Monthly Communication Archives: October 2019

EXPIRED Devon Climate Emergency

A range of public, private and voluntary organisations from across Devon came together on 22 May 2019, to declare a climate emergency and to endorse the principles of the Devon Climate Declaration. They have appointed a Net-Zero Task Force to produce a Devon Carbon Plan. You can read more on the newly launched Devon Climate […]

The Way We Deal with Employment Status and IR35 is Changing!

If you ever employ an individual or a company to come in and complete a task for you “off-payroll”, you’ll be affected by HMRC’s tax legislation. Currently we use HMRC’s online tool to get a status decision on whether your worker is employed or self-employed for tax purposes. On Monday 18 November 2019 this process […]

School Workforce Census 2019

The statutory School Workforce Census takes place on Thursday 7 November 2019.  The link below provides information on changes to this year’s census, reminders on areas that need updating and other useful information.

30 October 2019
For Action

*Change of venue* Only 4 weeks until our great teaching masterclass with Tom Sherrington

Tuesday 26 November 2019 – Sandy Park, Exeter Join us for a morning with Tom Sherrington, the writer of the best selling book ‘The Learning Rainforest: Great Teaching in Real Classrooms’. Tom will speak about evidence-informed teaching and ask the question. ‘What does it look like in practice?’ He will then discuss the power and purpose […]

Curriculum – A Strategy for Social Justice Seminar

Thursday 6 February 2020, Sandy Park, Exeter, 09:15 – 12:45 Ofsted have shifted their focus to the curriculum and referenced that this is driven by their belief that the curriculum is the key to improve social justice. This seminar will explore the ongoing challenges faced by schools to address the gap in outcomes for children […]

CyberFirst Girls Competition is back for 2020

Registration for the CyberFirst Girls Competition 2020 opens Monday 2 December 2019. Free to enter, this exciting national competition looks for Year 8 girls to form teams, and take on an online round of puzzles and challenges, all related to the world of cyber security. They don’t need to know anything about the field: they’ll […]

EXPIRED Be bright, be seen now that winter is here

Now that the clocks have gone back, Devon County Council is reminding all road users to ‘be bright, be seen’ as it gets darker and weather conditions get worse. More vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders, are reminded to be alert and make themselves visible by wearing reflective or fluorescent […]

Behaviour Conference 2019 – Don’t miss your chance to attend

Thursday 21 November 2019  Sandy Park, Exeter,  09:00 – 15:45 Being good isn’t just about right and wrong, following the rules or doing what we are told. It is about the whole person, their sense of self, feeling safe, intrinsic motivation, positive relationships and more. This conference will explore the link between wellbeing and outcomes […]

Protect Your Schools Reputation – Data Breaches and Cyber Security

Thursday 12 March 2020,  Sandy Park, Exeter – 09:00 – 12:30 Not everyone is comfortable in assessing whether a breach needs to be reported and with the risk of a fine, who can blame them? This seminar will include some top tips, take away guides and a personal data breach scenario to work through. There […]

EXPIRED National PSHE CPD Programme

Participants will be required to plan and deliver a PSHE lesson, which will be observed – this forms part of the reflective approach underpinning the course. All necessary course materials are provided; these will support participants during each of the training days and will help to direct further independent reading and study. *Please note that […]

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