Thursday 5 July
Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School
Hurst Rd, Sidcup DA15 9AG
9.30am to 12.30pm
The majority of young people experiencing thoughts of suicide show or give signs which ‘invite’ those around them to explore whether they may be thinking about suicide.
This accredited half-day training course covers what these ‘invitations’ look like, how to respond to them and how to work with that person to keep them suicide-safe – including which supports or organisations to signpost onto. The aims of the training are to help you to:
Have a greater awareness of the prevalence of suicide on a local and national level
Have the skills and confidence to explore suicide appropriately when identifying invitations
Understand what sources of support are available both internally and externally to their organisation
The course has been organised as part of the ongoing work to support mental health in schools and follow up from the twilight session ‘Building Suicide Safer Schools and Colleges’.
School can book this session for one member of staff. Only attendees who have booked a place will be able to take part in the training. The course is free; however, failure to attend the course without apologies will result in a £80 charge.
If you feel that you or a colleague would benefit from this training, please email the name of the person attending, the name of your school, your email address and a contact number to email@example.com by Friday 22 June.
For more information, please contact Bexley’s Public Health Advisor for Children & Young People, Pascale Berthellet, on 0203 045 3831
Performing Places in Bexley
Broadway, Bexleyheath is set to be the focus of some extraordinary happenings when a special project comes to town this summer.
London Borough of Bexley has partnered with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to produce the ‘Performing Places’ programme in Bexleyheath. Performing Places uses drama to create an exciting and emotional story aimed at encouraging those that live in or visit a place to see it in its best light and to understand each other better.
Bexleyheath Broadway has been chosen as the location as it is a thriving town centre and a bustling transport hub, especially for young people after school. The project will aim to bring young and old together to experience the Broadway in new ways and to jointly rediscover and celebrate it as a place in the community.
Schools and local community organisations close to the town centre will be able to take part in workshops as part of the project. A big part of the fun will be the opportunity for local people to discover the story as it unfolds in the Broadway, during the last week of June.
The project has been made possible thanks to full funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) in 2017. This funding will go towards a series of projects that will benefit local communities. Performing Places is a concept developed by Professor Sally Mackey from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has already been delivered successfully in several places including Oldham and Camden.
The project will take place over two years, with the second year of the project likely to act as a sequel and grand finale to the first year’s activities.
Keep an eye on this page for project updates and follow #performingplacesbexley
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The aim of the Bexley NQT Induction Service is to give our
NQTs the best opportunity to successfully complete their induction period. The London Borough of Bexley will act as the
Appropriate Body for Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). The Appropriate
Body, along with the headteacher/principal is jointly responsible for the
supervision and professional development of the NQT during induction and has
the main quality assurance role.
Governor Services Newsletter Summer Term 2018
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.