Thames Valley Police is committed to working with our partners to reduce domestic abuse harm and have developed a process called Operation Encompass in order to notify schools that a pupil has witnessed Domestic Abuse and may need additional welfare support at school.
This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Commissioning, Partnerships and Performance Team, for the attention of Headteachers, SENCO's and Schools.
The Choices Programme is a modular scheme of work delivered across key stages two and three with sessions that build week-by-week. The sessions are designed to provoke challenging conversations and bolster personal resilience. The result is a fun, interactive learning experience that uses a combination of immersive technology and engaging activities to explore complex ideas, while providing opportunities to critically reflect and develop strategies for everyday life.
As part of being a corporate parent for our children looked after, (CLA) the Virtual School service within the Slough Children’s Services Trust support Slough’s CLA to achieve their potential, wherever they go to school.
Schools are funded by the government through the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). Each local authority will have a Schools Forum who advise the council on the allocation of the DSG. Members of Schools Forum are either headteachers or governors in Slough Schools. Further information about Slough Schools Forum can be found here. (Add link to Schools Forum page on council website).
The school Effectiveness service (school improvement element) consists of a small core group and a team of consultants, some of whom work up to 3 days a week in Slough:
School Effectiveness Services
There are a number of NLEs and SLEs in Slough. A list can be accessed below and further information can be found on the Slough Teaching School Alliance website at http://www.sloughlearning.org.uk/slough-teaching-school-alliance.
Slough Borough Council works closely with the Slough Teaching School Alliance and a brief insight into who the STSA are and what they do can be seen below. For more detailed information on the STSA please go here http://www.sloughlearning.org.uk/
There are a variety of ways that school to school support is facilitated in the LA. The Slough Teaching School Alliance plays a key role in providing training and CPD for schools and also in keeping an inventory of NLEs and SLEs that schools can tap into when needed. The LA Autumn Term Visits are designed to capture best practice at schools and then share that information at the Slough School Improvement Board (SSIB) in order that schools can see what local expertise exists and how best to use it. The Local School Improvement Fund has been set up in collaboration with STSA in order to encourage schools to work together and facilitate the school led improvement system.