New courses added - Test and Exam Stress (Feb) & Cooperative Learning Network Meeting (Mar)
Book your place now on new upcoming courses;
Test and Exam Stress: Understanding the impact on children, young people & teachers and ways to reduce their anxiety - book here
Cooperative Learning Network Meeting - book here
Book your space now! Mental Health First Aid Training-Youth (2 days)
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.
What is mental health?
Anxiety and depression
Suicide and psychosis
Self harm and eating disorders
A model for giving Mental Health First Aid
The courses won't teach you to be a therapist, but we will teach you to listen, reassure and respond, even in a crisis.
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.
Staff in school with responsibility for Emotional Health & Well Being, Headteachers, Pastoral Leads, SENDCos, etc. in CW&C
Quick book your place now here ('Book now' on the top right hand side of the screen)
Site maintenance officer health and safety meeting - Documents
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.
New Ways of Working
The attached briefing updates on the New Ways of Working programme - developing a common and consistent approach to working with families.
The project has reached an exciting time with training being launched and dates to book on to attend. Up to 900 staff will benefit from learning how to use this in their everyday practice.
To book a place on one of the dates for this training please click here
Qwest Services now live on the portal!
We are Qwest Services, a unique partnership which combines market leading capabilities of our parent organisations within a single integrated team. We understand that each of our customer's needs is different.
It is our priority to understand each customer’s requirements and to build and deliver the right solution for you. Our purpose is to drive the delivery of improved services through innovation and transformation to create a more sustainable future which is customer focused.
We offer all services to ensure that your schools are statutory compliant. Additionally, we offer various other services to help meet your needs. Additionally, we have a 24hr Helpdesk on hand to assist with any reactive maintenance issues.
If you are interested in finding out more information about what we can offer your school, or would like a quotation for 2019/2020 maintenance, then please contact email@example.com.