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Education Policy and Research Service July 2022

Education Policy and Research Service July 2022 Dear Colleagues As those longed-for summer holidays come into view, I am pleased to send you the final batch of summaries for the 2021-22 academic year. Something for everyone, in all phases of education. The headline summary this month is the government’s new …

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Safeguarding SLA Refresh

Schools’ Safeguarding Team SLA refresh  The Northumberland Schools Safeguarding Team can support you to address your safeguarding needs and are best placed to help you understand and adapt to our local safeguarding context. We have re-designed our SLA package based on feedback from Designated Safeguarding Leads and Headteachers in Northumberland …

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Apprenticeships from Northumberland Skills

https://northumberlandeducation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Mailchimp-Header_School-DMs_Apprenticeships.png Are you a school or academy looking to recruit curriculum, catering or business support staff? Have you considered taking on an apprentice?  Whether you are looking to recruit a teaching assistant, an office manager or a trainee chef; we can help you to find and recruit individuals to boost your team across …

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Surplus School Furniture

We have a surplus of coloured classroom tables (KS2) which we no longer need, available at the end of term.   For more information, to arrange a viewing or for collection please contact  Anna Lennox, New Hartley First School 0191 2371218 or email anna.lennox@newhartley.northumberland.sch.uk

Full and Part-time courses at Northumberland Skills

Find out more about full and part-time courses at Northumberland Skills at one of our open events taking place across the county Want to find out more about the wide range of full and part-time courses available from Northumberland Skills for young people and adults across Northumberland?  Whether you’re interested …

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Are you Early Years transition ready?

Monday 4th July was the Northumberland School Readiness Passport transition day. All providers should have now transferred children to their new setting in preparation for September. If you haven’t yet done this, it’s not too late! Log in to https://schoolready.northumberland.gov.uk/ to transfer children now.  If you’re expecting new children to join your provision …

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Would you want to facilitate on the NPQ programme?

The Three Rivers Teaching School Hub are looking for facilitators for 4 of the NPQs that they are delivering from September: Leading Behaviour and Culture Senior leadership Early Years Leadership facilitation (those with experience in working in PVI nurseries) Coaches for the Early Headship Coaching Offer (must be current heads) …

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Northumberland LA will not be an Appropriate Body for new ECTs from September 2022

In May 2022 the Department for Education launched a consultation on Appropriate Body (AB) reform. The consultation states, “ In order to bring clearer accountability and greater consistency we will reform the AB sector so that Teaching School Hubs (TSHs) will become the main providers of AB services and local …

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New Posts available in School Organisation and Resources Team, Education and Skills

Two new full-time posts that will work together to support effective SEND places provision have been created within the School Organisation and Resources Team in Education and Skills Group at Northumberland County Council.  The SEN Commissioning and Place Planning Officer will focus on the effective planning and commissioning of places with …

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Education Policy and Research Service May 2022

Dear Colleagues Do LA maintained schools gain better inspection outcomes than academies? How can technology be maximised to help pupils to catch up after the pandemic? Is phonics really the holy grail of teaching reading? Does degree class affect future earnings? To what extent should universities play a role in …

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Volunteers’ Week Events Invitation

Volunteers’ week begins a week today and as part of this we are holding three information events across the county. There will be an opportunity to meet the Network team as well other organisations supporting these communities.  Our events will be held on:1st June 2022 at Berwick Leisure Centre 10.30-1.30 – …

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