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Education Policy and Research Service – September’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 September’s summaries. 1) EPRS 21/22 3: Curriculum Research Review Series: History (Ofsted) This research from Ofsted explores research relating to history toidentify factors that contribute to high-quality school …

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Core Inclusive Netball Club

England Netball are looking to develop a Core Inclusive Netball Club session within Northumberland. They are currently looking for information from you as to the where/when/how so we can start putting plans into action! Any enquiries or additional info please contact Jess Laidler (Northumberland Netball Development Officer) via email – jessica.laidler@englandnetball.co.uk  https://forms.gle/9eaRvjMuD7u2i3BQ9

Education Policy and Research Service September 2021

Dear Colleagues I am delighted to bring you the first collection of summaries from the Education Policy and Research Service – the Document Summary Service has now been laid to rest and we move forward with a new and improved service! Plenty of reports awaited me when I returned from my summer break. Over the …

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Updated Collective Worship Policy

The Collective Worship policy has been updated for the first time since 2006. The changes made are limited, however, because, in 2017, when the SACRE applied for the Accord Inclusivity Award, the judges singled out the policy and for praise. The legislation determining the nature of collective worship in community schools has not altered since …

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Reminder: Chairs’ & Vice Chairs’ Virtual Briefings – Autumn Term 2021, Dates and Booking Form

Dear Governors,  Please note below, dates for our next ‘virtual’ Autumn Briefing sessions.  Dates of Meetings:  Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 6:00pm – 8:00pm  Wednesday, 06 October 2021, 10:00am – 12:00 Noon  For those of you who still wish to join us, please register your place by completing this Booking Form  For any queries, please email the …

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Imagine If… Digital Conference Series 15 – 19 Nov 2021

Our annual conference brings together delegates from the education and culture sectors to explore a key theme each year. This year, we are exploring the question: “Imagine if… creativity gave us the freedom to learn without inhibition and to accept mistakes as part of our life-long discovery.” Each session is free to attend but tends to …

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Chairs’ & Vice Chairs’ Virtual Briefings – Autumn Term 2021, Dates and Booking Form

Dear Governors,  Please note below, dates for our next ‘virtual’ Autumn Briefing sessions.  Dates of Meetings:  Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 6:00pm – 8:00pm  Wednesday, 06 October 2021, 10:00am – 12:00 Noon  Please register your place by completing this Booking Form  For any queries, please email the Governor Training mailbox at: governortraining@northumberland.gov.uk  Many thanks The School Support Team’

Educational Visits Update Aug 2021

Corporate Health and Safety Team  Offsite Educational Visits, Outdoor Learning and Adventurous Activities  Update for Head Teachers, Senior Managers and EVCs  August 2021 Briefing Note  Updates for 2021/2022  The NCC Code of Practice: Offsite Educational Visits, Outdoor Learning and Adventurous Activities has been updated. This sets out how national guidance is to be applied and constitutes employer’s policy …

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Become a school governor or trustee in another school

School governors and trustees make up the largest volunteer group in the country. They are a vital part of the education offer here in Northumberland. We are looking for committed and enthusiastic members of NCC staff to join our school governing boards and help make a positive contribution to children’s education.We urgently need governors in the South East and West …

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Document Summary Service June’s Top 3 Downloads

To help you make the most of your Document Summary Service subscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ top three most popular downloads from the June summaries. 1) DSS 20/21 96: Teacher Feedback to Improve Pupil Learning (EducationEndowment Foundation) This guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF)presents 6 evidence-based recommendations for teacher feedback …

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Document Summary Service July 2021

Dear Colleagues As the summer term draws to a close, I am pleased to enclose the finalbatch of summaries for the academic year 2020-21. You will notice that there is a strong higher education theme thismonth. I am pleased to include a report from my colleague NicolaWarren-Lee. Along with Steve Puttick from the University of …

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Furniture available to Northumberland schools

Dear Colleagues,   We are relocating Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School to their new build over the summer holidays in preparation for the start of the new academic year and are able to offer some legacy furniture and equipment to other schools in Northumberland for free.  An example of the furniture on offer is:  Chairs and tables/desks;  Smartboards and projectors;  Design Technology equipment;  Science furniture;  …

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Become a White Ribbon Ambassador or Champion

Join Us and Pledge to End Violence Against Women and Girls Join us in becoming White Ribbon Ambassadors or Champions and pledging to end violence against women and girls. The White Ribbon Organisation is a charity that works to encourage everyone, and especially men and boys, to make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, …

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Join Us and Pledge to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Join us in becoming White Ribbon Ambassadors or Champions and pledging to end violence against women and girls. The White Ribbon Organisation is a charity that works to encourage everyone, and especially men and boys, to make the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women and girls. The …

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Inspection from September 2021

Ofsted have amended the inspection handbook from September 2021. The main changes are: • Schools and colleges should assume online sexual abuse, violence and harassment take place within the school community, even if there are no reported cases.• Inspectors will ask what schools and colleges are proactively doing to combat this, including preventative measures, the …

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Document Summary Service June 2021

Dear Colleagues I am pleased to bring you the June summaries. They remind me of the‘Great British Bake Off’ of which I am an avid watcher. As fellowwatchers will be aware, each week, the Bake Off has a different focus –bread week, gluten free week, biscuit week etc…. For the DocumentSummary Service, it’s Ofsted month! …

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Integrated Wellbeing Service training catalogue 2021-22 and application form

Please see latest version of the Integrated Wellbeing Service catalogue for your perusal. If you would like to sign up for any of the training we offer please complete the attached application form. If there is anyone you know that may benefit from our training and they reside or work in Northumberland please feel free …

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Document Summary Service May’s Top 3 Downloads

To help you make the most of your Document Summary Service subscription here are last month’s highlights, our subscribers’ top three most popular downloads from the May summaries. 1) DSS 20/21 81: Supporting SEND (Ofsted) This report from Ofsted presents findings from a small-scale researchproject looking at how well the needs of pupils with SEND …

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Document Summary Service May 2021

Dear Colleagues I am pleased to bring you the May summaries. There is a strongassessment theme this month. In a piece of ‘home grown’ research, mycolleague Professor George Leckie and his team have undertaken anevaluation of the Progress 8 and Attainment 8 measures. CambridgeAssessment have published a report looking at how RHPJs (repeatedlyhigh-performing jurisdictions) assess …

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Ofsted / CQC SEND Revisit

We have been notified that Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission will undertake a three day revisit in relation to Special Education Needs and Disabilities in Northumberland. We are currently preparing information/evidence and inspectors from Ofsted and Care Quality Commission will undertake their fieldwork from 19th to 21st May 2021. It is possible that inspectors …

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The Big Ask

Get your child’s voice heard and make a difference. The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, is launching a once-in-a-generation review of children’s lives. It’s called ‘The Childhood Commission’ and it will identify the barriers preventing children reaching their full potential and propose policy solutions to address them. At its heart is ‘The …

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