26 March 2020: Countdown to Statutory RSE North East Conference
A regional spring conference from the Sex Education Forum, in association with Newcastle City Council, to support schools across the North East with high quality statutory Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) is to take place in Newcastle on the 26 March 2020.
As RSE becomes statutory from September 2020 the conference will guide teachers through the new legislation, help schools to choose the best resources and teaching approaches to build an inclusive and up-to-date programme that is relevant to your pupils’ real lives and supported by parents. It will include keynotes from leaders in the field, hand-picked examples of local good practice, the opportunity to network and sample resources and choose from a selection of practical workshops.
Early booking is recommended for this new regional conference Full programme details will be in due course.
Please be aware that there is a charge to attend this conference
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.
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
Training opportunity from Milecastle Primary School
FAO: Primary Heads
Following the development of our exciting CPD partnership with TT Education (providers of extremely high quality CPD for teachers and school leaders), we would like to inform you of a forthcoming CPD opportunity at Milecastle Primary School.
'Outstanding SMSC Across the Primary Curriculum' training will take place on Friday 13th March 2020 from 9.30am - 3.30pm. Please see the attached flyer for further information. The price for this course is substantially discounted to £150 + vat instead of £265 + vat due to the partnership with our school and is an excellent opportunity for SMSC / PSHE Co-ordinators.
All booking information is included on the flyer. If you have any further questions about the training, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Suzanne Richardson
CLEAPSS SLA 2020/21 - reminder of opt out date
Just a reminder that the CLEAPSS SLA is a rolling contract. If you do not tell us that you’re opting out before 31 March, the SLA will automatically be purchased for you.
CLEAPSS membership enables employers to discharge their responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act and subsequent regulations.
In the absence of CLEAPSS membership the employer, be it governors or trustees, must consider how to fulfil its duties under the 1974 Health & Safety at Work Act and its subsequent regulations. CLEAPSS membership provides a one stop shop approach to satisfying the school's responsibilities in relation to the teaching of science, design and technology and art & design
Could you please let me know by 31 March if you intend to opt out as we have to give names of schools to be included in the 2019/20 membership to CLEAPSS by the end of the month. The SLA will not be purchased for those schools who opted out last year, but they do have the option to obtain a quote if they wish to buy in for 2020/21.
If you have any queries please email Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of SEN – Deanne Taylor
I am delighted to tell you that Deanne Taylor will begin working for Newcastle City Council on Monday 2 March 2020. I am sure that schools and our other partners will make her feel welcome as she settles into her new role, and continues and builds upon the good work around Special Educational Needs that we’ve done together over the last ten months.
Assistant Director: Education & Skills