Newcastle's Best Summer Ever is coming - Get invloved
Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever
Hopefully you will all have heard of Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever by now and if not we wanted to remind every school across the city of what is going on
Firstly, we wanted to thank all those schools that have been in touch and want to get involved in the project. It is vital that we have schools involved in the project and if your school hasn’t yet been in touch or thought about getting involved, please get in touch with us ASAP. We want to ensure that children and young people in need of the provision we are putting on, have access to it. We don't want to see children in your school miss out.
There are a number of ways your school can be involved.....
1) you might want to look at running a summer camp or programme. Don’t worry of you can’t do 4 hours a day or 4 weeks, we are able to partner schools with delivers so for example the school offers 2 weeks provision and local partners offers the other 2 weeks. Our area leads will come and see your school to talk to you about plans and help you submit your bid. The summer holidays will be soon upon us so please make contact as soon as you can.
2) if you are worried you can’t deliver a summer programme, you might be able to offer your hall, field, playground etc. to a local partner organisation who can run something at your school.
3) THIS IS WHERE WE NEED ALL SCHOOLS INVOLVED - we need every school to engage in the sign up and advertisement of the Best Summer Ever project. We will be send you information of how to sign up young people and over the coming weeks, what will be going on in the local community.
Please do get in touch with the Best Summer Ever Team as soon as possible so we can work with you on the local plans. The contact details of the area leads are:
North – Email Duncan O’Farrell email@example.com
West – Email Nikki Niblo firstname.lastname@example.org
East – Email Emma Brown emma.Brown@streetgames.org or Keith Parsons email@example.com
Keep an eye out on the Active Newcastle website and Facebook page for regular updates
Road Safety Training offer 2019/2020
Dear Head Teacher
I am delighted to be able to share with you our latest training offer for your school ready for the academic year 2019/2020.
This year we have activities which include walking, scooting and cycling training as well as general road safety information and support. My experienced team of Road Safety Instructors are all Bikeability trained and have worked with schools in Newcastle over a number of years.
I would appreciate it if you could have a look at the attached training table and let me know if and when you would like to book any of our sessions by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0191 2115962.
For those schools who are currently undergoing or plan to undergo any building work, all of our activates contribute to positive actions in the School Travel Plan (Modeshift STARS) which you will be asked to complete as part of the planning process.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your support during this last year and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Cheryl Ford Lyddon
Road Safety Manager
Road Safety Officer
All Headteachers Briefings
Following consultation with all heads, calendar invites have been forwarded for the 2019/20 the all headteachers briefings. Dates are:
Tuesday 17 September 2019 – 8.30 to 9.30 a.m.
Tuesday 14 January 2020 – 8.30 to 9.30 a.m.
Wednesday 29 April 2020 – 8.30 to 9.30 a.m.
Just a reminder about what the Briefings are:
The purpose of the Briefings will be clearly and singly focussed on ensuring that all headteachers and principals get key factual messages that are relevant to all education settings in the City at the same time, from the same voice. This will ensure a clear communication pathway to our senior education leaders in the City. The sessions will be no more than one-hour long. The Briefings are not intended to be consultation or discussion forums: there are other meeting structures for this; indeed the introduction of regular Briefing sessions may free up some of the time in these other sessions for deeper debate. It may be from time-to-time, following city-wide consultation about a particular cross-phase issue, that the Briefings are the most efficient place to get final sign-off on that issue. I expect that headteachers and principals will help to shape the content of each Briefing session.
Places for each briefing can also be booked via Services to Schools.
If you have any queries, please email Julie.email@example.com
May bank holiday 2020 changed for VE Day anniversary
Next year's early May bank holiday will be moved back by four days for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8 May 2020.
VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. The holiday will form part of a three-day weekend of commemorative events.
Education and Skills Annual Report 2018
Please find attached a copy of the Education and Skills Annual Report 2018 which can be shared with all staff in schools, governors and any other partners to whom it might be of interest.
Many thanks, once again, to the Newcastle schools who kindly provided the fabulous photographs for this year's report.