There has been a regular issue of parents/carers not receiving eGift Cards from their chosen supermarket once redeeming their eCode from Edenred. Upon investigating this, the majority of issues were the result of parents/carers entering the wrong email address at the checkout on the Free School meals website. In some cases, the email address field …
Month: May 2020
Examples of practice for remote education from schools and academies across England. Additional case studies have been added about adapting teaching practice for remote education.
Section 10 of the guidance draws attention to wellbeing. Please be reminded that this padlet includes a wealth of resources to support wellbeing of staff and pupils, particularly around reopening.
Guidance for schools and other educational settings about coronavirus (COVID-19). A poster within the guidance has been updated here.
Schools have been using various methods to adapt teaching practice for remote education to best meet the needs of pupils. Useful information has been added here on ensuring that remote education is accessible offline.
DfE PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED 24th MAY: From 1 June schools, colleges and nurseries are set to open to more children.
Press release: ‘£6.5 million to put social workers in schools to support children at risk.’
UPDATED GUIDANCE: Online educational resources for schools and parents to help children to learn at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated list of online resources with additional resources organised by key stage
Information, guidance and support here for parents and carers of children who are learning at home. The guidance for secondary school children has been added to this document.
NEW DOCUMENT: A planning guide for early years providers, in England, to help prepare them to open their settings for all children from 1 June 2020.
The latest edition of Safe to Learn, the half termly bulletin for Governors, Headteachers, Principals and Designated Safeguarding Leads in Schools, Academies and Alternative Providers that is published by the Northumberland Strategic Safeguarding Partnership and the Northumberland Education and Skills Service is available here.
Schools are reminded that the DfE has published guidance on exceptional costs associated with the Corona virus which is available here. Schools are not expected to make a claim if they anticipate that they will be able to add to their reserves in the 2020/21 financial year. All schools are asked to make the necessary …
Guidance for schools on writing statutory end of year reports for parents. The guidance on school reports has been updated to support teachers to prepare annual reports for parents following the cancellation of this year’s summer exam series and primary assessments.
Information for parents and carers about the wider opening of nurseries, schools and colleges, transport, attendance, free school meals and remote education can be found here. Information has been added about the Bank Holiday and half term as well as updated information on 30 hours free childcare, transport and SEND.
In the Planning Guide for Primary Schools published this week, Section 6 is concerned with external support for SEND and behaviour. As you make your plans and prepare for reopening, we are aware that you may be looking for some support from the services usually available to you. Please be assured that we are, like …
NEW DOCUMENT; The most important thing we can do is to stay alert, control the virus, and in doing so, save lives.
Guidance for special schools, specialist colleges, local authorities and any other settings managing children and young people with complex special educational needs and disability (SEND). UPDATED GUIDANCE: This guidance has been updated to include new information on the recommended approaches that local authorities, educational settings and parents should follow for the return of children and …
Thank you to all those people that joined the HR conference held on 19 May. The presentation that Christina Ponting worked through at the conference can be found here.
Following the letter sent out to all headteachers on 15th May, Cath McEvoy-Carr, Executive Director of Children’s Services, has sent you a second letter today that further clarifies the local authority’s position on the reopening of schools. If you haven’t receive the letter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Section 19.4 has been updated here to clarify how meetings should proceed.
Information has been added here on preparing for the wider opening of schools including guidance on water systems, ventilation, fire safety and cleaning.
The DfE has issued a press release on a multi-million-pound settlement that will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services.
The government has announced that anyone with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible to book a test, ahead of the rollout of the test and trace service. Anyone experiencing a new, continuous cough; high temperature; or a loss of, or change, in their normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia) can book a test. A …
See below for an update from Mark Cusack, School Passenger Transport Manager: Following the recent Government announcement, we will provide school transport for eligible children in Y0, Y1 & Y6 (& where requested Y10 & Y12) in addition to eligible children of key workers and other vulnerable groups from 1st June. The inevitable rise in …
The School Improvement Team has created, so far, two online editions of ‘News and Inspiration’. They have been on the School Improvement Team padlets of resources and on School 360. You can find them at: News and Inspiration (Edition 1) News and Inspiration (Edition 2)
The new Music Partnership North Summer 2020 COVID19 Special Newsletter can be found here.
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 invites to SCEHCPreviewinvites@northumberland.gov.uk and social care will ensure that where a child or young person is open to them, an update will be …
On 1 May 2020, the UK Cost of the School Day project launched two surveys aiming to understand how families across the UK are experiencing school closures, particularly when living on low incomes. Through hearing directly from children and families, they plan to identify what support from schools and local authorities is proving useful, and …
A young carer is somebody who is aged under 18 and looks after a parent, sibling or any other family member who may have a disability, serious illness, problems with their mental health or with alcohol or drugs.As you may be aware, the service we provide to young carers has been redesigned to allow us …
Schools are requested to complete their purchases via the SLA portal by 5.00 p.m on Friday 22 May. If Schools anticipate a problem in completing their purchases by Friday please contact the portal via the dedicated email address email@example.com . Specific issues in relation to particular services should be directed to the relevant service contacts.