We are again happy in 2018/19 to offer schools the opportunity to enter into a one year Service Level Agreement for the Management of Building Maintenance.
We are confident that our service will afford you peace of mind, confident in the knowledge that all of your day to day maintenance needs, including statutory compliance and safety checking, is in safe hands.
We have used our 40 years of experience of working with schools to tailor our offer to meet a school’s maintenance needs, providing a unique one stop service with your own assigned Maintenance Officer and access to a multi-disciplined team of construction professionals.
We are conscious of the budget pressures that schools continue to face but unfortunately it is necessary for us to apply a small increase in the level of our charges for 2018/19. The proposed increase of 2.7% is based on the Consumer Price Index.
The annual Service Level Agreements for 2018/19 are now available for you to purchase via this portal.
We also offer reduced level Service Level Agreements that can be tailored to your needs. Please contact us via this portal with your specific requirements should you wish to opt for a reduced level SLA.
If you wish to continue to use our services from 1st April 2018 then a new SLA, reduced SLA or compliance testing agreement needs to be purchased before that date to ensure continuity of service.
HSE press release
Schools are reminded of the importance of ensuring that effective measures are in place to reduce the risk of injury to adults and children from moving vehicles on the school premises.
Further guidance on carrying out a suitable risk assessment is available on the HSE website:
Should you require any further advice or guidance please do not hesitate to contact me.
Seaforth School Achieves Special ADHD Award
A Sefton school has become the first mainstream setting in the country to achieve an ADHD Friendly School quality mark.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School in Seaforth is dedicated to meeting the needs of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, and has spent the last two years training staff and working closely with the ADHD foundation.
Based on feedback from families, the school also introduced a parent’s skills group so that a number of tools and best practice methods to positively support learners could be replicated at home.
Cllr John Joseph Kelly, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s, Schools & Safeguarding, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the school to be recognised as the first mainstream school in the UK to receive this award.
“All pupils deserve the chance to achieve their potential regardless of the barriers they have to learning and I hope it inspires other schools to go the extra mile to make every pupil’s experience of school the best it can be.”
Head Teacher of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Joan Jenkins, added: “I am extremely proud to receive this award on behalf of all the staff at the school who have been recognised for their hard work with children who face additional challenges in the school environment.
“We’ve worked hard to make the school fully inclusive, but it has only been possible thanks to the joint efforts of the staff and parents and teachers all supported by the ADHD Foundation.
“A special mention should also go to our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Carolyn Lawler, for being a huge driving force in making changes to our everyday practices.”
Pictured is Rory Bremner presenting the award to Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, Carolyn Lawler during the fifth annual ADHD conference.
Oxford University Press recently had the following to say regarding training Sefton School Improvement Team provide for teaching staff across the Borough.
"You have such a successful and effective PD programme in Sefton – one of very few LA’s still to run one – it’s been great to work together and I do wish you all success."
Safely does it for children in Formby and Southport
Sefton Council is telling local residents the one about the child who crossed the road safely.
The local authority is launching a drive to recruit School Crossing Patrols to help school children in Formby and Southport. They will be replacing those who are retiring from the role.
Marie Gosling, School Crossing Manager at Sefton Council said:
“People underestimate what an important role our school crossing patrol plays. Patrols are highly respected members of the community and provide a vital safety service for children and parents alike.
“This is a fantastic role for anyone looking for part time hours, looking for flexibility in their working life. Typically you can expect to work up to 8 hours per week, at £8 per hour with all of your travel expenses paid.
“It is also a good way to meet new people and make new friends.”
If working as a school crossing patrol is something that would interest you, contact the Senior School Crossing Supervisor, Marie Domville, on 0151 288 6153.