Month: May 2020

Newcastle University Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (NU-KESS)

Newcastle University ran a Knowledge Exchange Seminar at County Hall in December. Due to Covid-19 they have moved their seminars online and have decided to re-run some of the previous seminars including an education seminar. Full details are below. Newcastle University Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (NU-KESS) – A Learning City? Series focusing on Newcastle University …

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Ambition Institute: Funded Opportunity for Northumberland School Leaders

Ambition Institute know that school leaders across Northumberland are responding to the current challenge. We also know that you are working tirelessly to ensure that pupils and colleagues across the region are well supported. As a key leader in Northumberland, we wanted to inform you that you could be eligible to access limited-time funding for …

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EHCP Annual Reviews and Social Care – note for all SENCos

Children’s Social Care are centrally coordinating their contribution towards annual reviews for children and young people with EHCPs who are open to Early Help or have a Social Worker. Please can you send all annual review invitations to SCEHCPreviewinvites@northumberland.gov.uk and social care will ensure that, where a child or young person is open to them, …

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Revised Admissions Appeals Process

Following the recent postponement of all admission appeal hearings due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the government has made regulatory changes to relax some of the current requirements set out in the School Admission Appeals Code 2012. These changes allow admission authorities to proceed with their admission appeals and, crucially, offer flexibility to manage the …

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Year 8 RSE

Many thanks to Rob Mills and Colette Laidler at Highfield Middle for suggesting a resource (and the topics to cover) in an online Padlet resource for parents and carers of Year 8 pupils. This would have been the first year that teachers rather than the school nurse would have delivered lessons on safe relationships, intimate …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This has been updated to provide guidance on what schools and colleges should be thinking about as they plan for more children to return from week commencing 1 June – especially around updating the child protection policy, …

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Document Summary Service May 2020

Dear Colleagues, It is unsurprising that Covid-related documents and reports dominate the summary scene this month. However, some present a positive perspective and contain content which will remain relevant in (hopefully) happier post-Covid times. The Education EndowmentFoundation has produced a useful rapid evidence assessment of online learning. Also worth reading is a critique of the …

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Celebrating Thank a Teacher Day

The DfE and organisations across the country said thank you to teachers, senior leaders, support staff and all those working in education settings who are making a difference to their schools and communities during the coronavirus outbreak. The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, said: “Thank a Teacher Day gives us all a great …

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