Somerset County Council Schools and Traded ICT team www.sccict.co.uk/sweet-2019 are hosting a one day conference held at Dillington House, Ilminster. The event will be an opportunity for schools to take part in an informative and engaging day that will showcase educational technology that is currently available to them. There will be workshops, presentations and trade stands where you will have the opportunity to talk first hand with companies from within the industry.
We are pleased to announce that Google, Microsoft & Apple will each be present for the day and will deliver the following:
Google - Key note presentation - Google in Education delivered by Roger Slade (Google Account Manager – South)
Workshop – Google Classroom your mission control delivered by Roger Slade & Jason Tye
Microsoft – Key note presentation - How Technology has helped my school, Join this showcase school to learn how with leadership, technology can truly improve your teachers’ time in the classroom and help impact student outcomes. Join this school to hear how their digital journey improved their experience in and out of the classroom - Headteacher (showcase school TBC)
Workshop – Introduction to O365. Join us to see how Office 365 can be used in the classroom beyond PowerPoint and Exchange with Teams and OneNote engaging, enthusing and delighting your students while giving you more time to focus on teaching. delivered by Callum Paine, Modern Classroom Specialist.
Apple – Key note presentation - Raising the Bar for Learning with Technology delivered by delivered by Apple Education
Workshop - Evidence-Informed approaches to using technology to raise attainment delivered by Apple Education
For more information and details of the programme please follow this link - www.sccict.co.uk/sweet-2019
Price is £15 per person.
Click here to view more information and to book this event.
Moving and Handling (Initial Training)
Legal requirement for all staff involved in physically assisting pupils with mobility needs.
Trainees will be provided with information about:
The Importance of Load Management
Causes of Muscular Skeletal Injury
Personal Risk Assessment (staff member)
The County Risk Assessment process within their role
Principles of safe Moving and Handling
Trialling some Moving and Handling Equipment
Introduction to Hoisting
Examples of good and bad practice
For more information on this course, please click on the links below -
18 Oct 2019 09:30 to 15:30 - Long Sutton Golf Club
22 Nov 2019 09:30 to 15:30 - Victoria Park Community Centre
The Role of the Early Years SENCO
An essential training course for both EY Practitioners new to the SENCo role and experienced EY SENCos wishing to update their knowledge and skills.
This two day course, taking place on the 10th and 24th of October 2019 at Bridgwater & Albion RFC in Bridgwater focuses on sharing quality, inclusive practice within the delivery of the EYFS framework and the SEND Code of Practice. It also provides opportunities for participants to focus on areas of development within their own settings.
The course will cover:
Understanding the role of the EY SENCo
An insight into the SEND Code of Practice
Somerset’s approach to early years, SEND and statutory practices
Opportunities for sharing good practice with other EY SENCos
For more information and to book, please visit here.
Exciting Job Opportunities at SSE!
Property Maintenance Apprentice, Kilve Court, 24 months fixed term, Apprenticeship Wage
Support Services for Education (SSE) are looking for an apprentice to provide support to our SSE Outdoors team (SSE Outdoors provides educational residential learning for children and young people across four centres).The successful candidate will join a small premises management team to undertake a variety of repair and maintenance tasks within the properties and grounds. The role will interlink closely with a landscape & grounds apprentice position to provide each role with assistance when required as coordinated via the Premises Manager. Predominantly the role will focus on reactive and planned property maintenance carrying out all manner of basic tradesman duties, from:
Painting & decorating
Plus, other duties
The closing date for this post is 2nd August 2019
Full details of this post and an application form can be found at https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-449230
Horticulture Apprentice, Kilve Court, 20 months fixed term, Apprentice Wage
We have an excellent opportunity for a Horticulture Apprentice to join our team and develop their career. The Apprentice will undertake a variety of grounds maintenance and development tasks throughout the year to provide upkeep of 45 acres of grounds comprising grassed areas, decorative borders and woodlands.
The successful candidate will join a small premises management team to undertake a variety of grounds maintenance and development tasks throughout the year.The role will interlink closely with a Premises Maintenance apprentice position to provide each role with assistance when required as coordinated via the Premises Manager.Predominantly the role will focus on:The upkeep of 45 acres of grounds comprising grassed areas, decorative borders and woodland.
Work will largely be planned around a typical growing season but also be reactive to any safety concerns. The role will support the premises maintenance apprentice, as that role will support you, providing added variety of premises related repair and maintenance tasksThere will be a requirement to carry out weekly checks on our vehicle fleet and, subject to holding the appropriate driving licence entitlement, you will be trained to drive minibuses.
This closing date for this post is 7th August 2019
Full details of this post and an application form can be found at https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-448376
Apprentice Chef, Dillington House, Ilminster, 18 Month Fixed Term Contract, National Minimum Wage for age
This apprentice vacancy is within the Food & Beverage Team at Dillington House part of Support Services for Education. It is a small but busy team dealing with all aspects of catering for the whole site. The role will vary as you will be working different shifts which involve different menus. Tasks will range from preparation of food to include meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, desserts & pastry. Assisting with stock control & ensuring the kitchen documentation is up to date.
For more information about the role, please contact Loraine Rose on 01460 258648 or email LZRose@dillington.com
Full details of this post and an application form can be found at https://www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/our-vacancies/job-details/?jobId=894
The closing date for this role is the 9th August 2019
Food & Beverage Supervisor x 2, Dillington House, Ilminster, Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week, £18,426 - £19,171
Dillington House in Ilminster, is set in 7 acres of woodlands and manicured gardens, we provide the space for corporate conferences, fabulous setting for weddings, an established education program and attract the business traveller during the week days in the form of bed & breakfast bookings.
We are looking for two Food & Beverage Supervisors to join the Food & Beverage team to assist in the delivery of a service that exceeds expectations. As Food & Beverage Supervisor you will be working closely with the Operations Manager and assisting in the smooth running of the Food and Beverage operation, ensuring high standards of service are always delivered.
For further information please contact Adam Powell (General Manager) on 01460 258648 or by email at ABPowell@dillington.com
For full details of the post and to apply online https://www.somerset.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/our-vacancies/job-details/?jobId=895
The closing date for this role is the 9th August 2019
Governance Services Officer, Taunton, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract, Full Time, 37 hours per week, £21,589 - £24,799
Governance Services provide advice, support and training to those volunteering in governance. To do this the team have helplines available by both phone and email as well as a comprehensive range of resources available on the website. Training programmes range from E-Learning to face to face training all of which is purchased by the establishments.
We are looking to employ a Governance Services Officer on a fixed term contract initially for 12 months to support the Service Manager in the day to day running of the team and the provision of training and advice.
A Governance Services Officer is expected to have current experience and knowledge of school governance legislation, supporting and advising governance boards and contributing to school improvement via support for governance.
A Governance Services Officer is also expected to display the following personal attributes; ability to work independently and as part of a team, flexible approach to work, the ability to travel and work outside of normal office hours, willingness to work to tight deadlines and a demonstrable commitment to safeguarding children and young people.
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Ann Adams on 0300 123 7365 or email AAdams@somerset.gov.uk
For full details of this post and an application form please go to https://dasjobs.co.uk/job/governance-services-officer/?route=scc
The closing date for this role is the 9th August 2019
Practitioners Reducing Parental Conflict Training
Practitioners Reducing Parental Conflict Training, this course is fully funded to all practitioners in Somerset.
The Reducing Parental Conflict training is aimed at a wide range of practitioners, from those working with perinatal families to those with adolescents. Practitioners are regularly encountering families where the parents are in conflict. This has been recognised by the DWP (DWP Improving Lives Strategy) as evidence shows that many of these families are not currently in work. Somerset was invited to be part of a contract package area with three offers:
1. To support families with face to face support with their relationship conflicts – this is delivered by relate and is accessed through http://www.dorsetnexus.org.uk/Page/13594
2. To provide a Strategic Leadership grant to raise the profile of this topic amongst the Strategic Leaders of Somerset Partnerships
3. To offer practitioner training throughout Somerset to ensure a range of practitioners benefit from the training delivered by Knowledgepool – this training is delivered in 4 modules.
Module 1 is awareness raising, understanding what parental conflict is and exploring the evidence base for parental conflict and its impact on children. This is delivered in Somerset through e learning and is open to a wide range of participants including front line practitioners, senior leaders, and service designers or commissioners working in a variety of roles across the partnership for whom increased awareness will lead to greater identification of opportunities for early intervention.
Modules 2 and 3 are classroom based and explore how to recognise the signs of parental conflict at the early stages. It highlights how to discuss and support parents in finding constructive outcomes which are shown to provide positive lessons for children to learn such skills as negotiation and compromise.
Module 2 on Friday 27th September 2019 09.00 to 12.30 at Bridgwater Police Station, Bridgwater
Module 3 on Friday 27th September 2019 13.00 to 16.30 at Bridgwater Police Station, Bridgwater
Module 4 is designed for Managers with a focus on the skills practice of managing front line practitioners who are supporting parents in conflict.
For more information and to book, please contact SCIL at SCIL@somerset.gov.uk or 0300 123 1967.