Month: June 2020

Message from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Water Safety Team

‘This summer, our Lifeguards can’t be on every beach, meaning a heightened water safety risk to beach goers. We are asking you to help us share some important messages to children and their families. It is anticipated that as restrictions are eased and the summer weather is here, people will head to the beaches and …

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Get technology support for children and schools during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for local authorities, academy trusts and schools on how to get digital devices, internet access and support to provide remote education and access to children’s social care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. UPDATED GUIDANCE: The DfE has updated the existing guidance with various clarifications, including emphasising that devices are for education and social care, …

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National Audit Office COVID Free School Meals Investigation

The National Audit Office (NAO) has launched an investigation into the DfE’s free school meals voucher scheme. The investigation will set out the facts about the free school meals voucher scheme and will consider the Department’s objectives and choice of contractor to run the scheme, the scheme’s performance and the scheme’s forecast and actual costs. …

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KOOTH – the New Online Mental Wellbeing Community for Children and Young People in Northumberland

KOOTH has now been launched. Kooth is a new digital package of mental health support for Children and Young people (C&YP) aged between 11 and 25. It is a free, confidential and anonymous online support and counselling service which includes selfhelp resources, magazine articles, links to crisis support, safeguarded and monitored live drop-in sessions and …

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School Improvement: ‘News and Inspiration’

The School Improvement Team has created the 3rd edition of ‘News and Inspiration’. Schools across the county have contributed to the presentation by sending photos, links and information about the incredible work they are doing at the moment. It has been added to the School Improvement Teams’ staff padlet here and is on School 360. …

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School funding: exceptional costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance on funding available to schools to support them with costs associated with coronavirus (COVID-19). UPDATED GUIDANCE: The DfE has added information on the impact of schools’ financial reserves on eligibility for this funding and details of what support schools can access for the loss of self-generated income, as it is not covered by this …

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Prime Minister’s statement to the House on COVID-19: 23 June 2020

STATEMENT: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement to the House on coronavirus. This has been included as it contains the following statement: ‘Wrap-around care for school age children and formal childcare will restart over the summer. Primary and secondary education will recommence in September with full attendance and those children who can already go to school …

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Parliamentary Education Select Committee – 17 June 2020

The transcript of the meeting last Wednesday, where the majority of the time was spent hearing evidence from the teaching unions on ‘The Impact of COVID19 on Education and Children’s Services’, can be found here. The video of the session can be found here. The meeting on 24 June 2020 had experts providing evidence on …

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SEN Low Incidence Needs Team Manager

We are now advertising a new managerial post within our Inclusive Education Services to oversee the service delivery of the Low Incidence Needs Teams; namely Sensory Support, Portage and English as an Additional language. Further information can be found on the North East Jobs website. The closing date for applications is 6th July 2020. Informal …

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DfE Statement on the £1bn Catch-Up Package (note the EEF guide link

‘The coronavirus outbreak has meant that all children and young people have missed out on time in education. We are rolling out a hugely ambitious £1 billion “catch-up” package to directly tackle the impact of lost teaching time. As plans continue for a full return from September, we have announced funding for the 2020/21 academic year: …

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