Annual subscriptions to The Key are due for renewal from 1 April 2018. This is a further reminder to schools that have not yet confirmed their requirements to respond to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 February 2018. A favourable rate has been negotiated and, as per last year, payment will be arranged as part of the SMBC Single Accountancy invoice to schools. Please see link below for further information.
This is your final reminder to renew your school’s annual subscription to The Key for 2018-19. There are a large number of schools that have not yet confirmed their requirements, so please respond to email@example.com by the deadline of Thursday, 15 March 2018. A favourable rate has been negotiated for 2018-19 and, as per last year, payment will be arranged as part of the SMBC Single Accountancy invoice to schools. Please see link to further information.
The 2018-19 Service Package and Training Programme for School Governors has been issued to Chairs and Clerks. Completed Service Package options forms should be returned to Governor Services by 28th March. Details of training can be found using the link below.
Mentally healthy schools is a new website to help primary school staff support the mental health of pupils. There is a range of expert and practical information and resources to help all primary school staff understand, promote and deal confidently with children’s mental health issues: jargon-free information on what can undermine and what can help emotional wellbeing; tips and strategies to help; and specific advice on vulnerable groups. There is specific advice for governors which you may find helpful.
I would particularly like to draw your attention to the section on a ‘whole school approach’ to mental health and wellbeing. In our borough, those schools that are recognised as having Solihull Healthy School status have embedded this approach within their work around health and wellbeing. For more information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The national governors’ association are offering Solihull governors the chance to participate in their chairs’ development programme. This programme is funded by the department for education and is therefore available to you free of charge. It provides chairs, vice chairs, committee chairs and future chairs opportunities for developing leadership skills and confident governance. Details can be found on the website below.