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Site maintenance officer health and safety meeting - Documents
06 Dec
Following the Site maintenance officer health and safety meeting held on the 27th November 2019 at Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port, please see attached presentations, documents and guidance. During the meeting key topics that were discussed included; Managing contractors and Health & Safety inductions for contractors, Organising sleepovers in non-domestic premises and meeting fire safety responsibilities, occupancy calculations and general fire safety precautions on school premises Reducing civil claims and property damage Presentations were provided by Jon Siddorn (Cheshire West and Chester Health & Safety compliance officer), Cheshire Fire and Rescue and Kevin Jones (Cheshire West and Chester Finance officer/Insurance). Please advise headteachers, school business managers and site maintenance officers of these documents and attachments.
Book your place! - Mental Health First Aid Training-Youth: (MHFAT:Y) - 1 day
11 Nov
Outline Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. The courses aim to teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and/or stop a mental health issue from getting worse. The five broad topic areas include: What is mental health? Anxiety and depression Suicide and psychosis Self harm and eating disorders A model for giving Mental Health First Aid ? Description The courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis. Outcomes The courses aim to give you the information and skills to look after your own mental health so that you can set an example for young people. By giving you the tools to have these conversations, we hope to empower you to create a mentally healthy, supportive environment in your family, school, peer group or community. Audience Every member of staff would benefit from this introductory training Booking Information please contact Psychology admin at psychologyadmin@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk if you have any queries. Book here
New course - Academic Resilience Approach - Fighting for Young People’s Mental Health and empowering young minds
29 Oct
Outline What do students like about Academic Resilience in High Schools? It helped me to get my feelings out and talk about them I’ve learned it’s ok to talk to people – adults in school and at home It’s made me more confident…it made me feel I belong Description Training will cover: What is the Academic Resilience Approach? - Ethos of approach and resources How do schools improve results through an Academic Resilience Approach? Which pupils do we focus on? Parental involvement Exploration of the Resiliency Framework - Belonging Building good relationships with staff, peers, parents, Locating strengths, Healthy relationships, Finding people you can count on, Making sense of where we come from, Making friends and mixing - Coping Being Brave, Solving Problems, Calming and self–soothing, Fostering self belief , Facing everyday challenge - Core self Who students are, Personal strengths, Developing empathy, Developing self awareness, trying out different things. Feedback from a local High School Pilot Sharing learning, problem solving, getting organised. Opportunities for further development work, e.g. supervision, drop-in sessions, supporting schools in introducing parents to Academic Resiliency etc. Outcomes Build Capacity in our High Schools Understand the Resilience Framework Tap into free online resources and videos Be able to work effectively with young people and their families Meet more the D of E ‘Mental Health and Behaviour in Schools’ objectives Audience High School Heads, SMT, Pastoral Heads, SENCos, Student Support services, High School ELSAs Book your place here
Upcoming course - Person Centred Practises with Children and Young People: One Page Profiles
14 Jun
Outline As part of the SEND workforce action plan there is an upcoming learning opportunity for one member of staff in each school to attend a one day programme on person centre practices and one page profiles provided by Helen Sanderson Associates. Description Developing One-Page Profiles Participants will have a first draft of their own One-page Profile Participants have an opportunity to view a number of examples of One-page Profiles for children, young people and schools staff and discuss how they can be developed and used. Participants will have an overview of person-centered reviews and used the what’s working/not working tool to reflect on current reviews in their school Outcome To share practical person-centered thinking tools and practices that can be used with children, young people and families. These person-centered practices will ensure that: The child/young person is kept at the centre of any information gathering or planning processes There is good understanding around what is important to the child/young person and what good support looks like for them That good person-centered conversations can inform Education, Health and Care Plans There will also be opportunities for two delegates who have completed the programme to develop their skills further and complete a train the trainer programme to build internal capacity for the future. Booking Information Nominations must be agreed by head teacher. To book your space please click here and search for Person Centred Practises with Children and Young People: One Page Profiles
First Aid at Work Training - Last chance to book!
03 Jun
Outline -This is the First Aid at Work FAIB/HSE 3 day course - Day 1: 19/06/2019 09:30 - 16:30 Venue: Mollington Banastre Hotel (Room / Please ask at reception), 1 Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 6NN This course aims to familiarise candidates with the principles of First Aid and be able to recognise and deal with a wide range of conditions. Candidates will be under continual assessment during this course. Description - Course content: Legislation Record keeping First Aid equipment Priorities at the scene of an emergency Hypoxia Unconsciousness Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Chocking procedures Asthma Fainting Anaphylaxis Wounds, bleeding & Hypovolemic shock Heart conditions Stroke Head injuries Epilepsy Diabetes Poisoning Smoke/gas inhalation Fractures Scalds and burns Audience - Workplace First Aiders Hurry book your place on this course by clicking here
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Tue, 07 Jan 2020 09:15 - 15:30
New Ways of Working – Core Programme - 3 days 7th & 8th January 2020 & 20th Jan 2020
To understand the New Ways of Working model, principles and values and apply this to your daily work with children and families and partners
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Wed, 08 Jan 2020 09:00 - 16:00
Paediatric First Aid Qualsafe Award Level 3
The QA Level 3 award is ideal for those who work or intend to work in a childcare setting as it has been specifically designed to fulfil Ofsted's first aid requirements for early years teachers, nursery workers and child-minders.
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Thu, 09 Jan 2020 09:00 - 12:00
Legionella Awareness
This is a statutory course for all Responsible and Deputy Responsible persons for legionella in buildings.
09
Thu, 09 Jan 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Mental Health First Aid Training-Youth: (MHFAT:Y) - 1 day
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. The courses aim to teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and/or stop a mental health issue from getting worse. The five broad topic areas include: • What is mental health? • Anxiety and depression • Suicide and psychosis • Self harm and eating disorders • A model for giving Mental Health First Aid
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Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:15 - 15:30
New Ways of Working – Core Programme - 3 days 14th & 15th January & 10th February 2020
To understand the New Ways of Working model, principles and values and apply this to your daily work with children and families and partners