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Northumberland – Kooth and Qwell April Newsletter – Local Service

Welcome to Kooth and Qwell’s April newsletter for local services. We hope you’re keeping well! Last year the NSPCC reported a 10% increase in young people receiving counselling support for exam stress.  And our own data shows that almost 20% of young people visiting Kooth seek help about school/ college issues or exam stress. […]

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Funding e-Bulletin – 5 April 2024

Please find attached the regular monthly funding ebulletin from the Regeneration Investment Team covering the latest external funding opportunities. You may forward this to colleagues who you think may be interested in future announcements, they can then use the ‘QR Code or link to subscribe to the Regeneration Programmes Investment Funding e-Bulletin’

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 27 March 2024

Dear Subscribers Welcome to our last set of weekly updates before Easter! The next set will be out in the week beginning 15th April.   In a recent update, I mentioned Ofsted’s Big Listen, a major consultation launched in the wake of the death of headteacher Ruth Perry. A children’s version of

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 20 March 2024

Dear Subscribers The March summaries will be with you this week, and I trust that there will be something of interest to everyone! As we race through the Spring term, I bring the weekly updates. Teacher recruitment is always a hot topic in the world of education. The DfE has

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 13 March 2024

Dear Subscribers I am pleased to bring you the weekly updates! Last week, the Education secretary, Gillian Keegan, and the new Chief Inspector, Sir Martyn Oliver both addressed the Association of School and College Leaders annual conference. Gillian Keegan highlighted several ways in which she says the government has listened

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 6 March 2024

Dear Subscribers The weeks fly past, and it is already time for the next set of weekly updates. The March summaries are well underway with reports on careers, Post 16, and extracurricular activities. There is also a new report from the National Literacy Trust about writing for enjoyment which I

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Education Policy and Research Service – February’s Top 3 Downloads

To help you make the most of your Education Policy and Research Servicesubscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ topthree most popular downloads from February’s summaries. 1) EPRS 23/24 52: Selective Comprehensives 2024: The Social Compositionof Top Comprehensive Schools (The Sutton Trust) This is the latest in a series

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 21 February 2024

Dear Subscribers I do hope that those of you in schools and colleges had a good half term break. We start with my area of teacher training. The DfE has updated its criteria and guidance document for ITT providers. Much of the content focusses on the new Intensive Training and Practice (ITAP)

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Education Policy and Research Service February 2024

Dear Colleagues I hope that those of you in school had a refreshing half term break. I begin this letter with some questions which are addressed in the February summaries. What has really happened to government spending on education over the past few years? How comprehensive are the ‘top comprehensive

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 7 February 2024

Dear Subscribers I am pleased to bring you the last weekly updates before the welcome half-term break! We begin with news from the world of teacher education. The DfE has published a list of all providers who will be accredited to deliver courses from September 2024 – these are providers

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Northumberland – Kooth & Qwell February 2024 Local Services Newsletter

Welcome to Kooth and Qwell’s February newsletter for local services. We hope you’re keeping well! Children’s Mental Health Week (5-11 February) This year’s theme for CMHW is ‘My Voice Matters’. Our recent report showcases how listening to the voices of young people underpins everything we do. 98% of young people said it was important or very important

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 31 January 2024

Dear Subscribers The weeks fly past (is it too soon to say that half term fast approaches?). So, time for some more weekly updates. Let’s start with some depressing news from the world of higher education. The DfE has published an equality analysis, looking at the impact of a 2.5%

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NCC Volunteering Opportunities January 2024

Please see attached details on volunteering opportunities with NCC, for further details please email us.  This month we are looking for: A storyteller at Bedlington Station Library Chatty Cafe Volunteers in our hubs at Alnwick, Cramlington and Newbiggin Third party opportunities: The Minors Lamp – Looking for volunteer chef and

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 24 January 2024

Dear Subscribers Last week, I mentioned that Ofsted would respond to the coroner’s recommendations following the tragic death of headteacher Ruth Perry. Ofsted’s response letter sets out actions taken before and immediately after the inquest and proposes a range of new measures. These include training inspectors to recognise and respond to signs

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Education Policy and Research Service December 2023

Dear Colleagues My somewhat belated Happy New Year wishes along with the first batch of summaries for 2024! A lot of ‘hot topics’ this month. These include Ofsted reform, with a thought-provoking report from the Institute for Government, and mental health with an overview of children and young people’s mental

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 17 January 2024

Dear Subscribers I start with a question – how is your and your staff’s mental health and wellbeing? A press release from the DfE this week announces a series of measures to enhance teacher recruitment and retention. The first promises a new investment of  £1.5 million to deliver a three-year mental health

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Healthier Together to Support School Attendance

Do you work in Education? Use Healthier Together to Support School Attendance We are delighted to announce our funding application process opens today for Healthier Together Champions in Education Settings. Please share within North East and North Cumbria Funding of up to £2,000 per individual school/education setting or up to £10,000

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Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 11 January 2024

Dear Subscribers I hope you had a good Christmas break – it may now seem like a distant memory. Plenty to report in the world of education, so read on for your first weekly update of 2024! The January summaries are underway, with reports so far on the inspection system and

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Education Policy and Research Service – December’s Top 3 Downloads

To help you make the most of your Education Policy and Research Servicesubscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ topthree most popular downloads from December’s summaries. 1) EPRS 23/24 33: Beyond Ofsted: An Inquiry into the Future of SchoolInspection (National Education Union) The Beyond Ofsted inquiry was set up

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