Month: January 2020

Countdown to statutory RSE – North East

The Sex Education Forum is bringing its RSE conference to Newcastle on 26th March 2020. With expert keynotes from DfE, Ofsted and Public Health England, there will be: • Hand-picked examples of good practice • A choice of tailored workshops addressing consent, assessment, SEND inclusion, parental engagement and more.  Tickets can be booked through EventBrite and cost £199 …

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Statutory EYFS Profile 2020 Moderation

As per information shared in last week’s update, please find a link to the Northumberland EYFS Profile Moderation Briefing Video 2020.  Headteachers, EY leaders and managers as well as all reception class teachers should take the time to view this 25 min film which includes key information about the moderation processes in Northumberland for EYFS Profile 2020. …

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Free Menstrual Products for Schools

Please see the attached letter from Michelle Donelan, MP about the provision of free menstrual products for schools. The scheme began yesterday (20th January 2020). State funded primary and secondary schools have the opportunity to order a range of items, including reusable and eco products by registering with PHS group. PLEASE NOTE THAT SCHOOLS MUST …

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Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) Creative Writing – SUBMISSION DATE EXTENDED

Please note the submission date for this event has been extended to 17th January 2020 For schools in Northumberland on the theme: ‘Standing Together’ 27 January is the day for everyone to remember the six million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of other people including people persecuted for being disabled, for …

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Grants of up to £15,000 to take pupils overseas: Deadline approaching in February

Travel grants are still available for secondary schools in England to take your pupils on international school visits. The DfE and British Council joint project means a secondary school can use the grant to enhance any curriculum subject teaching: it does not have to be a language exchange. Grants are aimed at young people from …

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EYFS Profile 2020

FAO Headteachers and EY Setting Managers Please find attached a letter outlining the expectations for EYFS Profile Moderation 2020 in Northumberland. Any queries in relation to EYFS Profile, should be emailed to the EYFS Profile Manager Claire Johnson.

Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues, Spring Term 2019-2020 Headcount Return (PVI Providers/School360 Users) Please login to your school360 account and complete your headcount return in 2019-2020 (Spring) folder. Please complete your return by; Headcount Day – Thursday 16th January 2020 Final Submission Deadline – Friday 17th January 2020 Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) To claim, on your headcount/census return, include the …

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Northumberland Education January- February 2020 Training Update

Click here to view the forthcoming training opportunities for January and February 2020 offered by Northumberland Education.  This includes training in the following areas: Refresher for Designated Safeguarding Lead, 3D printing Course and Printer loan, Improving Literacy Outcomes with Technology, Chairs’ and Vice Chairs’ Network Briefings, PSHE: Alcohol and Drug Education: Teachers of Years 7, …

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Pupil Premium Plus Arrangements for 2020-21

Northumberland Virtual School’s Pupil Premium Plus Policy has been revised for 2020-21. For 2019-20 the Virtual School retained £700 of each grant to be used centrally and the remaining £1600 was dispersed conditionally to schools to support their eligible looked after children.  Schools could request funding in addition to the basic grant allocation and we ensured that funding …

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Show Racism the Red Card Anti-Racism Workshops

Anti-racism workshops for school pupils can be booked directly with the charity using the form on their web site.  The team of educators and ex-professional football players can visit your school for a whole day educating young people from year 5 up to year 13 against racism. ‘Football and Fitness’ sessions can also be delivered alongside the …

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Document Summary Service December’s Top 3 Downloads

Here are last month’s highlights, the top three most popular downloads from the December summaries. 1) DSS 19/20 32: Teacher Wellbeing Index 2019 (Education Support) This report from the charity Education Support provides key informationabout the mental health and wellbeing of education professionals andanalyses trends over time. https://edn.bris.ac.uk/dss/192032 2) DSS 19/20 31: Achievement of 15-Year-Olds …

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Spring Term 2020 – Milk Return Templates

Please Note: There are two returns, one for First/Primary Schools and one for Special Schools, can you please ensure that you use the correct one for your school. Please return completed milk returns by FRIDAY 1st MAY 2020 to finance2@northumberland.gov.uk FIRST AND PRIMARY -Milk Return Spring Term 2020 SPECIAL -Milk Return Spring Term 2020  

Science CPD

JThe Institue of Physics have CPD sessions on 24th January for specialist physics teachers and on 22nd and 23rd Jan for non-specialists. The theme this time is Electrostatics and Electromagnetism Please book via the TalkPhysics web site…..  the links are as follows… 22nd Jan   Non-Specialist   James Calvert Spence School https://www.talkphysics.org/events/tlif-future-physics-leaders-fpl-northumberland-hub-non-specialist-workshop-magnetism-and-electrostatics/ 23rd Jan  Non-Specialist   Ponteland High School https://www.talkphysics.org/events/tlif-future-physics-leaders-fpl-northumberland-hub-non-specialist-workshop-magnetism-electrostatics/ 24th Jan Physics …

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Volunteer as a Northumberland Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) representative

We are looking for a person representing Academies and Free Schools within Northumberland to join our Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).  The SACRE meets approximately three times per year (with perhaps an occasional sub-meeting). This is a challenging and rewarding role that will provide a great deal of satisfaction to anyone interested in …

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Publishing remote learning expectations on your website and optional template

The DfE has confirmed that schools must publish information for parents and pupils on their remote learning expectations by 25 January. There are no statutory requirements on what this should look like, or how detailed it should be, but it might include: access to devices; the types of remote pedagogies used (at a top level); number …

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Senior Mental Health Lead in Schools Coordinator Secondment Opportunity

FAO Headteachers, Leaders and Teachers Senior Mental Health Lead in Schools Coordinator Job Advert Secondment Opportunity For unforeseen reasons, we are in a position to re advertise this opportunity. Northumberland County Council, in conjunction with its Clinical Commissioning Group is delighted to offer an exciting secondment opportunity to be involved in the development of Mental …

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Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year and welcome to Spring Term 2020 Estimated Figures – Spring Term (PVI Providers/School360 Users) The deadline for submitting your claim is Midnight Sunday 12th January ’20. Look out for the new Monthly payment option. Walkthrough video is available on the EY Funding Padlet. If you have any questions, please contact Sophie Downing on 01670 623594     Spring …

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Early Years eMagazine Distribution List

Dear colleague, I am delighted to be able to inform you that early years practitioners, senior leaders and our professional partners are now able to request to have the Northumberland Early Years eMagazine sent directly to their email address.   The Northumberland Early Years eMagazine is a FREE publication which is sent out termly to all early years …

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