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Letter to Heads - flu vaccine nasal spray
The following letter provides advice and guidance to headteachers following concerns on the safety and effectiveness of flu vaccine nasal spray.
How to Report a Property or Grounds Repair
How to Report a Property or Grounds Repair
Data Protection and the GDPR Directive - The changes for Schools
Half day courses for Data Controllers and business mangers in schools in exploring the new Data Protection Laws
Important Office 365 Notification - Office 365 and Exchange Services Affected
Large scale Exchange connectivity and Calendar issues
The mis-use of Twitter in Schools
Advice about safeguarding and personal safety concerns around school Twitter accounts.
Updated Social Networks and Parents booklet
Updated booklet on dealing with Social Network and Parents
New version of Digital Parenting Magazine from Vodafone
Vodafone have just published their next version of their popular Digital Paretning magazine
eLIM Online Newsletter - Sept 2017
This months copy of the Online Safety newsletter for schools and other educational settings
Willowdown Primary - Phones
Please note that the phone issue at Willowdown Primary School, Bridgwate has resurfaced and the school currently has no phone service. Please email info@willowdownprimary.co.uk if you need to contact the school.
Somerset Bridge Primary Phones
Please note that the phone system at Somerset Bridge Primary School has now been restored following the disruption message on the 7th September.
NQT Induction Tutor Training - Autumn Term 2017/18
NQT Induction Tutor Training - Autumn Term 2017/18
SIMS Vendor List - August 2017
The new Vendor list for Schools is now available. Previously published lists will be removed from iPost.
Skanska Bespoke Service Offering Letter
Skanska Bespoke Service Offering Letter
Schools and FOI
Update on last years FOI request from Mr Maloney
Somerset Bridge Primary, Bridgwater - Telephone Disruption
Please note that there are no phones available for contact at Somerset Bridge Primary, Bridgwater owing to a power cut in the area at the weekend.
Resources for Learning Terms and Conditions
Terms and conditions relating to services and resources supplied by Resources for Learning have now been added to the SSE website.  They can also be found on the RfL website.
Somerset Gardens Trust Grants To Schools
Somerset Gardens Trust gives grants, up to a maximum of £400 per school, for activities or equipment related to gardening.
August 2017 Online Safety Newsletter for schools from eLIM
Latest edition of the schools Online Safety newsletter from eLIM
EVC Training - 11 September 2017
A reminder to individuals interested in Outdoor Education that spaces are still available for External Visit Coordinator Training at SCIL (Taunton) on 11 September 2017.
SSTEP System Closedown – User Log-in Accounts
As part of the SSTEP system closedown process, we have arranged for your individual user log-in accounts to become deactivated and therefore your access to the old system has been removed.
SENCO Induction Conference - 26 September
Information about the upcoming SENCO Induction Conference.
Reposting - School Data Exchange Agreement 2017/18
The new Data Exchange Agreement between Education Providers and the LA.  This has been rewritten in light of the GDPR which comes into force in May 25th 2018 and becomes a very important document for sharing Personal Data.
Closure of the Education Financial helpline
Closure of the Education Financial Helpline on Tuesday 15th of August 2017
SIMS Vendor List - July 2017
The new vendor list for schools is now available. Previously published lists will be removed from iPost.
Phone/email disruption - Bishop Henderson CofE VA Primary School, Taunton
Please note that Bishop Henderson CofE VA Primary School, Taunton, currently has no telephone service and their emails are also severly disrupted. There is currently no resolution time to these issues.
Closure of the Education Financial helpline
Closure of the Education Financial Helpline on Wednesday 19th of July.
Skanska Service Offering
Please find enclosed Skanska Service Offering detail.
School Office@ accounts
More information about school office@ accounts
SIMS Statutory Data Analysis Package
eLIM are launching an Assessment Analysis Package for schools in the Primary sector to assist with data analysis and OFSTED preparation. See our flyer for a special offer for summer term and end of Key Stage data analysis.
Power Disruption - Greenfylde CofE First School
Power Disruption - Greenfylde CofE First School. Further to today's earlier email message, the school has confirmed that they now have power restored
Autism and learning disability hate crime campaign
FAO: Head Teachers and Designated Safeguarding Leads.
ImWithSam – our autism and learning disability hate crime campaign
'I know you' Instagram accounts and schools - information for parents
Some school shave been made aware of incidents surrounding children using Instagram and an I Know You account or link. This notice gives text that the school can use to give advice to parents.
Eduaccess (Juniper) will no longer be available from 1st August 2017
Following on from previous correspondence in relation to the use of Eduaccess (Juniper) from 1st August 2017, Somerset County Council will no longer be providing access to this system or an alternative solution.
PREVENT TrainingPREVENT training
FAO: All designated Safeguarding leads
PREVENT training dates and further information
SIMS Vendor List - June 2017
The new Vendor list for schools is now available. Previously published lists will be removed from iPost.
eLIM Online Newsletter - July 2017
July's copy of the eLIM online Safety Newsletter
SSE Property Maintenance Services - Core Service Options
Additional information about the two core service options available from the SSE Property Maintenance Team.
Phonics Screening Threshold Mark
​​PHONICS SCREENING - The Threshold mark for 2017 remains at 32
Are you interested in becoming involved with Somerset School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) to deliver school placement?
Find out how you can become involved with Somerset School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) to deliver school placement?
Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL) in Partnership with the University of Worcester are looking for tutors to join their existing team of Higher Education (HE) tutors from September 2017
Are you looking for a new challenge?  Could you bring expertise, imagination and an eye for quality to our expanding HE training? If so there are some exciting opportunities for you to join the team and help us run our successful and high quality training programmes across the South West. 
Summer temperatures - current hot weather
In response to the current heatwave conditions, a number of schools have enquired on reasonable temperature levels for staff and young people in classrooms during the school day. Whilst there is no maximum temperature, the following guidance outlines actions and measures that schools can implement to help them through these hot conditions.
Somerset SACRE Newsletter Summer 2017
Somerset SACRE Newsletter on RE and Collective Worhship Summer 2017
Telephone disruption - Westover Green School, Bridgwater
Westover Green Primary School, Bridgwater, currently cannot receive calls. The school can make outgoing calls but is unable to receive calls. Please email the school if you need to contact: westovergreen@educ.somerset.gov.uk
Do you live/work in the Frome area? One of your local schools needs you!
Support Services for Education Governance Services is seeking a volunteer with experience in governance to fill the Local Authority nominated position on the Board of Governors at St Louis Catholic Primary School, Frome.
Death of 4-year old autistic boy prompts absence review calls
In October 2016, a four-old boy with serious learning difficulties died  at home after his mother had passed away herself,( two weeks previously, during an epileptic episode.) The boy died of starvation.
REMINDER - ADL Summer Term Meetings Cancelled
Following the Spring meetings the ADL’s have been reviewed. It has been decided that there will no longer be Summer term meetings and the ones for June 2017 have now been cancelled. There is likely to be a communication sent out over the Summer term informing schools of any important news.
SIMS Parent and Student apps Awareness Sessions
Invitation to awareness sessions for the new Parent and Student apps
Understanding your invoice 2017/18
Understanding your traded service invoice 2017/18
Kilve Court Summer Courses
Summer Courses at KIlve Court
eLIM Online Newsletter - June 2017
The latest edition of the eLIM Online Safety Newsletter
Advice for Schools Planning trips and off-site visits
Following the awful and tragic events in London and Manchester, the following guide has been created giving schools and educational establishments advice in support of planned trips or off-site visits whilst concerns remain surrounding the safety and security of everyone involved.
Phonelines down at St George's Primary, Taunton
Phonelines down at St George's Primary, Taunton
SIMS Vendor List - May 2017
The new Vendor list for schools is now available. Previously published lists will be removed from iPost.
KS1 and KS2 Moderation documents
Various documents regarding KS1 and KS2 moderation
KS1 and KS2 Moderation Notification
All schools recieving a moderation visit have been notified.
Supporting pupils after yesterday's terrorist attack
Guidance from PSHE Association in supporting pupils after a terrorist event - primary and secondary guidance
REMINDER - ADL Summer Term Meetings Cancelled
Following the Spring meetings the ADL’s have been reviewed. It has been decided that there will no longer be Summer term meetings and the ones for June 2017 have now been cancelled. There is likely to be a communication sent out over the Summer term informing schools of any important news.
Understanding and Supporting Pupils with Dyslexia in the Primary Classroom for Teaching Assistants
The course aims to develop teaching assistants’ understanding of the specific learning difficulty of dyslexia.  It will cover the characteristics of dyslexia, the barriers to learning for pupils with dyslexia and ways of supporting pupils in the classroom.
NQT Induction Tutor Training
An NQT induction programme to partner other NQT’s and to develop practice together.
Professional Development Day
A day to develop your professional practice relating to EAL and Traveller pupils.
Ransomware Attack
Ransomware in the news and how to protect from being infected
Planning a positive retirement - Pre-retirement seminars
A reminder that another Pre-retirement seminar is scheduled for the 6th June, 9.30am - 12.30pm at Shire Hall, Taunton (on the County Hall campus).
Childnet Youth Ambassadors
Childnet are looking for a national team of 10 young people aged 13-17 to become Childnet Youth Ambassadors as part of Project deSHAME. The project is dedicated to working towards online equality and removing online pressures and harassment.
Supporting Pupils at Schools with Medical Conditions
The training will be split into two areas; the Taunton dates will be for those covered by the Community Paediatric Nurses in Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Hospital whilst the training dates in Yeovil will be for those covered by the Community Paediatric Nurses in Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
SENCO and SEN Governors Conferences 2017
Don’t forget to book your place on the upcoming SENCO and SEN Governors Conferences.
Important Message re NQT Registration
Schools will now be required to register NQTs through the SSE website.
SSE Customer Newsletter
Our latest customer newsletter; keeping you in the loop with news, updates and upcoming events.
Schools: Documents for use in preparing for the GDPR
On May 25th next year new Data Protection laws will be introduced to the UK.  This paper outlines some documents that schools and educational settings might find useful.
EVC Training - 25 May
A reminder to individuals interested in Outdoor Education that spaces are still available for External Visit Coordinator Training at Kilve Court on 25 May.
Social Networks, Parents and Schools
New guidance to help schools and other educational settings consider how to deal with issues caused by parents posting items on social media
SIMS Vendor List - April 2017
The new vendor list for schools is now available.
Previously published lists will be removed from iPost
Advice for schools embarking on refurbishment or new building projects
Advice for schools embarking on refurbishment or new building projects
SCITT/SCIL teacher training tutoring- Exciting opportunity
Are you looking for a new challenge?  Could you bring expertise, imagination and an eye for quality to our expanding HE training? If so there are some exciting opportunities for you to join the team and help us run our successful and high quality training programmes across the South West. 
Changes to support available for the Early Years sector
Changes to support available for the Early Years sector
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Deadline for purchasing Academic Year packages
Please can I remind you that the closing date for completing orders for packages delivered in the Academic Year is Friday 28 April.
April Online Newsletter for schools from eLIM
Latest edition of the schools Online Safety newsletter from eLIM
Masters in education
The MA Education is a flexibly taught masters course designed primarily for those who work or aspire to work in any field of education and training and whose aim is to develop and improve upon their practice, enhance their professional profile and engage in rigorous research and high level inquiry into their working context.
Ethnic Minority Achievement and Traveller Education Service Professional Development Day
A day to develop your professional practice relating to EAL and Traveller pupils. We will look at current issues affecting these groups and through a range of interactive workshops will offer strategies and ideas to use and develop back in your educational setting. There will also be an opportunity to browse and purchase a variety of resources in the Marketplace.
OH Assist - Changes to system
OH Assist Update - changes to booking and appointment scheduling systems.
EYFSP Cluster Meetings May 2017
Letter outlining EYFS Profile Moderation Cluster Meetings 2017 training
Somerset ActiveBYTEs online safety scheme of work published
The Somerset ActiveBYTEs are a practical and positive whole-school approach to make online safety learning active and purposeful.  The materials are available on the Education Technology website. 
Withdrawal of ECDL from 2018 Performance Tables - workshop
This week Ofqual announced the withdrawal of the ECDL qulaificiation from the 2018 performance tables.  This free workshop will enable schools to discuss options.
Meningitis and Septicaemia - Vaccination for Year 13 Students 2016/17 Academic Year
Public Health campaign encouraging all Year 13 Students to visit their local GP surgery for vaccination to protect them against meningococcal (MenACWY) disease.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Deadlines for purchasing services
Upcoming deadlines for purchasing packages.
Inclusive Communication - STC: Creating Communication Profiles, Passports and Plans for Schools
The course is run over two sessions of two hours with a practical task to be completed between sessions; this task is integral to the module.
Each of the Core Modules enables participants to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of a particular aspect of Inclusive Communication.
Inclusive Communication - STC: Using the Environment to Support Communication for Schools
The course is run over two sessions of two hours with a practical task to be completed between sessions; this task is integral to the module.
Each of the Core Modules enables participants to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of a particular aspect of Inclusive Communication.
Inclusive Communication - STC: Universal Module for Schools
The purpose of this module is to introduce learners to the principles of inclusive, multi-sensory communication. On completion participants will be able to apply these principles to various aspects of their daily lives, at home, school, work and social contexts.
SSE Health and Safety Management packages now available to order
SSE Health and Safety Management packages now available to order
Email alerts from the SSE website
Headteachers may be receiving a number of email alerts from the new SSE website. These alerts are automatically produced when the school purchases training/services via the website...
Purchasing Support Services for Education for 2017/18 (SSE Website)
The 2017/18 ordering window is now available for schools to order via the new SSE Website.
Pupils with a reduced timetable
Work into identifying pupils who appear to have had a reduced timetable for a period of more than 12 consecutive weeks
Spotty Book 2016 - Guide for schools and Nurseries
Spotty Book 2016 provides advice and guidance to schools and nurseries on preventing and controlling infectious diseases.