Monthly Communication Archives: July 2017

Understanding Mastery for Teaching Assistants

This course will focus on what is meant by teaching for mastery in mathematics and support teaching assistants in working with children to understand mathematics. It will dispel the myth that “you‘re either born with the ‘maths’ gene or you’re not”, working from the principle that all children can achieve in mathematics given the right […]

24 July 2017

Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service training programme Autumn/Spring 2018

Network meetings, Early Years Workshops, various dates and venues. Free to Devon Maintained Schools.We can offer bespoke training. For more information please contact the EMTAS Team admin support: Please continue to register your new EAL arrivals (using the form on the EMTAS website) to the EMTAS team and let us know if you have […]

Fluency through Reasoning in Key Stage 1 and 2: Making the Best Use of No Nonsense Number Facts

Fluency is one of the three aims of the National Curriculum and involves far more than the memorisation of facts. A key element of fluency is reasoning; practice that focuses on reasoning strategies, looking for connections, patterns and relationships, is likely to be more effective. No Nonsense Number Facts provides such purposeful practice. The activities […]

24 July 2017

From Counting to Calculating – Flexible Intervention

The two day training programme focusses on subject knowledge and pedagogy related to key aspects of number and additive reasoning, including: Understanding counting and the additive structure of the number system Moving on from count all Additive composition: partitioning numbers and understanding equivalence Understanding and using place value Inverse relationship between addition and subtraction

24 July 2017

Success@Arithmetic: Number Sense

Success@Arithmetic: Number Sense is a maths intervention from the Every Child Counts suite of interventions. It is for pupils mainly in Key Stage 2 who: Need support to understand the number system and develop fluency with number facts Are working below National Curriculum expectations for Y3.

24 July 2017

SEND Funding – Changes to Element 3 funding from 1 September 2017

Urgent communication to all Devon mainstream schools and FE Colleges regarding changes to Element 3 SEND funding, to be implemented from the start of the 2017/18 academic year.

Devon Studio School – RSC Decision on terminating the funding agreement

Please find a letter (via the link below) received from the Regional School Commissioner which I hope is self-explanatory. My officers have been working closely with the Department on this proposal, in particular working with individual learners to secure appropriate school provision. May I take this opportunity to wish you a restful and enjoyable summer. […]

Road Safety Week 2017, Speed Down Save Lives

Educators are being encouraged to register for UK Road Safety Week 2017 (20-26 November) at Coordinated by charity Brake, the Week is a great opportunity to engage children of all ages with road safety by using free resources (available from September) on this year’s theme Speed Down Save Lives.

DAPH Update: Summer Term – 18 July 2017 – Issue 9

View the latest newsletter from Devon Association of Primary Headteachers (DAPH). To subscribe, please send an email to

18 July 2017
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