List of school courier dates for 2017-18 academic year.
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
Raspberry Pi Offer
Tech for Teachers 2017/18
Please see attached flyer re a funding opportunity for computing equipment and CPD available to all primary schools in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.
This is an amazing opportunity for schools to get up to £2000 worth of Raspberry Pi equipment plus a full day of CPD for one member of staff.
THE 2018 GREAT EXHIBITION OF THE NORTH
We need you!
As part of the delivery of the Great Exhibition of the North’s Schools Programme, we aim to develop some downloadable teaching resource packs for KS2 and KS3 around key themes of the Great Exhibition; Innovation, Creation (Art) and Design. These will be downloaded by schools across England and will support their curriculum teaching across multiple subjects.
We are looking for the following roles:
Teaching Resource Creator-Individuals with current curriculum experience in one of the following to create one of the 6 resource packs. For KS2- Science, Art and Design or Design and Technology or or KS3- Computing, English or Design and Technology.
Industry Professional -Individuals working in industry related to the theme to work with the resource creator to provide current industry context and support to the resource.
SEN Consultant- Individuals with current experience working with and adapting resources for students with special educational needs (SEN) in either KS2 or KS3 (or both).
If you would like to express your interest, please head to our website, download our expression of interest form, and send back to us by the 1st December!
Schools and Young People Engagement Manager
Introduction to Micro:bit and STEM Teach Meets
Tech for Life offer unique, industry-led CPD courses specifically designed for teachers who want to get to grips with the basics of coding and electronics using the BBC micro:bit.
Please see the attached flyer for information on training sessions for your whole school or cluster group.
Also included is information regarding STEM teach meets which are held bi-monthly at different schools and venues through the North East.