This site provides comprehensive information on all the services currently available to schools, academies and other organisations from West Berkshire Council.
West Berkshire Council has a great deal of experience and expertise in providing support and services to schools. There are many benefits to buying services from the Local Authority:
• We are committed to supporting schools to make the best possible use of their resources in order to maximise the impact on raising educational standards for pupils.
• We have an experienced and highly trained workforce familiar with the work of schools and in the context in which they operate.
• We ensure our services are compliant with legal requirements and national standards
• We are committed to improving the lives of children.
Hot Weather Alert
A Level 2 heatwave alert has been issued from between 08:00 on Sunday the 15th July and 08: 00 on Monday the 16th July.
This means that temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health especially for the very young, vulnerable adults, older people and those with long term conditions. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from NHS Choices at Summer Health, NHS 111 or from your local chemist.
Children’s susceptibility to high temperatures varies; those under four years of age, who are overweight, or who are taking certain medication may be at increased risk of adverse effects. Some children with disabilities or complex health needs may be more susceptible to high temperatures.
Please refer to SLA online Health and Wellbeing in Schools team area for supporting information: http://www.westberkseducation.co.uk/Services/2486
and ensure that heatwave plans are in place and staff are aware of the actions they will take should the alert level move to level 3.
Please ensure that the information about is cascaded to your staff to take appropriate action.
The Public Health Team are working with our Communications Team to ensure messages go out to our residents.
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding this alert, please contact email@example.com
Foundation Years June Newsletter
Please click here to read the June Newsletter from Foundation Years. It contains information about:
Updates from the Government including:
Home Learning Environment trial in North of England
Consultation Outcome: T Levels
30 Hours free childcare: autumn deadline
Updates from the sector including:
National School Breakfast Programme
Pre-School learning Alliance: GDPR online training
National Portage Association
PLUS many more links and articles.
If you cannot access the above link please copy and paste the following link into your browser.
June 2018 Health and Wellbeing in Schools Hub
In the latest issue of the Hub, the focus is on physical and psychological resilience.
Personal resilience is about self-awareness, coping strategies, getting the right support and being positive.
In the hub there are resources and information for being digitally resilient, physically resilient and how to support the transition to secondary school.
Wishing you all a healthy and well summer and look out for the next update in September 2018.
Council GDPR Statement
The council is mindful of its responsibilities as a registered data controller, and with respect to the rights of data subjects under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
We have devised a compliance programme in line with ICO advice.
The council’s “access to information” policy is here
Confirmation of how and where our data is stored.
Data will be stored with appropriate technological and organisational safeguards in a secure manner. This might include databases that have been commissioned specifically to hold schools-related data, or the use of encrypted, access-restricted storage on the council’s IT network, which is regularly audited for compliance against national public sector requirements. The council requires mandatory training to be completed by all staff on their responsibilities with respect to Data Protection.
How you will work with our school to ensure contracts and data sharing agreements are compliant.
This will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the council’s education service, legal services team, commissioning team and the data protection officer as appropriate.
The contact details of your Data Protection Officer
James Gore, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01635 519591