• Click here for the BESS 2019-20 Brochure

  • Bexley Early Years Education Newsletter

  • Privilege library ticket

  • Governor Services Newsletter Summer Term 2018

  • YADT Behavioural Support Service December Leaflet

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Bexley Education Support Service (BESS)
Providing schools with advice, support and training in a wide range of curriculum, management and leadership areas for school improvement
We are a team of experienced School Improvement Advisers who can provide you with advice, support and training in a wide range of curriculum, management and leadership areas for school improvement. Our team includes Ofsted registered inspectors, members of national working groups and professional bodies all of whom have a good working knowledge of the current educational context in which each school is working.

Our experience in providing school based and centrally held continuous professional development is extensive and highly regarded.
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Click here for the BESS 2019-20 Brochure
13 May
Bexley Education Support Service Brochure 19-20 We are delighted to present our new support offer for 2019-20, and as you browse through the brochure, I trust many of you will recognise that this is an offer that has been built with you, reflecting what you have indicated is needed and drawing in partner expertise to ensure that you can access high quality support locally. We continue to operate within a national educational landscape which reflects that society faces significant challenges and a pace of change that is unprecedented. My team want to stand alongside you to meet our shared ambition that all children will thrive now and in the future. The partnership approach that you requested has shaped the journey whilst developing the offer. We asked Heads and MAT leaders what you needed and where you felt there were gaps in what was available. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the head teachers and multi-academy trust leaders who have given their time to support this work. You told us that recruitment remains a challenge and the offer anticipates the early career framework for teachers as well as providing on-going opportunities for developing all teachers and leaders, drawing on the Bexley Teaching School Alliance expertise. We are delighted to work with nationally renowned leaders and organisations, with elements of the offer representing cutting edge research, ideas and thought leadership. There are some potential solutions to local challenges; we are pleased to be able to offer the SENCo accreditation locally as well as work that responds to both current inspection themes and recognises the implications of the draft framework. Perhaps most importantly, I would like to draw your attention to our values as these demonstrate how Bexley Education Support Service seeks to complement the development of an exceptional local education system. Our intention is to be a niche provider of school improvement support because of our approach to partnership working. I am confident that you will see over the following pages an enhanced core offer to schools; and if you are a Bexley school, I look forward to outlining in the summer term how the offer connects to our new school improvement model. Yours faithfully, Lauren Ovenden Head of Strategic Education Partnership and School and College Improvement
Bexley Early Years Education Newsletter
25 Mar
Bexley Early Years Education Newsletter Click download for further details
Privilege library ticket
12 Oct
Bexley Library Service offers a special ticket to support your work with children
Governor Services Newsletter Summer Term 2018
17 Apr
For all School Governors please see attached your new style newsletter for the Summer Term 2018 which will keep you all updated with current issues. Don't forget you can view and book training sessions for this term by logging in to BSN. If you are having any problems using BSN please contact the Governor Services Team.
YADT Behavioural Support Service December Leaflet
06 Dec
Welcome to the YADT Behavioural Support Service. Being a young person in today’s world is challenging and here at YADT, we understand that some young people need a little extra support to help them get a positive start in life or overcome obstacles along the way. We aim to help young people with the issues that affect them. These can be a number of issues such as anger management, anxiety, improving confidence, enhancing communication and dealing with stress. The Behavioural Support Service can be delivered as group workshops or one-to-one behaviour support.
The SMSC Booklet and Resources
15 Mar
Spiritual Moral Social Cultural Development From EYFS to KS4 The SMSC booklet, together with online materials, provides a fundamental resource that inspires and stimulates leaders and teaching staff from Early Years Foundation settings through to primary and secondary schools. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development – the Bexley Handbook Edition 2 Further resources to accompany the SMSC booklet: Helpful websites for supporting classroom teaching Helpful websites for supporting Prevent Helpful websites for supporting SMSC Helpful websites for supporting British values Helpful websites for Citizenship Helpful websites for engaging stakeholders and partnership working Curricular schemes for schools, including websites Case studies from Bexley Schools Click here to download copies of presentations given by speakers and stand holders at the Bexley SMSC conference on 20 January 2017. Please email admineis@bexley.gov.uk if you would like to subscribe or have any questions concerning these resources.
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31 Jul
Allergy Awareness (Level 2) - SFGAA05-310719 (available until the end of July 2019)
This accredited course covers the nationally approved syllabus for Level 2 Food Allergen Awareness. It has additional content and context for professional childcare (Early Years) settings and is audited by and features an Paediatric First Aid specialist with first-hand experience of a life threatening food allergy. It includes the following content highlights: 1.Latest allergenic ingredient law and updates and EYFS context 2.Common mistakes when working with allergenic ingredients 3.Defining food allergies, food intolerances, and Coeliac Disease 4.14 food allergens named in legislation, and the dangers of hidden ingredients 5.How to create a simple system to manage the use of allergenic ingredients 6.How to design allergy-aware recipes and ingredient factsheets for staff and parents 7.How to make your premises allergy-ready incl suppliers, delivery, cooking and more 8.Identifying allergenic attacks and emergency First Aid and EpiPen use on young children
31 Jul
Food Hygiene & Safety (Level 2) - E Learning - SFG04-310719 (available until the end of July 2019 06:00 - 06:00)
This accredited course covers the nationally approved Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering syllabus (also called Level 2 Food Handler) for Catering, Retail and Manufacturing. It includes the following highlights: 1.Latest food safety Legislation, EHO powers, and Due-Diligence 2.Pathogenic food poisoning bacteria and the Danger Zone 3.Food poisoning multiplication, spores, and toxins 4.How to cook, hot-hold, cool, thaw & reheat food to latest standards 5.How to interpret and plan for the latest legal guidance on food allergens 6.Personal Hygiene and approved hand-washing technique 7.Food Handler’s role in a HACCP system (Food Safety Management System) 8.The 6 stages of cleaning and threat of eColi 0157 in chiller
31 Jul
Safer Recruitment - E-Learning - ESF-002 (available until the end of July 2019)
The EduCare programme is written by the NSPCC and looks at what you need to do to ensure you protect children and young people from unsuitable people who might apply to join your organisation. It takes participants right through the recruitment process, from planning prior to recruitment to maintaining awareness and vigilance once the new recruit is a member of your organisation.
07 Sep
Introduction to Autism - PP-651 - ( 7 September 2019, 09:30 - 12:30 )
The 3 hour training session includes a basic introduction to Autism and social communication disorders, highlighting the difficulties that children may have within a setting. It will explore the links between Autism and children’s feelings and behaviour and provide strategies and ways of supporting children to manage in a setting. This course will be followed by the Sensory Processing training on 19 January 2019 but this will be explored further at this training course.
07 Sep
Paediatric First Aid - SBAPFA-652 (7 & 14 September 2019 9:30 - 16:00)
Paediatric First Aid training prepares the learner to deal with first aid emergencies involving babies, children and adults. They will also be able to recognise major and minor medical conditions and take appropriate action. The course has been prepared to meet the standard laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage, making it suitable for those working in any childcare setting.
11 Sep
Phonics Excellence - Delivering Systematic Synthetic Phonics (Leaders and Teachers)
The OfSTED Framework for September 2019 says: • in primary schools, inspectors will pay particular attention to the extent to which school leaders create experts in the teaching of reading. • they will consider how well staff know their school’s chosen systematic synthetic phonics programme, and use assessment and coaching to ensure that children are provided with the support they need to succeed. This training will support the teaching of systematic synthetic phonics, looking at expectations year group to year group ensuring that there is progression for learners. Additionally, the course will cover strategies for the identification of children who are struggling and approaches to rapid intervention to ensure that extensive gaps are not created. An exemplar session and progression of a phonics unit will be provided.