Month: November 2019

Safety Seymour Villains: Win £500 of book tokens for your primary school

The Safety Seymour Villains competition with The Primary Times is now live and will run until 30th November 2019. Safety Seymour keeps us safe by fighting off the evil villain, Carbon Monoxide (CO), but he needs help tracking it down. Northern Gas Networks is challenging primary school children – aged 5 to 11 – to give Carbon Monoxide …

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Document Summary Service October’s Top 3 Downloads

Here are last month’s highlights, the top three most popular downloads from the October summaries. 1) DSS 19/20 11: Teacher Workload Survey 2019 (DfE) This report from the DfE follows on from an earlier survey conducted in 2016. It looks at teachers’ and school leaders’ perceptions of their workload. https://edn.bris.ac.uk/dss/192011/ 2) DSS 19/20 17: Crunched …

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Education Inspection Framework (EIF) roadshows – February 2020

Ofsted will soon be running a series of Education Inspection Framework (EIF) roadshows for primary and secondary schools. We are keen for providers to deepen their understanding of the curriculum thinking that underpins the ‘quality of education’ judgement. These one-day events will offer the opportunity to learn about deep dives and early emerging findings from the …

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Free Integrated Curriculum and Financial Planning Training

The DfE are offering free training on integrated curriculum and financial planning (ICFP) for all school leaders and LA finance officers. ICFP is a process that helps schools plan the best curriculum for their pupils with the funding they have available. This training will help to develop their basic skills and knowledge of ICFP, and …

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Invitation to Northumberland Senior Mental Health Leads in School Conference – Friday 29th November 2019

Our 2nd Conference for Schools In Northumberland takes place at the end of November.  This link takes you to the programme for the day. Please go to the link below to access the booking form. Please note there will be a small charge of £50 for attendance.   You will have the opportunity to attend 2 …

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Document Summary Service October 2019

How can we further reduce the amount of time spent on data? To what extent have the DfE’s measures to reduce workload had an impact? What has really happened with education spending over the last 30 years? Questions which are addressed in the October summaries. You will also find a number of interesting survey reports …

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Training Course: Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children

The Autism Support Service is offering a training course for school staff of all roles working with pupils who have social communication difficulties and/or Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Please see attached flyer. The course will be delivered from January to June 2020. There will be 6 afternoon teaching sessions, 1.00 – 4.00 p.m. The course will …

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P4C opportunities in early December 2019

One of our inspirational speakers at the forthcoming  “SEND in the 21st Century: What Headteachers Need to Know” conference on Thursday December 5th is Jason Buckley, “The Philosophy Man”.  Jason is going to be available in the county for the rest of the week for workshops and teacher training in schools.  Typically, Jason works with up …

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Access to School Emergency Contacts During Holidays

FAO All Headteachers and Caretakers We are collating information from ALL schools in the case of emergencies during school holidays that may require access to the school. Thanks to all who have already submitted these details.  For those schools yet to give emergency contacts for your school could you please respond as a matter of …

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