Month: November 2020

Advent resources from ABYYT

The Archbishop of York Youth Trust have a brand-new resource for Advent 2020 called Sacred Spaces at Advent. They have partnered with Prayer Spaces in Schools and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell to bring a free, interactive resource for KS2 and KS3 pupils for teachers to use in the classroom, for collective worship or at home. For further details click here.

Update: Scope of Permissible Educational/Offsite Visits – W/C 9th Nov 2020

This update follows on from last week’s message sent to all Educational Visits Coordinators via the Evolve system1 . The following brief summary is derived from the DfE2 , Outdoor Education Advisers Panel3 and National Youth Agency4 . All are drawn upon to inform our policy and practice. Non-overnight domestic educational visits can take place, …

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Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues,   Information on Final Autumn Term Funding Please find letter attached.   Autumn 2020-21 EYPP Results For those of you with children eligible for EYPP, the results are now within your school360 accounts. If you have any questions, please contact Sophie Downing.   ​Autumn 2020-21 Mop-up For those of you with children (2, 3 …

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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) staff and pupils attending school.   …

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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 under RIDDOR and the duty …

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Governance Page Updates

The School Support Team have recently updated some documentation and links on the Governance page of the Northumberland Education which school governors may find useful.  The website can be found here. Documents which have been added include: Monitoring Remotely – (thanks to Educator Solutions and Norfolk County Council) Maintained School Governance: Structures and Role Descriptors – DfE Academy …

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NHS Speech and Language Therapy team questionnaire

The NHS Speech and Language Therapy team are undertaking a review of the documentation provided for parents and professionals. After initial assessments and reviews, reports and plans are provided to support those working closely with children and young people. An integral part of this review is gathering your views about this information. You are central …

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OfSTED “Visits”

OfSTED will continue with their interim visits this term, but they will now be conducted online, rather than face to face. Full details here.

Covid19 School Model Risk Assessment -Version 4.2 (and updated FAQ document)

The latest revision of the model school risk assessment template is now available and can be accessed via this link. This incorporates minor amendments and additions from the latest government guidance for schools fully reopening (updated 22 October). The health and safety FAQ document has also been updated and is signposted from the risk assessment. …

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Covid-19 – Visitors/Contractors attending School Site: Update Form and Checklist

The audit and visitor questionnaire issued by the Corporate Health and Safety Team earlier in the year has been reviewed and updated and can be found here. Whilst there are no major changes, the targeted questions directed to visitors regarding close contact exposure and those relating to clinically vulnerable/clinically extremely vulnerable individuals have been updated …

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