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Consultation   Consultation on Prevention and Early Help estates strategy

We’re consulting on proposed changes to where we deliver Prevention and Early Help services for babies, children, young people and families. more...

Published: 19/03/2019 | Audience: Everyone

Information   Essential Life Skills grants available

The next round for the Essential Life Skills “Improving Social Mobility” grants are out now – closing date is 31st March more...

Published: 19/03/2019 | Audience: Everyone

Opportunity   Pilot for allocating Early Years Inclusion Funding to schools

The local authority will be implementing a new Early Years Inclusion Funding model (EYIF) from April 2019 more...

Published: 19/03/2019 | Audience: Primary Schools and Nursery Schools

Information   Literacy support prospectus for primary schools

A new prospectus of evidence-based professional development and support for literacy in the primary phase based on providers who have worked effectively in Bradford this year via a DFE-funded project is now available to download. Details are provided on how to commission the support. more...

Published: 19/03/2019 | Audience: Headteacher, English Subject Leaders

Opportunity   WHOLE SCHOOL SEND

SSAT WEST YORKSHIRE REGIONAL INNOVATION AND IMPACT EVENT more...

Published: 19/03/2019 | Audience: SENCO's, SLT, SLE

Information   Autism Information Event

Bradford is to hold an information day for families living with autism on World Autism Awareness Day more...

Published: 19/03/2019 | Audience: All schools supporting families with children with autism

Information   Educational initiatives at Bradford City FC Community Foundation

We’ve got two exciting education initiatives for schools which are being run by our Community Foundation – Penalty Shootout and our Community Hub. more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Schools

Opportunity   World Down Syndrome day, 21st March ...and all week

Happy World Down syndrome week. Open day at our Centre 2 Whitley Street, Bingley 10am to 2pm Thursday 21st March - café, tombola, teddy+ Easter egg raffle, tombola, teddy stall and craft stall. All welcome. more...

Published: 19/03/2019 | Audience: anyone with an interest in Down syndrome

Opportunity   FREE TWILIGHT SESSION ON REVISION AND STUDY

Join us at our Twilight session on Revision and Study more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Teachers, Head Teachers, Support Staff

Opportunity   This is Bradford - This is Us

Would you be interested in your school performing at the cultural event "This is Bradford -This is Us 2019" more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Head teachers and Music coordinators

Information   Would you like a qualified Mental Health First Aider In Your School?

Our next Youth MHFA 2 day training is on Tues 30th April - Weds 1st May 2019 at Marshfield Primary School. Book your place today and become a Youth Mental Health First Aider. Contact louise.cunningham@marshfield.bradford.sch.uk for a booking form more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: SLT, Teachers, Support Staff, Learning Mentors, HSLOs

Opportunity   An Inexpensive Six Day Curriculum CPD Opportunity

Does your curriculum stand up to the new Ofsted framework? Would you like to receive bespoke curriculum design support from a recognised 'IPC Centre of Good Practice?' A six day curriculum offer commissioned by Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School. Please see the flyer attached for details. more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Headteachers, Curriculum Leaders, Teachers

Action   Annual Music Data Return

We are now overdue our Data Returns. more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Head teachers and Music Coordinators

Information   Training: Leading Learning

A three-day evidence-informed course to improve CPD and teacher development more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Leaders of CPD in Primary and Secondary

Information   Training: Improving Literacy in Primary Schools

A three-day evidence-informed course to improve literacy more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Primary school leaders with responsibility for English

Information   Road Safety Year 6 Transition Sessions

The Road Safety Team is taking bookings for transition sessions for Year 6 pupils - free of charge more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Primary Schools

Action   COURSE: Developing your understanding of handwriting- a practical guide.

Handwriting is a complex process. Learn more about the physical requirements and elements that need to be developed for children to write proficiently. more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Sencos, class teachers and support assistants

Action   COURSE: Makaton Foundation Workshop for Professionals - 2 x FULL DAY COURSE

This course is run over 2 full days for adults wishing to learn Makaton signing and use it within their work space. more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: Suitable for: Professionals, early years practitioners, parents/carers

Action   COURSE: Clicker 7

Many children benefit from using Clicker 7 software on the computer as an alternative to handwriting. more...

Published: 18/03/2019 | Audience: Sencos, class teachers, support assistants

Action   Course: Classroom Strategies for Provision at Range 3 & 4 (Teachers/SENDCOs

Comprehensive autism training and insight for school staff who already have a basic knowledge and experience of autism. more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: School based staff in direct contact with CYP with a diagnosis of autism to include SENCo’s, teacher

Information   Email 'Phishing' Virus

Appleton Academy has been targeted by a malware virus, which has affected staff email accounts. more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: School Headteachers and Network Managers

Action   COURSE: Alphabet Arc – A multi-sensory programme (Half day training)

Alphabet Arc is a multi-sensory intervention which helps develop pupil’s fluency with letter sounds and names and alphabetical order. It also develops segmentation, blending and syllabification skills. It can be used with pupils of all ages. more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: Teaching Assistants, SENDCOs and Class Teachers.

Action   COURSE: Positive Lunchtimes and Playtimes

This training course is 2 sessions long. The training is for senior leaders, middle managers who have a responsibility for lunchtimes who have an interest in developing a more positive lunchtimes and playtimes. more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: Inclusion staff, pastoral staff, SENCo’s, senior leaders, middle managers

Action   COURSE: Classroom Strategies at Range 3 and 4 (EY’s)(TA’s)

Comprehensive autism training and insight for school staff who already have a basic knowledge and experience of autism. more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: School/setting based staff

Action   COURSE: How to use and interpret the GL Assessment Dyslexia Portfolio

This workshop trains SENDCOs to administer and interpret the Dyslexia Portfolio. It includes a range of case studies to demonstrate how to interpret results and use them to inform appropriate provision. more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: SENDCOs

Opportunity   COURSE: Makaton Early Years Taster

A 2 hour session designed to give participants an insight and basic experience in using Makaton Language Programme. more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: Professionals, Early Years Practitioners, parents/carers or anyone who wishes to learn to sign with

Opportunity   YR 4 Tag Festival

Free YR 4 Tag Rugby Festival more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: Headteachers, PE Teachers, PE Co-Ordinators

Action   COURSE - The Portage Workshop – A Small Steps Approach to learning

This 3 day accredited workshop is open to anyone working with young children (under 7) with additional needs/disabilities and their families. It covers core curriculum set out by the National Portage Association www.portage.org.uk more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: Early Years Practitioners, SENCO’s & EYFS Teachers particularly those working in Day Nurseries a

Opportunity   Curriculum Review CPD with Mary Myatt - LAST CHANCE TO BOOK

30th April 2019 - As OFSTED begins to focus more on the curriculum and the rationale behind what you teach, many schools are looking to review their curriculum. Do they know why? What is a school's rationale for changing, refining or introducing new aspects of the curriculum? more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: All senior leaders working in primary schools

Consultation   Consultation on sufficiency of SEND placements

We're carrying out a consultation on the sufficiency of specialist places for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) across the Bradford District. more...

Published: 15/03/2019 | Audience: Everyone

Information   Alternative Provision Innovation Fund (APIF) Project Launch

Bradford AP Academy is pleased to announce that the DfE funded APIF Key Worker project has launched in the Bradford area. more...

Published: 14/03/2019 | Audience: Headteachers, Principal, SLT, Deputy Heads, School Leaders,

Information   Jaguar Primary School Challenge - Fantastic Transition Project Opportunity

STEM PROJECT - Jaguar Primary School Challenge incorporates all the STEM learning to curriculum, it provides opportunities to gain a variety skills, showcase your entrepreneurial talent and compete at local, regional and national levels depending how far your interest takes you. more...

Published: 14/03/2019 | Audience: Primary schools and Secondary schools

Information   KS4 G.C.S.E. Maths and English Examiner hints and tips

Do you teach KS4 Maths and English? Would you like to hear hints and tips to support your pupils in this summers G.C.S.E. exams? more...

Published: 14/03/2019 | Audience: Secondary schools, ks4 teachers

Information   KS4 G.C.S.E. Maths and English Examiner hints and tips

Do you teach KS4 Maths and English? Would you like to hear hints and tips to support your pupils in this summers G.C.S.E. exams? more...

Published: 14/03/2019 | Audience: Teachers, schools, head teachers secondary schools, ks4 teachers

Opportunity   Embedding Arts, Culture and Heritage in your Curriculum

Spanning three events over this academic year, the programme aims to support schools to consider how they might enrich their curriculum and broaden pupil experience by engaging with the arts, culture and heritage offer in Leeds and beyond. more...

Published: 14/03/2019 | Audience: Teachers Senior Leadership Schools

Opportunity   2-day Mental Health Conference in May 2019

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May. Day 1 “Developing the mentally healthy classroom” (Monday 20th) is aimed at NQTs and ITTs. Day 2 “Developing a mentally healthy school” (Tuesday 21st) is aimed at school leaders. more...

Published: 14/03/2019 | Audience: NQTs Senior Leadership

Information   Bradford’s youth strike for climate change

At 11am on Friday 15th March, hundreds of Bradford's young people will walk out of class and gather on the steps of City Hall to demand politicians take urgent action to stop climate change. more...

Published: 14/03/2019 | Audience: Everyone

Information   Premier League Primary Stars

Find out more about our Premier League Primary Stars programme for primary schools. more...

Published: 13/03/2019 | Audience: Primary schools

Information   0-19 services

Following the recent announcement that Bradford Council has awarded the Public Health 0-19 Services contract to Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT), we would like to provide GPs with further initial information on our next steps and high level implications. more...

Published: 13/03/2019 | Audience: Everyone

Action   2019 EYFS, KS1 and Phonics Check Assessment Data Collections

Information and guidance regarding the 2019 EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Phonics Check Assessment data collections is now available. more...

Published: 13/03/2019 | Audience: Headteachers, Teachers, Administrators, Business Managers, Data Managers, Assessment Staff

Information   Free National Centre for Computing Education CPD Opportunities

You may be aware that the DfE has funded a new national initiative called the National Centre for Computing (NCCE) to meet the growing demand for digital skills and to make a significant contribution to the teaching of Computing education throughout England. more...

Published: 13/03/2019 | Audience: Primary and Secondary Computing Subject Leaders

Information   Complex Safeguarding

This conference will include child exploitation, forced marriage, modern day slavery, cyber-crime, and county lines -serious and organised crime. more...

Published: 13/03/2019 | Audience: Multi-Agency Professionals Working with Children & Adults