Latest Communications

Week of: 7 October 2019 - 13 October 2019

Trade Union Facilities Time Recording – Action for Maintained Schools

Please view the information regarding Trade Union facilities time reporting for the period April 2019-March 2020 and the action required by maintained schools. Recording sheet

8 October 2019
For Action

Child protection refresher training group 3 and above

1 day Refresher courses are for those delegates who have already undertaken the ‘Safeguarding Children Training Level 3 – Initial Training Course’. Group 3 and above are required to attend an inter-agency safeguarding update or refresher: schools every 2 years; early years and others every 3 years. Presentation of children at different ages Awareness of […]

Great teaching masterclass with Tom Sherrington

Tuesday 26 November 2019 – Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter – 09:00 – 13:00 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 […]

Less than a week to go until the EYFS conference

Monday 14 October 2019, Sandy Park, Exeter, 09:00 – 16:00 The areas of communication and language, personal, social and emotional development and physical development are inextricably linked. Children who do not make good progress in these areas throughout the EYFS, are likely to continue to struggle during their school years and beyond. We are constantly […]

8 October 2019

Vocabulary conference with Jean Gross: The wonder of words

Wednesday 6 November 2019 – Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter – 09:15 – 15:30 The term ‘word gap’ is typically used to refer to children in the Early Years or pupils starting in Reception with language development far below age related expectations, but we know that this issue affects a far wider range of children and […]

Intimate Care: Support and advice for children requiring assistance

This half day course will include relevant legislation, practical tips, sharing of suitable templates as well as an opportunity to discuss any concerns/issues. Delegates will leave the course with an awareness of: What is meant by support with personal care, the role of support staff in delivering good practice The importance of empowering individuals to […]

Secondary School Application Process 2020

A reminder from the admissions team to all primary schools to ensure their year 6 children make an application for Secondary school before the 31 October deadline.

8 October 2019
For Action

SEND Conference 2020: Making SEND Everybody’s Business

Thursday 4 June 2020, Sandy Park, Exeter, 09:00 – 15:45 Welcome to our exciting 2020 SEND Conference This year, through our fantastic special offer, we encourage you to invite your SEND governor to attend with you, so that the challenge of leading SEND in our schools is more widely understood and shared. Our educationally renowned […]

Moving and handling of children with physical difficulties

Initial – Full-day – £110 + VAT For those who have not been trained in moving and handling previously. Refresher – Half-day – £70 + VAT For those who have been trained in moving and handling in the past 12 – 18 months (refresher recommended annually). Please bring up to date examples of handling plans […]

Protect your School’s Reputation: Data Protection 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 is […]

Not long until the Babcock behaviour conference 2019

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 […]

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