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  • School Model CCTV Policy

  • Annual LADO Workshop

  • CyberFirst Girls Competition 2019

  • Accent Music Education Hub

  • Schools Funding Bulletin – December 2018


School Model CCTV Policy

Applies to-All schools

Dear Headteacher

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School Model CCTV Policy

I have recently been asked  by a number of Headteacher’s to provide updated guidance regarding the use of CCTV at schools and to provide a School Model CCTV Policy template that meets GDPR requirements. Please refer to the attached

I would advise schools if its relevant  to take the policy to the school’s next governing body meeting for adoption.


Annual LADO Workshop

Applies to-All schools

8 January  9.30am–12.30pm or 14 January 1pm-4pm

Halton Suite, Halton Stadium 

This is a workshop for those staff in the role of Named Senior Manager and Named Senior Officer.  The workshop will address key learning identified in the Annual LADO Report 2017-18.  The briefing will focus upon:

  • The learning and themes identified in Halton’s LADO Annual Report 2017-18
  • Best practice in completion of a LADO consultation form
  • What is meant by proportionate fact finding
  • LADO Strategy Meetings

Booking is via the course link on the HSCB website training page:   For those of who are charged for attendance on HSCB training, the cost per place is £50.  Please note that costs may also be incurred for late cancellation or non-attendance on the day as set out in the HSCB Training Charging Policy:

Please cascade to the appropriate staff within your organisation/sector.



CyberFirst Girls Competition 2019

Applies to-All Secondary schools

My name is Sophie and I am a member of the communications team at the NCSC, a part of GCHQ. I am looking to raise awareness of one of our initiatives, the CyberFirst Girls Competition 2019, registration for which opens on Monday 10 December 2018.

  • Over the past two years, 12,500 girls in schools across the UK have participated in our annual competition of problem-solving and code cracking challenges to crown the UK’s most cyber-capable young women.
  • The exciting competition is for girls in Year 8 in England and Wales, S2 in Scotland and Year 9 in Northern Ireland (12-13yrs of age). This age group has been deliberately chosen to give as many girls as possible the opportunity to find out more about cyber security with a view to potentially influencing the subjects they choose at GCSE. Only 11% of the global cyber workforce is made of women, so our ultimate aim is to inspire the girls into a career in cyber security.
  • Teachers, of any subject, can get involved and enter a team of girls. No prior specialist IT knowledge is required. Schools may enter as many teams as they wish.
  • The competition’s Grand Final will be taking place in Edinburgh on 24-25 March 2019.

With this in mind, I wanted to ask whether Halton local education authority would be able to support this initiative and raise awareness amongst local schools. This could be by including a piece in your newsletter or ebulletin, for example. We also have a host of marketing materials available that we could share with you, from posters and flyers, to an information pack, to social media assets.

I would be delighted to discuss this further with you and provide further information. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sophie E.
Strategic Communications Officer NCSC
Mobile: 07392 104 148


Accent Music Education Hub
Applies to-All schools

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Schools Funding Bulletin – December 2018

Applies to-All schools

Please find link below to the latest funding update. The funding opportunities with the more imminent deadline are at the top of the bulletin.

If you have a project or an idea that you require advice and funding assistance with, please fill out an Enquiry Form.

Schools Bulletin – December 2018

Funding Bulletins Home Page

Please find attached key messages sheet with information on our service and the charging policy pilot.

Please circulate this to your networks as appropriate.