What difference do our services make to your cohort of pupils?
As 2013 draws to a close we look at what has been achieved by the combined effort of schools for the benefit of our pupils and families through the Local Delivery Group of schools and its Extended Services Team. It also highlights additional services available to schools and partner agencies.
The latest newsletter has been created using the feedback we received from our initial launch. Hopefully you are able to see the text more clearly and will be able to open the newsletter using Google Chrome if you were having difficulties with the first edition.
All the feedback we received was really useful. If you haven't already used the rating buttons on the on-line directory or used the online surveys then they can be found via the buttons on the right hand side of the page
From the data collected from schools, pupils and parents over the last year we can measure the impact of our service on the wellbeing of pupils.
80% of clients showed a measurable positive improvement in overall emotional health and wellbeing
At the end of the pupils intervention schools perception of the pupils wellbeing was also measured.
Schools recognised an improvement in a pupils wellbeing and emotional health in 85% of cases
Voluntary Services for families
Internet and Mobile Phone Safety
As Christmas approaches more and more children and young people will be receiving gifts that will enable them to access the internet. Many pupils and parents will still have little knowledge on keeping their children safe. A resource which has proved to be clear and jargon free is the Vodafone magazine issued called Digital Parenting. The magazine is available online here
Schools and agencies can visit their site for more information here
There is also a link on the web site where you can order copies of this free magazine, or you may consider sending out these links using your parent mail system,
Another good, free resource is the Thinkyou know website at which has a wide range of age appropriate information and school and parent areas.
Nurture Dogs have started their interventions in Ingatestone and Fryerning Juniors and Shenfield High School during this half term. Further work is expected to start at Becket Keys CE School. If your school is interested in using Nurture Dogs as part of your attendance, behaviour or self esteem improvement plan then please get in touch on 01277 699432 or email@example.com.
New Family Innovation Funding
Alternative Education and NEET Prevention
Child Sexual Exploitation Champions
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is an issue that is prominent in the news. It is not solely an issue for secondary schools and not all young people subject to CSE are children living in children’s homes. Essex through the Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB) is developing a CSE Champions approach. In consultation with the headteacher associations it has been agreed that the Designated Teacher is best placed to fulfil that role. If you would like to know and understand more about CSE this training provides a good understanding of the issues.
The Essex Safeguarding Children Board has commissioned training specifically for CSE Champions offering a range of dates and venues. The aim of the training is to increase confidence and awareness in recognising and responding appropriately to child sexual exploitation. All schools are urged to ensure that you nominate a CSE champion that can attend the training.
An application and further details are available
The LDG NEET Prevention Worker, Tyrone Davies is looking to support Primary Schools during the Summer Term. If you would like to talk about what Tyrone can offer then please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Budgeting Workshops for Parents
During this year the Brentwood Learning Partnership were succesful in obtaining funding to support parents and pupils in Brentwood. As part of the FAST project there will be a Money and Budgeting Workshop for parents in the New Year. The workshop wil be held on the Friday 10th January at The Ark Children's Centre, Sawyers Hall Lane. To book a space on the workshop please contact the Extended Schools team.
If you could advertise the workshop with parents via your parent communication network it would be very helpful.