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GCSE Required Practicals Workshops for ITT, ECT & non-specialist Physics teachers FREE

Tuesday 25th June & Tuesday 2nd July, 1pm-5pm Join us for two half-day workshops covering the GCSE Required Practicals at Newcastle University’s PGSE Secondary Science department.David Farley and Graham Perrin, both Institute of Physics trained coaches, will be leading small group workshops covering the tricky elements of the GCSE Required […]

Free places for Northumberland School Leaders (middle/secondary/high)

There are a limited number of FREE places on The Difference’s Inclusive Leadership Course for senior leaders in Northumberland middle/secondary/high schools. It’s a great opportunity for school leaders to collaborate and develop effective responses to key priorities. The course equips leaders to better understand, and then plan and deliver the professional development response to inclusive challenges at […]

Immunisation Information

The Immunisation Team presented at the summer term Senior Leader Briefings. Following on from that presentation the team have shared:

Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 22 May 2024

Dear Subscribers As another Bank Holiday approaches, I am pleased to bring you the weekly round up of all things education! We are also hoping to get the May summaries out to you before the half term break. They include reports on behaviour, mental health, and SEND. Something of interest […]

Bike Week 2024

Bike Week is coming up between the 10-16 June, the attached flyer gives schools some easy ways to get involved and promote cycling, let us know what you have planned here.

Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues, Updates from the Team Safeguarding and Child Protection North and South of Tyne Safeguarding Children Partnership (multi-agency) Procedures Manual has been updated and online: https://nesubregion.trixonline.co.uk/ – the procedures have moved to a new platform so this is a new link (which replaces the old one), please make sure you save this link and […]

Work Experience YR10 and 12

This summer term, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) are excited to be delivering two work experience programmes providing young people in years 10 and 12 with an insight into different careers with the NHSBSA, sparking curiosity and raising awareness of how we work and what we do. To find […]

Devolved Transport Budgets for Special Schools/Specialist Support Bases–register interest here

You may be aware that in recent months Northumberland County Council launched a new approach in delivery of school transport for our children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, this approach allowing schools to take more control of this function for carefully selected cohorts of pupils. Northumberland County Council now have examples […]

Learning with iPad @TheSill

We have a few places remaining at our Learning with iPad event taking place at The Sill on the 18th June. Full details HERE.  This event is open to all schools. Please get in touch before the end of the week if you would like to join us. jennifer.harris@northumberland.gov.uk 

Psychological First Aid

Dzmitry Karpuk, Family and systemic psychotherapist   Friday, 15th November 2024. 9am – 4pm online. £70 per delegate, with 12 limited spaces. Developing an understanding of how to support the Refugee & Asylum seekers (RAS) population (families, adults and children) in distress by using basic skills of Psychological First Aid.  Objectives: By the end […]

Climate Change in Education survey

At Northumberland County Council we are hoping to develop the support that we can offer schools around the climate emergency. We have drafted a short survey to gather some information around current climate education and engagement in your school, to understand what challenges you’re currently facing and to find out […]

Digital & IT Apprenticeships for school trusts and alliances

Please see attached an up-to-date programme outline specifically relating to education. 

What ALL schools must or should publish online – UPDATED 15 May

The DfE updated the guidance on 15 May. The changes were: You can find full details of what to publish online for maintained schools here. You can find full details of what to publish online for academies/free schools here.

DfE: school music development plan: summary template

From the DfE: “All schools should have a music development plan, as set out in the national plan for music education. We are asking schools to publish a summary of their music development plan on their website before the start of the 2024 to 2025 academic year. Schools should then update […]

Education Policy and Research Service 2023-2024 Weekly Update 15 May 2024

Dear Subscribers I hope that you all enjoyed the sunshine last weekend! Firstly, take note of an announcement from Ofsted at the end of last week. The inspectorate has stated that its report website will now show all the sub-judgements which a school receives (quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, […]

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