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Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 122: Friday 17th January 2020
17 Jan
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 122: Friday 17th January 2020.
English and Maths Transition Project CPD dates
16 Jan
Transition Project: The next English CPD session on Creative Writing will be on Thursday 30th January 4pm at Eastlea Community School. This will be led by Olivea Ohonmele. Please RSVP to Carlene.ROWE@eastlea.newham.sch.uk to confirm attendance. The next Maths CPD session is on Thursday 30th January 2.30 - 4pm at Essex Primary School. This will be led by Bobby Seagull. Please RSVP to constantine.quist@essex.newham.sch.uk to confirm attendance.
Poetry By Heart Competition at Lister Community School 27 February 2020
16 Jan
Dear Headteacher, RE: Poetry by Heart This year, Lister Community School will be hosting a local heat in the national poetry recital competition, Poetry by Heart. We believe young people can benefit from the opportunity to engage with both poetry and the element of performance and public speaking. We very much welcome this chance to extend the opportunity to other young people from schools in Newham. We would therefore like to invite you to enter 2 students from your school to participate in the competition which will be hosted at Lister Community School on Thursday 27th February 2020 . Further information about the competition day will be provided once schools have confirmed their participation. The competition will require students to memorise and perform two poems from the ‘Poetry by Heart’ website (http://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/), one from before 1914 and one from after. We have also put together an anthology of some of our favourite poems which you are welcome to use at your schools (included in this pack). The competition will be held after school and performances will be assessed by a panel of judges, including representatives from ‘Poetry by Heart.’ The winning entries from the competition will be recorded and entered into the national competition, giving students the opportunity to perform in the grand finals. The PBH website provides further information in case you wish to hold a preliminary heat within your school. Places will be limited for the local heat, so please let us know as soon as possible, and at the latest by Friday 24th January. At this stage you simply need to to advise us of whether you will be participating; the names of the students and their chosen poems should be supplied by the Thursday 20th February . The event is being coordinated by Natasha Sivadasan (natasha.sivadasan@lister.newham.sch.uk), our Scholars and Challenge Coordinator, so if this is something that you would be interested in or if you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact Natasha. Kind regards, Anthony Wilson Headteacher
All Move secondary schools project
16 Jan
Overview for schools Mencap are enormously proud to have been named the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year. This is an incredible opportunity for us to kick-start a movement of change and take a huge step towards greater inclusion for people with a learning disability. Our vision is to mobilise people with a learning disability, our supporters, partners and the general public so that people with a learning disability are more visible and included in their communities. Through this partnership, we will be using sport and physical activity to bring young people of all backgrounds and abilities together. In partnership with schools across the country we will deliver All Move, an inclusive project for children with and without a learning disability, aged 11-16. The project will bring together young people of all abilities on an equal level, to learn new skills and try out different physical activities as a team. The project will kick off in September 2019 across England and Wales, and we hope you would like to get a piece of the action! All Move – At a glance What is All Move: An inclusive sports challenge for young people aged 11–16 with and without learning disabilities to learn new skills and try out different physical activities as a team. Why All Move: Mencap are the official charity partner of the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 and our partnership is all about breaking down barriers through sport and physical activity. We know that face to face contact and working together towards a common goal promotes positive attitudes and reduces stigma. How does it work: In recognition of the marathon, the challenge is 26 hours long – a virtual marathon! Inclusive teams decide how they want to complete the 26 hours over the school year and which sports and physical activities they will do. They will get a medal when they reach the finish line. What support do we get: There is £3,000 funding per site (one school or a pair of schools working in partnership) and additional practical support from Mencap with project set up and delivery. See the attachments for more information
Invitation to the Head teacher Working Group meeting to discuss the Pilot Enrichment offer
16 Jan
For the attention of Head teachers. You are invited to attend a Head teacher Working Group meeting to discuss the Pilot Enrichment offer. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide an update on the first terms of the Pilot Enrichment Programme activities including the wider Enrichment Grant projects being piloted this year, and to obtain school’s perspectives on the first term of delivery. A Cabinet report on the Enrichment Programme with be presented in the spring. The report will highlight the outcomes and learning achievements from the Pilot Enrichment offer and will include recommendations for the shape of the 2020-2021 programme. As well as the School Music Grants we would like to hear if you have views and suggestions on the Theatre and Chess offers. Both of these offers are currently being provided using the same delivery model and to the same pupil year groups as they were under the Every Child Programme. Listed below are two options for the meeting arrangements. Please let us know which of the two date options you would prefer and we will email you to confirm the meeting date selected (which will be based on the preferred option of the majority). *Option 1 Date : Tuesday 25 February Time 11:00 – 12:00 Location: Newham Dockside * Option 2 Date : Wednesday 4 March Time 16:00 -17:00 Location: Newham Dockside Please confirm your attendance and your preference for the meeting date before Thursday (23rd January). Please email your response to enrichment@newham.gov.uk. If you would like further information please contact Therese May on 020 3373 8993.
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Training & Events

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10 Feb
Education Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
Training content covers • Latest changes to statutory guidance e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working together to Safeguard Children • Latest Ofsted Inspection Safeguarding Guidance • Embedding a culture of Early Help and Safeguarding • Putting policy into effective practice • Managing allegations • Contextual Safeguarding • Criminal Exploitation of Children • Child Sexual Exploitation • Radicalisation and Extremism • Honour based Violence • Online safety • Learning from the latest Serious Case Reviews
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27 Feb
Spring 2020 Early Help Partnership Network
We will cover: • Early Help Updates • Definitions of Domestic abuse and the different forms that this may take • Signs and indicators of Domestic abuse and how it may manifest in a child’s behaviour or presentation • Discussion as to why individuals may remain in or return to abusive relationships • Risk assessment overview • Challenges around Parental Responsibility • Signposting and referring to specialist domestic violence services - Hestia
09
09 Mar
Education Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
Training content covers • Latest changes to statutory guidance e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working together to Safeguard Children • Latest Ofsted Inspection Safeguarding Guidance • Embedding a culture of Early Help and Safeguarding • Putting policy into effective practice • Managing allegations • Contextual Safeguarding • Criminal Exploitation of Children • Child Sexual Exploitation • Radicalisation and Extremism • Honour based Violence • Online safety • Learning from the latest Serious Case Reviews
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10 Mar
Exclusions Training with Tanya Callman
What’s new? - The law and current statutory guidance about fixed term and permanent exclusions from schools. Practice and procedure - Who needs to know what, when and why. Responsibilities for SEND, LAC and vulnerable children. Judicial Review principles. Powers and processes - Avoiding legal challenges. Specific roles and exemplary practice in the exclusions process. Policy and planning - School Behaviour policy, the Equalities Act and related guidance to exclusions.