Month: February 2020

Information for SEN Governors

FAO Headteachers, Governing Bodies We are committed to improving the information provided to Governing Bodies around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Northumberland, and as a result will be sharing updates on a termly basis through the Governor Support Team. If it is unlikely that the Team will have contact details, we would be grateful …

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2020/21 Services to Schools SLA Portal Update

Working has been going on behind the scene to ensure that the Service Level Agreement (SLA) portal will open this week and provide lots of relevant information in one central point. We are ensuring information is as up to date as possible to enable schools to make informed choices in relation to their services for 2020/21.  …

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Free CPD opportunity: Get Creative with Local History and learn about the impact of WW2 on Northumberland and the north east of England with Historic England’s Heritage Schools programme.

You are warmly invited to this free CPD session provided by Historic England, Blyth Battery and Northumberland Fusiliers, at Blyth Battery on Thursday 2nd April, 1pm until 4pm. This is part of Historic England’s Heritage Schools programme which provides a great opportunity to discover new and inspirational ideas for high-quality teaching and delivering a broad and balanced …

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Northumberland EYFS additional moderation visits

FAO Headteachers/EY Leaders and Managers Please be reminded that there is some capacity for Northumberland EYFS Profile moderation team to complete additional moderation visits for those outside of the four year cycle. These visits are particularly useful for schools preparing for inspection, as support for an NQT or where there have been issues with EYFS …

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Northumberland Education March/April 2020 Training Update

Click here to view the forthcoming training opportunities for March and April 2020 offered by Northumberland Education.  This includes training in the following areas:  Maths and English Conference New SENCo Support Sessions Writing SMART outcomes and developing associated short term targets Virtual Schools Conferences Designated Safeguarding Lead training AND MANY MORE For further details of the …

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REMINDER: 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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Inclusive Education Services Core Offer September 2020

FAO All Headteachers Please find attached here details of the Core Offer to be delivered by the Services (SEND Support Services) from September 2020. Accompanying it here is a document which addresses a number of questions that you may have as you read the information. The Services will continue to work under the SLA arrangements until the end of the …

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REMINDER: Moderation ‘Drop-ins’ for Year 2 and Year 6 teachers

We are holding some drop-in sessions across the County again this year. These sessions will offer year 2 and year 6  teachers the opportunity to moderate out of school/partnership while at the same time being able to talk to teachers who have worked as moderators for the Local Authority. The drop-ins will look at the …

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Mathematics and Physics Teacher Retention Payments

This pilot scheme gives eligible mathematics and physics teachers in the first five years of their career two retention payments totaling £4,000 in the 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021 academic years. Eligible teachers have one week remaining to apply for their first payment. The online application form, is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-mathematics-and-physics-teacher-retention-payments The deadline for …

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Pupil Premium Plus Arrangements 2020-21

Thank you to all schools that sent feedback about the revised arrangements for distribution of Pupil Premium Plus for Northumberland looked after children for the financial year 2020-21.  Attached here is the confirmed policy. The DfE has now confirmed that from 1st April 2020 the grant for each eligible pupil will be £2345.  Northumberland Virtual …

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Every Lesson Outstanding Programme

ELO is a versatile programme suitable for all teachers, Primary or Middle phase, regardless of experience, who have the desire and commitment to reflect upon their current practise and consider how this can be further improved to enhance performance and raise standards. All sessions are delivered by New York Primary Teaching School, approved delivery partner. Programme Objectives …

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Every Teaching Assistant Outstanding

The North East Teaching Schools Partnership have worked collaboratively to design and then facilitate the EEF-backed programme. Delegates will take part in intensive, practical and interactive sessions, allowing them to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver outstanding support and interventions to ensure maximum impact can be achieved every day for the pupils they …

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Rethinking Curriculum/ Rethinking Teaching and Learning – Conference UPDATE

This summit, organised by Whole Education, has been designed to support leaders’ thinking around the whole curriculum and how this vision can be realised. It will focus on how senior leaders are implementing their curriculum design ideas and also hear from schools in the region who are utilising a new research based teaching and learning …

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Document Summary Service January’s Top 3 Downloads and Survey Reminders

A quick reminder regarding our Document Summary Service survey request. Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey so far. It has beenvery useful. Remember, as a thank you for your time, you will beentered into a prize draw to win a £50 Amazon Voucher. Here is the link: https://gsoe.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/document-summary-service-2020-2 To help you make …

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Last call for First, Primary and Middle School Head Teacher Briefings

FAO Head Teachers and senior leaders The spring term First, Primary and Middle School Head Teacher Briefings. Could all available head teachers sign up to attend one of the briefings below. Date Venue Register Tuesday 25th February9.00am – 12noon Choppington Social Welfare,  NE62 5SR click here to register Wednesday 26th February9.00am – 12noon The Fuse …

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REMINDER: 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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Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues,     Learning for a Healthy Future Conference   Durham County Council are holding a conference which may be of interest. For further details, please see flyer attached.   For key funding information access our padlet    

Could you or one of your staff become a UN Accredited Climate Change Teacher?

The Mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority, Jamie Driscoll, has said every state-funded school in Northumberland, Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside should have a Climate Change Teacher. Completing the course will give teachers the confidence, both in their own understanding and in their position as a UN accredited authority, to teach children …

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Rethinking Curriculum/ Rethinking Teaching and Learning – Conference

This summit, organised by Whole Education, has been designed to support leaders’ thinking around the whole curriculum and how this vision can be realised. It will focus on how senior leaders are implementing their curriculum design ideas and also hear from schools in the region who are utilising a new research based teaching and learning …

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