• Review of the Every Child programme

  • DfE Data Protection Toolkit for Schools (GDPR)

  • Newham Educational Psychology Service - Parent drop-in Session

  • Positive Activities - Free! at London Stadium Learning

  • School's Open Day at London Stadium Learning

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Review of the Every Child programme
20 Sep
The Mayor has announced a review of the Every Child programme The Every Child programme was established to provide opportunities to complement and support schools’ core curriculum and pupil attainment, and give children in Newham access to wider cultural and educational opportunities. It has four elements: a) Every Child a Musician b) Every Child a Theatre Goer c) Every Child a Sports Person d) Every Child a Chess Player The Council commissions a company called Every Child (Achieving Their Potential) Ltd to deliver the programme under a contract. The review will involve a range of stakeholders. It will: · cover the whole Every Child programme, and look at how we can provide the best outcomes for our children and young people while delivering value for money and savings; · consider the impact current programmes are having on children’s access to musical, cultural and sporting opportunities in Newham and seek to help join up the offer. More information will follow, including how schools can get involved in the review. A project group is being established including representatives from NAPH and NASH. There will also be discussions at the Education Partnership headteacher working group. For further information please get in touch with: Shah Islam – shah.islam@newham.gov.uk
DfE Data Protection Toolkit for Schools (GDPR)
20 Sep
The DfE have updated their Data protection toolkit for schools, first published in April 2018. The Guidance is designed to support schools with data protection activity, including compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). To meet the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in May 2018, all organisations handling personal data, including schools, need to have the right governance measures. This guidance will help schools develop policies and processes for data management, from collecting and handling the data through to the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to data breaches. The DfE have made changes to the toolkit following feedback received from schools and other interested parties.
Newham Educational Psychology Service - Parent drop-in Session
20 Sep
Newham Education Psychology Service –Parent drop in Sessions with an Educational Psychologist Newham Education Psychology Service is offering a 40 minute Parent drop-in sessions with an Educational Psychologist(EP) on Tuesday 6th November 2018 at New City Primary School between 3.30 pm and 5.30pm. The EP Parent drop in sessions are offered to any parent or carer who would like to have sometime to discuss any concern with an Educational Psychologist( examples may include: your child’s emotional well-being, challenging behaviours, learning progress, your relationship with your child or some of your own worries). The 40 minutes sessions are aimed to be supportive, confidential and informal. This service is open to all parents and carers of children living in Newham. Parents and Carers should telephone for an appointment and sessions are allocated on a first book, first offered basis . For more information please see attached leaflet or contact the Education Psychology Service directly on 07532065506 or email Valerie.jackson@newham.gov.uk
Positive Activities - Free! at London Stadium Learning
19 Sep
POSITIVE ACTIVITES at the London Stadium Learning Centre, Stratford E20 2ST · Sustainable schools project: Ages 11-14 years (Free – normal value of £1,060)- 3 more school places available – Starting in October 2018 · Peer Mentoring Level 2 Award: Ages 15+ (Free – normal value of £1,400)- 2 more school places · Contact us now to secure your school’s participation! The themes of both courses are designed to upskill, instil ambition and inspire young people to reach their potential. The programme uses Passports linked to the Children’s University(optional), and Accreditation to recognise and evidence young peoples progression through their learning. The London Stadium Learning has secured partnerships with the Children’s University and it’s Learning Destinations in and around the Borough including Siemens: The Crystal and the London Stadium. The London Stadium Learning is part of London and Newham Olympic Legacy, aiming to provide stimulating and exciting educational opportunities in the Olympic Stadium for young people and adults both nationally as well as internationally. Course A : (11 – 15yrs) Sustainable Schools Project for a group of 10 -15 This will be delivered through six weekly sessions after school or during schools time for 2 hours per week. The young people will conduct an investigation to how environmentally sustainable their school is and then create a proposal for the school for what improvements could be done. Young people would be supported and encouraged to explore: What does it mean to live more sustainably and why is it important for us to become more ‘Green’? This programme would include visits to Siemens ‘The Crystal’ an environmental exhibition centre, in Royal Victoria Docks What financially realistic changes could be made at the school to reduce it’s carbon footprint To reflect upon their findings and create a presentation or proposal that can be share at the school Children’s University: http://www.15billionebp.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/East-London-Childrens-University_Issue-11-February-Edition_Final.pdf Course B (15 – 18yrs) Peer Mentoring for a group of 10-15 Will run over one school term; 8 sessions x 2 hours + min. 10 hour peer mentoring placement supporting e.g. after school clubs. Delivery at the London Stadium Outcomes: · Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Peer Mentoring Award (practice based portfolio) a team event Chance to gain Jack Petchey Youth Achievement Awards Progression route to Level 3 Accreditation Please contact pia.tanneraho@newham.gov.uk to book and to arrange a meeting to discuss the offer in more detail.
School's Open Day at London Stadium Learning
19 Sep
London Stadium Learning invites you to a Schools’ Open Day On Thursday 4th October 2018 10am till 11.30am An opportunity for head teachers and senior leaders to visit our brand new sports journalism and enterprise themed multimedia learning facility at the London Stadium. Special school offers on the day! London Stadium Learning, London Marathon Community Track, London Stadium E20 2ST Kindly RSVP to Pia Tanneraho: pia.tanneraho@newham.gov.uk Tel. 020 8522 6128
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Training & Events

21 Sep
Running Social Skills Groups
The aim of the morning is: - For staff to understand the purpose and benefits of running a group - To understand the type of pupils to include in groups and how to set the groups up - An opportunity to try out a range of practical games and activities to use in their practice This training session also includes a free booklet of ideas to take away and use in your settings.
24 Sep
Dyslexia Awareness
Aims: * to understand the current working definition of dyslexia and its implications * consider some of the barriers to learning and adjustments that can be made * identify small changes that can be made to classroom practice
01 Oct
SENCOs and Access Arrangements
During the day we will discuss: • roles and responsibilities of staff involved in access arrangements • most common access arrangements • evidence gathering and reporting • recording evidence • Form 8 and storage requirements • evidence gathering for students not requiring Form 8 Practical activities and mini workshops: - tricky profiles - Form 8 or no Form 8- categories of need - case studies/evidence file moderation - Section A Form 8 moderation - Q and A session - free resources available
12 Oct
Getting Exclusions Right (and avoid an IRP)
- The law and DfE statutory guidance about fixed term and permanent exclusions - Who needs to know what, when, why e.g. day 6 provision, SEND, LAC and vulnerable children - Avoiding legal challenges - Specific and effective roles for teachers in a Disciplinary Committee and an IRP meeting - Behaviour Policy, Newham Protocols and alternatives to permanent exclusion
12 Oct
How to record and manage the Exclusions Process
- Background information for exclusion legislation - Key guidance on the administrative roll in the exclusions process - Understand the importance of paperwork in this process - Further information on submitting data for exclusions