Free School Meals Eligibility and Pupil Premium Funding: Assessment and Coordination
The free school meals service provides a rigorous approach to identify parents who are eligible to claim a free school meal for their child. In addition, the service provides infant and primary schools with a record of infant children attracting pupil premium funding, including those children due to start reception class each year in September.
Non attendance at school, for any reason, is an important issue that must be treated seriously. Regular school attendance is the foundation of achievement for individual pupils and school communities alike. The attendance team supports schools in their endeavours to raise attendance rates by working with pupils families and other key agencies. The team specialises in working with schools to develop effective systems, procedures and interventions and work in partnership with organisations to improve attendance and reduce persistent absence.Each school will be allocated a named attendance officer who will visit the school on a half termly basis in order to discuss individual pupils, collect referrals and agree on a course of action with suggested timescales.
Facilities Cleaning Service
Warrington Borough Council currently provides professional cleaning services to approximately 130 public sector establishments throughout the Borough. These buildings include 62 Primary Schools. 6 High Schools / Academies and 63 other public sector facilities. Our cleaning and support services are quality assured, monitored and supported to ensure consistently high standardsThe operations employ approximately 350 staff, all of whom are Enhance DBS checked to ensure that the right people in place to deliver the services. The majority of our cleaners have been trained to NVQ Level 2 and all Supervisory staff are qualified to the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BIC's) as trainers / Assessors.Our extensive "LOCAL" knowledge, experience and expertise, coupled alongside our Caretaker consultancy service means that we can design a bespoke cleaning and facility service package for all of our customer requirements.Through our expert training, modern methods of work and bespoke cleaning programs, we can provide our customers with a service that provides value for money and which meets your expectations as the customer.Our services include:> The provision of bespoke cleaning arrangements for each individual establishment, with the flexibility to amend the arrangements at short notice;> To undertake cleaning at times of building closures, including deep cleaning and any other cleaning activities, as requested by you as the customer.> Specialist Cleaning> Carpet Cleaning> Window Cleaning> Deep Cleans / Kitchen Cleans> Floor Preparation & Refurbishment> Body Fluid Clean-Up> Consultancy ServicesWe strive to provide quality assured, best value cleaning services which meet our customers requirements.
The Architecture and Building Maintenance Unit (A&BMU) is now known as Building Services. In partnership with Manchester Working (MW), Building Services offers the following building maintenance services:• PPM (planned preventative maintenance) which allows the school piece of mind that your statutory inspections and maintenance are being carried out in line with legal requirements and good practice standards • Response repairs which provide you with the confidence that, should the unexpected occur, a suitably qualified and skilled tradesperson or team will be available and/or on site within an agreed timeframe • A single point of contact (first response call centre) which gives you support and guidance as well as access to high quality, appropriately specialised tradespeople saving you time, effort and the inconvenience of sourcing a capable contractor • Maintenance support, advice, inspection and audit checks from skilled and qualified building surveyors / engineers, contract supervisors and cost control officers• Customer care meetings with your dedicated surveyor to allow you to raise any building related issues, problems, projects, queries, etc. You will be offered a pre agenda self selection list to allow you to set the agenda and to ensure that we send the right person to talk to you. The purpose of these meetings is to find out what works for you and what we need to target in a rolling programme of improvements• The provision of an updated and audited, school-specific log book containing your school-specific PPM programme, asbestos information and the certificates, reports and recommedations generated following PPM visits. In a single location, the log book holds all the paperwork you need to help you demonstrate compliance with legislation and good practice• The reporting of identified, recommended remedial work following PPM activity for customer consideration.