Health Promoting Schools Fife - Spring 2014 Update

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Published: Tuesday 01 Apr 2014 by Fife Council

Health and Wellbeing Accreditation Framework

All schools continue on their journey through the Health and Wellbeing Accreditation Framework.

The School Health & Wellbeing Coordinators have been provided with contact details of their colleagues from across Fife. This enables staff to share practice and support each other when undertaken the quality assurance aspect (Card Game) of the framework. If you have not received the list and you are a coordinator please contact me and the email address at the end of this article.

Moderation of the accreditation framework continues.

Curriculum for Excellence: Health and Wellbeing

Support Materials:

Materials supporting the health and wellbeing experiences and outcomes are available on the website and can be accessed through the curriculum for excellence folder.

The material in this section provides examples of progression, cross curricular links and partnership working that may help education staff and all contributing services in taking forward the health and wellbeing outcomes.

The suggestions provided to support the outcomes are not prescriptive and can be changed to meet the needs of children, young people and the whole school community.The folder also contains Reflection Tools for use by all staff.

There are also national documents available in this section of the website.

Curriculum for Excellence: Health and Wellbeing Milestones:

Milestones for the 6 organisers in Curriculum for Excellence: health and wellbeing: experiences and outcomes have now been completed and have been sent to all education establishments. They can also be found on this website within the Curriculum for Excellence Folder.

Child Protection Training: Education Staff

Education in-house Child Protection Training for Child Protection Co-ordinators is now mandatory. The Initial training for new Co-ordinators is one day followed by Update twilight session to be attended every 2 years.

New Child Protection Co-ordinator

The one day course for New Child Protection Co-ordinators course covers practice and procedures for Child Protection and in particular the role in supporting pupils and staff with Child Protection/Care & Welfare issue. The session is  interactive and proved the opportunity to discuss any issues experienced to date.

All staff must access the course through the staff CPD system.

Staff will chose one of the 3 dates on offer.

Thursday 27th February 2014, Auchterderran Centre, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Thursday 29th May 2014, Auchterderran Centre, 9.30am to 3.30pm

Please note that lunch will not be provided to participants on this training course.

Child Protection Co-ordinators Update

Co-ordinators who have been in post for some time have requested the opportunity to have a brief Update session on evolving practice and procedures for Child Protection/Care & Welfare issues.

All staff must access the session through the staff CPD system.

Staff will chose one of the 3 dates on offer.

Thursday 6th March 2014, Auchterderran Centre, 4pm to 6pm
Thursday 22nd May 2014, Auchterderran Centre, 4pm to 6pm

Child Protection Multi-agency Training

It is advisable to attend Multi-agency training as well as education in-house training.

All staff must access Multi-agency Training via the Fife Child Protection Committee Inter-Agency Child Protection Training free of charge.

For further details please contact:

Nancy Hainey
Support Assistant
Fife Child Protection Committee
Woodend Road
Cardenden KY5 0NE
08451 555 555 ext 442063

Administration of Emergency Medication Training

Training dates for Initial and Update sessions were sent to the schools prior to the summer holidays along with the Annual Update Checklist.

Education staff must book training sessions on Educations CPD on line via FISH.

All educational establishments should have someone trained whether or not they have pupils who require medication at that time. Problems arise when pupils who do require medication enroll in the school mid-term and the pupil cannot be accommodated until someone has training.

Articles Wanted

It is important to reflect the innovative and partnership working that is ongoing across all services in Fife. To help this process please could you let me know of any work or events you would like to share with others and we will put it on the website.

The website will continue to be reviewed and updated in line with national and local developments.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you wish further information - or to forward any examples of good practice, innovation or events happening in your area - contact

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