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Monthly Communication Archives: September 2022

School Census Bulletin 1 – Autumn 2022

Please read the latest School Census bulletin in preparation for the School Census on 6th October.

27 September 2022

EXPIRED Assessment in Secondary Computing -17 October

Online Course:  17 October  1600-1730 Effective teaching is underpinned by the accurate use of assessment, enabling teachers to check the knowledge and understanding of children. The use of accurate assessment allows teaching to be adapted and personalised, improving the learning journey for students. This CPD aims to improve teachers’ knowledge of their students through a Continue reading →

27 September 2022

EXPIRED Physical Computing in KS2 with the Crumble Controller -16 November

Face-to-face course on 16 November  1530- 1700 Physical computing involves programming digital devices to sense and interact with the world – an engaging alternative to screen-only activity. It touches upon many areas of the computing curriculum, bringing subject knowledge and programming skills to engaging and enjoyable classroom activities. The Crumble Controller is an easy-to-use programmable Continue reading →

27 September 2022

EXPIRED Online Safety through Primary Computing – 2 November

Online Course:   2 November 1530 – 1700 This short course will support the needs of schools in ensuring that they keep children safe whilst teaching computing and using technology to access the full primary curriculum. Online safety is a whole-school priority, and can be supported effectively through a high-quality computing curriculum. Using high-quality, evidence-based resources Continue reading →

27 September 2022

EXPIRED Preparing for OFSTED in Primary Computing 28 September

Online Course on Wednesday 28 September 1530- 1700 Find out what to expect from an Ofsted visit to your school and how you can prepare for it as a computing subject lead. This short course will explore the expectations outlined in the Ofsted framework and what this means for computing teaching and learning in your Continue reading →

27 September 2022

Devon Education Services conferences

EYFS conference: empowering all our children to live healthy, happy and active lives  – 6 October 2022 | Sandy Park, Exeter Designated Teachers conference: magic weaving– 7 October 2022 | Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton Finance conference: state of the nation – 1 December 2022 | Sandy Park, Exeter School administrators conference – 31 January 2023 | Sandy Park, Exeter Social, emotional, Continue reading →

EXPIRED Secondary school application process for Year 6 children (September 2023)

A letter to all primary schools to ask for assistance in ensuring as high a take up as possible for applications to transfer into secondary school in September 2023. The application form is attached as well as some suggested text to share with your families of children in Year 6. Letter, suggested text for social Continue reading →

27 September 2022
For Action

EXPIRED Consultation: Marland School expansion onto a satellite site at Bideford

Following informal consultation, the proposal to expand Marland School onto a satellite site at East-the-Water, Bideford has now entered into a formal representation period. The ‘Full Proposal’ provides further information and is available to view via: Expanding Marland School onto a New Satellite Site in Bideford 2023 – Have Your Say ( We welcome comments/representations Continue reading →

21 September 2022

Outdoor Education training

Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training (online) – 29 Sep or 17 Nov Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC) Training (in person)  – 15 Sept;13 Oct; 20 Oct; 3 Nov or 1 Dec EVC Termly Briefing (primary) – 8 Nov; 9 Nov; 10 Nov or 15 Nov EVC Termly Briefing (secondary) – 9 Nov; 10 Nov or 15 Nov Summer Moorland Walking Continue reading →

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