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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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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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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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FAO: Maths Leads – North East AMSP Autumn Term Update 2021

AMSP have already arranged to provide enrichment and professional development at many different schools in the region this term. Here are some upcoming events you may be interested in but as always if you need something more bespoke for your department/school/trust then please do get in touch. They would be happy to help with departmental …

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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.

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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The Institute of Physics’ manifesto: Limit Less

Through the Limit Less campaign, the IOP wants to support young people to change the world andfulfil their potential by doing physics. However, for some young people this is less likely than for others. The campaign has identified five particular groups that are currently underrepresented or underserved in the physicscommunity – these young people are …

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Updated COVID-19 Risk Assessments

The following risk assessments have been reviewed and updated by the Corporate Health and Safety Team: CV/CEV Vulnerable Persons Staff Model Risk Assessment – COVID-19 – v3 – 8 September 2021 – an individual risk assessment continues to be required for all NCC employed vulnerable staff (CV/CEV/pregnant workers).  Where an assessment is already in place, this …

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DfE Devices – mobile device management and content filtering licenses extended until 30 September 2022

If you received laptops/Chromebooks/tablets from the DfE between March 2020 and July 2021 As you are aware, software licenses on DfE-restricted Windows laptops and tablets were due to expire on 30 September 2021. Although most organisations have already reset their devices or have plans in place to do so, we are aware that some organisations …

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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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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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Dedicated Energy Team Schools Mailbox from Tuesday 7th September 2021

Great News from Tuesday 7th September 2021 the Energy Team will have a dedicated Energy Team Schools Mailbox 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 …

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