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Monthly Communication Archives: September 2021

National Professional Qualifications (NPQs) (deadline for first cohort applications 12 October)

Babcock LDP has teamed up with the Ambition Institute to deliver NPQs across the South West. These professional development programmes support teachers and school leaders at all levels – from new teachers through to trust CEOs.  Find out about the different programmes and the funding criteria on the Ambition Institute’s website: National Professional Qualification for Leading Continue reading →

School Census Bulletin 1 – Autumn 2021

DfE School Census Date:Thurs 7 Oct 2021 Return Date:Tues 12 Oct 2021 As you may be aware, the statutory School Census for the Autumn Term takes place on Thu 7 October. We strongly recommend that schools begin to prepare for the School Census by ensuring that, so far as possible, pupil databases are up-to-date and the relevant systems / accesses are Continue reading →

22 September 2021

Fully-Funded and Bursary Supported Computing CPD

Join over 1000 teachers from a range of backgrounds who have completed the Teach Computing, Subject Knowledge Certification: a high quality PD programme that allows any teacher, no matter their background or experience, to confidently lead or teach KS3 to GCSE Computer Science Who can benefit? Computing leads looking to brush up their skills & Continue reading →

20 September 2021

Exeter Maths School – A Level Work Group to Support Covid Recovery

We’re excited to be working with the Jurassic Maths Hub and the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme again this year to lead an A Level Work Group, developing pedagogy to support Covid recovery in schools. The content of the Work Group sessions will be influenced by the needs of the participants, but may cover such topics Continue reading →

Pay Award Update – Teachers and Support Staff

Update on the School Teachers Pay and Conditions effective from 1 September 2021 and associated actions for schools and academies by 1 October 2021, as well as an update on the ongoing NJC (school support staff) pay award negotiations. Teachers Pay Further to the Education Secretary’s ministerial statement at the end of July, the Department Continue reading →

EXPIRED Consultation to increase the capacity at ACE Tiverton School

Transforming Futures Trust are currently consulting on an increase in the number of students able to attend ACE Tiverton from 70 to 100. Further details are available on the school. You can respond to the consultation by using the contact information provided on the school website, by the closing date of Monday 25 October 2021.

17 September 2021

EXPIRED Royal Institution Computer Science Masterclasses for Y9 Students

Overview Ri Masterclasses are a series of workshops which are led by enthusiastic speakers from industry, academia and education. They offer students in-depth investigations of topic areas outside of the school curriculum, combining theory with interactive exploration. Programme Schedule This year our masterclasses are being held at our Exeter Maths School site and will be delivered Continue reading →

16 September 2021

Engagement Conference: Building a School Community Based on Resilience and Relationships

Wednesday 10 November 2021 – A Blended Approach – Choose to attend online or in person – 09:30 – 15:30 Research indicates when people feel connected and supported this increases the likelihood of success. This conference places hope and resilience at the heart of the school community and will inspire school leaders to think creatively Continue reading →

The Future of Finance

Friday 3 December 2021 – Sandy Park, Exeter – 09:30 – 13:00 Since our last Finance Conference two years ago, there have been some significant changes and demands placed on schools. All of these will have had a financial impact on education, and all during a time when schools have been asked to continue effective Continue reading →

Bridging the Gap: Developing reading fluency for all

Thursday 21 October 2021 – Hosted online via Click Meetings – 09:30 – 15:00 Developing Fluency in reading for many children is the missing key to successful enjoyment and understanding of texts. This conference will offer delegates the opportunity to learn from international experts in developing fluency and also from practitioners developing practice in their Continue reading →

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