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Easter Reading Challenge
03 Apr
Schools Library Service have produced an Easter Reading Challenge pack for schools to use or to make available to parents. It contains a Easter Reading Activity, puzzle, reading list/ book suggestions and information on how to access North Tyneside Libraries' ebook and eaudio service. There is also a certificated to download when the challenge is completed. Remember to tweet @NorthTyneLibs or @NorthTyneSLS
Covid 19 - School Closures - Guidance for Schools about temporarily closing
26 Mar
The Government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for schools to remain open only for those children of workers critical to the COVID-19 response - who absolutely need to attend. It is important to underline that schools, all childcare settings (including early years settings, childminders and providers of childcare for school-age children), colleges and other educational establishments, remain safe places for children. But the fewer children making the journey to school, and the fewer children in educational settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society. Schools, and all childcare providers, are therefore being asked to continue to provide care for a limited number of children - children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.While as many schools as possible should try to stay open for eligible pupils, this will not be possible for all settings and the local authority should coordinate pooling of resources so pupils are able to access provision elsewhere. The DFE has produced guidance for School about temporary closures which can be found here: Guidance for Schools about temporary closures
School Governance Update
26 Mar
The DFE has issues some important news and communications relating to governance in maintained schools and academy trusts in England. The update reiterates the key messages and guidance published by the department last week, especially around school closures, and seeks to provide some clarity on specific issues that will be at the forefront of governors' minds. Department officials are monitoring the situation closely and will provide further information as necessary. Link to the report: School Governance Update - March 2020 ?
Coronavirus - Information for Governing Boards from NGA
16 Mar
The National Governance Association has issued the following guidance for schools on the Coronavirus YOUR SCHOOL’S RESPONSE Your school’s response to the Coronavirus is an operational matter for school leaders to deal with. It is appropriate for the governing board to be kept informed of: The current advice for schools from Public Health England and the DfE Any guidance for schools provided by local health protection teams Arrangements for keeping parents and staff informed of the advice and the school’s response Any measures taken in school to prevent the spread of the virus The response to any confirmed or suspected cases in school Any contingency plans the school has in place ? DECIDING TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS Closing the school is an operational decision taken by school leaders not governing boards. School leaders will most likely have a discussion with the chair of the governing board before taking their decision to close the school The current advice from Public Health England is that no school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) case of Coronavirus unless directed to do so by Public Health England or under the advice of their local Public Health protection team KEEPING INFORMED Your school leaders should be monitoring closely the government updates and guidance for education settings. PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN SCHOOLS Public Health England Advice states that personal hygiene is the most important way of tackling Coronavirus. Schools have been advised to share with their pupils, parents and staff the advice about regular handwashing with soap, the use of hand sanitiser gels (especially in communal areas), cleaning objects and surfaces, covering coughs and sneezes and avoiding touching the eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands Pupils and staff who feel unwell should stay at home. Adults worried about their symptoms or those of a child should call NHS 111 and not go directly to their GP or other healthcare environments. DfE HELPLINE The DfE has launched a helpline to answer questions about the Coronavirus. Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Coronavirus / COVID-19: Guidance for Educational Settings
26 Feb
Public Health England has produced guidance to assist schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding: the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19, what to do if someone confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 has been in a school or other educational setting, and What advice to give to individuals who have travelled from specified countries or areas within the last 14 days, including school trips Click here for Advice for Coronavirus There is a poster which accompanies the guidance which should be downloaded, printed and displayed in all education settings. It is aimed at parents, carers, students, headteachers, teaching and support team staff. Click here for the Coronavirus Poster It is also recommended that Schools and education establishments review their Critical Incident Policy and ensure that the 'incident contingency plan' has been shared with all members of staff so that all are clear about roles and responsibilities should an incident occur. Further information can be found on the NHS website: NHS Website on Coronavirus
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25 Feb
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Become a School Governor
30 Jan
What is a school governor? The role of the school governor is demanding but very rewarding and is a good way to give back to your local community. School governing bodies are responsible for working with the Headteacher and school staff to ensure the school delivers good quality education. School governors are volunteers who work in partnership with school staff to oversee and monitor educational standards in school which is a key priority. Governors are involved in setting the school's aims and values, planning for the long term future and holding school leaders to account for high standards of achievement. Governors are also involved in managing school finances. The 5 key responsibilities of being a Governor are: 1) Setting ethos and values 2) Holding leadership to account 3) Balancing support and challenge 4) Distinguishing between help and interference 5) Taking responsibility for the Head’s wellbeing. 3 Core functions of a Governing Body : 1. To ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction 2. To hold the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff 3. To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent Governors also carry out a number of other important duties, which include: Determining how the school's budget is spent Hearing appeals and grievances Forming policy on the school's curriculum and collective worship Setting standards for pupils' behaviour and discipline Making sure school buildings are welcoming and safe Setting and monitoring the school's aims and policies You don't have to have children at the school to be a governor. However, you do have to be over 18, and pass a formal check for your suitability to be within a school. No specific qualifications are required but there are certain expectations around values, behaviour and commitment to the role which all Governors must follow. What's really important is that you have the skills, time and commitment to help drive school improvement and the passion and ambition to achieve the best possible education for children and young people. North Tyneside Council offers a comprehensive Governor Training programme to help with the role. New governors are expected to attend a one day induction course which is essential to helping you understand your role so you can begin to make a positive difference to your governing body. For further information please contact Kathleen Wallace on (0191) 643 8720 or via e-mail at kathleen.wallace@northtyneside.gov.uk For more information about the role, please visit our Governor Services Portal at http://www.educationservices.org.uk
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Training & Events

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13 Jul
Primary Maths Subject Leaders – Network Webinar
An opportunity to receive updates and agree priorities for next academic year. We will use this meeting to revue the current phase and look ahead to the next. Important priorities will be discussed and shared, including: - Curriculum design (Thick and Thin) - Lesson design (3 key elements) - Timetables for quality first teaching and blended learning - Pupils’ Recording - SATs route planning - SLA and CPD priorities
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14 Jul
Teaching reading – identifying gaps and planning interventions
We all know how important it is that children learn to read early in their education. But what about those disadvantaged children who continue to struggle with their reading,into KS1 and beyond? How can we best support them? This 2 hr virtual session is an opportunity to find out about: • The key skills and pre reading foundations which are absolutely essential for young children to become successful, independent readers. • How to identify gaps in children’s reading • How to plan interventions to support children to improve their reading.
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14 Jul
Thinking mathematically - Secondary Maths
What does it mean to think mathematically? What needs to be in place for mathematical thinking to happen? Find out the answers to these questions and more…. The follow-up session(s) will take place in the autumn term
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14 Jul
Legionella Duty Holder / Responsible Person (TEAMS - Online)
Legionella Duty Holder / Responsible Person Please ensure staff attending have access to a computer with a camera and microphone, which can also access Microsoft Teams.
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14 Jul
Teaching Mental Well-being through statutory Health Education workshop
The DfE have developed a mental well-being teacher training module to help subject leads and teachers understand what they should teach, as well as improving their confidence in delivering mental well-being as part of the statutory Health Education. This workshop will take you through this training module. It will consider what needs to be taught across the primary phase and how this can be integrated into a comprehensive PSHE education programme. Reference will be made to resources that can be used to support this work and how the module can be used to train other members of staff in school.
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14 Jul
Primary Maths Subject Leaders – Network Webinar
An opportunity to receive updates and agree priorities for next academic year. We will use this meeting to revue the current phase and look ahead to the next. Important priorities will be discussed and shared, including: - Curriculum design (Thick and Thin) - Lesson design (3 key elements) - Timetables for quality first teaching and blended learning - Pupils’ Recording - SATs route planning - SLA and CPD priorities
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15 Jul
Designated Safeguarding Lead New to Role
To assist the new to role designated safeguarding lead for child protection in schools to understand their roles and responsibilities. Designated safeguarding leads in schools should also attend NTSCP multi-agency child protection training initially and then every two years. This is bookable via the North Tyneside Learning pool. Contact workforce development for any learning pool enquiries on 6435063 or email workforce.development@northtyneside.gov.uk This session will be held via teams.