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Pest Control
Pests spread disease, cause damage and blight reputations. Schools need reliable, responsive, qualified and highly experienced pest control services that ensure their learning environments and grounds are kept trouble free.

A pest infestation in a school can be a very distressing experience and infestations can be expensive to eradicate. (E.g. A typical rat treatment provided by a pest control company can cost in excess of £150 per occasion.)

Pests spread disease, create unpleasant smells and cause considerable damage to property and must be treated straight away. The Team offer:

  • Reliable, responsive, safe and effectively managed professionally qualified services

  • Routine pest control inspections to keep rats, mice, fleas, cockroaches, ants and wasps in check (excludes Pharaoh’s ants)

  • Changing of all rodent-monitoring stations as necessary.

  • Carrying out any necessary treatments for the control of pests specified within your contract

  • Completion of pest control reports on site and discussion with the school about how these are managed

  • Ensure all relevant COSHH information is updated in your pest control report folder.

  • Provision of advice on dealing with additional pests outside the core contract.

  • Prompt emergency visits deemed necessary for the control of specified public health pests, (normally by the end of the following working day and at no additional cost)

  • Follow-up Visits and ongoing management advice
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Specialist Learning Support - Spring and Summer Training Courses
03 Sep
Bookings being taken now. Places are purchased separately from and are not dependent on an existing service level agreement. There are substantial discounts for purchasing places via this site, but you can send a booking form by email if you prefer. You can find further details in the Training section. Coming up in the spring and summer terms: 7.2.20 Preparing for Ofsted: Case Studies to evidence impact 10.6.20 Precision Teaching
Specialist Learning Support - Autumn Term Training Courses
24 Jun
Bookings being taken now. Places are purchased separately from and are not dependent on an existing service level agreement. There are substantial discounts for purchasing places via this site, but you can send a booking form by email if you prefer. You can find further details in the Training section. Coming up this autumn term: 17.9.19 Understanding Dyslexia 19.9.19 SEN Ofsted Ready 1 3.10.19 Teaching Children to Write 12.11.19 Differentiation to support pupils with SEN 19.11.19 Wave 3 Interventions
Getting it Right: Interventions and Strategies Workshops to Support Behaviour and Emotional Wellbeing in Schools
06 Feb
Since its launch in 2018 over two thirds of Wolverhampton schools have accessed training for Getting It Right; a Good Practice Guidance Resource for helping schools to support positive behaviour and emotional wellbeing. We are now offering a range of practical workshops focused on interventions and strategies to promote positive behaviour and emotional wellbeing. Each workshop will give you the tools and skills to implement interventions and strategies in your setting and with the children and young people you support. Our workshops are running throughout the year and we are also able to deliver them directly in your setting for your whole-staff or groups of staff. Our workshops are: Dealing with Conflict and Bullying: Restorative Conversations (February 28th - 3.30-5) A restorative conversation is a useful way of bringing people together following an incident to explore what has happened, discuss the impact of this and agree ways forward. They have been used to successfully resolve conflict, improve relationships and prevent fixed term exclusions. Preventing Escalation of Challenging Behaviour: Emotion Coaching (2 sessions) (4th and 11th March - 3.30-5) Emotion coaching is a method of enabling children and young people to manage their own behaviour through helping them to understand the different emotions they experience, why they occur, and how to handle them. Anger: how do we understand and manage this complex emotion? (2nd April - 3.30-5) Anger is not a bad emotion, however it is challenging when anger is expressed in potentially harmful ways. Learn more about how to respond to anger and how to support children and young people to understand it and express it in more helpful ways. Promoting Social Skills: GRASP Intervention (1st May - 3.30-5) GRASP is a 6 session programme that is designed to provide pupils with a range of skills and understanding, such as problem solving and assertive expression, which will enable them to make confident, positive decisions in social situations with peers. Promoting Friendships and Reducing Isolation: Circle of Friends (16th May - 3.30-5) Circle of Friends is an approach to support a student who is in danger of feeling isolated or left out. The Circle of Friends approach works by developing a support network around the individual by asking the young person’s peers to provide support and engage in problem solving with the person in difficulty. Responding to Anxiety: Mindfulness (4th June - 3.30-5) Research findings show that regular mindfulness meditation significantly reduces anxiety. Mindfulness involves paying more attention to the present moment, to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you. We will share strategies that you can support children and young people to use. Each session costs £50 per delgate and are being run as twilight sessions at the Lawnswood Partnership Centre for Excellence. To book your place please visit https://www.lawnswoodpartnership.co.uk. If you would like further information about the sessions or about having them delivered directly to staff in your setting please contact Dr Elaine Perry (Senior Educational Psychologist), elaine.perry@wolverhampton.gov.uk or speak to your link Educational Psychologist. Getting It Right: Steps to Support Behaviour and Wellbeing - EXTRA SESSIONS: If your school has not yet accessed the free training sessions introducing the Getting it Right guidance resource, we have 2 further dates that you can access. Tuesday 26 February 2019 – 9.30-12.30 Wednesday 27 March 2019 – 9.30-12.30 To book your free place please visit https://www.lawnswoodpartnership.co.uk. Feedback from the Getting it Right Training Sessions: "Very informative. Clear strategies for identifying how to support behaviour and emotional wellbeing" "Excellent - thank you. I would like elements of this training shared with the whole school" "Useful strategies, programmes and assessment tools to take back to school" "I will be making use of planning and assessment tools in everyday practice. Lots of food for thought!" "Very helpful and approachable. I found asking questions very easy - lots of explanation given" "Wonderful!! So useful in my daily work - Thank you."
Autumn Training Courses run by the Educational Psychology Service
11 Sep
The Educational Psychology Service aims to work together to improve the lives of children, young people and families in Wolverhampton by promoting inclusion, helping to overcome barriers and enabling positive participation for all. We run a range of centrally held training courses accessible to all professionals who have a role in supporting children and young people across the city. Centrally held training courses being run by the Educational Psychology Service in Autumn 2018: Using Counselling Skills to support Children and Young People (13th September 2018, 1.30 – 4.30) Inclusion for Gender and Sexual Diversity (4th October 2018, 9.30 – 12.30) Self-harm Awareness (22nd October 2018, 1.30 – 4.30) Communication and Behaviour: What’s the link? (14th November 2018, 1.30 – 4.30) Attachment, Trauma and Resilience (11th December 2018, 1.30 – 4.30 All courses will be held at the Lawnswood Centre for Excellence and cost £50 per delegate. For more information and to book your place visit the Training and Events section of SLA Online. Courses coming up in the Spring Term include: · Emotion Coaching · Understanding Loss and Bereavement and planning for Critical Incidents · Using Solution Focused Approaches with Children and Young People · Attachment and Trauma in Teenagers If you would like further information regarding our training please contact Dr Elaine Perry (Senior Educational Psychologist) - elaine.perry@wolverhampton.gov.uk
KS2 Reading Project
06 Sep
In 2017/18 we worked with 23 schools in Wolverhampton to help improve reading results. Across the 23 schools the average improvement in reading results was 15.3 percentage points when compared to 2017 with 8 of the schools improving by 25% or more. A summary of the full independent evaluation of the project is available on request. If you want similar support this year please contact Mark.Smith2@wolverhampton.gov.uk Reading comprehension resources coming soon on our Resources page for all subscribing schools with a CLL SLA.
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25 Sep
Fire Marshal
COURSE CONTENT Encourage personnel to take an active role in the protection of themselves and others Provide knowledge of the Fire Marshal duites Describe and demonstrate an effective evacuation process Deliver a practical instruction on the safe use of fire extingusihers
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25 Sep
Fire Marshal
COURSE CONTENT Encourage personnel to take an active role in the protection of themselves and others Provide knowledge of the Fire Marshal duites Describe and demonstrate an effective evacuation process Deliver a practical instruction on the safe use of fire extingusihers
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26 Sep
Budget Management & Financial Best Practice
Designed and delivered by the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Schools’ Finance Team, this training course will give you an understanding of education funding, school budgets and the statutory responsibilities of the Governing Board when it comes to managing finances. In the current economic climate, it is more important than for all Governors to appreciate the challenges schools have with their funding and spending. Even if you do not sit on your Finance Committee, understanding your school budget will support you in all areas of school improvement and raising standards. This training course will support your Governing Board with the requirements of the Local Authority’s Governance Audit, as well as with the following areas of the DfE’s Governance Competency Framework: 2. Accountability 4. Structures 5. Compliance It will further support your School and Governing Board with the following aspects of the City of Wolverhampton Council’s published School Improvement Strategy 2018-2021: A. Champion outcomes for all pupils C. Set high expectations for Wolverhampton F. Have an awareness of school context G. Take part in training
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26 Sep
The helicopter stories approach - improving children’s oracy and literacy skills
During the session, they will be introduced to the concept and aim of helicopter stories alongside why and how it works. This is based upon data collected from 10 Wolverhampton primary schools throughout 18/19. During the second part of the morning, investigating how to adapt these ideas to be bespoke to their school. Resources to start and cascade the approach to the rest of the EYFS team to support its introduction and sustained implementation. Materials to support impact analysis for the school will also be provided.
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01 Oct
COSHH Awareness
This can be achieved by: Using control equipment, e.g. total enclosure, partial enclosure, local exhaust ventilation. Managing worker behaviour, making sure employees follow the control measures. Controlling procedures e.g. ways of working, supervision and training to reduce exposure, maintenance, examination and testing of control measures.