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Health & Safety Advisory Service Traded
Health & Safety Advisory Service for Schools
The Health & Safety Team offer a comprehensive health and safety information, advice, training and monitoring service to assist educational establishments to discharge their health and safety responsibilities.

There are two packages available to your establishment depending on whether you need our advisors to act as your health and safety competent person to provide health and safety advice or your school just want access to all of the systems, documents and subscriptions (CLEAPSS etc.). A discount is available on every other service we provide so long as you have one of the packages available.

Package one is available to any establishments but Package two is only available to non-maintained establishments. This is because B&NES remain the employer in a maintained setting and cannot opt out of the health and safety relationship.

These Packages are specifically designed to be cost effective and give a choice to establishments where one can be made. Advisors are seeking to facilitate a healthy consultant client relationship to be the supplier of choice of these services now and in future.

Our Health and Safety Advisers are professional qualified Chartered Members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH). Their professional competency is continually monitored through the IOSH continued professional development programme.
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Training & Events

23 Apr
EYFS - Introduction to Childminding Practice
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 and Tuesday 7th May 2019 - 9am - 4pm - Keynsham Civic Centre, Keynsham The Introduction to Childminding Practice course consists of 3 e-learning modules: • Health and Safety • Setting up your Business • Encouraging Positive Behaviours Two full day training sessions: • Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework, including Children’s learning and development • Foundation Child Protection • Partnerships and Transitions Providing an inclusive environment is a key thread running through all the modules. The course is led and facilitated by the Early Years Childminding Team who will offer continuing support during the Ofsted registration process and afterwards.
24 Apr
KS2 Moderation of Writing Event
Year 6 teachers moderate marked writing scripts from another school before looking at the supporting evidence that enables teachers to determine an overall writing teacher assessment level. Please note that this session is repeated on 30th April. These are earlier in the school year in response to last year's feedback. It is expected all schools will send representation to enable 100% moderation across the authority. Teachers are only required to attend one session. Each Year 6 teacher attending will need to bring for three pupils: • Sufficient of writing that demonstrate the child’s independent attainment in a range of writing. The work should contain as much evidence of consistent attainment of the ‘pupil can’ statements contained within the relevant Key Stage Writing Interim Framework as possible. In response to feedback, we are looking at two children’s evidence base in depth rather than looking at three children in less detail. The evidence may consist of books and folders along with some cross-curricular work if applicable. • A completed Key Stage 2 Writing Analysis Sheet for each child showing what statements are evidenced in which samples of work. Where there is a job-share in a Year 6 class and both teachers are attending, each teacher either bring the above (i.e. three pupils’ work each; six pupils in total from the class) or share the work and act as one teacher. For year groups with more than one class, each teacher attending will need to bring two sets of children's work. Please make sure the work is clearly labelled with the school's name and if appropriate and that multiple sheets for any one child are securely attached. This is to ensure that work is returned in its entirety to the school. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
25 Apr
EYFS - Strengthening assessment practice to ensure effective early identification of needs
Thursday 25th April 2019 - 6.45pm - 8.45pm - Keynsham Civic Centre W1.1 Conference Room Please note for confirmation for full details of your booking you will be sent an additional email from Early Years Team. - Please consider the ‘characteristics of effective learning’ for one or two children that you know reasonable well. Jot some notes to bring with you along with any other supporting evidence of how the children learn.. - Note your most recent assessments of age and stage of development in each of the 17 early learning Goals - Bring Early Years Outcomes ( or Development Matters) Reference: Ofsted inspections will evaluate the effectiveness of teaching, learning and assessment by evaluating, amongst other things, the extent to which assessment information is used to plan appropriate teaching and learning strategies, including to identify children who are falling behind in their learning or who need additional support, enabling children to make good progress and achieve well (Inspection Handbook 2018 p35) Sources of evidence include: - whether practitioners accurately and reliably identify children whose learning and development are not at a typical level for their age and what actions they have taken to ensure that those children make sufficient progress - the impact of the involvement of the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) and/or other partners where there are concerns about a child’s development and learning (p37) SEND Code of practice: 0 to 25 years–Early Years Providers (chapter 5) ‘Providers must have arrangements in place to support children with SEN or disabilities. These arrangements should include a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEN. The benefits of early identification are widely recognised– identifying need a the earliest point, and then making effective provision, improves long term outcomes for children.’