News Archive

Information   Bradford Council Choir Rehearsal

An opportunity for council employees to meet colleagues and relax through singing. more...

Published: 20/10/2017 | Audience: ALL

Information   National Quality Awards for Supplementary Schools

The National Resources for Supplementary Schools(NRCSE) Quality Award will be presented to four supplementary schools at a prestigious ceremony due to be held at City Hall on Monday 20th November at 6pm. more...

Published: 20/10/2017 | Audience: All

Consultation   Delivery Models of Nursery Places

Please take the short survey so the local authority can see if there are sufficicent nursery places and how the market has changed since the introduction of the extended entitlement- 30 hours. more...

Published: 20/10/2017 | Audience: All Early Years Funded Providers- Nursery Schools, Academy and Maintained Primary schools with nurse

Information   PSHE Co-Ordinators Meeting

Building Resilience in Young People Practical teaching strategies more...

Published: 20/10/2017 | Audience: PSHE Co-ordinators at all schools

Action   Join the Bradford Music Education Hub Singing Challenge

For the Autumn term, we have linked with Out of the Ark to form Bradford Music Education Hub’s Singing Challenge. This is an opportunity to get access to five songs and online resources from Out of the Ark and raise the profile of singing. more...

Published: 20/10/2017 | Audience: All Primary Music Co-ordinators and SEN Co-ordinators

Information   Takeover Challenge

Please find attached information in relation to the Takeover Challenge. more...

Published: 20/10/2017 | Audience: All Headteachers

Information   Parents reminded to get their children vaccinated for flu

Parents are being urged to use the half term to organise for their children to have the free flu vaccination if they are eligible. more...

Published: 20/10/2017 | Audience: Teachers, headteachers, parents, school nurses, nursaries

Action   Course: Supporting a pupil with VI who uses a long cane: November / January

Course run by specialist staff from the Sensory Service, Habilitation Team more...

Published: 20/10/2017 | Audience: Any person who works with or supports a pupil with a visual impairment

Opportunity   Interfaith Week 12th —19th November 2017

Bradford Council’s Diversity and Cohesion service are welcoming schools to join the Diversity and Cohesion team for Interfaith Week celebrations. more...

Published: 19/10/2017 | Audience: All Schools

Action   Education VAT Training Thursday 30 November 2017

Bradford Council’s Financial Services have arranged for Price Waterhouse Cooper to run Education VAT Training for maintained schools. The deadline for booking is Wednesday 15 November 2017. more...

Published: 19/10/2017 | Audience: School Business Managers and other financial staff in maintained schools only

Consultation   50 Things to do Before You're 5

St Edmund's Nursery School and Children's Centre is currently working on a new initiative called '50 Things to do Before You're 5'. It takes a child centered approach, with a focus on the development of speech, language and communication skills in children aged birth to five. more...

Published: 19/10/2017 | Audience: early years practitioners, preschool teachers, headteachers, health visitors, parents

Opportunity   Enid Blyton Workshops @ City Library Children's Book Week 13th - 17th Nov

Celebrate Children’s Book Week Monday 13th – Friday 17th November 2017 with Bradford Libraries, at our Enid Blyton Workshops to mark the 75th Anniversary of the publication of “The Famous Five”. more...

Published: 19/10/2017 | Audience: Primary Head Teachers; Literacy Coordinators

Opportunity   Course: Bradford Birth to 19 TS and Education Works; Excellence in Oracy

Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School is excited to present a programme in Achieving Excellence in Oracy. Supported by BB to19 TS Specialist leaders in Education and Education Works. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: Headteacher, Subject leaders in Maths, Oracy Leaders, classteachers

Action   2018/19 Formula Funding Consultations have been published.

Consultations for High Needs Block, Primary and Secondary Schools Block and Early Years Single Funding Formula (Early Years Block) have now been published. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: Head Teachers (Maintained & Academies) Business Managers Finance Managers Peripatetic Bursars

Opportunity   Course: BB to19 and Education Works; Talk 4 Maths

Bradford Birth to 19 TS is excited to present a course in Achieving Excellence in Mathematical Language / Talk 4 Maths. Supported by BB to19 Teaching School, Specialist Leaders in Education and Education Works. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Subject Leaders in Maths, class teachers

Opportunity   Course: Bradford Birth to 19 and Education Works; Mathematical Fluency

Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School is excited to present a course in Achieving Excellence in Mathematical Fluency, supported by Specialist Leaders in Education and Education Works. An interactive JPD programme delivered over 3 half days with gap tasks. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: Head teachers, Subject leaders in Maths, class teachers

Opportunity   Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School Primary Reading Project - *New Dates*

New Dates for this new Primary Reading Project being led by Bradford Birth to 19 Specialist Leaders in Education and supported by Alison Philipson. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, English Subject Leaders, Teachers

Information   High Park School receives Autism Accreditation

High Park School is the first school or organisation in Bradford to be awarded Autism Accreditation by the National Autistic Society. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, SENCO's

Action   Utility Bill Debts

Please can all schools ensure that utility bills are paid promptly and before the payment due date as advised on the utility bill. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: All School Head Teachers, Business Managers, Finance staff

Opportunity   Bradford Libraries Rhyme Challenge 2017-18

Is your setting ready for the Bradford Libraries Rhyme Challenge? more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: Headteachers; EYFS leaders; Literacy Co-ordinators; Parental Involvement Workers

Action   Autumn Term Headteacher/Principal Briefings November 2017

Agendas attached outlining the programme. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: For the attention of Headteachers of all education settings.

Opportunity   Conference on hearing, eyesight, speech and sleep and Down syndrome

80% of children with Down syndrome can experience hearing loss. 60% can experience eyesight problems and all have reduced acuity. 50% can experience sleep apnoea. ALL have difficulties developing language skills and clear speech. ALL impact on the development, education and inclusion. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: staff working with children who have Down syndrome

Opportunity   Charity gig in aid of the Lord Mayor's Appeal and Down Syndrome

We would love to invite school staff and sixth formers to our event on Saturday 11 November, 7.30pm at Bradford Grammar School. Two outstanding local bands, The Tom McKenzie Band and Issimo, will be playing in aid of the Lord Mayor's Appeal and the Down Syndrome Training & Support Service. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: anyone wanting a great night out! staff and sixth formers

Opportunity   Using visual resources to develop the language skills/Down syndrome

The training will detail why visual support is vital to help support and develop language and communication skills in people with Down syndrome and include ideas to develop literacy skills, an overview of Clicker 6(7) and the Reading Language Intervention (RLI) programme. more...

Published: 18/10/2017 | Audience: Staff working with children and young people who have Down syndrome and other learning disabilities

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Published: 17/10/2017 | Audience: All

Information   Bradford SEND conference hailed a success

Following our highly successful SEND conference in Bradford on 18 July 2017 which focused on serving the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND) please see below video links to watch the presentations. more...

Published: 16/10/2017 | Audience: ALL

Information   Leadership and Team Development

Interactive learning session with practical exercises to help the manager transfer the learning into the workplace. more...

Published: 17/10/2017 | Audience: This session is part of the Front Line Manager Programme aimed atmanagers who are keen to develop th

Information   Digital Leader Academy Plus - 31 October

The Digital Leader Academy Plus Programme has been created to enable existing Digital Leaders to continue their development after successfully completing the Digital Leader Academy. It allows Digital Leaders to achieve some of the more difficult level 1 badges and some level 2 badges. more...

Published: 16/10/2017 | Audience: Primary Computing Subject Leaders

Information   Delivering the KS1 Computing Curriculum Course - 2 November

The Computing National Curriculum is not just about coding. The programme of study also refers to Online Safety, Digital Literacy and using technology appropriately and effectively across all areas of the curriculum. more...

Published: 16/10/2017 | Audience: Primary Computing Subject Leaders

Action   EVOLUTION

What do fossils tell us about life millions of years ago? more...

Published: 16/10/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Teachers & SLT's