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Week of: 28 September 2020 - 4 October 2020

School Leadership Updates – Webinar – 5 October at 4pm

This is a new short and regular slot for headteachers, senior leaders and governors to tap into ‘in the moment’ updates. Led by the School Effectiveness Team, the first session will explore a suggested approach to school self-evaluation as schools re-open and how this will support the key themes in the new Ofsted visits. There […]

How do Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Children’s Learning?

Thursday 12 November 2020 , Virtual Conference hosted via Click Meetings , 09:00 – 12:15 The effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences are not uncommon and can have a dramatic impact if they are not recognised and responded to. When children are exposed to adverse and stressful experiences, it can have a long-lasting impact on their […]

Let’s Make Music Happen in the ‘New Normal’

Devon and Torbay Music Conference Thursday 22 October 2020 – Hosted Virtually Via Click Meetings – 09:00 -15:45 Classroom (specialist and non-specialist), instrumental and vocal practitioners are invited to join us for a day of informative, thought-provoking and inspirational sessions that will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make music happen in your […]

Making our Curriculum Anti-Racist in Devon

Thursday 5 November 2020 – Virtually Hosted via Click Meetings – 09:00 – 12:30 As educators we are in the privileged position of having influence and making change happen so that we can help make a better future for all; as Devon is county with predominantly white schools we have an even bigger job in […]

Greener Devon Week – Youth Parliament

In recognition of the Climate Emergency, Youth Parliament for Devon are planning a ‘Greener Devon’ week for schools and youth groups from the 19 – 23 October.  Their aim is to educate on the issue and promote some of the amazing climate action that is already taking place in Devon.  They are putting together a […]

Proposals Implemented: Silverton Primary School, Monkerton Primary School and Roundswell Primary School

Silverton C of E Primary School The Governing Body of Silverton Primary School approved a proposal to lower the school’s age range to take 2-11 year olds and this has been implemented from the beginning of the Autumn Term 2020. Monkerton Community Primary School Monkerton Community Primary School, Exeter opened in September 2020 & is […]

Consultation: Pathfield and Bidwell Brook Schools

Pathfield School, Barnstaple Following consultation, Devon County Council has published a Brief Notice and Full Proposal to increase places at Pathfield School from 137 to 186 day places and a change of category to include Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties for boys and girls, aged 3-19, with effect from Mid December 2020. Bidwell Brook School, […]

Consultation: Monkleigh Primary School – proposal to lower age range

Devon County Council is consulting on a proposal to lower the age range of Monkleigh Community Primary School from 4-11 to 2-11 from January 2021. Monkleigh Pre-School, a Governor run Pre-School, is situated on the grounds of Monkleigh Primary School and takes 2, 3 and 4 years olds. This proposal is concerned with the pre-school […]

Building the Foundations of a Quality Curriculum within the Early Years

Tuesday 24 November 2020 – Virtual Conference hosted via Click Meetings, 09:00 – 12:30 ‘Children’s brains develop more quickly, they learn more rapidly between the ages of 0 and 7 than at any other stage. So the experiences children have at this time really count. What you do makes all the difference.’ – Amanda Spielman, Chief HMI […]

South Molton Community Primary School: consultation on proposal to enlarge

Devon County Council is consulting on plans to enlarge South Molton Community Primary School from 240 places to 315 places from September 2021. Further information is available via: https://www.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/categories/education-and-schools/. If you would like to comment on the proposal, please email schoolconsultations@devon.gov.uk by the deadline of 21 October 2020.  

RE Newsletter – Autumn Term 2020

Latest newsletter for information, cpd, resources and guidance. Compiled by Ed Pawson, RE Adviser to Devon and Torbay SACREs, Adviser to CofE schools, Diocese of Exeter.

New guidance on Collective Worship in Devon schools (2020), entitled: ‘A Time To Breath’.

This document provides schools in Devon with a guide to the current legal expectations for collective worship, including the parental right to withdrawal. It aims to help schools put in place effective practice and reflective experiences for their pupils, encouraging active pupil participation in collective worship. It offers a sample school policy document and sets […]

Outdoor Education Training by Babcock LDP

The Dartmoor Centres have many years’ experience designing & providing leadership training, CPD events and First Aid courses. Below is a list of our currently available training: Educational Visits Co-Ordinator (EVC) Briefings (Primary) – 12 November 2020 Educational Visits Co-Ordinator (EVC) Briefings (Secondary) – 12 November 2020 Educational Visits Co-Ordinator (EVC) Briefings (Primary + Secondary) […]

Devon’s EHC Hub

The EHC (Education, Health and Care) Hub should now be used to plan any upcoming EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) reviews in your setting. We have currently added over 6000 plans to the EHC Hub. We are continuing to add plans daily and hope to have every plan available on the Hub in the […]

Music Training by Babcock LDP and Devon Music Education Hub

Devon Music Education Hub works with schools, music educators and a range of local, regional and national partner organisations to create all kinds of opportunities for children and young people in Devon to have an excellent, high quality music education. Below is a list of currently available training: Music Network Teach Meet – Various dates […]

English Training by Babcock LDP

The English team offer up-to-date guidance and support to enable schools to develop and enhance their understanding of how children learn and the most effective ways to support learning. Below is a list of currently available training: Moving on with Vocabulary Teaching – Various dates from October Phonics Screening Check Briefing – Various dates in […]

Attachment Based Mentoring Training by Babcock LDP

Below is a list of our currently available Attachment Based Mentoring training: Attachment Based Mentoring Programme (4 day programme): Exeter – Multiple sessions starting 16 November 2020 Attachment Based Mentoring Programme (4 day programme): Mid Devon – Multiple sessions starting 30 November 2020 Attachment Based Mentoring Programme (4 day programme): South Devon – Multiple sessions […]

Physical Difficulties and SEND ICT Training by Babcock LDP

Below is a list of currently available training from our Physical Difficulties and SEND ICT team. Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties – Initial – 10 November 2020 Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties – Refresher – 12 November 2020

Ethnic, Minority and Traveller Achievement Training by Babcock LDP

We provide expert advice, guidance and training to help raise attainment and close the performance gap for these children and young people from BME and Traveller groups. Below is a list of the currently available training: Autumn Term Workshops – 4 November 2020 EMTAS Supporting EAL Writers – 9 December 2020 Making our Curriculum Anti-Racist […]

Communication and Interaction Training

We offer support, advice and guidance for children and young people where Autism and/or Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) is the primary need. Below is a list of currently available training: AET Leading Good Practice – 10 November 2020 Autism and Girls – 12 November 2020 Autism and Pathological Avoidance – 5 November 2020 […]

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