We can offer you help to support a healthy workforce
Early Years Entitlement
Information on two, three and four year old funding
Employability and Skills : Forest School/Opportunity Thurrock/Work Experience
Forest schools is a unique way of building independence, self-esteem and a positive attitude towards learning in young people as they explore and experience the natural world for themselves.
A combination of freedom and responsibility is beneficial to any young people particularly those with issue around self-confidence or challenging behaviour.
Valuable life skills are learned including communication, team working, responsibility and resilience.
Opportunity Thurrock is the region’s largest careers and further education expo, bringing together nearly 100 exhibitors including local employers from the private and public sectors, colleges and universities. Around 2,500 students from local schools and colleges in Thurrock benefit from the event, which is held on the first Wednesday in October, each year.
Thurrock Council is pleased to provide robust, auditable systems and processes to enable meaningful and safe work experience, comprising:
- Student self-sourced placement form
- Top tips for sourcing own placement
- Letter of Understanding (between the school and the employer)
- Health & Safety assurance
- Personalised role descriptions
- Safeguarding summary sheet
- Benefits of work experience summary sheet
- Student induction checklist
- Student workbook designed for independent learning pre, during and after placement
- A list of useful websites re health and safety in the workplace
- Student/employer evaluation form designed to measure impact
Thurrock Catering Services
Thurrock Catering Service offers a professional, cost-effective, well-managed catering service to primary, secondary and special schools including academies, free schools and foundation schools
HR & OD Services
Our experienced Human Resources (HR) team is comprised of CIPD qualified professionals providing a variety of HR solutions, which can be tailored to your organisations requirements.
You will have access to our Human Resources Advisory Hub, which has extensive experience in providing advice and guidance on all aspects of HR, including but not limited to performance management, sickness and absence management, grievances, policy and HR strategy.
Our qualified HR professionals will support you through all key areas of employee relations and HR policy. We will make sure you get the support you and your employees need.
We will work with you to identify your HR needs in the outset of the contract in order for you to achieve your goals as an employer.
Financial Services to Schools
Our payroll and pension service offers a comprehensive high quality service. Thurrock payroll services have provided transactional support to schools consistently and effectively for many years. We can help you to ensure your processes are safe, secure and accurate.
Our school appeals team has over ten years’ experience at organising and managing the administration of school admission appeals. We ensure our admission appeals are legislation compliant, procedurally correct and fair for both schools and appellants.
Our service currently covers the majority of maintained and academy schools across the borough of Thurrock, as well as some secondary schools.
Thurrock Borough Council Democratic Services Team have not had any findings of maladministration by the Local Government Ombudsman.
Thurrock Adult Community College
We are an experienced provider of adult education, training and support – established in 1975.
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