List of school courier dates for 2017-18 academic year.
Key Stage 1 and 2 Training Materials
Please note that the Key Stage 1 and 2 Training Materials are now available via the link below.
Primary Resource Page
Education Annual Report 2016
I am delighted to be able to present you with the second Newcastle Annual Education Report, which is my first report as the Assistant Director, Education and Skills, since taking up my post with Newcastle City Council in September 2016.
I hope that you find the report interesting and enlightening. Our schools and academies face a number of challenges in their quest to offer high quality education to all the children and young people in the city, including rapidly increasing pupil numbers and severe budgetary pressures. We do, however, have many reasons to celebrate success in the city. In our primary schools, Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 2 results are the highest for many years and our secondary schools have successfully improved attendance over a number of years to now bring it in line with the national average.
Nevertheless, we have some significant areas where we need to improve our performance if our children and young people are going to achieve everything that we wish for them. In particular, I would like to draw your attention to the priorities that I have identified at the end of the report. Each of them is a challenge that we need to collectively rise to and improve upon if we are to truly provide a world-class education offer in the city. I will update you on the progress we make and any new issues that emerge in future annual education reports.
Finally, I would like to thank all of our headteachers, teachers, support assistants and governors for everything that they do in our schools, academies and colleges to bring about success for the children and young people in Newcastle.
Lead Assistant Director, Education and Skills
Parking at Westgate College/Newcastle Skills Centre
Please note that we have had confirmation from Gemini parking that all delegates and visitors using the front car park at Westgate College (even if they will be parked for less than 3 hours) must put their registration in the ticket machine when they arrive and again when they leave. This will then tell them how much they will have to pay at the end of their visit. The first 3 hours remain free.
Could you please ensure that all visitors to the college are made aware of this.
Business Continuity, Risk and Resilience
Service to Schools
The Business Continuity, Risk and Resilience Team deliver the following comprehensive service to schools of Newcastle which includes:
24 Hour 7 Day Per Week Emergency Call Out.
Educational Visits Out of Hours Response.
Business Continuity Plans.
Incident Management support for Head Teachers and Leadership Teams e.g. Child Deaths, Threats to Staff, Terrorism, Winter Pressures etc.
You can read the service offer in further detail at Business Continuity, Risk and Resilience.
Awareness and Training
The Business Continuity, Risk and Resilience Team have released their annual Critical Incident Management Training Programme for all schools in Newcastle. This includes the following courses which are FREE to all Newcastle Schools:
Business Continuity - Planning Workshops.
Business Continuity - Threats to Business - Adverse Weather, Utilities Failure and Pandemics.
Crisis Management - Critical Incident Management Team in Schools.
Crisis Management - Dealing with Acts of Violence and Threats of Terrorism.
Crisis Management - Dealing with Loss, Death and Grief in schools.
Crisis Management - Incident Management on Educational Visits.
Crisis Management - Scenario Based Training.
You can view further information about these tailored courses and workshops on our Training Page.
All courses can be booked at a date and time convenient with the school.
If an area of training you are interested in is not mentioned above please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have any queries about the above please contact Ashley Des-Forges, Lead Specialist Business Continuity, Risk and Resilience on 0191 277 4410 or email@example.com.