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Yearly Communication Archives: 2022

Process for reporting temporary school closures

This last week or so has seen unseasonably cold temperatures, and some Devon schools have already had to either fully or partially close due to adverse weather conditions. We thought it may be useful to remind schools of the process for reporting any temporary closures. Now would be a good time to test your log-in Continue reading →

13 December 2022

Devon Education Services (DCC) schools’ bulletin – December 2022

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EXPIRED Do you know the next members of the Von Trapp Family?

Exeter Musical Society, formerly Exeter Amateur Operatic Society, is the oldest amateur musical society in Exeter, founded in 1904. Following the society’s recent success with a modern and vibrant staging of “Shrek the Musical”, by contrast, “The Sound of Music” has been selected for the next production. This collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein Continue reading →

Free PSHE CPD information for all Devon schools from Rethink Periods

We deliver fully funded Rethink Periods CPD teacher training sessions. The Environment Agency is funding 50 primary and secondary schools in Devon and Cornwall to attend training, receive PSHE Association quality mark full teaching resources (including lesson plans, PPTs, worksheets, editable letters to carers, posters for your school) and a demo box of period products Continue reading →

Approved: Proposal to expand Marland School onto a satellite site at East-the-Water, Bideford

The proposal to expand Marland School onto a satellite site at East-the-Water, Bideford from April 2023 to provide up to 40 additional Social, Emotional and Mental Health places has been approved by DCC’s Cabinet, following completion of the statutory process. Background information and the reasons for the decision is available via: Expanding Marland School onto Continue reading →

School Leadership Update – working together to improve school attendance

FAO Headteachers and School Leaders 8th December 2022 (3.45 – 5pm) via Microsoft Teams In addition to providing an overview of the DfE  ‘Working together to improve school attendance’ the session will provide you with important updates regarding the resources that have been developed to support you and your staff to implement the new guidance Continue reading →

Supporting language and communication skills in the secondary classroom

Fully funded training for Devon maintained and academy schools. The suggested audience is SENCO, SLT, Teachers, Communication Champion An opportunity for secondary schools to attend four training sessions that will improve understanding and identification of language and communication needs (SLCN) in secondary settings. Training Objectives Session 1 – Understanding speech, language and communication needs in Continue reading →

Religious Education newsletter

Read the November issue of the RE newsletter. Topics covered: 2021 census: celebrating diversity through religion and worldviews Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2023 Learn, Teach, Lead RE Courses from Exeter Diocese Exploring ideas about Christmas Other news: Free RE teacher CPD GCSE Islam Two Mules Grants for RE Subject knowledge courses Studying Buddhism Teacher surveys Continue reading →

Education conferences, not to be missed!

Finance conference: state of the nation – 1 December 2022 | Sandy Park, Exeter North Devon music conference – 24 January 2023 | Hallsannery House, near Bideford School administrators conference – 31 January 2023 | Sandy Park, Exeter For the love of reading! English conference – 21 February 2023 | Buckfast SEND conference – 8 June 2023 | Sandy Park, Exeter Safeguarding Continue reading →

Initial training for school-based attendance staff

The Education Welfare Service in Devon is offering a training opportunity to newly appointed, school-based colleagues working on attendance in schools and academies in the South West. This training opportunity is in the form of two, 2-hour training sessions that will support colleagues to contextualise their work, whilst giving them time to consider and develop Continue reading →

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