Autism in Adolescence: Unlocking the Potential
Thursday 18th October ’18
Avisford Park, Arundel
Following on from the success of the last few years the Autism and Social Communication Team are hosting a conference exploring how young people with Autism experience adolescence; topics covered will include what makes a difference to successfully coming through adolescent challenges, similarities and differences
between neurotypicals and those with Autism, puberty, developing independence, developing social relationships, anxiety, social media and the internet and
The conference will include the experience of those with Autism and what helped them.
Travis Smith – actor from the BBC’s drama ‘The A word’
Dr Rita Jordan - Birmingham University
Robyn Steward – Centre for Research in Autism and Education
Christopher Woodward – Developing a Social life
Sarah Wild - Limpsfield Grange School
Worthing High School – Supporting Students
PC Keith Beckley and Jez Prior – WS Police service/ WSCC
Further details including how to book can be found at: eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-in-adolescence-unlocking-the-potential-tickets-46818815337
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.
NEW: PSHE education Teachers CPD programme for 2018/19
For the attention of all schools: Headteacher/Principal: ACTION
This letter: Teachers are now being offered the opportunity to join the National accredited PSHE CPD programme for the academic year 2018/19.
West Sussex Apprenticeships
Did you know apprenticeship training is for existing employees as well as new recruits?
Please visit the new post graduate degree apprenticeship page here for information on this latest initiative.
The Apprenticeship pages can be found here which contain the latest information reflecting recent funding changes and how community and voluntary controlled schools can access the apprenticeship levy training fund.
Emotionally Based School Avoidance: Training Schedule and on-line Survey
For the attention of all schools: Headteacher/Principal: ACTION Copies to: Sencos and Inclusion Managers: ACTION
This letter informs schools about the launch of the Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) Training sessions. There is also a link to an online survey to help inform the Educational Psychology of EBSA in West Sussex in order to inform support.