Ofsted’s policy for determining that an inspection of a provider should not go ahead on the planned dates has been updated. Further guidance is included that states what the policy applies to and information around Covid-19 and deferrals.
Month: August 2020
To all Head Teachers,Behaviour/Attendance Leads and DesignatedSafeguarding Leads (DSLs) here
We will be holding, as agreed back in July, a pre-school reopening Locality Headteacher Meeting on Thursday 27th August at 9am. It would be really helpful if every locality could be represented at the meeting, even if it is not by the usual representative.Localities should agree on a representative and submit any issues, queries or …
As you may have recently read, there have been some changes in the Council’s Cabinet following the resignations of Wayne Daley and Veronica Jones.In light of this, Councillor Guy Renner-Thompson has been appointed as the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Children and Young People.
Information for students about GCSEs, AS and A levels and other qualifications in 2020. The DfE has published a frequently asked questions for students receiving GCSE, AS and A level awards, and other qualifications in summer 2020. It includes information on: ● AS and A level results ● GCSE results ● BTECs and vocational qualifications …
Students have been given reassurances on university places and the Government is lifting the cap on medical courses for the coming academicyear. Here
Over 600,000 pupils will receive their GCSE results, with increases in numbers of pupils taking key subjects like maths, science and Spanish. Here
A guide for those receiving qualification results in England this summer: updated 19 August.The DfE has updated the guidance for students to reflect the changes, announced on 17 August, to the way grades have been awarded this summer.
Understanding your qualifications grades this summer: updated 20 August 2020.The DfE has updated this guidance to reflect recent changes in how grades will be awarded.
The DfE has produced new guidance for teachers,students, parents and carers following a decision to issue results using centre assessment grades or calculated results, where higher.
Requirements and guidance to exam boards in relation to the calculation of results to be issued for general qualifications in summer 2020.This has been updated to include an annex on this year’s application of the National Reference Test to GCSE results.
The DfE has issued new guidance relating to the awarding of vocational and technical qualifications in the academic year 2019 to 2020.
Protective measures for providers of community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-school settings offering provision tochildren during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.The DfE has updated its protective measures guidance for the autumn term, making clear the position on group sizes and how providers can minimise the risk of children mixing outside their school …
Guidance for parents and carers of children attending community activities, holiday or after-school clubs, tuition and other out-of-schoolsettings.The DfE has updated the guidance for the autumn term including new section to include a new section on live performances.
The proportion of 7 or above grades handed to GCSE pupils in England has soared by over a quarter after the government U-turn to awardteacher grades. Here
The proportion of A*s awarded to A-level pupils has almost doubled – revised results released yesterday show. Here
Kooth.com is an online mental wellbeing community which was launched in Northumberland in June. It provides free, safe and anonymous support for children and young people between 11 and 25.Kooth has launched the #positivefutures campaign to help young people through the exam results season, which can be an incredibly stressful anduncertain time for many.Kooth has …
I am delighted to inform you that, following headteacher requests, Karen Herne in Public Health has produced a ‘Managing COVID-19 In Northumberland Educational Settings’ flowchart poster. See the link below: here
We have received a couple of calls from headteachers asking about the Risk Assessment version 3. This was included on the Update of 4th August but is reprinted below for information: **IMPORTANT** Covid19 School Model Risk Assessment Version 3 **IMPORTANT** The latest revision of the model school risk assessment template is now available and can …
UPDATED: The standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.