Monday 9 November

1.30 - 3.00 pm - Being a Health and Safety Officer - Part 1

This 3-Part Training Programme is held at the same time over 3 consecutive Mondays (Part 2 – 16th Nov, Part 3 – 23rd Nov) and is for all those new to the role and as a refresher for those who are more experienced.

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3.30 - 5.00pm - Being a Health and Safety Officer - Part 1

This 3-Part Training Programme is held at the same time over 3 consecutive Mondays (Part 2 – 16th Nov, Part 3 – 23rd Nov) and is for all those new to the role and as a refresher for those who are more experienced.

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Tuesday 10 November

1.30 - 3.00pm - Yes, pupils can do practicals! - Ensuring activities in science, D&T and art are COVID safe

Steve Jones, Director, CLEAPSS

Ensuring that staff and pupils stay Covid- safe presents some particular difficulties in practical subjects. This session will explore how CLEAPSS advice aims to ensure that pupils still get to experience important hands on learning whilst still making sure that schools comply with the latest guidance from DFE. Topics discussed will include social distancing for pupils and staff and the requirement for ‘meticulous cleaning’ or equipment between bubbles.

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Chair – Jenny Cooper, Branch Secretary Brent NEU and Vice-Chair of NEU Organising Forum

4.00 - 5.00pm - Asbestos - death, denial and concealment - investigating and taking action

Hank Roberts, NEU Executive

We have known that asbestos kills since the Roman times where slaves mining it were dying. Why are people in the UK still dying from exposure to it, including in schools and colleges? More important still, what can we do about it? This session is designed to take on and expose the deniers, those covering up and those in the asbestos trade. We need to increase the pressure to end this outrage.

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Chair – Ian Watkinson, NEU Executive member and chair of Health and Safety Organising Forum

5.00pm – 6.00pm Youth Climate Summit – NEU CPD session on Eco-Schools

Designed by teachers and young people, UK schools will come together for the NEU-supported online Youth Climate Summit (9-13 November).  Participants will take action to create a more just, sustainable world and make commitments and pledges for the planet.  The NEU is contributing a CPD session on eco-schools on Tuesday 10thNovember 5pm-6pm.

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Wednesday 11 November

3.45 - 4.45pm - Learning through Landscapes

This webinar will explore a variety of primary curriculum-linked opportunities for learning outdoors in a typical school grounds. It will consider creative ways to use the tarmac, grassland, trees and other school grounds’ features to support meaningful learning experiences and then look at the simple enhancements and ways that they can be implemented to increase impact.

This webinar will be run by Learning through Landscapes a leading UK charity dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning and play for children and a reputation as the UK’s leading school grounds educational charity. They help children and young people to connect with nature, become more active, learn outdoors and have fun.

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1.30 - 3.15pm - Work-Related Stress as a Collective Issue

Stress was one of the biggest H&S issues for educational professionals before Covid and remains a heightened issue in the current situation. This 105-minute online session is for all H&S Reps and Officers/Advisers who have completed either the online or face-to-face H&S rep training. The focus will be on making workplace stress a collective issue. To find out more and book a place please click here

3.30 - 5.00pm - Becoming a H&S Rep – Part 1

This 3 Part Training Programme is held at the same time over 3 consecutive Wednesdays. (Part 2 – 18th Nov, Part 3 – 25th Nov) and is for all new health & safety reps and those considering taking on the role as well as workplace reps wanting a greater knowledge of health & safety.

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Thursday 12 November

1.30 - 3.00pm - Becoming a H&S Rep – Part 1

This 3 Part Training Programme is held at the same time over 3 consecutive Thursdays. (Part 2 – 19th Nov, Part 3 – 26th Nov) and is for all new health & safety reps and those considering taking on the role as well as workplace reps wanting a greater knowledge of health & safety.

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3.30pm – 5pm – Becoming a H&S Rep – Part 3

This 90-minute session is for all those who have completed Parts 1 and 2 of the online H&S training but didn’t get to do Part 3.

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Friday 13 November

1.30 - 2.30pm - COVID is not an excuse to abandon other preventative measures for workers or students

Tim Tregenza, Network Manager European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

The pandemic has placed new demands on Europe’s education system. Maintaining a healthy and safe educational establishment in times of COVID means addressing both the public and occupational health needs and recognising that the presence of COVID does not mean that other hazards and risks have gone away. This challenge can only be met though an effective risk assessment and management process with the full engagement of workers.

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Chair – Ian Watkinson, NEU Executive member and chair of Health and Safety Organising Forum

3.30 - 4.30pm - MSDs and Covid19 – challenges for staff and pupils at school and home

Lorna Taylor, Physiotherapist at Jolly Back

With Covid19 restrictions impacting teachers and pupils working from home and in schools throughout the country, latest research will be discussed with practical solutions shared to improve the musculoskeletal health of education staff and pupils. This session will also launch our new musculoskeletal health guidance for those working in early years and primary.

A comprehensive session with practical advice and a Q&A with physiotherapist, Lorna Taylor to improve health and ergonomics for home working and in schools.

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Chair – Ian Watkinson, NEU Executive member and chair of Health and Safety Organising Forum