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.
I've also attached a schedule of headteacher meetings (including Promise Board and sub groups) for 2019/20 for information.
If you have any queries, please email Julie.email@example.com
Job advert - Deputy Headteacher, Archibald First School
Please find attached information re Deputy Headteacher vacancy at Archibald First School.
Application forms, person specification, job description and further information are available on the website www.archibaldfirstschool.org.uk
Best Summer Ever 2019 Report
Best Summer Ever 2019 Report
Please see link above to the report from the Best Summer Ever programme which took place summer 2019.
DfE have already launched a new round of holiday activity funding for 2020...watch this space!
Secondary 2019 IDSRs are now live
The 2019 inspection data summary report (IDSR) for secondary data, is now available through the new Ofsted IDSR service linked
to DfE’s Analyse School Performance (ASP) - https://www.analyse-school-performance.service.gov.uk.
When logged into ASP, click on ‘All reports’ and then ‘Ofsted inspection data summary reports’.
The secondary IDSRs hold provisional data for key stage 4, two term absence, and
where applicable, key stage 2, key stage 1 and phonics, and context data.
Run, Hide, Tell - Advice for Schools
For the upcoming Counter Terrorism Training for schools in the UK, secured by the Business Continuity, Risk and Resilience Team working in conjunction with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), NaCTSO have previously released advice for the public on the steps they can take to keep themselves safe in the rare event of a firearms or weapons attack.
In the rare event yourself or others are involved in a firearms or weapon attack:
RUN to a place of safety.
This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go, then…
It’s better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally and only when it is safe to do so…
TELL the police by calling 999.
Further advice has been made available online and includes ‘stay safe’ videos, which can be found at GOV.UK (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/stay-safe-film)