This Week's News 27.04.18

ITS Photo Competition - 'Hair Through the Decades'

Hair Through the Decades

We have launched this year's photographic competition on our website. The theme is 'Hair Through the Decades' and we have two categories:

  • Creatively Style and Finish
  • 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.

IMPORTANT: GDPR Privacy Notices

Employers, ISA's and all current learners have been all been sent an email with a privacy notice attached.

The privacy notice explains what information we hold about you, how we use it, how long we will keep it and your rights to access the information we hold about you. To comply with GDPR, we need you to read the privacy notice, complete the Confirmation of Consent section, sign and return it to us by 1st May. You can just 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.

ESFA Employer Survey - WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Every year as part of our contract with the government to deliver apprenticeships, we are required to ask employers to complete a survey about the government funded apprenticeship training you receive.

Your response to this survey is very valuable and helps:

  • The Government highlight any concerns regarding how public funds are spent
  • ITS understand areas where we are good and those we can improve

In previous years we have been able to carry out this survey with you over the phone. This year, the survey must be carried out in the first instance online. If you are not able to carry out the survey online please contact us to arrange for a paper based version to be sent to you for completion and return.

All of our Partner Salons should have received an email containing the survey link and specific ID needed to access the survey. Please contact Kate Trippick (ten/dtl-sti//airotciv) if you have not received this email or need help with the survey.

The deadline for completion and submission of the survey is Friday, 4th May 2018. Please take the time to respond now rather than leave it until the last minute. A quick email to let us know once you have completed the survey tick you off our list and we will no longer send you reminders!

Finally, a big THANK YOU to those businesses who have already completed the survey!

Free webinars from Remploy

Introduction to mental health

Discover why mental health is an important topic and how to identify and support colleagues with mental health issues.
Tuesday 15 May at 2 pm

Mental health conditions

Gain an understanding of the most common mental health conditions, their signs, symptoms and effects. We also discuss self-harm and suicide.
Wednesday 16 May at 10 am

Mental health and mental wellbeing in the workplace

Explore the relationship between stress and performance and how you can promote and support good mental health
Thursday 17 May at 12 pm

Anonymous online service for young people

Any young person aged 11 - 19th birthday with a Surrey postcode can access the service for free. Kooth is a safe, confidential and anonymous online service for young people, specifically developed to make it easy and safe for young people to access mental health support as and when they need it, while removing any associated stigma. Once signed up, Kooth users have access to: trained counsellors until 10 pm; 365 days a year peer-to-peer support through moderated forums; self-help materials, co-written by other young people.

Fundamental British values and Prevent

Demonstrating the Prevent duty and British values

  • Ensuring that where Prevent is a standing item on an agenda that it is of meaningful content - e.g. sharing issues and discussions about working more effectively
  • How does your training environment demonstrate that Prevent training has been effective?
  • Are apprentices knowledgeable about British values?
  • Are apprentices aware of the signs/indicators of radicalisation?
  • Do apprentices know what to do if they have a concern about a colleague, family member or member of the community?

Online radicalisation

  • Are all staff aware that extremist organisations target young people on a mass scale through social media and encourage emotional engagement through slick marketing campaigns. 
  • Messages are often packaged as legitimate content to hide extremist ideologies.
  • Britain First, an extremist far right group in the UK, has 1.8 million likes on Facebook - the Conservative party has just over 500,000 and the Labour party just under 750,000 - most of those who interact with the page have no idea of the true nature of the group.
  • Algorithms used by social media and internet search engines exacerbate the issue by forwarding content similar to what has already been viewed to the user. Darren Osbourne who murdered Makram Ali and injured 9 others in Finsbury Park by driving his van into a crowd, accessed hate material online in the days before the attack and was 'self-radicalised'.

Team ITS warmly welcomes this learner who started his/her Apprenticeship this week

Emily Singleton - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship - Mova Hairdressing, Staines
Emily-Jo Cooper - Level 2 Hair Professional Apprenticeship - Mova Hairdressing, Staines
Grace Fry - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship - Velvet Rooms 4 Hair, Chobham
Summer Monks - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship - Mova Hairdressing, Staines

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