The theme for this year's Anti Bullying Week (November 13th - 17th) is All Different, All Equal. There are some nice ideas for activities at www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week including Odd Socks Day (Monday 13th November) when all pupils(and staff) are encouraged to wear odd socks to school. There is also a really nice "kindness cards" activity shared by Katie Dodington of Midsomer Norton Primary School and a link to Roundhill Primary School's excellent Equalities / Anti-Bullying Charter developed by their E Team and which they are happy for other schools to adapt / adopt .
The School Admissions & Transport Team provides a quality service to parents and schools, as follows:• Updates, advice and guidance on admissions legislation including code of practice and latest government policy• Advice on admission arrangements and carry out statutory consultation• Determine ranking of applications in accordance with the Academy admission arrangements• Deal with routine correspondence• Arrange appeal hearings with the Council’s Democratic Services Team• Provide an official response to the parents’ appeal prior to the hearing• Present school appeals• Provide information and guidance on the Fair Access protocol
Admissions Appeals and Exclusion Appeals Service
The service can offer a well-proven, experienced and efficient team to deliver admission appeals and exclusion review hearings.
Children Missing Education Service
The service supports and enforces a child’s legal right to an education and to safeguard participation.School Attendance• Work within the relevant statutory framework to support and enforce school attendance, ensuring children’s rights to education• Provide an effective and efficient combination of support, challenge and sanction• Keep the child central to plans at all times• Work with parents/carers, schools & communities• Track & locate children missing from a school roll• Undertake individual case work with maintained infant, junior, primary & special schools• Advise maintained secondary schools with regard to school level intervention• Responsive to academy contact and open to trading discussion• Safeguarding roleChild Employment• Employers have a legal duty to inform the local authority if they employ a young person of statutory school age. The CMES promotes this duty to ensure safe compliance and employment is not detrimental to the child’s education or welfare.Children in Entertainment• Monitor the compliance of the current regulations in order to protect children of all ages from exploitation and to allow them the liberty of using their performing talents in public. Performance licences are granted with consideration given to the effects on the child’s education, health and welfare.Elective Home Education:• The local authority has a duty to satisfy itself that home educated children meet the requirements under section 7 of the Education Act 1996; that the child is receiving efficient full time education suitable to her/his age, ability and aptitude and to any special education needs s/he may have.
Director of Public Health Award
The Director of Public Health Award is the health and well-being award for Early Years settings, schools and FE Colleges in Bath and North East Somerset. It is the next step forward in the promotion of healthier lives for children and young people from 0 - 19.
The DPH Award recognises and rewards educational settings that deliver health and well- being outcomes. It enables them to identify and tackle health issues, inequalities and ‘narrow the gap’ in their own communities.