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Monthly Communication Archives: November 2022

Supporting language and communication skills in the secondary classroom

Fully funded training for Devon maintained and academy schools. The suggested audience is SENCO, SLT, Teachers, Communication Champion An opportunity for secondary schools to attend four training sessions that will improve understanding and identification of language and communication needs (SLCN) in secondary settings. Training Objectives Session 1 – Understanding speech, language and communication needs in Continue reading →

Religious Education newsletter

Read the November issue of the RE newsletter. Topics covered: 2021 census: celebrating diversity through religion and worldviews Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2023 Learn, Teach, Lead RE Courses from Exeter Diocese Exploring ideas about Christmas Other news: Free RE teacher CPD GCSE Islam Two Mules Grants for RE Subject knowledge courses Studying Buddhism Teacher surveys Continue reading →

Education conferences, not to be missed!

Finance conference: state of the nation – 1 December 2022 | Sandy Park, Exeter North Devon music conference – 24 January 2023 | Hallsannery House, near Bideford School administrators conference – 31 January 2023 | Sandy Park, Exeter For the love of reading! English conference – 21 February 2023 | Buckfast SEND conference – 8 June 2023 | Sandy Park, Exeter Safeguarding Continue reading →

Initial training for school-based attendance staff

The Education Welfare Service in Devon is offering a training opportunity to newly appointed, school-based colleagues working on attendance in schools and academies in the South West. This training opportunity is in the form of two, 2-hour training sessions that will support colleagues to contextualise their work, whilst giving them time to consider and develop Continue reading →

Devon Education Services November schools’ bulletin

Did you receive our latest news and professional development bulletin? If not, read the November bulletin here.  Not a subscriber?  Sign up to future updates.  

Support for schools and settings website feedback

Many thanks to everyone who completed the survey on our new Support for schools and settings website in the first few weeks of term. We’ve been reviewing the results, which will help inform any future changes needed to the site. We’ve closed the survey now, however, there’s a general feedback option available that will allow Continue reading →

22 November 2022

EXPIRED Ashwater Primary – Proposal to lower the age range

Following informal consultation, Devon County Council is now formally consulting on lowering the age range of Ashwater Primary School from 4-11 to 2-11 years from January 2023. The full proposal is available to view online via: – please select the ‘Education and Schools’ category. The web page also details how responses can be sent Continue reading →

22 November 2022

The Way We Talk

New speech and language courses to help young children catch up after COVID-19 Language and communication skills are important in supporting and developing our children’s resilience and life chances. The Way We Talk gives parents, carers and professionals the skills to help improve speech and language development for their children and young people. Visit Continue reading →

Confirmation of the STPCD 2022

The DfE has confirmed that following the 21-day praying period that ended on 3 November 2022 the teachers’ pay award for the 2022-23 process is complete as far as the DfE is concerned, apart from the intention to amend the STPCD 2022 again in the new year to take account of the King’s coronation and Continue reading →

EXPIRED Stokeinteignhead Primary School: change of category to Foundation Trust

Following informal consultation, the Governing Board of Stokeinteignhead Primary School is now formally consulting on a proposal to change the school’s legal school category from Community to Foundation and at the same time acquire a Trust known as the United Schools’ Learning Partnership (USLP). Further details are available in the Full Proposal, available via: Stokeinteignhead Continue reading →

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