School Types: All LA Schools - LA Special Schools

Week of: 14 January 2019 - 20 January 2019

Mindfulness in Schools event

Wednesday 23 January, 2pm-4.30pm, run by Mindfulness in Schools Project. To support anyone interested in finding out how to bring mindfulness to their school. The session will last for 2.5 hours and cover: What is mindfulness? Why mindfulness is beneficial to both teachers and students – hear about the research findings plus MiSP teacher and […]

School Census Spring 2019 Update

Update for schools on known issues and latest filesets, plus a reminder of the funding associated with the Spring census and clarification on the recording of post looked after children.

Emotional Logic lesson plan training

Emotional Logic is a programme designed to improve emotional literacy and reduce depression and anxiety. This training is intended to enable school staff to deliver basic Emotional Logic teaching to class groups or individuals. Emotional Logic helps people of all ages to understand how all emotions have useful purposes, including the unpleasant ones when seen […]

Pupil Premium Conference with Professor Sonia Blandford and Marc Rowland

This conference will continue to support us on our journey of exploration regarding what the barriers to achievement are and how we break these down to help children succeed. The day will provide a combination of keynote speakers, with a national perspective, and workshops provided by local schools showcasing what has worked for them and […]

Don’t miss Professor Debra Myhill, Lorwyn Randall and Samantha Chapman next week!

Closing the Circle of Learning Conversations Metacognition and Memory Learning for Life. Three keynotes focussing on various on various elements of what makes children effective learners. Don’t miss out of this amazing opportunity and book your place today! Effective Learning Masterclass: How Children Learn Monday 21 January 2019 – Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter – 09:00 […]

Literacy Masterclass with James Clements: Using Great Books to Create Confident, Competent Readers

Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter – 09:30 – 12:15 There are few things more important than learning to read. If children leave primary school without mastering this vital skill, it is very hard for them to go on to do all the things they might wish to do in later life. […]

Social Media Awareness Masterclass: Promoting Good Mental Health in Schools

Friday 15 March 2019 – Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter – 09:30 – 12:15 In a time dominated by technology, it is more important than ever to understand the dangers of the online community and become aware of our student’s social media use. This half day event will look at current policies in place to protect […]

School Attendance Conference: Understanding and Managing Absence

Wednesday 13 March 2019 – Sandy Park, Exeter – 09:30 – 16:00 “Truants and truancy have been construed as ‘problems’ in schools and the British Educational System since the introduction of compulsory schooling in the late Nineteenth Century.”(Hoyle 1998) Two decades later, and although we no longer use the same language when talking about school […]

Intent! Implementation! Impact! How Does Your School Meet the Three I’s?

Tuesday 26 February 2019 – Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter – 09:00 – 12:45 With the renewed focus on the curriculum this event will highlight practical examples where schools have considered the three I’s highlighted by OFSTED. They will share their collaborative thinking at the outset, how they disseminated the approach and how this has fundamentally […]

Changes to provision of specialist Resource Bases in maintained mainstream schools

We are reviewing the provision of special educational needs (SEN) resource bases in mainstream schools. To promote inclusion, we want to have specialist skills and expertise within all mainstream schools.  By making changes to our resource base provision, we will be able to provide an equitable service for children and young people across the county […]

Consultation on Devon Term Dates for 2020/21 and 2021/22

Devon County Council are consulting on term dates for community and voluntary-controlled schools (and recommends these dates for adoption by Governors of Foundation, Voluntary Aided, Trust maintained, Academies and Free Schools). Each term has been set to be as equal in length as possible – taking into account fixed dates in the calendar such as […]

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