School Types: All Academy Schools - Academy Secondary Schools

Week of: 20 November 2017 - 26 November 2017

Annual health check for young people with a learning disability

Young people between the ages of 14 and 17 who have a learning disability are eligible for an annual health check. This is an important opportunity to discuss both their physical and mental health with their GP and build relationships to help ensure their future good health. Further information available here. People with learning disabilities […]

General Data Protection Regulation Masterclass:From the School’s Perspective | Tuesday 30th January 2018

A closer look at the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) from a school’s perspective with keynote Amber Badley LLM from Firebird Data Consultancy Ltd. Amber has worked with schools for many years and specialises in supporting schools to prepare for, and manage the GDPR pre-and post-implementation. This masterclass will include practical guidance on what you […]

School Survey regarding revised Fair Access Protocol

Every LA is required to operate a protocol to enable children who would otherwise be out of school to access a school quickly and locally. It applies to in year admissions only, not to the normal round of admissions.  

Mental Health Masterclass with Natasha Devon MBE – Tuesday 16 January 2018

One in ten children and young people aged 5 to 16 has a clinically diagnosed mental health disorder and around one in seven has less severe problems. Our youth spend more time in school than they do anywhere else except their own home. School is one of the best places for both educators and students […]

Recruitment and Retention Masterclass: Sustaining Excellence in the Classroom – Wednesday 21 February 2018

The issues relating to teacher retention are complex. Just as the numbers of pupils and the demand for new teachers begins to increase sharply, excessive workloads, conflicting policies and attacks on pay are not only driving away new recruits but equally unsettling established, experienced teachers. In October 2016, it was confirmed that nearly a third […]

Lost in Transition: Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Pupils – Tuesday 9 January 2018

This is a FREE conference in partnership with The Intercom Trust aimed at helping schools to support the increasing number of transgender and gender diverse children. The day will provide an opportunity to hear about the local and national perspective from the Gender Identity Service (GIDS). Dr Carmichael, has been working in this field for […]

South West Governance Masterclass: Making an Impact – Saturday 24 February 2018

The world of governance continues to change rapidly and the bar has been raised significantly. Expectations on governors/trustees have never been greater. We want to support governors to ensure that their time and their focus is on where they can make the biggest difference and have the most impact. Why is this masterclass different? We […]

South West Educational Transition Conference: Supporting Pupils Wellbeing – Thursday 18 January 2018

Educational Transitions are very significant events in the lives of children and young people. The link between the period of transition and a subsequent dip in attainment is well established in international research and transitions are frequently linked to increased levels of stress and anxiety. How schools and settings support children and young people through major […]

Winning Strategies to Transform Teaching and Learning – Wednesday 28 February 2018

With school leaders and teachers working an average of 54.4 hours a week (Teacher Workload Survey, 2016) there is an ever increasing pressure on their time and resources, it has never been so important to stop, reflect and learn how to use limited resources most efficiently. Time management is the thread running through almost all […]

Changes to Additional Voluntary Contributions for Local Government Pensions

There are changes to the Additional voluntary contributions for Local Government Pensions from 1 December 2017. Please make your non-teaching staff aware of the document via the link below:  

DIAS SEND Parent Information Events

We are looking for more venues to hold the DIAS Parent Information Events in spring term 2018. We need two hours, an interested group of parents and a space with a projector and screen/interactive whiteboard. We aim to answer the following questions: What support is there for children with SEND? What is ‘assess, plan, do, […]

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