Month: November 2020

Local Authority Public Health Team Review

Lesson learnt messages for educational settings From our contact with education since September, it is very clear that, the schools, settings and their staff have made significant efforts to reduce the risks of COVID-19. These efforts are impacting on transmission however COVID-19 remains very infectious; it is circulating in many communities and at some point, …

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Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues,   Disability History Month   Northumberland Library Service will be looking to support Disability History Month from 18th November – 20th December by highlighting resources available in both the physical library network and in the digital library on their website and through social media platforms.   Anyone interested in participating should email jenny.kinnear@northumberland.gov.uk …

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New National Restrictions from 5 November

The government have published guidance outlining the new national restrictions to come into force on Thursday. The national guidance can be viewed here. The education specific guidance can be found here. The key points (courtesy of ASCL) are as follows: Face coverings, rotas and tiers• Face coverings will be mandatory in communal areas of secondary …

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Document Summary Service October’s Top 3 Downloads

To help you make the most of your Document Summary Service subscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ top three most popular downloads from the October summaries. 1) DSS 20/21 11: COVID-19 Series: Briefing on Schools September 2020(Ofsted) This report from Ofsted reports on pilot visits carried out by Ofstedto look at how schools …

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Questionnaire for SEN Governors/Board Members October 2020

FAO SEN Governors and Chairs of Governors, and Headteachers In October, an SEN update for Governors was sent to SEN Governors and Chairs of Governors/Boards. Contained within it was a link to a short form which recipients were asked to complete to provide us with views as to the best ways to keep Governors abreast …

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Medical Needs Policy

In December 2019 the Health & Safety team updated the model policy for schools to support Headteachers/Governing Boards with updating their own school specific medical needs policy.  Analysis of school websites by LA staff has shown:  many schools do not host this policy on their website at present  numerous schools have a policy that is written on an outdated format and have not updated their …

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PE and Sports Premium

The DfE has published the conditions of grant guidance relevant to the primary PE and Sports Premium allocations for the 2020/21 academic year. The guidance includes information about payment dates for local authority maintained schools and academies, allocation details and what needs to be included in the information you publish on your website about how you have used …

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Integrated Wellbeing Service Training Northumberland

Please find attached our Training Catalogue for the rest of the year that will give you an insight into what we deliver on our free training programme for people who work or reside in Northumberland. Please find attached an electronic application form that can be completed and returned to hlthimpr.training@nhct.nhs.uk If you have any queries on …

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SandStory Skills®Practitioner training

There are just 6 places left on the SandStory Skills®Practitioner training delivered by local play therapist practitioners Holding Hearts. Normally this would cost £300 per participant for the three session virtual programme. To promote equality and inclusion for vulnerable children at this time, the Equalities and Schools Team has subsidised half of the cost for …

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Anti-Bullying Week 2020

Anti-Bullying Week 16-20th November 2020 The theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week is United Against Bullying We have put together a Padlet of resources to help you find free, online ideas and videos. You might want to sign up to the Anti-Bullying Alliance supporters page (and download a certificate), use the Big Anti-Bullying Assembly resources from Diana Award …

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