This Week's News 18.05.18

Date for your Diaries: Partner Salon Network meeting

The next PSN meeting will be held on Tuesday 5th June at the University of Surrey, Guildford. The meeting will run from 6.00pm till 8.30 pm, with registration and refreshments available from 5.30. Invites, with the agenda, are being sent out soon. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you in June.

ITS Photo Competition - 'Hair Through the Decades'

Hair Through the Decades

This year's photographic competition is up and running. The theme is 'Hair Through the Decades' and we have two categories:

  1. Creatively Style and Finish
  2. Creatively Cut and Colour

Entrants should pick an iconic style from their chosen decade as inspiration for their total look and decide which of the two competition categories to enter - but they can enter both.

The closing date for entries is 12 noon on Friday 29th June 2018. They will need to complete the entry form and upload their photos to our website. Please see our website for the rules and entry form.


We are only one week away from the GDPR coming into force. Employers, ISA's and all current learners were sent an email with a privacy notice attached back in April. A lot have not yet been returned to us.

Please read your privacy notice, complete the Confirmation of Consent section, sign and return it to us. You can send a picture of the signed page to ten/dtl-sti//airotciv or text it to 07798 774 686. Please also encourage your apprentices to check their emails and return theirs in the same manner.

If you have not received the email, just email ten/dtl-sti//airotciv and she will arrange for a copy to be sent.

Schools 'are not actually implementing' Baker clause rules

Skills minister Anne Milton has said "it's quite early days" when it comes to implementing a new law which requires schools to open their doors to training providers to let pupils know about vocational routes. In a Westminster Hall debate, the Commons Education Select Committee chair and former skills minister Robert Halfon challenged the current skills minister Anne Milton on what she was doing to make sure schools were undertaking their duty to implement the Baker clause. The new legal duty came into force in January, requiring schools to open their door to colleges, training providers and university technical colleges (UTCs). FE colleges and training providers must be granted access to students to make them aware of the options available to them at 14-16, post-16 and post-18 level. Mr Halfon said: "What is she doing to enforce that? Because there are suggestions and there have been a number of reports that schools are not actually implementing the legislation." Ms Milton said: "I'm very, very mindful of it, which is why I'm having regular, I think weekly or every other weekly, certainly once a month with the careers team at the Department for Education because he rightly says - the need to do this was only brought in in January so it's quite early days. The DfE minister added: "I will watch this because the proof is in the pudding about whether it actually happens. He so rightly pointed out that teachers could do with because if you are a classroom teacher who has left school, gone to university and got your degree and your teaching qualification never yourself have experienced the world of work outside your school or institutional environment, and I think that is critical. I was suggesting it to a number of careers professionals the other day. I think it would be really worthwhile, particularly in the local economy so they understand the needs of people and business working locally and they can tailor their whole approach". Earlier, Mr Halfon had said in order to drive social justice, the government should "merge the duplicate careers organisations into a national skills service that goes into schools and ensures that students have the opportunity to do skills-based careers". In March, the DfE told schools they must now set out on their websites how providers can request access to speak to pupils about FE courses and apprenticeships.

Team ITS warmly welcomes these learners who started their Apprenticeships this week

Chloe Thorne - Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship - Aveda, Mary Ann Weeks, Guildford
Simona Gagliardi - Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship - Aveda, Mary Ann Weeks, Guildford

Congratulations to the following learner who completed her Apprenticeship this week

Samantha Hadlow - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship - Lush Hair & Beauty, Aldershot

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