Month: July 2021

Become a school governor or trustee in another school

School governors and trustees make up the largest volunteer group in the country. They are a vital part of the education offer here in Northumberland. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic members of NCC staff to join our school governing boards and help make a positive contribution to children’s education.We urgently need governors in …

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Sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges

Page summary: Advice for schools and colleges on how to prevent and respond to reports of sexual violence and harassment between children. Change made: Added updated ‘sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges’ guidance following a public consultation. This document does not come into force until …

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Choosing a phonics teaching programme

Page summary: Sets out what the government is doing to help schools choose a phonics teaching programme. Change made: We have updated the guidance on choosing a phonics teaching programme and added the new list of validated systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programmes.

Document Summary Service June’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 June summaries. 1) DSS 20/21 96: Teacher Feedback to Improve Pupil Learning (EducationEndowment Foundation) This guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)presents 6 …

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Furniture available to Northumberland schools

Dear Colleagues,   We are relocating Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School to their new build over the summer holidays in preparation for the start of the new academic year and are able to offer some legacy furniture and equipment to other schools in Northumberland for free.  An example of the furniture on offer is:  Chairs and tables/desks;  Smartboards and projectors;  …

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Senior Mental Health Lead Training (SMHL) – A localised offer

Further to information shared about the DfE funded SMHL training  (Senior mental health lead training – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)), we are pleased to announce that Northumberland will be offering a localised training course as part of a National Network of Mental Health Leads(www.mentalhealthlead.com). The Network is a nationwide consortium of organisations …

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Resources and support to get you ready for changes to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

The DfE has developed resources and practical support for childminders, nursery leaders and preschool practitioners. The help for early years providers service, developed with sector experts and extensively tested with private, voluntary and independent staff and childminders, features information and resources all in one place to support you to understand …

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REMINDER – Services to Schools Service Level Agreement (SLA) Portal Survey

The SLA portal survey will close at midday on Friday 16th July 2021, please spare some time to give your opinions, they are important to help influence the future development of the portal. Schools should complete the specific survey at the link HERE Anyone using the SLA portal and involved in …

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Head Teacher consultation – Northumberland County Council School Meals SLA Service

Dear Head Teacher. The Education Team at Northumberland County Council are consulting to establish whether Head Teachers feel the School Meals Service Support Contract is relevant, current and offers value for money. In recent years school uptake in the service has diminished year on year. We would like to know your open …

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