ITS a hair thing - July 2021
Welcome to the July issue of ITS a hair thing!
End Point Assessment success!
Team ITS extends huge congratulations to the following apprentices who passed their End Point Assessments in June:
Holly, Hair Lab - Distinction
Chloe, Aveda - Distinction
Safeguarding and sexual harassment and violence and online sexual abuse
Ofsted has revised its further education and skills inspection handbook with effect from 1 September 2021. The safeguarding section is updated to take into account the findings and recommendations of Ofsted's review of sexual abuse in schools and colleges in the context of further education and skills provision. This includes, in particular, a new section entitled: 'Sexual harassment and violence and online sexual abuse between learners who are children or young people'. This explains what inspectors will evaluate in the light of the findings and recommendations of the review report. It includes the expectation that they will meet with groups of learners, in particular single-sex groups, as part of the inspection of safeguarding and confirms that they will ask for and look at cases of sexual abuse/ harassment incidents.
In light of the recent media coverage and disclosures of Sexual Harassment/Abuse, it is clear that we ALL need to be more aware of the language used. We need to be making sure young people have a thorough understanding of what consent is and also having conversations about what is acceptable and what is NOT OK to say or do. It is important to remember that these kind of behaviours happen to both males and females.
How to report a concern
If you are an apprentice, or you have concerns about an apprentice you know who has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed in any way, we will be able to offer you help and support. You can speak to any ITS team member who will refer to the ITS' Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who is responsible for Safeguarding - Lauren Pullen ten/dtl-sti//nerual.
KOOTH - free, safe and anonymous support
As part of Mental Health services for young people. KOOTH is a free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service providing young people aged 11-25 years (up to 25th birthday), with a free, safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing from a professional team of qualified counsellors.
Click here to go to Kooth.com to sign up.
24/7 mental health crisis line for children, young people, and families
A new 24/7 mental health crisis line for children, young people and their families and carers in Surrey has launched.
The freephone number 0800 9154644 is available for children and young people up to the age of 18, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
The new crisis line provides emotional wellbeing support, advice, and signposting to a range of community services for children, young people and their families and carers who are in a mental health crisis. The number is available to those who are already receiving mental health services, and also for those who are not. No referral is needed. Click the link below for help.
Level 2 Hair Professional Covid-19 discretions end date
A reminder that the City and Guilds discretions temporarily removing the minimum number of observations to complete a hairdressing unit and the discretion to complete one of the two perms through evidence on a head block come to an end on 31st August 2021. Units must be completed and submitted for IQA by this date - please speak to your Trainer/Assessor or Liz Taylor if you have any queries.
Lights, camera FDL action
Congratulations! to Frank Di Lusso, Dulcie and team who promoted the importance of apprenticeships when interviewed by the BBC last week.
"We were delighted to be asked to speak to the BBC, on behalf of our industry by the NHBF and just how tough it's been post lockdown, but also how lucky we are to have our apprenticeships.
We were able to explain the real importance of having them on our team not just to make us stylists lives a bit easier but to fulfil the experience of coming into the salon especially after the year everyone has had!"
View the full interview here.
Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
The HSE is carrying out spot checks and inspections on businesses in all areas to check they have COVID-secure measures in place, to keep workers, visitors and customers safe. During the spot checks and inspections, HSE will provide guidance if required but, where businesses are not managing the risk, they will take action.
The following COVID-secure measures remain unchanged:
- social distancing
- adequate ventilation
- frequent cleaning
- good hand hygiene
We love to celebrate the achievements of learners and partner salons. Please let us know if you have something to share!
Congratulations! to the following apprentices who achieved their On Programme Tasks in June:
Congratulations! to the following apprentices who reached gateway in June:
Congratulations! to the following apprentices who are on track to achieve timely:
Apprentice of the month!
Another month of incredible talent! and once again, an extremely hard task to select this month's winner. Team ITS extends huge congratulations to Nicole from Frank Di Lusso (Slide number 15) who has been voted Apprentice of the Month!
Have a great month!
Head of Provision
Inter Training Services Ltd
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