Lisa Headington

Education Policy and Research Service Weekly Email – 17th November 2021

Dear Subscribers  Having just written my latest summary of a report from the Chartered College of Teaching on distance learning (well worth a read), I am pleased to now bring you a round up of this week’s news from the world of education. This week is anti-bullying week. So, a timely DfE press release today with confirmation …

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Anti-bullying resources

School Zone newsletter – Resources for Bullying and CyberbullyingAccess the latest Public Health England resources which include: New curriculum-linked Bullying and Cyberbullying resources for teachers to use in the classroom. Self-care resources that explore what young people can do to show kindness to themselves and others. A link to the NHS approved Every Mind Matters …

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EYFS CPD – Kirstie Page

Wensum English Hub are hosting EYFS CPD with a strong SLCN focus for schools and settings in their region. However, as the sessions will be virtual, they are opening this up to everyone. Details are provided on the attached flyer. Please contact Kirstie Page on kirstie.page@launchpadforliteracy.co.uk should you require recordings of some, or all, of the training if you cannot …

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Safeguarding Children in Northumberland NSSP Annual Report 2020-21

The Northumberland Strategic Safeguarding Partnership came into effect in August 2019, replacing the local safeguarding children board as required by legislation.  Relevant local organisations and agencies have a duty under Section 11 of the Children Act 2004 to ensure that they consider the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children when carrying out …

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Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues, EYPP LAC AUT 2021-22​ If you are aware of any 3-4 year old nursery LAC children who are out county; adopted or Special Guardianship Order, please contact Sophie Downing on 01670 623594 by Friday 19th November as they are eligible for EYPP.Golden Tickets Another round of Golden Tickets are being posted out to parents. Please check …

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Talk Boost Early and Key Stage 1 Training

We are pleased to announce that further training opportunities have been arranged for this Term, enabling more staff to be trained to deliver these evidence-based interventions.  Training is available for Early Talk Boost, designed to support children aged 3-4 years, as well as Talk Boost KS1, designed to support children aged 4-7 years.    Talk Boost Training Flyer

Wave Winter Proofing

Wave Utilities – Winter Proofing Your SitePlease see the below link from our water supplier Wave Utilities containing some helpful tips and information to winter proof your school site and help minimise the risk of burst pipes:- https://www.wave-utilities.co.uk/advice-guidance/blog/winter-coming-your-business-ready-colder-months Any queries or concerns regarding the above please do not hesitate to contact us at energyteamschools@deborah-aubrooknorthumberland-gov-uk Many …

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Social Media engagement with schools

Social media in your school and/or settingWe would like to find out more about how you communicate with your families and/or students, how you share information and celebrate achievements via social media. We are keen to engage with you on social media. We would like to build a picture of what growing up in Northumberland looks …

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Nominate an excellent RSE Teacher (all schools)

RSE Awards 2021 If you know a brilliant educator, who has gone above and beyond delivering RSE this year, nominate them now for a chance to win a Sex Education Forum RSE Award 2021 in one the following categories: Educator of the year for inclusive RSE Educator of the year for most improved provision Educator of the …

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School reports on pupil performance: Guide for Headteachers

Page summary: Guidance for schools on writing statutory end of year reports for parents. Change made: Updated to confirm we have laidregulations to remove the requirement to report on attendance for the 2020 to 2021 academic year and on national curriculum assessments for summer 2021. There is also general information on what to include in …

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Summer Schools Programme

Page summary: Details of the summer schools programme for secondary schools including funding,requirements for running a summer school and best practice evidence. Change made: Added a link to the confirmation form. Schools should now confirm their arrangements and secure their funding for their summer school by completing the confirmation form by 30 June.

Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues, Passport & Learning Journal   Would you like FREE access to the School360 Online Learning Journal? Please see attached document for further details.   COVID – Closures Please inform your Development Worker if you have to close at all due to COVID.   School Readiness Passport IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Reception Ready Checker will be reopened …

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June Schools Library Service Newsletter

Please find attached our latest newsletter with information about our expanding Mental Health resources, eBooks,  and much more. We hope you find it interesting and useful.  According to the National Literacy Trust “Lacking vital literacy skills holds a person back at every stage of their life.”   We would welcome the opportunity to show you how we support schools and other educational establishments …

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Every Child Counts Mathematics Intervention

Every Child Counts (ECC) Mathematics Intervention – North East ECC (Every Child Counts) are unrivalled for producing and developing intervention programs which not only enable the highest priority pupils to make huge gains; but also, really develop the practice and pedagogy of Teachers and Teaching Assistants who receive the training. Find further information regarding the training …

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Health and Safety – Events in Schools – Delay in Step 4 of Roadmap out of Covid

As part of the government’s Covid19 roadmap, the long term Covid controls which have been in place nationally were due to be reviewed before Step 4 of the roadmap, originally planned for 21 June 2021. As you know, the Government have now completed this review and in light of increasedcommunity transmission of Covid variants, and …

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Children and Young People’s Plan Impact Day

Northumberland’s Children and Young People’s (CYPP) Partnership have reaffirmed its commitment to children and young people in Northumberland during a ‘virtual’ day of celebration on Tuesday 22 June. The partnership which formed a Children and Young People’s Plan in 2019 with the help of children and young people in Northumberland have reflected on its priorities …

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Reminder – Covid 19 Workforce Fund deadline of 31 March 2021

As highlighted in last week’s Ecourier, a reminder that the coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce fund for schools and colleges online form is now live HERE. Eligible institutions include:  primary, secondary and all through maintained schools, academies and free schools 16 to 19 academies and maintained schools maintained special schools, and special academies and free schools non-maintained special …

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Integrated Wellbeing Service training – catalogue of training for 2021/22

Please find attached our new catalogue which contains details of the courses being held in 2021/22 should you be interested in attending.  Please feel free to forward this to your contacts. I also attach a training application form which should be completed and returned to hlthimpr.training@nhct.nhs.uk.  Please note that a separate application form will need to …

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