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Volunteer as a Northumberland Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) representative

We are looking for a person representing Academies and Free Schools within Northumberland to join our Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).  The SACRE meets approximately three times per year (with perhaps an occasional sub-meeting). This is a challenging and rewarding role that will provide a great deal of satisfaction to anyone interested in …

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Publishing remote learning expectations on your website and optional template

The DfE has confirmed that schools must publish information for parents and pupils on their remote learning expectations by 25 January. There are no statutory requirements on what this should look like, or how detailed it should be, but it might include: access to devices; the types of remote pedagogies used (at a top level); number …

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Expert Middle Leaders Course – FREE for Northumberland schools

Expert Middle Leaders (formerly Teaching Leaders) is a two-year programme, run by Ambition Institute, that aims to rapidly improve teaching and pupil outcomes, whilst supporting middle leaders to keep getting better. The programme is grounded in the strongest research and expertise on leadership in education, middle leadership, curriculum development, change management, the implementation process and …

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Literature Works Taster Session

Dear Colleagues, On Friday 17th January 2020 you are invited to attend our Literature Works headteacher and English subject leader meeting at Westgate College, Main Hall. Literature Works in the North East is a highly successful language comprehension strategy that benefits the whole school. Further information can be found here and here. If you would like to find …

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Launching on 18 November: Creative Classrooms CPD

Creative Classrooms CPD Programme officially launches on Monday 18 November, an online and in-person CPD programme for primary school teachers developed in consultation with teachers across the region. Log on to www.culturebridgenortheast.org.uk/creative-classrooms on Monday 18th November when we will be going live.  The website will host films, case studies, teaching and planning resources and an events page where you …

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Safer Internet Day: new resources for schools

To support educators for Safer Internet Day 2020, the UK Safer Internet Centre has created a range of new educational resources.Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 11 February 2020 with the slogan ‘Together for a better internet’, with a specific focus in the UK on how young people manage their identity online.To mark three months …

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Last call for Head Teacher Briefings

First/Primary/Middle headteacher briefings take place on the 5th, 6th and 7th of November. The agenda includes: Ofsted inspection feedbacks Social care update- Graham Reiter Early Years Passport Outcomes 2019 review Assessment and Reporting Arrangements 2019-20 (HT responsibilities) Toot Toot- Craig Rowan ICT Developments, Richard Taylor SEND reviews To book please use the links below: Tuesday …

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Northumberland Education November 2019 Training Update

Click here to view the forthcoming training opportunities for November ’19 offered by Northumberland Education.  This includes training in the following areas: Senior/middle Leadership, SEND, PSHE/RSHE, Virtual School, ICT, Early Years and Governor training. For further details of the courses available, please click here to view the full training directory.

Physics CPD for specialists and non-specialists

A series of CPD sessions for both specialists and non-specialists teachers of Physics. All CPD is free and for FPL partner schools the Institute of Physics will pay cover costs for attendance at the half day specialist sessions. Non-specialists sessions will concentrate on KS3 and early KS4 Specialists sessions will concentrate on late KS4 and …

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Opportunity North East – Transition projects from KS2 to KS3

As part of the Opportunity North East programme, the Department will be funding a number of projects seeking to support more pupils to continue to progress well as they transition from key stage 2 to key stage 3. Following the submission of 32 outline proposals from across the region, a smaller number of projects have …

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CPD for Physics specialists and non-specialists

The Institute of Physics is offering free CPD for Physics specialists and non-specialists this month. Please click on the links below for further details and sign up: 16th October ’19. Non-specialist KS3 session at James Calvert Spence school:  Sound & Light 4pm – 5:30pm. Click here for booking 18th October ’19. Physics teachers session at Ponteland High …

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Pupil Premium Network Meetings

The autumn term Pupil Premium Network meetings begin on the 16 October. For all of the dates, contact details and the agenda please click here. These meetings are open to all phases and are free.

The Dales TSA – Skills to Assist in the Management of Medication in an Education or Childcare Setting

Date & Time: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 09:00am-16:30pm with lunch from 12:00 noon Venue: The Dales School, Ashdale Site, Darnley Rd, Ashington, NE24 8BT Course Presenter: Bruce Davies Cost: £185pp which includes accreditation and lunch This one-day course is certified and accredited by One Awards Level 2, and will train staff to appreciate and understand the …

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Subsidised NATRE membership for first/primary schools

NATRE has received generous funding to offer subsidised membership to eligible primary schools. Designed to increase access to RE resources to schools across the UK, primary schools with little or no exposure to NATRE and require additional support are eligible. To be eligible for the project, schools cannot have been NATRE members for the past …

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SEND Careers/Preparing for Adulthood events

The Careers Guidance Team and Independent Information and Advice Service (Learning and Skills Service, Northumberland County Council) have once again organised the Northumberland SEND Careers/Progression into Adulthood event, this year we have 2 events on Tuesday 26 November 2019, 9.30-12:00 at the Fuse Centre, Prudhoe and Wednesday 27 November 2019 9.30-12:00 at Northumberland Adult Learning …

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The Dales TSA – Skills to Assist in the Management of Medication in an Education or Childcare Setting

Date & Time: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 09:00am-16:30pm with lunch from 12:00 noon Venue: The Dales School, Ashdale Site, Darnley Rd, Ashington, NE24 8BT Course Presenter: Bruce Davies Cost: £185pp which includes accreditation and lunch This one-day course is certified and accredited by One Awards Level 2, and will train staff to appreciate and understand the …

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Northumberland Education Professional Development and Training Directory 2019-20

Please click here to access the training programme from Northumberland Education for the new academic year. (This is a live document which is being updated regularly with additional training dates and/or amendments – please refer to the online version under Training Offer 2019 – 2020 for the most current copy.)  

SEND focussed National Professional Qualifications for Middle and Senior Leadership

FAO: Headteachers and SENCos Following the successful implementation of a pilot, in September 2019 Best Practice Network will be starting Cohort 2 of NPQML and NPQSL aimed primarily at teachers in SEND settings, in mainstream or specialist.  All Northumberland schools are eligible for free funding This is an excellent opportunity for mainstream to learn about evidence …

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The Ultimate Early ICT Experience – Friday 27th September 2019

New York Primary School, 9am to 3pm, only £65 When it comes to ideas for teaching ICT in Early Years there is an endless supply of resources, APPs, lesson plans and activities available. But which ones are the best? Which ones are the easiest and the most effective to use? Join us for a day of finding …

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The Dales TSA – Skills to Assist in the Management of Medication in an Education or Childcare Setting

Date & Time: Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 09:00am-16:30pm with lunch from 12:00 noon Venue: The Dales School, Ashdale Site, Darnley Rd, Ashington, NE24 8BT Course Presenter: Bruce Davies Cost: £185pp which includes accreditation and lunch This one-day course is certified and accredited by One Awards Level 2, and will train staff to appreciate and understand the …

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