The Area Primary Headteacher meetings will be held in February/March- see dates and venues below. The meetings will start at 9.00 am and will include, as always, refreshments and lunch. You are likely to want to attend your local meeting, but if the date doesn’t work for you please do attend any of the other meetings. There is no need to book, just turn up (leaving some time for parking) and enjoy the day.
The dates and agendas for the meetings are:
SOUTH Wednesday 21 February Holiday Inn, Basildon, SS14 3DG
N-EAST Thursday 22 February Colchester Stadium, CO4 5UP
WEST Wednesday 28 February Weston Homes (Stansted Centre), Takeley, CM22 6PU
MID Thursday 1 March Chelmsford City Football Club, CM1 2EH
The agenda will include updates from the Local Authority, including information about the ECC Education Restructure, School-led SEND: the developing mainstream strategy, Small Schools Strategy and EMAT. There will also be information about the PE/Sports Premium funding (including new accountability requirements around swimming) and an update on GDPR.
At all of the meetings, there will be a session with members of the local VirginCare team, giving headteachers
- An introduction to the VirginCare quadrant team lead;
- An overview of the VirginCare offer, now and into the future, and how it can be accessed by schools;
- A chance to ask any questions about the service
In addition, the Local Leads for Partnership Delivery (Social Care) will attend to remind headteachers how to access the online support directory and to introduce the new portal (coming soon).
The spring term EPHA newsletter will be circulated at the meeting.
Safeguarding Forum meeting
In the afternoon Jo Barclay (Schools Safeguarding Adviser) will run the termly safeguarding forum meeting in each area – headteachers are very welcome to stay on and attend, and other staff from schools across the area will join the meeting.
If you plan to attend, please make sure you have booked a place via the Infolink
I look forward to seeing you at the meetings. In the meantime, have a very good half term.
EPHA Professional Officer