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Schoolsnet Bulletin Board

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  • Annual DSL Forums - reminder

    Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016) paragraph 65 states that, “all staff members should receive regular safeguarding updates at least annually”. To assist you with this the GSCB will be holding Designated Safeguarding Lead forums for schools as part of Traded Services in each of the localities to provide updates concerning National and local developments along with information on the updates from Keeping Children Safe in Education (2016). 

    • 27.09.2017
  • 2018/19 Capital Suitability

    This years’ capital suitability documentation has been issued to all Gloucestershire schools via the school email address we have on our global system.

    • 26.09.2017
  • New Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017: training session 17 October

     

    Gloucestershire schools should be beginning to implement the new agreed syllabus for RE, launched in the summer term.  All schools who were unable to attend a launch training day should have received their copy via SIAs. 

    • 26.09.2017
  • Gloucester Community Education Programme

    Gloucester Rugby are looking to build relationships with schools in Gloucestershire.

    They have 3 core programmes available looking to build inclusion of pupils who are either at risk of disengaging, or as an overall class incentive.

    • 26.09.2017
  • The system for making staff referrals to Occupational Health

    The COHORT system, used to make referrals to Occupational Health is being upgraded and will be unavailable between 23-27 October.

    • 26.09.2017
  • KS1 and KS2 revised teacher assessment frameworks (2017/18)

    The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has published revised 2017/18 teacher assessment (TA) frameworks for KS1 and KS2 in English writing only.

     

    • 21.09.2017
  • Primary Assessment Consultation

    The Department for Education (DfE) has published the government’s response to the 'Primary assessment in England' consultation. 

    • 21.09.2017
  • Closing the Gap Improving Literacy at KS1

    A development opportunity for Key Stage 1 teachers/English leads to work with an Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Research School on improving the teaching of literacy at KS1 using recommendations from EEF’s Improving Literacy in Key Stage One Guidance Report.

     

     

    • 20.09.2017
  • Closing the Gap in Phonics Event - 7th November 2017

    Closing the Gap in Phonics – 7th November 2017, 9.15am-3.30pm, at The Pavilion in Cheltenham.

    More details and a booking form can be found on Schoolsnet

     

    • 20.09.2017
  • Free Facts4Life Training for Gloucestershire Secondary Schools

    Monday 2nd October 2017 (13:00-16:00) Gloucestershire Enterprise Ltd (GEL), Unit 3 Twigworth Court Business Centre, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PG

    • 20.09.2017
  • Free Facts4Life Training for Glos Primary Schools

    Monday 9th October 2017 at Gloucestershire Enterprise Ltd (GEL), Unit 3 Twigworth Court Business Centre, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PG

    • 20.09.2017
  • What's next booklet

    The What’s Next booklet provides information and advice on education and training options after turning 16. It includes information of education options available as well as tools to help students to discover their strengths and the type of career which will suit their personality. 

    • 20.09.2017
  • National Hate Crime Awareness Week 14-21 October 2017

    Hate Crime never seems to be far from the headlines these days and it is those most vulnerable and already marginalised who tend to be targeted and who suffer the affects. There is a significant lack of awareness around what constitutes a hate crime and incident and what to do about it when it is witnessed or experienced.

     

    • 19.09.2017
  • HPV vaccination - negative email circulating

    NHS England and Public Health England are aware that emails questioning the safety and effectiveness of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have been circulated to some local authorities and secondary schools.

     

     

    • 19.09.2017
  • Primary Headteacher and Chair of Governor Briefings - November 2017

    A maximum of two places per school are available, allocated on a first come, first served basis.  There is no charge for this event.

    • 19.09.2017
  • New Free Educational Resources

    New educational resources have been created to link to the 50th anniversary of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s historic visit to Newcastle in November 1967

    • 19.09.2017
  • Teaching Trees in Gloucestershire

    Teaching Trees has access to a network of Royal Forestry Society woodlands throughout Gloucestershire and invites schools to investigate their local woodland to answer ‘Why are woodlands so useful?’

    • 18.09.2017
  • Ofsted’s Festival of Education June 2017: National Director’s slides

    Ofsted is currently undertaking a review of the curriculum. Sean Harford’s session at the ‘Festival of Education’ in June 2017, provides details of the curriculum review; these slides have been published on ‘slideshare’.

    • 18.09.2017
  • Mouth Pipetting in Secondary School Science

    The technique of mouth pipetting of chemicals using syringes has been strictly prohibited in laboratories in all sectors for many years now due to the obvious risk of accidently ingesting the substance.

    • 18.09.2017
  • School Transport Safety Week: selecting coach operators

    School Transport Safety Week starts on September 25th. An estimated 30% of coach crashes are due to driver fatigue: this seriously compromises the safety of pupils, teachers and drivers on school trips, especially abroad.

    • 18.09.2017
  • Schools Emergency Response Team (SERT)

    During the holidays the Schools Emergency Response Team received a high number of calls from the Fire Service regarding school alarms being activated, which highlighted the fact that many schools have not updated their emergency contact details for some time. We would be grateful if you could let us have your updated information.

    • 18.09.2017
  • Reading Promotion and Accelerated Reader Workshop

    Thursday 23rd November 2017, 09.30 – 15:30 at Marling School, Cainscross Rd, Stroud, GL5 4HE

    LSE Members: £100

    2nd delegate: £80

    Non-Members: £125

    2nd delegate: £100

    (Refreshments and lunch included)

    10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON ALL BOOKINGS RECEIVED BY 29TH SEPTEMBER!

    • 14.09.2017
  • Contacting the Ambulance Service

    Following a recent Coroners court hearing, the Coroner has asked the South West Ambulance Service Trust (SWAST) guidance on calling 999 for an ambulance be shared with all educational establishments across the South West.

    • 14.09.2017
  • School Census Autumn 2017

                                                     

    Schools are reminded that the autumn census takes place on Thursday October 5th 2017, with a deadline for making a return of Thursday October 12th 2017. This deadline applies to maintained schools only.

    • 14.09.2017
  • news

    AskGlosCC - Twitter Q&A on school admissions

    On Friday 15 September from 12-2pm Lisa from the School Admissions team will be answering questions about transferring to secondary school live on Twitter.

    Please retweet #AskGlosCC to let parents know about the event.

    • 14.09.2017
  • Help promote survey to shape school nursing and health visiting services

    Public Health would like schools to help promote a survey to shape school nursing and health visiting services.

    • 11.09.2017
  • Education Performance and Inclusion

    The team structure and important contact details are attached.

    Education Performance and Inclusion

    • 06.09.2017
  • LA guidance for schools: supporting children with medical needs schools

    Schools are required to ensure that they are supporting children with medical needs to the best of their ability and have a policy and processes in place to ensure this happens.

    • 06.09.2017
  • NQT Primary CPD Programme 2017-18

    Following the success of last year's CPD programme we will be running a similar programme this year, built around the Teachers' Standards, supporting NQTs in their induction year.  This flyer provides further details of the programme.  To book a space please use this form.

    • 05.09.2017
  • New Single Consent Form, GCC 'Sharing your information' leaflet for children and families

    In the majority of cases of working with children and families, their consent is needed to share information with other professionals and to ensure timely access to the right services and support.

    • 05.09.2017
  • Gloucester and Forest Alternative Provision Outreach Service

    Gloucester and Forest Alternative Provision are offering all schools access to new outreach services from September 2017. The services are aimed at re-engaging learners and creating professional partnerships with schools to reduce exclusions.

    • 05.09.2017
  • Offers to schools plus opportunities for students from Make Music Gloucestershire, the County’s Music Education Hub

     

    Whole class instrumental & iPad tuition, primary music networking, opportunities for your students and more are available at Make Music Gloucestershire.

     

    • 05.09.2017
  • NQT Induction Tutor Network Meetings 19th September or 5th October 2017 (2pm - 4pm)

    The aims of the meeting are to explore the statutory guidance on the Induction for NQTs, to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Induction Tutors and to share good practice.  The meetings are ideal for recently appointed NQT Induction Tutors and other Induction Tutors who would welcome a refresher.  Should you wish to book a place and have not yet done so, please complete and return this  booking form to: NQTs@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

    • 05.09.2017
  • Gloucestershire's Child Neglect Toolkit

    Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB) has launched a child neglect toolkit to help all agencies, including schools in Gloucestershire to identify and assess signs of neglect in children and young people at the earliest possible stage.

    • 05.09.2017
  • Registration of NQTs for Autumn Term 2017

    Information regarding the registration of new NQTs and also the timetable for the return of the NQT assessment paperwork to the LA can  be accessed here. If you have any queries, please contact Anne Lloyd or Carol Holt on 01452 427804 or email NQTs@gloucestershire.gov.uk

    • 05.09.2017
  • 2017-18 Primary and Secondary English, Mathematics and Science Subject Leader Network Meetings: Booking and Buying Packages

    The first meetings are in November and December 2017. Each subject package of 3 meetings is only £230.00 per delegate which includes the venue and catering costs.

    • 05.09.2017
  • Closing the Gap Project 2017-18: Evaluating the impact of Pupil Premium

    An opportunity for primary, secondary and special school leaders to work with James Richardson (Head of Research Schools at the Education Endowment Foundation) on how to evaluate the impact of approaches used to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.   

    • 04.09.2017
  • Traveller Education Network Meeting, 28th September 2017

    The next Traveller Education Network meeting is planned for Thursday 28th September, 9am-12.30pm, at The Pavilion in Cheltenham.

    • 04.09.2017
  • Cheltenham Festivals Education Outreach: Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils

    In 2016-17 Cheltenham Festivals launched ‘Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils’ in Gloucestershire. There are 3 groups of teachers (Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud) who meet 5 times a year to discuss 5 different texts provided free for teachers.

    • 04.09.2017
  • Ofsted's Festival of Education June 2017: Chief Inspector's Speech

    Amanda Spielman emphasises that ‘All children should study a broad and rich curriculum.

    • 04.09.2017
  • SEND Weekly Resource Panel

    SEND are looking for mainstream school representatives (Headteachers and SENCOs) to attend the weekly SEND Resource Panel.

    • 01.09.2017
  • Inspired Forest School Training

    Inspired Forest School Training, based at Churchdown Village Junior School, have courses which are accredited by the Open College Network and are an excellent way to train staff in all areas of Forest School learning. They offer Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications – all at very competitive prices.

    • 01.09.2017
  • Digital 5 A Day – Online safety

    The Children’s Commissioner for England has launched a campaign aimed at parents and carers to help them to encourage their children to enjoy the online world without being totally consumed by it.

    • 01.09.2017
  • Perspective Lite Guidance

    RM SecureNet

    You should already be aware that RM SecureNet was withdrawn by RM at the end of August due to the product becoming non compliant and therefore obsolete.

    • 01.09.2017
  • STA KS1/KS2 Local Authority External Moderation (2016 ad 2017)

    The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) visited Gloucestershire local authority (LA) in June 2016 (KS2) and June 2017 (KS1) as part of its statutory duty to ensure consistency and accuracy with national standards

    • 31.08.2017
  • 2017 KS2 Performance Tables: Procedures For The Checking Exercise

    The DfE has published procedures for the KS2 data checking exercise. 

    • 31.08.2017
  • Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher Recruitment

     

    In accordance with the School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009, we would like to remind the governing boards of all maintained schools to notify the authority in writing “of any vacancy for the headteacher and any post for a deputy headteacher which it has identified as one to be filled”.

    • 24.08.2017
  • Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS)

    Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) form Year 2017-18 is now available.

    • 24.08.2017
  • Attendance Networks for all schools

    The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, Glos GL51 6PN

    Primary: Tuesday 3rd October 2017. 9:15am-12:15pm.

    Secondary: Wednesday 11th October 2017. 9:15am-12:15pm.

    Refreshments available from 8:45am

    • 24.08.2017
  • Write off Form, Accounting Instructions

    The Write-Off Form, Guidance and Options for Salary Overpayment have been updated with new information August 2017.

     

     

    • 23.08.2017

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