School Types: All LA Schools - LA Primary School

Week of: 10 June 2019 - 16 June 2019

Employment Status and IR35 Guidance

Moving in to the summer term and beyond, you may be considering asking individuals to come in and work for you in a variety of ways. This means we have to think about their employment status. We get that it’s a challenging topic and so to help you make these decisions we’ve created some guidance […]

LEGO Therapy Training

This 1.5 hour training is aimed at Teachers and Teaching Assistants across Key Stages 1 -4. LEGO Therapy was developed to improve social competence in children with autism, however it may also be helpful for children with other social communication difficulties and anxiety conditions, depression or adjustment difficulties.

Wonderful children’s poetry opportunity in Exeter

The Children’s Bookshow is bringing the award-winning poet, Rachel Rooney to Exeter Northcott Theatre on 6 November. Rachel will be doing an hour’s performance and every child attending will receive a free copy of her latest book A Kid in My Class (illustrated by former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell) – RRP £10.99. Alongside the theatre performance, we also […]

11 June 2019

Early Years – EYFS Briefing/Moderation Events –Summer and Autumn 19 and Spring 20

Please download information on the forthcoming Early Years briefings. The summer dates are between 3 and 9 July, so please book online if you wish to attend.

11 June 2019

Primary English Subject Leadership Development Programme – Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020

This four-session course is designed to stimulate leadership thinking and develop capacity to support and challenge, in order to secure school improvement in English and develop personal career potential. It provides opportunities for new primary English subject leaders or those returning to the role to engage in professional dialogue, exploring strategies for effective leadership including […]

Primary PE Subject Leader Network Briefings – Summer 2019

Our summer Primary PE Subject Leader Network Briefings will be taking place at the end of this month. The Summer 2019 briefings will cover: National Updates on the Primary PE and Sports Premium Funding The new Government Action plan around sport and health Opportunity to see new resources and other ideas linked to PE and […]

11 June 2019

Boxall Profile Training for Devon Schools – Free training – Autumn dates now available

A free training programme for all Devon LA schools and academies designed to: enable staff to use the boxall profile – an on-line assessment tool for staff working with vulnerable children, from early years to secondary equip schools with the means to better identify all pupils’ Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs improve teaching […]

Bradford Primary and Bridgerule C of E Primary Academy Schools: Consultation to extend age range

The Governors and Trustees of Bradford Primary School and Bridgerule C of E Primary Academy Schools (part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust) are consulting on extending the age range of both schools from 4-11 to 2-11 years of age from 4 September 2019. The closing date for responding is Monday 15 July 2019. Details […]

Free pupil Health and Wellbeing survey – SHEU

Schools are invited to take part in this year’s free School Health Education Unit (SHEU) health and well-being survey, scheduled for Autumn 2019.  Schools taking part receive a report detailing their pupil’s health behaviours and perceptions in relation to their physical and emotional health and well-being. The survey should provide useful insight for school improvement […]

Time to Change – free resources for schools on mental health and wellbeing

‘Time to Change’ is an initiative run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness encouraging young people – and the adults who work with them – to have open and honest conversations about mental health. 1 in 8 young people will experience a mental health problem and many fear the reaction of others. Time to Change […]

Communication and Interaction Clinics

A chance for SENCOs and school staff to informally discuss the needs of pupils. The clinics are an opportunity to discuss a range of concerns affecting pupils with both Autism and Speech, Language and Communication Needs. These clinics are open to Early Years, Primary and Secondary Schools. Settings are offered a 30 minute slot.  

Sorry for your Loss Seminar: Supporting Children who have Experienced Loss or Bereavement

Thursday 10 October 2019 – Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter – 09:00 – 12:45 “Sorry for your loss” is a comment we often hear, and sometimes use ourselves, when we are in a situation where someone has experienced a loss or bereavement. Usually well intentioned and mostly kind – we are usually left feeling awkward and […]

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