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Partnership Nurture Classes – Possible Models

Dear Colleagues You will be aware from our recent partnership meetings that the LA is looking to support the development of KS1 and KS2 ‘Nurture Classes’ within any locality who believe they have a need. Many of you have already been in contact to express an interest. I am writing …

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Healthy Parental Relationships Training for Schools

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 …

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Calling all parents! Are you an employer or employee?

Schools are requested to share this information with all parents. Northumberland County Council’s Careers Guidance Team is looking for businesses in the county to help young people with additional needs to learn and grow. A young person with additional needs can offer so much to a local business or organisation, …

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Early Career Teacher Reports (for schools using Northumberland LA as their Appropriate Body)

We hope that you are well and that your ECTs are thriving. Thank you for all you are doing in what is turning into a very difficult term! As we move toward the end of term we wanted to remind you of the reporting procedure as it is a little …

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Education Policy and Research Service Weekly Email – 1st December 2021

Dear Subscribers Just 2 weeks to go until the longed for Christmas break. The December summaries are already underway with a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies about which universities are best (and worst) at promoting social mobility. I have also just summarised a report from the National Audit …

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Early Years Update

Dear Colleagues, 30 Hours Free Childcare Please advise parents to apply ASAP if they wish to access 30 hours from January. Please direct parents to apply via www.childcarechoices.gov.ukWhen validated, 30 hour codes must have a start date before 31st December for a January place. Please check your 30hr entitlement summary to remind current …

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Closure of 2021-22 SLA Portal

The current 2021/22 Service to Schools SLA portal will be unavailable to schools with effect from 1.00pm on Friday 3 December to allow for necessary updates ahead of the opening of the new offer for 2022/23. This will go live to Schools mid January.   The ‘live’ date has been brought forward following …

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Practical Catering Skills Training for school cooks and chefs

Please see attached flyer for details. 

Northumberland Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire 2021/2022 – Deadline extended!

We have decided to keep the Survey open until the end of Jan 2022. This is to give schools greater flexibility, and more time to plan in Survey time for students. Please see details below for signing up. Please take this opportunity to access this important Survey. Northumberland County Council’s …

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Free menstrual products scheme extended by DfE

The period product scheme is available to all state maintained schools and 16 to 19 education organisations in England. It provides free period products to learners who need them in their place of study. The scheme is available for organisations to order until July 2022. Girls, non-binary and transgender learners who have …

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Storm Arwen Damage?

If your school has suffered after Storm Arwen please report it through the Property Help Desk. Email: – propertymaintenance@northumberland.gov.uk Tel: 01670 624843 Ian Healer (Capital Delivery Manager) is co-ordinating and prioritising repairs to schools and other properties across the County.

Women in Science and engineering training

The WISE ‘My Skills My Life’ campaign (Women in Science and Engineering). Date and time: Wed, 8 December 2021, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT (online event). This campaign is a research-based approach that aims to challenge the perceptions of STEM careers with school age girls. The best way for women and girls …

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Education Policy and Research Service November 2021

Dear Colleagues How important are extra-curricular programmes in education recovery? How can a school develop an effective pupil premium strategy? To what extent does good early years education affect pupil outcomes? What is, and should be, the place of social and emotional learning in the classroom? How effective is further …

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Education Policy and Research Service Weekly Email – 24th November 2021

Dear Subscribers You will all, I am sure, have seen media coverage of the government’s announcements to ensure that the cost of school uniforms is reasonable and offers good value for money. To this end, the DfE has published a press release and statutory guidance document on the cost of school uniforms. The …

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