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FREE interactive whiteboards

Allendale Primary School has 4 interactive whiteboards that they are no longer using, plus a number of projectors. If you would like them please contact alison.hawkins@allendaleprimary.northumberland.sch.uk You would need to collect them from Allendale…

Resources to help students learn about climate change

A new climate change resources pack is available to help schools celebrate the growing green momentum in the UK ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, which will be held in Glasgow later this year. The Together for our Planet Schools Pack includes a Green Assembly guide to engage your students on COP26 and wider climate …

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STEM North – Early Career Teacher Conference: Monday 14th – Thursday 17th June 2021

As a group of STEM Subject Hubs from the North East, The Great North Maths Hub, Teach Computing North East and Northumberland, the Apple Regional Training Centre and the Science Learning Partnership are delighted to be offering the first Early Career Teachers conference.Over the course of the conference, we will be offering a range of …

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Making the difference for disadvantaged pupils – a collaborative partnership between Northumberland Local Authority School Improvement Team and Newcastle Research School

The gap may have widened, but the link between family income and educational attainment can be broken. This collaborative, partnership brings together local schools to explore practical, evidence-informed approaches for closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Engaging with the best available evidence on high-quality teaching, targeted academic support and school-wide approaches, school leaders will evaluate and …

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Applications now open for Lessons from Auschwitz; Online CPD for Teachers!

We’re pleased to let you know that applications for our new interactive digital project – Lessons from Auschwitz Online CPD for Teachers are now open. This two-part continuing professional development course is based on our flagship Lessons from Auschwitz and Lessons from Auschwitz Online programmes for post-16 students. The Lessons from Auschwitz Online CPD for Teachers is open to teachers of all subjects in state …

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DfE devices update

Laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers were provided by the Department for Education (DfE) to support remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. DfE will provide data for 4G routers until 31 July 2021. ‘Restricted’ Windows laptops and tablets came with security software licenses that will expire on 30 September 2021. You need to reset routers …

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Learning and Educational Archive Resources for Northumberland – Online CPD Event – 20th May 2021

Northumberland Archives has been creating a new online digital platform for schools – LEARN – which is cross curricular and covers various topics for all ages. If you would like to find out more about it , we’re running a free mini online CPD Session on Thursday 20th May , 4pm to 4.30pm. We’ll take …

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COVID Testing videos

The LA Communications Team and Northumberland’s Public Health team have produced two videos to help parents and pupils understand how to go about getting a COVID test if they 1) have symptoms or 2) if they have no symptoms. The videos, and other posters/animations you may find useful can be found here.

Ofsted – Summer Term Inspections

The School Improvement Team have produced a briefing note about planned activity from Ofsted this term. Do contact one of the team if you require support or guidance around inspection. Ofsted are holding two webinars in early May outlining their plans – details are available here.

Summer Term SIP visits

It is our intention that SIP visits will be held in school this term, rather than being held remotely. When making arrangements to visit a school, SIPs will ensure that they are familiar with the plans you have in place for COVID safety.  We have asked all SIPs to carry out a Lateral Flow Test before each …

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Skills Builder

The Skills Builder Partnership brings together over 800 schools, colleges, employers and organisations around a common approach to building eight essential skills. A number of Northumberland schools are already involved. The approach is underpinned by a rigorous progression framework, which breakdown skills like Teamwork, Listening and Problem Solving into teachable steps. The Accelerator is the …

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Expressions of Interest in School Resource Management Adviser (SRMA) programme

As part of the Government’s programme to provide targeted additional financial support to schools, North Yorkshire are currently looking for people who are interested in becoming accredited School Resource Management Advisers (SRMAs).  SRMAs are school business experts who support schools and trusts to improve their financial health, maximise use of resources and deliver positive educational …

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Pupil premium

Page summary: The government is giving schools extra funding to help improve outcomes for disadvantaged children and other pupils who need extra support. Change made: Updated with a link to ‘Pupil premium: allocations and conditions of grant 2021 to 2022’ and added information on the requirements of schools.

£10.1m to support schools in England to open their facilities outside of the normal school day

The Department for Education has committed £10.1m to support schools in England to open their facilities outside of the normal school day (evenings, weekends, and holidays) to allow young people more opportunities to participate in extra-curricular physical activity and sporting opportunities.   RISE are distributing this funding on behalf of the DfE, and they are now in a …

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Updated Covid19 Risk Assessments

Following progression to the next step of the Government roadmap and updated guidance issued to schools, the Corporate Health and Safety Team has updated a number of model Covid risk assessments.  Headteachers should update their own school-specific Covid risk assessments as appropriate:  COVID19 – School Risk Assessment – Template (version 6.1) – changes incorporated from amendments made to School Operating Guidelines during Covid (updated …

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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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Leadership Conference Sessions April 2021

North Tyneside are facilitating some virtual leadership sessions from 19 April – 29 April 2021 and would like to share the offer more widely to Newcastle and Northumberland schools. You will find the link below to the sessions with more information, dates and times and how to book. https://nteysis.org.uk/leadership-virtual-conference-2021/ Any questions please contact: Sharon Harries …

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