For attention of all schools: Headteacher/Principal: ACTION AND INFORMATION Chair of Governing Body: INFO
This letter advises schools to update their information on apprenticeships as well as providing the relevant information on apprenticeships.
WSSfS GDPR Toolkit
The completed data map is now available in our GDPR (general Data Protection Regulations) ‘tool kit’ on the WSSfS at the following link:
Having a data map charting the flow of data through your school is one of the GDPR requirements. We felt that there was so much in common amongst schools in terms of their processing of personal data that it would be useful to prepare a complete and comprehensive data map to be adopted in part or in its entirety.
This work has been led and undertaken by a group of primary and secondary schools with support from legal services. We are extremely grateful to the schools involved.
If you wish to adopt the data map please check it to ensure it sufficiently, in broad terms, describes the flow of personal data through your school. The phrase ‘broad terms’ is key and you need not be too detailed about the entries and there maybe gaps in the template which can be considered in due course. You may decide not to adopt all entries and to add others, although it is highly likely that the map will be sufficient for your purposes.
You will see that the purpose for most of the processing within schools is described as a ‘public task’ one of the lawful bases for processing and the most relevant for schools. There are a number of columns designed for future use as and when compliance checks are undertaken. Tabs 1 and 2 map data within school and tab 3 maps the sharing of data with other organisations and third parties.
The map you create or adopt is likely to be a working document which you amend as and when appropriate. It will form the basis for compliance checks in future.
Please also note that we have updated the FAQ’s in the ‘tool kit’. We would be grateful if, before contacting the legal service’s help line for advice, you would quickly check whether our FAQ’s answer your question.
Big Assembly Rewatch
Did you miss the Big Apprenticeship Assembly? If so, you can catch up as a film of the assembly is now available for you to access.
This also provides your school with a resource to share with pupils.
The film is available at the following link: www.bigassembly.org
NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe assemblies
For the attention of: Designated Safeguarding Lead
Some great news we would love to share with you and your teams. We have now delivered our NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe assemblies and workshops in hundreds of infant and primary schools across Brighton and Hove, East and West Sussex.
We would love your school to be next!
Schools can play an enormous part in preventing child abuse and the brand new NSPCC Schools Service film http://bit.ly/2BfKGWB highlights several of our key services for schools.
It’s only a couple of minutes long and can be shared with staff at your school. Please follow this link to find out how the NSPCC can support you with your safeguarding role in school
We want to reach out to the schools that are yet to benefit from our gentle safeguarding messages, at no cost to the school, so that we can confidently say that all schools across Sussex are partnered with the NSPCC to ensure that their pupils know how to Speak Out Stay Safe .
We provide a 20 minute assembly for KS1 to include your reception children, a 30 minute assembly for KS2 and then a follow up 60 minute class workshops for each of your Y5 and Y6 classes – we aim to visit every child 3 times in their primary school career – in Reception, Year 3 and in Year 6 – our broader aim is to revisit every school at least once every 3 years.
We will be prioritising new school bookings ie, schools that are yet to receive Speak out Stay safe, as much as possible at this stage so that we can meet our aim of visiting every primary school.
Please follow this link for full information about all that our “SOSS” visit entails, and the broader free resources that are available to your school, such as downloadable lesson plans and our brand new video for PANTS and SHARE AWARE and our safeguarding assessment toolkit
NSPCC Speak Out Stay Safe .
You can register your interest here: Request a SOSS visit, or simply email Amanda Rocca, AC for NSPCC Sussex, at email@example.com or I can talk the service through in more detail on 01273 962 859 to book your preferred dates.
We book up fast so please don’t let your pupils miss out! Our service is delivered by fully trained NSPCC volunteers, who are all enhanced DBS checked and will ensure that pupils know what abuse is and empower them to speak out to trusted adults about any worries that they may have, and is delivered at no cost to the school.
If you would like your pupils to take part in a sponsored event to support the NSPCC to be there for more children and visit even more schools, then we have some lovely activities and events for them to take part in which will be fully supported by one of our NSPCC Schools Organisers, we take care of all of it and can include your school council in this too – all incorporated smoothly into our visit. Schools tell us that their pupils feel so proud to support other children in this way and any support is always greatly appreciated.
The Speak out. Stay safe. programme has been designed to link directly to the curriculum, and also helps with your responsibility to provide evidence that your school is meeting safeguarding inspection requirements. Together let’s keep children safe.
I look forward to hearing from you very soon and securing dates for you in our diary!
AC, Brighton & Hove, East and West Sussex
Service: 01273 962 859 M: 07795 475 827
Youth Cabinet launches videos to help explain extremism
We would like to make you aware of a new resource created by young people for young people on the subject of extremism and radicalisation launched last week.
The video are about 4 minutes long and can be viewed individually or as a trilogy. There is further information on Your Space website and on the West Sussex website including information about extremism, radicalisation, The Prevent Strategy and where to get advice and support.
You may wish to use them in lessons, assemblies or just to help raise awareness with your students and their families about this topic. If you would like to speak to someone about the topic please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see press release below for your information:
A series of animated films have been launched to show how young people can get help if they are feeling pressurised into extremist behaviour.
Produced by the West Sussex Youth Cabinet members alongside West Sussex County Council, the videos focus on three topics which they agreed were most relevant to people of their age - online gaming, animal rights, and family & faith.
The Youth Cabinet, a group of 11 to 19-year-olds elected to represent the views of young people, started looking at radicalisation and extremism as it was felt there was not enough material available aimed at their age group.
Stephen Hillier, County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “The Youth Cabinet is such an impressive group of individuals. I know a lot of adults who don’t truly understand radicalisation or extremism.
“With these videos, the Youth Cabinet has managed to give easy-to-understand, relevant examples of how people could fall victim to radicalisation. Many people relate the word ‘radicalisation’ with religion but it can relate to all extreme views such as political and social.
“But these videos are not just about explaining radicalisation, they also show how easy it is to get help and in a number of different ways. I would recommend these videos to everyone as it can be all too easy to feel helpless – you are never alone."
A range of focus groups took place ahead of the videos being produced to narrow down the types of extremism and the important key messages needed in the videos.
The Youth Cabinet then helped to create all three storylines, write the script, develop the storyboard and decide the style of the videos.
Youth Cabinet Member Kelly Balmer, 17, from Worthing, said: “This video will help young people understand radicalisation and how to recognise and prevent it if it will ever occur, to themselves or their mates.
“The video idea came off the back of another campaign called ‘don’t hate, educate which was an anti-racism and discrimination campaign and the topic was recognised national issue for young people.
The West Sussex Primary Headteachers' Executive (WSPHE) represents the interests of nursery and primary schools through direct consultation with the Director for Education or his representatives. The WSPHE also represent the interests of schools through consultation with the Department for Education, its agencies and other national bodies and provides a network of information and support for primary headteachers in West Sussex, including professional development. The WSPHE aims to conduct all business and activities in the spirit of openness and partnership. You must be logged into the WSSfS to access this information.