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Monthly Communication Archives: October 2021

Year 7 Maths Circles Programme

What is a maths circle? Maths circles are designed to support able Maths students to develop their mathematical thinking, reasoning skills and problem-solving. Expect a selection of problems/tasks and co-operative activities from across the KS3 curriculum and beyond! Format Working in a group of 6, students will be assigned a mentor who will work with Continue reading →

EXPIRED Sir Francis Chichester Trust – Applications now open

Fully funded outward bound courses for young people aged 16 to 22 yrs! Deadline Tuesday 1 February 2022. Please note – any late applications will not be considered. The Sir Francis Chichester Trust is once again offering FREE places on outward bound courses to young people aged 16-22 who live in Devon. If you know Continue reading →

21 October 2021

S11 data collection form

The sample S11 data collection on admission to school form available to schools has been updated. Information on changes to the form are listed on the first page. Please note this is a sample for which captures information required for the school census and other information that might be relevant to schools. It is not Continue reading →

20 October 2021

A level maths work group

Our A level work group sessions are aimed at developing pedagogy to support Covid recovery in schools. Topics may include: differentiation in the A level Mathematics classroom evidence-based practice such as spaced practice and retrieval dealing with gaps in students coming from a Covid-disrupted GCSE topic based pedagogy (e.g. hypothesis testing, proof etc.) Date Time Continue reading →

19 October 2021

NPQ Announcement – All six NPQs are now free for most teachers and school leaders, following a change to eligibility criteria

Apply now for the Spring 2022 start date. The three existing NPQs in Senior Leadership, Headship and Executive Leadership have been refreshed, ensuring that they are underpinned by the latest evidence of what works. The existing middle leadership NPQ has also been replaced with three new specialist NPQs to best address the broad range of responsibilities of current Continue reading →

The future of school 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 →

Closing the EAL Gap: Raising the attainment of bilingual learners

Thursday 25 November 2021 – Hosted online via click meetings – 09:30 – 12:30 Remote learning had been particularly challenging for learners with English as an additional language. Due to the national Covid-19 lockdowns, many bilingual learners might have had a limited access to a broad range of English, including the academic language. In order Continue reading →

DLD Awareness Day 15 October 2021

Developing a shared understanding of DLD – free online information session – 18 Nov 3pm – 4pm To coincide with DLD Awareness Day 15 October 2021, the Babcock LDP Communication and Interaction team are holding a free of charge information session designed to support SENDCOs in developing teachers’ awareness and understanding of Developmental Language Disorder Continue reading →

AET autism and anxiety module

This module on autism and anxiety in schools will provide delegates with an understanding of what we mean by anxiety, how it appears in autistic children and young people (CYP), what the key triggers are, and what teaching staff can do to support autistic pupils. It is designed so that the training can be delivered Continue reading →

SLCN and SEMH network meetings – Language and behaviour (online)

This network meeting is free of charge to all Devon maintained and academy schools. 29 November 13:00 – 14:30 In this network meeting, advisory staff from the communication and interaction and SEMH team have collaborated together to develop support for schools to enable staff to confidently explore the links between language difficulties and behaviour to Continue reading →

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