Month: November 2020

HMD – Photography Competition for 14 – 25 year olds

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust youth photography competition, Light up the darkness, is now open for submissions. The competition calls on young people, aged 14-25, to submit a photo that celebrates the people, groups, places and objects which bring us and others light in times of darkness. Winning entries will make …

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National Funding Formula and Schools Funding Consultation 2021/22

As in previous years Northumberland County Council is consulting on its proposals for transition to the National Funding Formula and Schools Block Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for the financial year commencing April 2021, following the agreement of the Schools Forum on Wednesday 18 November 2020. Full details of the consultation …

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Document Summary Service November 2020

Dear Colleagues As the days continue to shorten, I am pleased to enclose some readingmaterial for those dark evenings in the form of the November summaries. As ever, you will find quite a range of materials here. On the COVID-19related front, we have Ofsted’s most recent briefing giving a chalkfaceview …

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Covid19 School Model Risk Assessment -Version 4.3

The latest revision of the model school risk assessment template is now available and can be accessed via this link. This incorporates amendments to the government guidance for schools fully reopening (updated 5 November). The main changes to the risk assessment relate to the arrangements for clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) …

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What academies, free schools and colleges should publish online

Page summary – The information that academies, including 16 to 19 colleges and any educational institution that has academy arrangements, should publish on their websites. Change made – Added new sections on ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium’ and ‘Executive pay’. Updated sections on ‘Admission arrangements’, ‘Ofsted reports’, ‘Exam and assessment results’, …

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What maintained schools must publish online

Page summary – The information that schools maintained by their local authorities must publish on their websites. Change made – Added new sections: ‘Schools that do not have a website’ and ‘Coronavirus (COVID19) catch-up premium’. Updated sections on ‘Admission arrangements’, ‘Exams and assessment results’, ‘Curriculum’, Pupil premium’, ‘Year 7 literacy …

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

Page summary – Guidance for schools and local authorities on school meals arrangements during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Change made – We have added information on support for clinically extremely vulnerable pupils eligible for benefits-related free school meals, the Covid Winter Grant Scheme and the expansion of the Holiday Activities …

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What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Page summary – Information for parents and carers about going back to schools, nurseries and colleges in the autumn term. Change made – We have updated this guidance to include information on the national restrictions by adding a ‘national restrictions’ section and updating the relevant information about face coverings, clinically …

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Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care

Page summary – Preventing and controlling infection, including the use of PPE, in education, childcare and children’s social care settings during the coronavirus outbreak. Change made – Updated ‘What specific steps should be taken to care for children with complex medical needs, such as tracheostomies?’ to include guidance on aerosol …

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FREE CPD from the English Hub

Please see below a table containing FREE CPD from the English Hub. Name Date Time Link The Role of the Reading Lead Tuesday 1st December 2020 4pm—5.30pm Click Here OU Reading for pleasure (All six dates must be attended) Wednesday 2nd December 2020Tuesday 26th January 2021Tuesday 9th March 2021Tuesday 27th April 2021Tuesday 25th May 2021Tuesday …

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Reporting cases of Covid19 amongst staff on ANVIL – RIDDOR

In addition to reporting cases to NCC’s Public Heath team via their webform, there is also a requirement that all confirmed Covid19 cases amongst staff employed by the County Council are recorded on ANVIL, the Council’s incident reporting system. This is because Covid-19, in certain circumstances, is a notifiable disease …

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Virtual Prevent Schools update 2/12/2020

Last week’s news reported the increase in instances of extremists exploiting a crisis to gain access to children and young people ‘in their bedrooms’. The current threat indicating the likelihood of a terrorist attack in the UK is severe, indicating that an attack is extremely likely. We have commissioned local counter terrorism …

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Education and childcare settings: nationalrestrictions from 5 November 2020

Page summary – How national restrictions to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) impact education, childcare and children’s social care settings. Change made – We have updated the guidance on out-of-school activities and wraparound childcare, clinically extremely vulnerable children and staff, and extra-curricular activities in schools, and added clarification on …

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SACRE – Agreed Syllabus Working Party – volunteers wanted

The Northumberland Agreed Syllabus is due for renewal and relaunch in September 2021. To achieve this SACRE would like to invite RE teachers from across the age ranges to join the working party who will undertake this piece of work. If you are interested please contact Dave Cookson by December …

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STEM livestream session free for North of Tyne secondary/high schools – TUESDAY

As part of the NTCA STEM ‘Inspire’ project Kielder Observatory are hosting a “STEMployer talk” – a livestream intended for in-class viewing on Tuesday 24 November between 13.10 and 14.10. To book go to : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/north-of-tyne-stemployers-science-with-kielder-tickets-129716470455 This session will cover a basic introduction to astronomy and taking a look at …

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DfE – guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist setting – updated

We (the DfE) are writing to inform you that today we have updated our Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings.  Overall the guidance has been updated and refreshed to reflect that we are now coming towards the end of the autumn term and the expectation is that …

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