Breakfast meetings have soared in popularity in recent times as they are now thought to be more productive than lunches, a study suggests.
The morning meetings have become increasingly popular amongst those who have to meet the rigorous demands of busy schedules and tight budgets. According to the survey, morning get-togethers are believed to have more far more positive outcomes than those held later in the day, and 67% of workers claim they are more likely to pay attention at this time.
The Leagrave Centre can accommodate Breakfast Meetings, and are delighted offer new Breakfast Buffet options, catering to those who prefer the more traditional option of Bacon, Sausage & Egg on fresh rolls, or the more continental pastries, croissants, natural yoghurt, muesli and fresh fruit. Both options include freshly brewed filter coffee, English Breakfast tea, and fruit juice.
Get in touch to see how we can accommodate your requirements - firstname.lastname@example.org / 01582 538200.
We look forward to welcoming you!
The Green Tree Schools Award
Free help and support for schools from the Woodland Trust.
A thousand schools across the region are being given a unique chance to nurture and inspire a new generation of nature lovers.
Thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Woodland Trust has a new Woodland Learning Officer for Heartwood Forest, Vicky Duxbury, who is working side by side with schools - encouraging them to get out with pupils to visit woods, plant trees on their grounds and teach them about the importance of trees and nature. Vicky helps schools to register on and to work through the charity’s Green Tree Schools Award. The Award is a free, easy to follow framework which helps schools include teaching about woods and trees in their curriculum or during extra-curricular activities. Schools collect points for completing exciting and educational activities such as tree planting, drawing and writing poetry about trees, being tree ambassadors to name but a few of the activities - and progress through bronze, silver and gold levels to the prestigious platinum award. The Award can help to nurture a lifelong interest in the natural environment and it is well known that spending time outdoors is good for our Health and Well Being.
Schools registering on the Award will receive the opportunity to receive an assembly, and a great free gift, a set of 6 Wildlife ID booklets; and schools which are already registered will be eligible for the free gift once they reach the next Award level.
If you’d like to know more about the Green Tree School Award you can contact Vicky on email@example.com, Tel. 0343 770 5717 Mob. 0758 459 5424
Maths: University of Northampton
Please find attached flyers on Mathematics from University of Northampton.
For direct links to the University click on the link below.
Postgraduate Certificates for Subject Specialist Teachers
MA in Education: Mathematics Pathway
For further information please contact the Programme Leader, Dr Amanda O’Shea (email: Amanda.OShea@northampton.ac.uk).
Is your School Playground Equipment Safe & Compliant?
As the warmer weather is approaching, now is a good time to consider whether your existing School Playground Equipment is compliant with the following British/European Standards applicable to Children’s Fixed Play Equipment:
BS EN1176-2008 - Playground Equipment and Surfacing
BS EN1177-2008 - Impact Attenuating Playground Surfacing – Determination of critical fall height.
Although BS EN1176-2008 is not law, it is accepted by the Courts as being the model for best practice, and failure to follow the standard makes defending litigious claims very difficult.
In addition, you may also want to consider whether the Trees on your School site have been risk assessed and are safe. The owner and/or occupier of land upon which trees stand is generally liable for any loss or damage resulting from falling branches or from the falling of the tree itself. Whilst the incidence of accidents is low, falling branches have resulted in deaths and caused serious road accidents. Anyone with responsibility for land or trees should have procedures in place to identify and manage the risk.
Our trained and certificated employees will attend the school site at pre-determined frequencies to inspect the equipment and safety surfaces against the relevant British & European standards. A full written report will be provided to the school along with a free no obligation quotation for any identified remedial works as a result of the inspection.
Has your school taken action as necessary in order to minimise potential future liabilities? Now is the time to ensure your School is both safe and compliant.
Call our Grounds Maintenance Manager, Steve Battlebury on 01582 546761, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!
Update on Insurance Service Level Agreement Charges
Thank you for your patience whilst we finalise our new insurance contract. This new contract has been awarded to Zurich Municipal.
The exact figures for the insurance service level agreement are still being finalised. To aid new buy back and your budget setting process we would suggest adding a minimum of 10% to your annual premium based on last years service level agreement figures.
If you have selected School Support Services @ Luton Insurance service on your contract sheet, then insurance cover will be in place for your school until finalised prices are signed off.
If you have any queries please contact our Insurance Services Manager, Gloria Johnson-Ashman on 01582 547044 or e-mail: email@example.com