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
Help shape the city’s cultural vision
The most ambitious and inclusive cultural vision is being developed for the city to cover the next decade, replacing the one that was developed in 2014. Our Arts and Culture team need your help to get residents involved as well as getting your feedback. It’s vital that local people get involved and have their say. We want Newcastle to continue to offer cultural activities which are accessible to everyone.
Over the next few weeks a series pop-up consultation events will be held in local communities. There’s also an online survey that’s been set up where you can share your views. To find out more visit https://www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk/consultations/info/317
Barefoot Ambassadors - Programming Workshop
The new Barefoot Programming workshop is coming to Newcastle upon Tyne!
This session is free to attend and will provide an introduction to programming in Scratch, and the Barefoot Scratch resources.
See the attached flyer for booking details
Places are limited so be sure to book early to avoid missing out .
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