Month: July 2020

Offer of Support to Prevent Permanent Exclusions

The main responsibility of the Inclusion Team is to manage and prevent permanent exclusions. We do envisage, however, that there will be several young people returning to school in September who may struggle to re-engage with education. Colleagues within the Inclusion Team have a wealth of experience working with young people whose barriers to learning …

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Change in frequency of the coronavirus (COVID-19) email updates from Monday 20 July

From Monday 20 July, the DfE will be reducing the frequency of email updates from every weekday, to one email per week which will be sent on a Monday for the duration of the summer holidays. The DfE plan to resume sending daily updates from Monday 24 August in preparation for the start of the …

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Message from Dean Jackson, Service Director, Education and Skills Service

I would like to thank you for all the time and trouble that you have taken to send such kind messages to me over the last few weeks. I have enjoyed working with you enormously and it will always be a source of pride for me that I have been both a headteacher and the …

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NCC Press Release – Praise given to Northumberland’s schools

Schools across Northumberland are being praised for their hard work and dedication over the past 17-weeks, through what can only be described as a ‘crazy time.’ Over 10,000 children have been back in schools across the county, with every key worker who wanted a place for their child getting one since lockdown was announced on …

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E&S Officer Availability Summer arrangements

Members of the Education & Skills Senior Management Team, including Dean Jackson, will be available at various times, dependent upon leave, throughout the summer holiday. If you need to contact us, please feel free to do so. Please copy Dean Jackson in so that, if the colleague you need is unavailable, he can reallocate the …

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COVID Summer Food Fund

UPDATED: The DfE has updated its guidance for schools and local authorities on providing vouchers to support pupils eligible for free school meals over the summer holiday period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The DfE has also provided further information on providing food parcels and free meals in further education.

Taking exams during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

UPDATED: This is updated DfE guidance on what schools, colleges and students need to know about cancelled GCSEs, AS and A levels and other qualifications in 2020, and the plans for taking future exams. The DfE has removed some questions relating to outdated information, has included a new question with more detail on centre assessment …

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Providing free school meals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

UPDATED: The DfE has updated its guidance for schools and local authorities on free school meals’ arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It has updated the guidance and application form for the temporary extension of free school meals eligibility to NRPF groups. This includes the increase in the income threshold from £16,190 per annum to …

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Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

UPDATED: In this document, the DfE sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). It has been updated to confirm that, from 13 July, providers can welcome back 19+ apprentices into educational settings and that the flexibility to suspend level 2 functional skills for …

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Staff Absence Teachers and Support Staff Insurance Supply Schemes from September 2020

The two Insurance Supply Schemes are designed to provide a level of financial support towards the cost of hiring replacement staff to cover staff absence. The Scheme operates on a mutual pooled basis by collecting premiums from schools and making payments to those schools that have staff absences at a predetermined rate.    The Scheme runs for the …

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Year 8 Personal, Social and Health resources for the summer break

We have had a request for a summer safety Padlet for year 8s. If you would like to share it with your pupils (suitable for years 7-9) the link is here. Topics and activities include: water safety, first aid, rail safety, anti-racist vs not racist, alcohol, personal responsibility, digital safety, new skills to learn. and …

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The requirement for Daily Act of Collective Worship

In answer to a question from the Northumberland SACRE it has been confirmed by the DfE today that the requirement for a daily act of collective worship still stands from September (unless pupils have been withdrawn by their parents/guardians). This will be made more difficult as assemblies are unlikely to take place in many schools, …

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