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Paediatric Moving and Handling (excluding hoists)

Suitable for - this course is appropriate for staff who are new to moving and handling and as the annual update and those involved in supporting pupils with mobility problems, who do not require to be hoisted. The course will focus on the particular issues that may arise in the paediatric setting, but the use of mechanical aids such as hoists will not be covered. Thus it will be useful for supervisory staff or workers manually assisting children to move. Refresher training required? - yes, annu…

Paediatric Moving and Handling Assessor Training Refresher

Suitable for - the designated person in a special school or ARP who has been given the responsibility to assess the loads when moving and handling pupils with mobility problems and has already completed the 2 day course. Refresher training required? – yes, annually This course will enable trainees to understand the importance of an ergonomic approach to assessing manual handling operations. It will teach an appreciation of the factors associated with back pain risks, and sufficient anatomy and…

Paediatric Moving and Handling including Hoists Training

Suitable for – this is a requirement for any employee who is involved in moving and handling or supporting pupils with mobility problems; Refresher training required? – yes, annually Hoisting and the problems of handling children with complex needs will be discussed and practised, using equipment and positioning aids, particularly for children with special needs. Time will be devoted to demonstration and practice of current accepted good practice in moving children in a variety of care settings…

Paediatric Moving and Handling Load Assessor Training

Suitable for - the designated person in a special school or ARP who has been given the responsibility to assess the loads when moving and handling pupils with mobility problems Refresher training required? – yes, annually This course will enable trainees to understand the importance of an ergonomic approach to assessing manual handling operations. It will teach an appreciation of the factors associated with back pain risks, and sufficient anatomy and biomechanics to facilitate understanding the…

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) Training

Suitable for - staff nominated to carry out electrical testing of Portable Electrical Equipment. Any person carrying out portable appliance testing MUST attend an approved course Refresher training required? - yes, every three years The Electricity at Work Regulations imposes duties on employers and employees to ensure that all electrical systems are regularly maintained. This includes the necessity of having a system in place for the regular inspection and testing of portable electrical equipm…

Performance review governor

Governing Boards are required carry out an Annual Performance Management Review for headteachers. The deadline for completion of the headteacher’s Performance review is the 31st December in each year. Depending on your Performance Management Policy, you must appoint two or three individual governors to act on the board's behalf. NB: If yours is a Voluntary Aided school you should ensure that if you appoint two governors then one must be a foundation governor and if you appoint three governors t…

Personal Safety Awareness Training

Personal safety training will help delegates to anticipate risks to their personal safety and plan to avoid and reduce or manage those risks. This course can be tailored to suit your requirements. Aims of the course: What is personal safety? Address personal safety risks relating to your job role Be aware of situations where your personal safety may be at risk Understand the importance of planning ahead Feel more confident when dealing with aggression Know how to and who should report an incide…

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Physical activity

An Overview Many of us aren't too keen on the idea of exercise, but it’s one of THE most important things we should all be doing every day to stay healthy, happy and more productive. Live Well Stay Well How much is enough? All children and young people aged between 5-18 should be doing a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate intensity (that’s generating a sweat or becoming out of breath) exercise every day. Remember that children don’t necessarily have to do 60 minutes all in one go! Why not achiev…

Placement out of chronological year group

Buckinghamshire County Council recognises that a small number of children may require consideration for education provision that may better meet their needs outside of their year group. The decision to either delay entry to school or to educate a in a year group outside of chronological age requires careful consideration of the individual circumstances of the child. The following documents provide advice and guidance in relation to summer born children who may be considered for delayed entry to…

Policies and procedures

Policies are intended to determine how the school works. The statutory ones are largely strategic; they should determine how the school addresses certain key processes by providing a framework for action by the headteacher and staff. Most schools will have several other policies in addition to the statutory ones, which the governing board does not have to approve (though it may, in agreement with the headteacher, still do so for some of them). Often these will be operational and may include suc…

Position Papers

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Premises and property

Premises and property For the majority of maintenance requests and enquiries there is a specifically designated Property Maintenance and Request Form for you to raise calls and requests below. The Property Service Desk, who monitor these forms, will answer your request and let you know how it is being treated. The Property Service Desk is provided by the Property team during working hours and a service is also contactable out-of-hours in the event of emergencies all on 01296 383238. Property ma…

Premises management documents (statutory)

Applies to Maintained Schools, Academies, Free Schools, Sixth Form Colleges, Pupil Referral Units, Independent Schools, Non Maintained Special Schools Background There are many aspects of school premises that require safe management and maintenance such as asbestos, fire safety and statutory testing. For an overview of the legislation and compliance requirements, please see this Compliance Monitoring for Council Buildings report which sets out responsibilities for employers and duty holders. Df…

Preparation for transfer testing

Section 2 of our Secondary Transfer Testing Guide provides details of: Registration process Withdrawn pupils from testing Under & Over age candidates Pupils joining Year 6 in the Autumn term Headteachers recommendations Good practice Last years statistics Information provided to panels Section 2: Preparation for the Secondary Transfer Test Test Centre Protocol Please ensure you are familiar with, and act in accordance with the relevant protocol for your school. Failure to do so may result in yo…

Prevent

Prevent is one of the key elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy and it aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism. While it remains rare for children and young people to become involved in terrorist activity, young people from an early age can be exposed to terrorist and extremist influences or prejudiced views. As with other forms of safeguarding strategies, early intervention is always preferable. Schools working with other local partners, famil…

Primary admissions preferences numbers

Primary admission preference numbers Reception preference numbers, February 2019 Junior preference numbers, February 2019

Primary National Offer Day

Please read the information on our website regarding National Offer Day Section 11 https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/education/school-admissions/starting-school-or-moving-up-to-junior-school/national-offer-day/ On the 12 April we will send to all schools: A spreadsheet detailing the allocated primary schools for those children starting school in September and those children in Year 2 at an infant school who are moving up to junior school in September. 16 April - National Offer Day Parents who…

Products and Services

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PSHE

This page has been set up by the PSHE lead for Public Health and Schools to support PSHE subject leaders, teachers and other professionals to deliver high-quality PSHE education to our pupils in Buckinghamshire. PSHE directory (April 2019) Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) gives children and young people the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, safe, successful and purposeful lives. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achiev…

PSHE guidance

Latest News July 2018 On the 19 July, the DfE announced that both Relationships/RSE and Health Education will become statutory in all schools from September 2020. Whilst PSHE has not achieved statutory status across the board, Health and Wellbeing and Relationships/RSE are to become an educational entitlement in all schools. These two aspects constitute a significant part of PSHE provision. For further details please see the link below. Consultation: Relationships education, relationships and s…

PSHE leadership

Following a very successful Primary and Secondary PSHE leads CPD session ( Spring 2018) please see the attachments produced by the PSHE Association. These documents will support you in auditing your provision, planning PSHE across the school and examples of practical strategies for interactive delivery in the classroom. Please see the News, Events and CPD section for details of the PSHE leads Professionals Forum meetings. Leadership documents Mental Health teaching checklist Primary PSHE leads…

Public health

Public Health is the science and practice of preventing disease and ill health, and prolonging and promoting good health and wellbeing. As a team we used to be part of the NHS, but we have now become part of Buckinghamshire County Council, while still retaining our close links with the NHS. Promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people is extremely important in order to provide them with a good start in life, equipping them with the resilience and skills they need to flourish.…

Public Services Network (PSN)

Bucks PSN Guidance for Schools Not part of the ICT Schools Team - If you have any questions please contact the PSN Team psn@buckscc.gov.uk Full details of the PSN Service Offering can be located under P on the A-Z index Below are links to guidance on using Bucks PSN Services for Schools please contact the PSN for further information and Support

Pupil discipline committees

The governing board itself (or its discipline committee where one is in place) has no power to exclude a pupil from school, as only the headteacher (or acting headteacher) has this power. The governors’ role is essentially one of reviewing the headteacher’s exclusion decisions. Governors may delegate this function to a Pupils Discipline Committee . Certain fixed­ period exclusions and all permanent exclusions must be reviewed by the governing board , having regard to guidance given by the Secre…

Pupil premium governor

It is recommended that each governing board has a Governor responsible for reporting back to the Full Governing Board on how well the school can account for the provision for pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium grant. Fact Sheet: Role of the PP Governor

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