Month: April 2020

Vulnerable Learner Monitoring and Safeguarding Return and EHCP Risk Assessments

We thought it might be helpful to clarify the request we have made to schools and settings about vulnerable learner monitoring and safeguarding return and EHCP Risk Assessments. Earlier this week, we circulated information and a request to you relating to the safeguarding and monitoring of vulnerable learners across all the settings that we use. …

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Message from the Northumbria Healthcare 0-19 Service

The 0-19 team (health visiting and school nursing) would like to reassure you that you and your children’s safety is our priority and, with this in mind, we have made the difficult decision to suspend until further notice: all group sessions and activities – breastfeeding, baby groups, parentcraft/birth and beyond sessions all well baby clinics …

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NGA and Ofsted joint research project into the impact of COVID-19 on governance ( from the National Governance Association Newsletter)

NGA and Ofsted have begun a joint research project that will investigate how governors and trustees are continuing to support and challenge schools during these difficult times. The research will look at the short- and long-term impact of school closures on priorities for governors and trustees and how they are responding to new situations. We …

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ResearchEd

ResearchEd are running a series of daily speaker sessions from 20 April – 22 May. Take a look at the full programme and discover some great opportunities to hear from some well-known and knowledgeable speakers on a wide range of subjects. Watch live at 11 am or catch them later here.

Awarding qualifications in summer 2020

Information has been provided for schools, students and parents on how GCSE, AS, A level, vocational and technical qualifications will be graded and awarded in summer 2020. Guidance for vocational, technical and other qualifications updated to reflect consultation on grading arrangements for summer 2020 can be found here.

Message from Cllr Wayne Daley, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services to schools and settings

I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all your hard work over the last few weeks – we are dealing with a challenge like nothing we have faced before and I am very grateful for your outstanding dedication in these very difficult circumstances. This is a worrying time for …

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Monitoring and Tracking Vulnerable Learners – Week 2 w/b 27th April 2020

Thank you for all your returns last week, which is enabling us to gather information for the vulnerable youngsters for whom Northumberland is responsible. As per the DfE guidance of 19th April, you’ll be aware that ‘where applicable, designated safeguarding leads and/or equivalent staff should keep under review their lists of vulnerable children and young …

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Letter to Early Years Settings, Schools and Colleges from the Secretary of State for Education

You should, by now, have received a letter from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, about supporting the attendance of vulnerable children and young people during the coronavirus crisis. In the extract from the letter in italics, below, the Secretary of States restates the target group of vulnerable pupils that he believes should be …

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Governing Body Information (National Governance Association)

The National Governance Association (NGA) has produced a free safeguarding information sheet for governing boards covering safeguarding guidance during COVID19, revising the child protection policy to reflect new arrangements and advice about what governing boards should do. You can find the information sheet here. The NGA’s full range of COVID-19 resources for governing boards can …

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