School Types: All LA Schools - LA Primary School

Week of: 18 September 2017 - 24 September 2017

DAG e-Newsletter Issue 125 – 14 September 2017

The latest DAG e-newsletter is now available (requires login). This is a short and sweet snapshot of what is going on in the world of school governance, ranging from the revised guidance on exclusions to sport premium funding increase, and the postponement of the School Funding Reform 2018-19 Consultation meetings. Registration for the FREE DAG […]

DAG e-Newsletter Special Autumn Conference Issue 126 – 21 September 2017

The latest DAG e-newsletter is now available (requires login). This is a short and sweet snapshot of what is going on in the world of school governance, ranging from the new dates for the School Funding Reform 2018-19 Consultation meetings to the Autumn Update for the popular DAG Effective Chairs resource. Registration for the FREE […]

Get Information About Schools – New EduBase

As you may be aware the Department for Education has closed its EduBase site and has replaced it with Get Information About Schools (GIAS). This is the new register of schools and colleges in England where individuals can search for information on establishments, establishment groups or governors.  

DAPH Update: Special Edition – Devon Education form (DEF) Appointments of Schools (LA Maintained) and Academy Members 2017-18

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19 September 2017

South West Behaviour Conference: Behind the Behaviour – Monday 13 November 2017

Standards of behaviour remain a significant challenge for many schools and the number of exclusions in the South West shows the upward trend which mirrors the national picture. As clarified in the government’s independent review into behaviour in schools earlier in 2017, we now have evidence to show that the biggest positive impact on managing […]

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

This conference has been designed specifically to provide teachers and leaders with winning strategies and tools to improve time management, planning and teaching practice to enhance your pupils’ performance. Keynote speaker, Sarah Wright from Edge Hill University will share strategies and practical solutions for effectively managing your time without compromising on quality, followed by author […]

Securing Greater Depth in Learning – Monday 16 October 2017

The National Curriculum is built on the expectation that all children need to understand and that deepening understanding should replace acceleration through content. This conference provides an opportunity for teachers and senior leaders to consider what it means to understand and to deepen understanding within the primary curriculum. The day includes keynote addresses exploring the […]

19 September 2017

South West Primary and Secondary NQT Conference: Delivering Excellence in the Classroom – Wednesday 11 October 2017

This one-day cross phase conference with Award Winning Advanced Skills Teacher, Author and Educational Coach, Jonathan Lear will provide an invaluable opportunity for those new to the teaching profession. Delegates will benefit from practical advice, guidance and tips for delivering excellence in the classroom and developing their career. Delegates will also share ideas for best […]

Finance Masterclass: Securing Efficiencies in a Changing Landscape – Tuesday 17 October 2017

This masterclass provides an update on the future of education funding and how schools and academies can prepare for the changes ahead. Keynote sessions will focus on how to plan for the future, by producing robust medium and long term financial plans, along with a case study from an existing academy on how they successfully […]

South West Primary Maths Conference: It’s Good to Talk – Tuesday 21 November 2017

Talk has a key role to play in learning mathematics at all ages. Talk allows children to share and shape their thinking, interrogate other people’s understanding and make sense of mathematics experienced and represented in different ways and in different contexts. Talk enables children to make connections and allows them to frame their understanding. High […]

19 September 2017

South West Early Years Foundation Stage Conference: Interacting or Interfering? – Tuesday 3 October 2017

High quality interactions are recognised as fundamental to outstanding teaching and learning in the early years. This year’s annual Early Years Conference will be led by renowned Early Years Professor, Advisor and Author Julie Fisher. Julie will draw on the research and findings gathered for her best-selling book ‘Interacting or Interfering’. Through a range of […]

19 September 2017

Mathematics Masterclass: Learning from Japanese Lesson Study – Wednesday 6 December 2017

Since the publication of The Teaching Gap there has been international interest in both the Japanese use of lesson study as professional development for teachers and the problem-solving approach that underpins mathematics teaching in Japan. Subsequently lesson study has appeared in many places, but often it is a distortion of the model used in Japan […]

19 September 2017

Cyber crime and general data protection regulation masterclass: Why you need to be ready – Thursday 21 September 2017

The law is changing. GDPR is coming – its scope is vast, its enforcement powers are across-the-board and the penalties it can impose are severe, but most schools haven’t heard or know what it is. What are the new rules regarding the personal data of children and adults? This masterclass will guide you through the […]

Health and Safety training booking

After a recent review of DCC’s central course booking systems, the current system, Zipporah, will be discontinued for all DCC-delivered courses. This includes all courses delivered by Devon Health and Safety service. All course training and course bookings will go through DEL Digital Learning. The change will be happening on the 23 October. Please see guidance document via […]

Beyond Monitoring – a course designed to empower heads and their senior leaders with the means to secure better teaching and learning

Please see flyer via the link below for this 3 day course running either at Woodlands Park Primary School, Ivybridge or Broadclyst Primary School near Exeter.

19 September 2017

Devon Education Fund

Do you have a project that needs additional funding? Financed through benefits received from the Joint Venture between DCC and Babcock, this fund opens up opportunities for schools, organisations and educational projects to generate new ideas and approached to improve the lives of children and young people.

DAPH Update: Autumn Term – 15 September 2017 – Issue 1

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19 September 2017

Medication in Schools – a letter to distribute

DCC have been asked to send this letter out again due to the start of the new term. This letter from the Chair of Northern, Eastern and Western Clinical Commissioning Group explains how advice is being issued to GPs about self-care medicines, and how he is seeking support from schools.  

Exeter Train to Teach Event – 11 October 17

4:00pm – 7:00pm at West Exe School Are you looking to become a teacher but don’t know what’s available for you? If ‘yes’, then this event is for you. A Teaching School event hosted by Exeter Consortium and South West Teacher Training, and a whole cohort of Teaching School Alliances from the South West have […]

Children’s Social Care Contacts

Details of Devon County Council’s Children’s Social Care area based teams: North Mid and East Exeter South This is updated at the beginning of each new term. Please view link below:

2017 Safeguarding Audit

Devon County Council audit of statutory duties and associated responsibilities for schools.

National Childhood Measurement Programme 2017/18 Reception and Year 6

A letter to Headteachers explaining the programme, and leaflets and a copy of the parental letter can be viewed via the link below. Copies will also arrive in the post shortly. DCC has a duty to ensure all parents/carers receive a letter, giving opportunity to request results or opt out.    

19 September 2017

Think Code ! at KS2

Free Course organised by the Devon Learning Partnership Forum for KS2 but open to any teacher interested in coding.

Training and Professional Development from Babcock Education

Download our Training Directory to see how we can support your training and professional development this year, through conferences and masterclasses, training programmes and network meetings.

School Census Bulletin – Autumn 2017 (2)

As you will be aware, the statutory School Census for the Autumn term will take place on Thursday 5th October. As per our previous communication we strongly advise that schools prepare for the School Census by ensuring that pupil databases are up-to-date and the relevant systems/accesses are in place. We also recommend that you carry […]

18 September 2017

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