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STEMFest in Space

The STEMFest in Space virtual event combines classroom and hands-on learning in an exciting, fun-packed day, showcasing the many wonders of space. It is a perfect opportunity to learn about careers within the space sector and a chance to meet real astronauts and inspirational speakers. Find out more here.

Covid Outbreak Management Update

Managing Covid Outbreaks in Northumberland Schools and Setting As expected, cases of COVID-19 have increased in nursery and school age children since the beginning of the term. The potential outbreak thresholds described within the DfE Contingency Framework are relatively low and a number of schools have reached these already. In response, please continue to contact …

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Sustainable Futures

Is your school working to become more sustainable to support the climate change agenda? This year the Early Years Team is delivering an exciting project to support schools and settings to work more sustainability and develop a climate friendly Early Years curriculum; helping to tackle climate change and achieve Northumberland County Council’s 2030 net zero …

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Opportunities for Collaborations of Schools to Apply for Grant Funding

The Laurel Trust is again offering grants to collaborations and networks of schools in areas of deprivation and disadvantage. Please find attached the grant application form and guidance information which was published in Headteacher Update and SENExtra. Full details are ‘live’ on the website with an invitation to collaborations of schools to apply funding for …

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Reminder for all members of the Teachers Pensions scheme to register for My Pensions Online

Teachers’ Pensions are responsible for providing communications to all new members therefore it is important for all teachers to register for My Pension Online (MPO)For new teachers this is the area to find information introducing you to the scheme. For existing teachers this will also help you ensure you understand the value of your pensions, especially …

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School EO batches

Accounts Payable have recently sent out an amended version of the spreadsheet used for school EO batches. If anyone uses this way of processing and hasn’t received the new template, can you email Accountspayable@northumberland.gov.uk to request a copy please. Thank you

Parental Relationships and the Impact On Children – virtual, bite-sized learning events

The aim of the course is to help any member of staff working in a school to identify and respond to parental conflict.  It can also be used in PHSE lessons when talking about family relationships and dynamics. Learning Outcomes are: To understand the evidence base for the impact of parental conflict and its impact …

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Last chance to get Involved! Contribute to the new Early Help Strategy for Children and Families in Northumberland

We are currently reviewing the Early Help Strategy for Children and Families in Northumberland, looking at what we have achieved over the last three years, and where our priorities should be moving forward.  You are valued stakeholders in helping us to achieve better outcomes for children and families and your input to this will be …

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Early Years Update

  Dear Colleagues   Managing COVID Outbreaks in Northumberland Schools and Setting ​Please find information attached.   Autumn 2021-22 Headcount Reminder (School360 Users) ​The deadline for submitting your Autumn Headcount via School 360 is Friday 8th October. Please login to your school360 account to access the provider return (2021-2022 > Autumn 2021-22). If you require …

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REMINDER: School Contacts (including Emergency Contact Details)

For the attention of the Headteacher To enable us to ensure we have the most up to date information for your school, those schools who have not yet submitted these would you please complete the details in this form.   We are collecting this information so we can contact the appropriate person for your school, including for any out of hours emergencies or premises …

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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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Reading Plus

Amble Links First School are currently benefitting from Reading Plus, an evidence-based adaptive reading intervention and improvement programme. It is designed to develop children’s reading skills by increasing their vocabulary, comprehension, metacognition – and silent reading fluency. Aimed at pupils in KS2 and above, Reading Plus has a readability range from Y2 to beyond GCSE. …

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The Great Northumberland Forest Competition

The Great Northumberland Forest is a plan to plant millions of trees, creating more wooded landscapes across the county by 2030 to help tackle the big challenges facing society such as climate change, biodiversity decline, promoting health and wellbeing, and supporting a thriving local economy. The Great Northumberland Forest was announced in Autumn 2019 with …

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Reminder – Dedicated Energy Team Schools Mailbox

The new Energy Team Schools Mailbox is now live and is exclusively for all your correspondence and enquiries relating to utilities.  The Energy Team Schools Mailbox will be monitored with the following service levels:   Within 2 working days you will receive acknowledgement and first response to your enquiry.    For more detailed enquiries which are not resolved within the first response, further communication will be sent no later than 10 working days.   To contact the Energy Team please use the following email address:  …

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STEMFest in Space

The STEMFest in Space virtual event combines classroom and hands-on learning in an exciting, fun-packed day, showcasing the many wonders of space. It is a perfect opportunity to learn about careers within the space sector and a chance to meet real astronauts and inspirational speakers. Find out more here.

Covid Outbreak Management Update

Managing Covid Outbreaks in Northumberland Schools and Setting As expected, cases of COVID-19 have increased in nursery and school age children since the beginning of the term. The potential outbreak thresholds described within the DfE Contingency Framework are relatively low and a number of schools have reached these already. In response, please continue to contact …

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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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DfE funding for Senior Mental Health Lead Training (SMHL) update

We are pleased to announce that it is now possible to pre-book a place on the SMHL localised training offer that will be delivered by Northumberland Educational Psychologists and the Senior Mental Health Lead co-ordinator as part of the ‘Root of It’ Consortium. This is an opportunity to attend a national training programme with localised …

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Eyes Open Art Competition

The art competition is based upon HIV awareness, the competition seeks to address the public lack of understanding and misconceptions about HIV. We are looking for entries that would represent either: Myths and truths about HIV Challenging Stigma surrounding HIV Understanding U = U – Undetectable = Untransmittable (Undetectable Viral Load = Untransmittable HIV) Our Art …

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STEMFest in Space

The STEMFest in Space virtual event combines classroom and hands-on learning in an exciting, fun-packed day, showcasing the many wonders of space. It is a perfect opportunity to learn about careers within the space sector and a chance to meet real astronauts and inspirational speakers. Find out more here.

Early Years Update

  Dear Colleagues   Northumberland Early Years Sharepoint Site All information related to Early Years In Northumberland is now available on the Early Years SharePoint Site. Details of how to access are on the attached flyer. Some people who have previously had access to the site seem to have lost access over the summer, we apologise for …

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Reminder – Dedicated Energy Team Schools Mailbox

The new Energy Team Schools Mailbox is now live and is exclusively for all your correspondence and enquiries relating to utilities.  The Energy Team Schools Mailbox will be monitored with the following service levels:   Within 2 working days you will receive acknowledgement and first response to your enquiry.    For more detailed enquiries which are not resolved within the first response, further communication will be sent no later than 10 working days.   To contact the Energy Team please use the following email address:  …

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REMINDER: School Contacts (including Emergency Contact Details)

For the attention of the Headteacher To enable us to ensure we have the most up to date information for your school, those schools who have not yet submitted these would you please complete the details in this form.   We are collecting this information so we can contact the appropriate person for your school, including for any out of hours emergencies or premises …

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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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