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NQT Induction 2020-21
03 Jul
Leicestershire has a proven track record for effective support for NQT induction in developing good and outstanding teaching for Leicestershire children. Leicestershire County Council as an Appropriate Body for NQTs will administer the NQT process for NQTs at a cost of £200 per NQT. Charging details are attached. If you wish to register your NQT with us please use the attached registration document and then register your NQT on NQT Manager at http://leicestershire.nqtmanager.com NQT Manager allows you to complete the entire induction process online. The system is secure and easy to use with a comprehensive self-help user guide and a helpdesk system. We are holding a virtual briefing on Thursday 17th September suitable for Induction Tutors new to the role, and those who have not attended briefing within the last two years. There is no charge for this briefing provided you currently have NQTs registered with us or you will be registering NQTs with us during 2020/2021. Please use the attached booking form to book on to the briefing. The latest dates for registration of new NQTs with LCC who commence at your school during the academic year 2020-2021 are: Autumn Term - Friday 16th October 2020 Spring Term - Friday 12th February 2021 Summer Term – Friday 28th May 2021 All guidance and resources can be found on the NQT Service area. If you have any queries, please contact Helen Kruse on 0116 305 6739 or email NQT@leics.gov.uk
Recovery signage for schools and businesses
25 Jun
Leicestershire County Council’s Property Services and Health and Safety teams have published a document that includes guidance and tips on the signs and messages you will need to consider as the number of people in schools increases. The Recovery Signage document contains details on how you can approach different areas of school sites and how you might manage small or confined spaces during the Coronavirus pandemic. View and download the document in the document section of the Property, Facilities Manager and Site Development service page. If you have any questions about the contents of the document, or would like to speak to Property Services directly, please call 0116 305 5000 or email LTSservicedesk@leics.gov.uk. All of the graphics included within the document have been designed by Leicestershire County Council and can be ordered from the LTS Print service. The materials can be printed in different formats including posters, floor graphics, foamex boards and vinyl stickers. If you already know the signs you require, get in touch with LTS Print by calling 0116 305 6127 or email cprint@leics.gov.uk
NQT Induction Update - May 2020
03 Jun
For attention of Headteachers, NQT Induction Tutors and NQTs The latest government guidance for newly qualified teachers during the coronavirus outbreak (COVID - 19) can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-induction-for-newly-qualified-teachers Main points from this guidance: · Proposals have been made to parliament to ensure that any absence due to the current coronavirus outbreak will NOT count towards the usual limit of 30 days. · Induction should continue and headteachers should make a decision on whether an NQT has met the Teachers’ Standards based on their performance throughout their induction. This decision should be made at the end of the induction period regardless of the disruption due to COVID - 19. · NQTs should continue their professional development and maintain frequent contact with their tutor. · The final assessment meeting should remain at the end of the induction period. In the meantime, evidence should continue to be collected. · Headteachers should make a decision about whether an NQT has met the Teachers’ Standards throughout the period of their induction by referring to: previous assessment records, discussions with the induction tutors and consideration of non-routine teaching practice during the coronavirus disruption. · If, at the end of the induction period there are concerns that an NQT has not achieved the standards, an extension to induction may be recommended to the Appropriate Body. Spring assessments have been reviewed and quality assured. These assessments will form the main evidence for NQT progress during this academic year. If an NQT’s progress has not been registered as a cause for concern with the LA, it is expected that the NQT will complete at the end of the induction period. Conversely, any NQT registered as ‘causing concern’ will have their induction period extended. During this unprecedented period, we recommend that NQTs use any available time to develop professionally, for example by: completing reflective logs which are then discussed with tutors, research to improve their curriculum knowledge and review previous plans and assessment procedures. Final assessments reports are likely to be brief and should be based on evidence gathered during lock down plus any teaching from 1st June when pupils may return to school. In 2020-21 headteachers should consider facilitating additional support for current NQTs to compensate for the loss of training during the crisis.
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06 Jul
Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 (Including Paediatric Element)
In accordance with Appendix 6 H&S (First-Aid) Regulations 1981; The role of the first aider, importance of preventing cross infection, the need for recording incidents and actions, use of available equipment, Assessing the situation & act safely in an emergency, Administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator, Administer first aid to a casualty who is: unconscious (including seizures), choking, wounded or bleeding, suffering from shock, Provide appropriate first aid for Minor Injuries (small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds & small splinters) Additional Subjects Administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation to a child, Recognition and management of Asthma, Recognition and management of Anaphylaxis, Recognition and management of Diabetes, Administer first aid to a child who is: unconscious (including seizures) choking
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06 Jul
First Aid at Work (Level 3)
In accordance with Appendix 5 & 6 of the H&S (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 Unit 1 covers the following topics: Roles and responsibilities of a first aider; cross infection;recording incidents & actions;use of available equipment; assessing an incident;unconscious casualties (including seizure);cardio pulmonary resuscitation;choking;wounds and bleeding;shock;minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters); Unit 2 covers the following topics: Secondary survey;injuries to bones, joints and muscles (including spinal injuries);suspected head and spinal injuries;chest injuries;burns and scalds;eye injuries;sudden poisoning;anaphylaxis;major illnesses (heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma & diabetes);serious bleeding including: embedded objects;sucking chest wound;amputations;
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06 Jul
LEAMIS - End of Year Service - Primary Schools
You will need to do some preparation work, for example have the new class lists available and make sure that a backup has been completed immediately before the remote session begins. As this service is completed remotely there must be somebody at school to log on and answer any queries that may arise.