Month: February 2021

Refund of 2020/21 De-delegated Funding to Maintained Schools:

A report to Schools Forum on Wednesday 24 February outlined the Council’s intention to refund the re-organisation contingency deducted via de-delegation,  from maintained schools 2020/21 funding, as agreed by School Forum members. Maintained schools will receive a total of £344,538 in respect of this. Full details, including a breakdown by individual school …

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School Budget Shares 2021/22

Following consultation with Schools Forum, please find attached a document containing the 2021/22 Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) budget shares for the year from April 2021 to March 2022.  The document is in the order of your 4-digit Department for Education number. A covering letter providing some background information is also provided.  All …

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Free School Play Equipment

The below items are available for free if they can be collected from the named schools to anyone interested. To discuss, please contact Nikki Armstrong, Strategic Estates, Mobile: 07900681384, Email: nicola.armstrong@northumberland.gov.uk School Apparatus at Netherton Northside First School.  School Apparatus, Pommel Horses and Balancing Board etc. at Former Wooler First and Former West Woodburn.

Educational Visits Update

Following the Prime Ministers press conference on 22nd of February and the release of new guidance by Department for Education we felt it useful to provide an update regarding educational visits and offsite activity.   The advice we have provided prior to yesterday’s announcements remains valid. This is outlined by the DfE Guidance which …

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Services to Schools SLA Portal 2021/22

We are currently undergoing final preparations for the opening of the 2021/22 Services to Schools SLA portal. In recent weeks you will have received emails checking contact details for your School.  We are currently finalising all of the services on offer, in order that the process may run as smoothly …

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SEN Governor Training – Providing Support and Challenge for Schools re SEN

FAO Governing Bodies/Boards of Directors SEN Governor Training – Providing Support and Challenge for Schools re SENWe have opened registration for a virtual 2-hour training session for Governors/Directors on Support and Challenge for Schools around SEN, to take place on March 16th, 2021 between 5-7pm.  I am delighted to announce …

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Free Virtual Language Enrichment Training

Kirstie Page (creator of Launchpad for Literacy) is offering some free, virtual Language Enrichment Training. There is a strong focus on using interactions within child-initiated learning and daily routines to develop specific skills, close language gaps and support children with Speech, Language & Communications needs. There are two dates to choose …

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Consultation for Alnwick STEM Hub

Advance Northumberland is developing a feasibility study to assess the potential of establishing a STEM Hub in Alnwick. Current plans for the STEM Hub are based on the FabLab concept, providing workshop space for schools, individuals, clubs and community groups to access to explore and learn about different emerging technologies, such …

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Responsibility for exams

Page summary: Guidance for schools and colleges on who should enter students for exams, the health arrangements for exams and the support DfE is providing. Change made: Added information to ‘Public health guidance to support exams from January 2021’ about scheduled assessments in February and March.

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak

Page summary: What all schools will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from the start of the autumn term. Change made: Updated ‘Introduction’ section to reflect correct position for early years provision over half-term and ‘Remote education’ section to reflect a duty for schools to publish their remote …

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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 updated the guidance to include information about supplier relief payments and made changes to the period the support covers. We have also added Farmfoods to the list of supermarkets …

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Document Summary Service January’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 January summaries. 1) DSS 20/21 41: COVID-19 Series: Briefing on Schools November 2020(Ofsted) This summary from Ofsted, based on visits, gives an overview of …

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Skills Builder webinar for Northumberland schools

Skills Builder are really excited to offer you the opportunity to attend a Skills Builder Webinar.  It’s proven that skills such as Teamwork, Problem Solving and Speaking have a crucial place in any stage of a learner’s life, from helping to unlock learning at school to enhancing employability in adulthood. …

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