Month: January 2020

Shanghai Maths Lesson Showcases – Yr 7 Ratio & Yr 9 Solving Equations

The Great North Maths Hub are delighted to be welcoming two Secondary Maths teachers from Shanghai to Northumberland, who will be spending two weeks teaching at Cramlington Learning Village as part of the DfE’s England-China Exchange programme.  As part of this trip, they are delighted to offer the opportunity to observe the teachers delivering lessons to …

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Document Summary Service January 2020

A belated Happy New Year to you! I am pleased to present the firstbatch of summaries for a new decade. The January summaries cover allphases of education from early years to higher education. A wide rangeof topical issues are to be found including mental health and behaviourmanagement. There are 2 reports from Ofsted this month. …

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EYFS Messy Maths

Dear colleagues We are over the moon to be able to invite you to take part in the nationally acclaimed training course MESSY MATHS with Juliet Robertson. She is stopping off at New York Primary School on her way from Glasgow to London to deliver a full and adventurous day of EYFS Maths training on Thursday 2nd  April 2020. What …

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British Cycling -Places to Ride Programme

Find out more about the above Places to Ride funding opportunity from British Cycling which is open to schools and community organisations. There is more information on the British Cycling website about applying for funding through the programme, alongside some guidance of things to think about before you apply, remember, the programme is open until January 2021 and: You …

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SEND Parent Carer Forum

In It Together are standing down as the DfE funded Parent Carer Forum in Northumberland for children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Contact is a charity for families with disabled children that is working in Northumberland to ensure that there are new and effective arrangements established to ensure the voice of …

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SEND Support Services SLA September 2020

FAO Headteachers and SENCos There has been widespread recognition that the current arrangements for accessing the SEN Support Services in Northumberland via the SEN SLAs have led to some inequity in the reach of the services. There have been a number of opportunities for feedback around the model of delivery and it has become a key focus …

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Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues,     Disability Access Fund Guidance DAF is extremely under-claimed across the County.  Please see updated guidance attached. When applying for DAF you must upload both a copy of the child’s DLA award letter and a full signed parent declaration form in JPEG format.   PASSPORT UPDATE… Thank you to all of you who have activated …

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Classroom Changemakers – New funding opportunity for school

Classroom Changemakers – New funding opportunity for schoolsA new funding opportunity which is offering schools up to £5000 to support creative maths projects which promote problem-solving. If you’d like to learn more about this Nesta-led initiative, or apply for funding, you can access further details and an application form at https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/classroom-changemakers/ Please note: The deadline for applications …

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An update from Ofsted regarding outstanding primary schools

To develop further our understanding of the primary curriculum, we will be carrying out a number of inspections of exempt outstanding primary schools between October 2019 and April 2020. These inspections will be in addition to the 10% already identified through risk assessment. This work will help us better understand strong curriculum management in primary …

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Show Racism the Red Card School Competition

Registration now open for the Show Racism the Red Card School Competition The Show Racism the Red Card School Competition is a UK-wide anti-racism-themed competition for schools. It’s free to enter, open to young people of all ages and abilities and is a great follow-on activity to education work about racism and equalities. The competition …

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Find out how Northumberland is transferring mental health support in schools

A mental health event will be held at The Mart in Hexham next Thursday 30 January. It is a drop-in session between 12 noon and 6pm where staff, as well as parents and carers, are invited to chat to the teams involved in the new trailblazer mental health initiative lead by NHS Northumberland CCG who …

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SEN Building Adaptations Survey 2020

Children’s Services have designed a SEN building adaptations survey to establish a database of adaptations to Northumberland schools, which make them accessible. We would appreciate your help by completing the survey, which can be found here to gather important information, which will help identify how inclusive Northumberland schools are.  If you have any questions or …

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Exploring options for the open element networking event

Pearson are inviting Heads of Curriculum to an ‘Exploring options for the open element’ networking event, exclusively for senior leaders in our region. Wednesday 12 February at 3.30pm Gosforth Academy,KnightsbridgeGreat North RoadGosforthNewcastle upon TyneNE3 2JH The event will include time to: ​​​​​​hear and discuss how BTEC qualifications can help engage and motivate your learners, explore Pearson’s portfolio of ‘open …

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Spring Term SIP Visits

The spring term SIP visit will continue to target teaching, learning and assessment as it has in previous years to support the evidence base for overall quality of education judgements.  In most schools the visit will focus on the Intent for, and Implementation of, the curriculum and how this affects the quality of education. Activities …

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Active Lives Children and Young People Survey

Congratulations! The below schools have been selected for this terms Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. Bedlington Station Primary School St Michaels Church of England Primary School St Marys Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided First School Central Primary School Highfield Middle School The Duchess’s Community High School James Calvert Spence College If your school wishes …

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