Month: September 2021

Early Years Update

  Dear Colleagues   Managing COVID Outbreaks in Northumberland Schools and Setting ​Please find information attached.   Autumn 2021-22 Headcount Reminder (School360 Users) ​The deadline for submitting your Autumn Headcount via School 360 is Friday 8th October. Please login to your school360 account to access the provider return (2021-2022 > Autumn 2021-22). If you require …

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REMINDER: School Contacts (including Emergency Contact Details)

For the attention of the Headteacher To enable us to ensure we have the most up to date information for your school, those schools who have not yet submitted these would you please complete the details in this form.   We are collecting this information so we can contact the appropriate person for your school, including for any out of hours emergencies or premises …

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Education Policy and Research Service September 2021

Dear Colleagues I am delighted to bring you the first collection of summaries from the Education Policy and Research Service – the Document Summary Service has now been laid to rest and we move forward with a new and improved service! Plenty of reports awaited me when I returned from my summer break. Over the …

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Reading Plus

Amble Links First School are currently benefitting from Reading Plus, an evidence-based adaptive reading intervention and improvement programme. It is designed to develop children’s reading skills by increasing their vocabulary, comprehension, metacognition – and silent reading fluency. Aimed at pupils in KS2 and above, Reading Plus has a readability range from Y2 to beyond GCSE. …

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The Great Northumberland Forest Competition

The Great Northumberland Forest is a plan to plant millions of trees, creating more wooded landscapes across the county by 2030 to help tackle the big challenges facing society such as climate change, biodiversity decline, promoting health and wellbeing, and supporting a thriving local economy. The Great Northumberland Forest was announced in Autumn 2019 with …

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Reminder – Dedicated Energy Team Schools Mailbox

The new Energy Team Schools Mailbox is now live and is exclusively for all your correspondence and enquiries relating to utilities.  The Energy Team Schools Mailbox will be monitored with the following service levels:   Within 2 working days you will receive acknowledgement and first response to your enquiry.    For more detailed enquiries which are not resolved within the first response, further communication will be sent no later than 10 working days.   To contact the Energy Team please use the following email address:  …

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STEMFest in Space

The STEMFest in Space virtual event combines classroom and hands-on learning in an exciting, fun-packed day, showcasing the many wonders of space. It is a perfect opportunity to learn about careers within the space sector and a chance to meet real astronauts and inspirational speakers. Find out more here.

MISSION DISCOVERY – EXTRA FULLY FUNDED PLACES NOW AVAILABLE FOR NORTHUMBERLAND SCHOOLS

MISSION DISCOVERY – EXTRA FULLY FUNDED PLACES NOW AVAILABLE FOR NORTHUMBERLAND SCHOOLS GO ORBITAL – START YOUR SPACE ADVENTURE. NEWCASTLE OCTOBER 25th to 29th 2021. We are encouraging schools across Northumberland to nominate students ages 14 – 18 to work with NASA Astronauts, rocket scientists and NASA personnel for a week. There is no predetermined selection process, …

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Covid Outbreak Management Update

Managing Covid Outbreaks in Northumberland Schools and Setting As expected, cases of COVID-19 have increased in nursery and school age children since the beginning of the term. The potential outbreak thresholds described within the DfE Contingency Framework are relatively low and a number of schools have reached these already. In response, please continue to contact …

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Updated Collective Worship Policy

The Collective Worship policy has been updated for the first time since 2006. The changes made are limited, however, because, in 2017, when the SACRE applied for the Accord Inclusivity Award, the judges singled out the policy and for praise. The legislation determining the nature of collective worship in community schools has not altered since …

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DfE funding for Senior Mental Health Lead Training (SMHL) update

We are pleased to announce that it is now possible to pre-book a place on the SMHL localised training offer that will be delivered by Northumberland Educational Psychologists and the Senior Mental Health Lead co-ordinator as part of the ‘Root of It’ Consortium. This is an opportunity to attend a national training programme with localised …

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Eyes Open Art Competition

The art competition is based upon HIV awareness, the competition seeks to address the public lack of understanding and misconceptions about HIV. We are looking for entries that would represent either: Myths and truths about HIV Challenging Stigma surrounding HIV Understanding U = U – Undetectable = Untransmittable (Undetectable Viral Load = Untransmittable HIV) Our Art …

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FAO: Maths Leads – North East AMSP Autumn Term Update 2021

AMSP have already arranged to provide enrichment and professional development at many different schools in the region this term. Here are some upcoming events you may be interested in but as always if you need something more bespoke for your department/school/trust then please do get in touch. They would be happy to help with departmental …

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STEMFest in Space

The STEMFest in Space virtual event combines classroom and hands-on learning in an exciting, fun-packed day, showcasing the many wonders of space. It is a perfect opportunity to learn about careers within the space sector and a chance to meet real astronauts and inspirational speakers. Find out more here.

Early Years Update

  Dear Colleagues   Northumberland Early Years Sharepoint Site All information related to Early Years In Northumberland is now available on the Early Years SharePoint Site. Details of how to access are on the attached flyer. Some people who have previously had access to the site seem to have lost access over the summer, we apologise for …

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Reminder – Dedicated Energy Team Schools Mailbox

The new Energy Team Schools Mailbox is now live and is exclusively for all your correspondence and enquiries relating to utilities.  The Energy Team Schools Mailbox will be monitored with the following service levels:   Within 2 working days you will receive acknowledgement and first response to your enquiry.    For more detailed enquiries which are not resolved within the first response, further communication will be sent no later than 10 working days.   To contact the Energy Team please use the following email address:  …

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CPD Opportunities for staff

There are a number of training/CPD opportunites in the next few weeks; organised, run or supported by the School Improvement Service. For details of those courses, and links to book, click here.

REMINDER: School Contacts (including Emergency Contact Details)

For the attention of the Headteacher To enable us to ensure we have the most up to date information for your school, those schools who have not yet submitted these would you please complete the details in this form.   We are collecting this information so we can contact the appropriate person for your school, including for any out of hours emergencies or premises …

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Reminder: Chairs’ & Vice Chairs’ Virtual Briefings – Autumn Term 2021, Dates and Booking Form

Dear Governors,  Please note below, dates for our next ‘virtual’ Autumn Briefing sessions.  Dates of Meetings:  Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 6:00pm – 8:00pm  Wednesday, 06 October 2021, 10:00am – 12:00 Noon  For those of you who still wish to join us, please register your place by completing this Booking Form  For any queries, please email the …

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The Institute of Physics’ manifesto: Limit Less

Through the Limit Less campaign, the IOP wants to support young people to change the world andfulfil their potential by doing physics. However, for some young people this is less likely than for others. The campaign has identified five particular groups that are currently underrepresented or underserved in the physicscommunity – these young people are …

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Updated COVID-19 Risk Assessments

The following risk assessments have been reviewed and updated by the Corporate Health and Safety Team: CV/CEV Vulnerable Persons Staff Model Risk Assessment – COVID-19 – v3 – 8 September 2021 – an individual risk assessment continues to be required for all NCC employed vulnerable staff (CV/CEV/pregnant workers).  Where an assessment is already in place, this …

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