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Dean Beadle Event

Dean has toured the UK for ten years sharing his experiences of being autistic. In recent years he has also spoken across Europe as well as undertaking four seminar tours of Australia and New Zealand. Through his humorous and insightful speeches Dean outlines his positive outlook on being autistic. In 2011 Dean's work was brought to a wider audience, as a clip of one of his speeches was viewed across the world on Youtube. He is also an experienced journalist, having been published in local, national and international publications. Between 2008 and 2011 he worked freelance for Greenwich Time Newspaper, as both a features writer and columnist. For eighteen months, Dean edited the Network Autism 'Autism in Practice' newsletter which had subscribers in over 90 countries. He has also written for The Guardian, Londonpaper, News Shopper and NAS Communication magazine. Between 2012 and 2014 Dean sat on the judging panel for the NAS Professionals Awards. Dean has co-chaired the NAS Professionals Conference and also co-hosted the Autism Uncut Film Awards at BAFTA. An interview with Dean is featured as a key resource in the Autism Education Trust training programme which has just celebrated training 100,000 schools staff. Dean is also a singer and performs at charity balls and various events nationwide. Dean is honorary president of APCymru- an autistic led parent charity in Cardiff and is also patron of SPACE, a parent led charity in Hertfordshire, and ONE to ONE Enfield, a charity providing meaningful activities for LD/autistic adults.  

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass At St Clere’s we are working in partnership with Essex Police to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household, this scheme is called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguarding and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident.  Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways.  Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene.  Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent. Encompass has been created to highlight this situation.  It is the implementation of key partnership working between the Police and Schools.  The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow “Key Adults” (normally the Designated Safeguarding Lead), the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment. In order to achieve this, Essex Police will share information of domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present, with the Key Adult.  On receipt of any information, the Key Adult will decide on the appropriate support the child requires.  All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  We will record this information and store this in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in these regulations. The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and governors.  Further information can be found by click on the following link