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

To help you make the most of your Education Policy and Research Service subscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ top three most popular downloads from July’s summaries. 1) EPRS 21/22 101: The Power of Music to Change Lives: A Plan for MusicEducation (DfE) This report from the DfE …

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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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Education Policy and Research Service Weekly Update 12 July 2022

Education Policy and Research Service Weekly Update12 July 2022 Dear Subscribers This will be our final weekly roundup for this academic year. The July summaries will be with you by the end of this week – I can promise something for every phase from early years to higher education! So, let’s look …

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

To help you make the most of your Education Policy and Research Service subscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ top three most popular downloads from June’s summaries. 1) EPRS 21/22 92: Research Review Series: English (Ofsted) This is the latest report in Ofsted’s series of research reviews. Itexplores …

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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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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’s Top 3 Downloads

To help you make the most of your Education Policy and Research Service subscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ top three most popular downloads from May’s summaries. 1) EPRS 21/22 81: Ofsted Strategy: 2022-27 (Ofsted) This strategy document sets out how Ofsted will continue its work toimprove the …

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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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Climate Website proposal: Have your say

The Climate Change team at Northumberland County Council is in the process of creating a brand new, stand-alone website which will help you and your school take action on climate change in the County. This will house information and resources specifically targeted to your needs as an education provider.  We …

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

To help you make the most of your Education Policy and Research Service subscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ top three most popular downloads from April’s summaries. 1) EPRS 21/22 71: Opportunity for All: Strong Schools with GreatTeachers for your Child (DfE) This government White Paper sets out …

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Education Policy and Research Service March 2022

Dear Colleagues As you return from the Easter break (which I hope was a restful one!), I am pleased to send the April summaries. Heading up the list are 2 ‘big hitter’ reports – the school’s White Paper, Opportunity for All, and the SEND review, Right Support, Right Place, Right …

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Chairs’ & Vice Chairs’ Virtual Briefings – Summer Term 2022, Dates and Booking Form

Dear Governors,  As we enter into a busy Summer Term, please note below, dates for our next ‘virtual’ Briefing sessions.  Dates of Meetings:  Wednesday, 04 May 2022, 10:00am – 12:00 Noon  Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Please register your place by completing this Booking Form  For any queries, please email …

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Volunteering opportunities April 2022

Please see attached information/posters below about available volunteer roles within Northumberland County Council. If any of these roles are of interest to you we would love to hear from you, however if they aren’t for you please pass them along to people who may be interested and your extended networks. One …

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As part of NTCA’s education programme the combined authority is looking to roll out three pilot projects in the following areas:

Blended learning Mental health support Closing the literacy gap NTCA are working with researchers Wavehill on a mapping exercise to understand more about current practice within schools and this will be crucial in informing the development of the pilot projects. There is never an ideal way to gather this sort …

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Education Policy and Research Service -March’s Top 3 Downloads

To help you make the most of your Education Policy and Research Service subscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ top three most popular downloads from March’s summaries. 1) EPRS 21/22 61: Research Review Series: PE (Ofsted) The latest in a series, this report from Ofsted explores the literaturerelating …

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Education Policy and Research Service February 2022

Dear Colleagues Do pupils with more cultural capital perform better at GCSE? How do EAL pupils’ reading habits compare to those of their peers? Do the grammar requirements in the English national curriculum help pupils to develop their writing skills? Should we take a less punitive approach to drugs use …

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Three free Ofsted webinars for school leaders and staff: register to join

Chris Russell, our National Director for Education, invites you to attend online and hear directly from Ofsted. We have now been back inspecting schools routinely since September 2021. As part of our work, we have been listening carefully to feedback and queries from school leaders and staff. We know that …

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Volunteering Opportunities March 2022

Please see attached information about our current volunteering opportunities.  There are volunteering opportunities at Blyth Battery beginning this April looking for people to support the volunteer run cafe, to support in research projects and help with general maintenance.  If you would be interested in this please email lindsaysdurward@tiscali.co.uk  Volunteer Network Coordination …

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Northumberland supports child exploitation awareness day

Residents in Northumberland are being reminded of how to spot the signs this National Child Exploitation Awareness Day – see attached flyer.   The awareness day which takes place on Friday 18 March 2022 aims to highlight the issues surrounding Child Exploitation; encouraging everyone to think, spot and speak out against abuse and adopt a …

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New framework to support schools

Northumberland County Council, Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have worked in partnership to create a new framework which will support schools and education settings with the transition process from early years up to further education and preparation for adulthood.    Here is a short video which outlines how this …

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Support Northumberland in a SEND Ofsted inspection pilot by having your say

Northumberland’s special education needs and/or disability (SEND) services are taking part in a pilot for a new SEND Inspection framework to test its methodology.  Parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are being asked to feedback on the support they receive ahead of …

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