school.circular@barnet.gov.uk
CONTENTS
  1. Support staff pay awards for April 2018 and April 2019

  2. Urgent message: To all schools who let premises

  3. Physics Teacher Subject Specialism Course

  4. Bookcases for sale - Fairway School

  5. CLA Celebration Event

  6. Young Volunteers - Mischief Makers

  7. Moneywise or Workwise in partnership with Santander

  8. Free ADHD workshops for parents

  9. Save the Date - 29 October 2018

Enclosures
  • Headteachers
  • Professional Development
  • School Meeting Dates
 
Support staff pay awards for April 2018 and April 2019

For Information

You have recently been notified of the pay awards for staff on NJC pay scales and Unified Rewards pay scales. For staff on scp 19 or below and UR grades A, B and C, the pay increase is higher than the 2% anticipated. It should also be noted that the pay settlement sets the pay scales for April 2019. These increases are also above the 2% anticipated for the lower part of the scale. It should also be noted that the cumulative effect of the pay increase for the two years for the lower pay scales is significant – over 10%.

It is important therefore that schools revise their Budgets for 2018/19 and that the effect of the pay award with effect from April 18 is included in the Budget Forecast to be reported to the authority in October.

Schools should also review and update their three year Budget Plans to include the non-teachers’ pay award. As previously advised, where the medium term Budget Plan indicates the school will have a deficit, the governors must take action to avoid a deficit. This should involve reviewing all aspects of the budget, including staffing and making redundancies if applicable.

Any maintained school that anticipates a deficit budget in 2018/19 must prepare a recovery plan and apply for a Licenced Deficit in accordance with the Scheme (section 4.9).

Nick Adams,
Schools Finance Manager,
Finance, Customer and Support Group (CSG)


 
Urgent message: To all schools who let premises

For Information

From 1st July 2015 all schools have a legal duty to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. The legal duty includes the requirement to ensure that publicly owned venues (including school premises hired out to third parties) do not provide a platform for extremists.

Update: As part of a “supporting supplementary institutions” project that Barnet Local Authority has commissioned, you are being offered the opportunity to discuss with an expert in this field any concerns or questions that you may have in relation to the use of your premises and the preventing extremism agenda. You do not need to do anything at this stage as you will be contacted in due course by a representative of HA9 Consultancy to discuss this issue, and you will then have access to appropriate support, or if no support is required you will have evidence that you have given the requirement due consideration. However if you already have concerns around use of your premises then please do not hesitate to contact me.

For further details please contact Perryn Jasper on perryn.jasper@barnet.gov.uk 020 8359 7371 or 07856 002 586.

Perryn Jasper
Prevent Education Officer
 
Physics Teacher Subject Specialism Course

For Information

The Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Science Learning Partnership, has secured funding to run the Physics Teacher Subject Specialism Course next year. Please see enclosures section for further arrangements and booking details.

Steve Marshall
BPSI Science Adviser

 
Bookcases for sale - Fairway School

For information

Fairway school have 7 bookcases in total for sale. All bookcases have adjustable shelves, which can be adjusted for height and position. There are a total of 31 shelves and shelving pins accordingly. Please find photos in the enclosures section.

x1 bookshelf fits flush against a wall and has the following approximate measurements:

200cm width
40cm depth
120 height plus 20cm category/display board attached/not on wheels (see photo in enclosurse).

x6 single bookcase shelving units with the following approximate measurements:

80cm width
78cm depth (at its widest)
136cm height plus 20cm category/display board attached (see photo)single bookcase (see photos) All 6 are on wheels

Price for all is £200.

If you are interested or would like further information, please contact Fiona O'Toole at Fairway School Office on: 0208 359 5380

Fiona O'Toole
Fairway School

 
CLA Celebration Event

For Information

On August 31st we will be celebrating the Achievements of all of Barnet’s Looked After Children. We are especially looking for entertainers, face painters, musicians, etc etc
If you would like to help on the day please e-mail Harmony.Abiwon@Barnet.gov.uk. Thanking you in anticipation for your support.

Jane Munroe
Headteacher of Barnet Virtual School
 
Young Volunteers - Mischief Makers

For Information

Barnet Libraries is calling for young volunteers aged 14 - 17 to help with the ‘Mischief Makers’ summer reading challenge. Young people will help children aged 4 – 11 sign up for the challenge and also assist at our summer events. This volunteering role offers great experience for young people doing their DofE and Arts Award. The closing date for applications is Monday 16 July. To download an application form and read more about volunteering and about Mischief Makers, visit www.barnet.gov.uk/libraries.

Pleases see enclosures section for poster of event.

Rachel Reilly
Service Development Librarian (Libraries)
Libraries, Workforce and Community Engagement
 
Moneywise or Workwise in partnership with Santander

For Information

MoneyWise is a programme to help young people understand more about the world of money, and give them the skills to become good money managers. The workshop consists of a series of activities which are designed to generate discussion about every day financial issues and increase the pupils' financial understanding. These sessions can be run for primary-aged children right up until sixth form.
 
Workwise sessions are designed to help people develop their employability skills through a series of interactive workshops. We can deliver the Workwise sessions as one stand-alone session or as a series of sessions covering a range of topics from interview skills to introducing the world of work. We can also run CV support workshops if there is interest for this. These sessions have been designed for 14-18 years olds.
 
Both sessions are designed to last from around 45-60 minutes each. We have the capacity to deliver from mid-July up until November. If you are running any summertime camps or activities throughout the summer holidays we could look to attend those also.

If you are interested please email sian.avery@communitybarnet.org.uk

Helen Harte
CommUNITY Barnet

 
Free ADHD workshops for parents

For Information

ADDiSS is running free workshops and parenting programmes for parents of children who have ADHD. Please see the enclosures section for an information leaflet which provides details of the next drop in sessions and the workshops taking place.

Mauline Vernon
Project Manager
The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Services (ADDISS)

 
Save the Date - 29 October 2018

For Information

The Leading Edge Group for children with physical difficulties and complex medical needs in conjunction with Colindale School, will be holding  a conference for families, school and early years settings staff who support children and young people with physical difficulties.

The conference will be an opportunity to:

  • network together and share experiences, skills and expertise
  • hear from young people and adults who have physical needs
  • visit stalls from a variety of providers promoting their services
  • attend interesting and informative workshops

More information and booking forms will be available in the new school year. If you would like any further information please contact Jenny Gridley at jenny.gridley@barnet.gov.uk

Jenny Gridley
Team Lead, Advisory Headteacher and Advisory Teacher for PD/Medical Needs
Specialist Team  
 

 
 

   
Headteachers
  • TSST_Physics_2018
    All Schools

    Further information for the Physics Teacher Subject Specialism Course. Please click on the above link for further details.

 

 
Poster from Barnet Libraries 'Mischief Makers' event. Please click on the above link for further details.
 
Further information on ADDiSS free workshops and parenting programmes for parents of children who have ADHD. Please click on the above link for further details.
   
Professional Development

Please click the relevant links below for all of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Flyers.

All CPD Flyers organised by Programme Strand

CPD Flyers organised by Issue Date

Early Years Training & Development Guides

Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI)

   
School Meeting Dates
  • School Meeting Dates
    All Schools 

    Use the following link to open the School Meeting Dates document (PDF)
      School Meeting Dates.pdf