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It is open to all PSHE education teachers in the West Midlands, with priority given to those from Birmingham and surrounding areas if over-subscribed. The session will explore what makes young people vulnerable to radicalisation, and the protective and preventative factors PSHE education can develop to reduce extremism risks.

The twilight is provided with funding from the Home Office as part of its ‘Building a Stronger Britain Together’ programme, awarded by the London Community Foundation programme.

Attendees will gain practical support to review, plan and implement a PSHE education curriculum that effectively safeguards pupils, including:

  • Awareness of the knowledge, skills and attributes PSHE education develops to support resilience to extremist ideologies of all kinds
  • An increased understanding of extremism, the process of radicalisation and of PSHE education’s role in safeguarding pupils, in line with schools’ statutory duties
  • Knowledge of resources to support safe and effective lesson delivery

Book your free place by visiting the Services for Education website.

The session will be held at Services for Education, 3 Holt Court, Holt Street, Birmingham B7 4AX.

Key stage 1 science moderation will now take place on 5 December 2019, 1.30-4.00pm at Sans Souci (originally 12 December - am).

Lower key stage 2 science moderation will now take place on 11 December 2019, 1.30-4.00pm at Sans Souci (originally 13 December - am)

The upper key stage 2 session remains unchanged and will take place on 13 December 2019 1.30-4.00pm at Sans Souci.

To book on any of these sessions, please email

Dear headteacher
We are looking to appoint school-based designated safeguarding leads to our multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) to undertake the role of education safeguarding representative across five days per week. Ideally, up to five people who will undertake the role on different days. There is currently no funding available for the post, however it is an excellent continuing professional development opportunity for practicing designated safeguarding leads in school.

The post will require the following skills and knowledge:

  • Liaison with designated safeguarding leads in schools to gain information to inform joint safeguarding activity around a child or family
  • Facilitation of good practice and partnership working, being the key link between education settings and the MASH
  • Ability to engage in professional dialogue with a range of professionals across a range of agencies in order to inform the multi-agency risk assessment in the MASH
  • Ability to search data bases, collect and analyse information to add to the multi-agency risk assessment in the MASH
  • Maintaining a good understanding of current education safeguarding legislation and statutory procedures
  • Attending strategy meetings on behalf of the relevant education setting (if they are unable to attend) and contribute to the decision-making process with a sound rational.
  • Taking part in improvement activity within the MASH, eg: reviewing cases and practice, and sharing this

Anyone interested in this post should contact the education safeguarding administrator on 0121 704 6616 or

Lorraine Lord
Senior education safeguarding officer

An extraordinary heads’ partnership meeting will take place at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 1 October in the council chamber and all Solihull head teachers and chairs of governors are invited to attend.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the overspend on the high needs block.

The agenda is attached to this announcement.

The meeting will commence at 5.00pm and refreshments will be available in the coffee bar from 4.45pm. Free parking is available around the council house from 4.30pm when the car park barrier is raised.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Alison McWilliam by email to

Working in partnership together, Solar and the Solihull Council community educational psychology service (CEPS) are offering a free half-day training event to school leaders and key staff to develop their understanding and ability to support children and young people who find it difficult to consistently attend and positively engage in school.

The training event will enable attendees:

  • To understand what is meant by emotionally based school avoidance and its relevance within the local and national context
  • To be able to distinguish emotionally based school avoidance from other types of school attendance concerns
  • To understand the collaborative local response to emotionally based school avoidance and how this can support children, young people and families in your setting
  • To gain an insight in to the literature and evidence in relation to emotionally based school avoidance
  • To acquire and practice using a range of evidence-based assessment and intervention tools
  • To develop a bespoke action plan to strengthen practice in relation to emotionally based school avoidance in your setting

DateMonday 14 October 2019

Time: 9.30 - 12.30pm (AM session) OR 13.30pm - 16.30pm (PM session)

Venue: Renewal Solihull, Lode Lane, Solihull, B91 2JR

There are up to two places for each setting available (one must be a member of the school’s leadership team). To secure your places, please email with the name of the attendees, name of school setting and which session you would like to attend (morning or afternoon) by 7 October 2019.

Lunch will be provided for both sessions between 12:30 and 13:30 (further details will be provided when your places are confirmed); if there are any dietary requirements, please indicate when booking.

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