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Information   St Clare's Catholic Primary Sc - Admissions Policy 2020/21 for Consultation

The Governors of St Clare's Catholic Primary School would like to give notice of changes to the schools Admission Policy for the 2020-2021 academic year. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: Headteachers, Staff responsible for pupil admissions

Information   Can you help us to get the word out?

Bradford Music & Arts Service runs several different music groups for children across our area who play an instrument. Help us to get the word out to all your school's young musicians, that they can come along to our after-school & weekend Ensembles to play their instruments. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: To All Music Coordinators

Information   Potential emails containing Malware

We have been made aware that an email containing malware is currently circulating around Bradford Schools. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: Business Managers, SLT, Network Managers

Information   Security Alert in BD5 & BD7 Area

Security Alert: An unfamiliar person in area, approached a member of staff (thinking she was a young child) in the Asda car park on Canterbury Avenue BD5 at 1pm. He claimed to be working for Disney and is working on a movie. He offered her an opportunity to be involved. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: All Schools

Information   Security alert in BD6

Message passed on by staff member from local parent RE security of pupils. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: All schools

Information   First ever Baby Week Bradford -19-24 November 2018

There's some wonderful free events, activities and talks during baby week (19 - 24 Nov) throughout the Bradford district. You can download the full programme of activities on the baby week website below. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: professionals, families, anyone working with families, expectant families...everyone!

Opportunity   DOMESTIC ABUSE AND RELATIONSHIP TRAUMA - THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD

This course is designed to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse on children and to support schools in making referrals to specialist services. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: DSL'S HEADTEACHERS PIWS

Opportunity   Next Public Forum for Education is on 28th November

The next PFE on 28th November 2018 will focus on how Bradford is using its status as the City of Research to tackle barriers to learning and improve social mobility. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: All

Information   DEVELOPING A THERAPEUTIC TOOLBOX IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Thrive? Play Therapy? Whatever the strategy employed by your setting, this workshop will provide colleagues with an introduction to therapeutic provision in schools and will allow you to add to your existing toolbox. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: Staff involved in delivering therapeutic strategies to children in primary education

Information   Fortnite

Risks and concerns around children playing the online game Fortnite. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: ALL

Opportunity   NQT mentor/co-ordinator training

If your school has a new NQT mentor for the Spring term we are once more running our training course which will take them through all aspects of NQT Induction and help them to plan a really successful cycle of support for their NQT. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: Headteachers, NQT induction coordinators, NQT mentors

Opportunity   BETT Show 2019: Educational technology event, London

Exceed Teaching Schools are willing to arrange a group booking for school leaders to travel to London in order to attend the BETT Show 2019 at the Excel London. BETT features the latest educational technology for schools to consider to enhance their curriculum and infrastructure, reduce workload. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: Senior and middle leaders

Information   Unleashing Great Teaching

Join us and author Bridget Clay to consider what makes great teaching. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, Teachers

Information   Oxford University Press Expert Event: Comprehending Comprehension, 11 Jan

This is great value CPD...£50 plus VAT for a full day! 'Comprehending Comprehension: Making the Invisible Viable' with Tony Whatmuff, Oxford University Press, taking place 11th January 2019 in Bradford. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Middle Leaders, Primary Teachers

Action   Supporting the retention of women school leaders (maternity/pregnancy)

This fully-funded programme aims to support the retention of women school leaders and aspiring school leaders through effective support during their pregnancy or maternity leave. This includes a focus on employment rights, flexible working and well-being. more...

Published: 16/11/2018 | Audience: Current or aspiring school leaders who are pregnant or due to return from maternity leave before Chr

Opportunity   Training: Maximising Memory and the Science of Learning

In this three day course, delegates will examine how best to design lessons, curricula and revision so that students remember. We will put the evidence from cognitive science to work. more...

Published: 15/11/2018 | Audience: School Leaders and teachers. Primary and Secondary.

Opportunity   Free twilight for science teachers.

A free twilight session for science teachers exploring the seven recommendations from the EEF's Improving Secondary Science guidance report. Tuesday 20th November, 4.30-6, Beckfoot School. more...

Published: 15/11/2018 | Audience: Science Teachers and School Leaders

Information   EYPP Eligibility lists for autumn 2018 are in your dropbox now!

We now access the list of families eligible for the Early Years Pupil Premium via up-to-date information from our colleagues in the Revenues and Benefits Team. more...

Published: 15/11/2018 | Audience: Business Managers of Nursery Schools & schools with Nursery classes; Managers of Early Ed Provid

Opportunity   2 day Foundation Makaton course

Are you looking at developing your Makaton signing? As part of Chellow Outreach, Training and Support we are running a 2 day Foundation Makaton course in January 2019. more...

Published: 15/11/2018 | Audience: Teachers, SENDCOs, Teaching Assistants, EYP,

Opportunity   EYFS - WORKSHOPS

Our programme covers full day sessions and will be delivered by our Specialist Leaders of Education who have a wealth of expertise in Early Years more...

Published: 15/11/2018 | Audience: All Early Years Teachers and Teaching Assistants

Opportunity   THE ROLE OF A SENCO

The programme will help you further develop your practice as a committed, responsible and creative professional, capable of critical thinking and practical action and support you in enhancing whole-school provision for pupils who have Special Educational Needs or disabilities. more...

Published: 15/11/2018 | Audience: Aspiring SENCOs, newly appointed SENCOs and those who would like to refresh their knowledge.

Opportunity   AN INTRODUCTION TO SCHOOL DATA FOR GOVERNORS

How to understand analytical data about learning outcomes and what kinds of questions to ask using this data. Making sense of the DfE’s KS1 to KS2 progress methodology and understanding the impact of outliers. How to use comparative data for different pupil groups. more...

Published: 15/11/2018 | Audience: Governors

Information   Gladys Rhodes White OBE to start as Interim Strategic Director of Children’

Gladys Rhodes White OBE will be taking on the role of Interim Strategic Director of Children’s Services.Gladys will start in the role from Monday 19 November on an interim basis until May next year. more...

Published: 14/11/2018 | Audience: All

Opportunity   Next Public Forum for Education is on 28th November

The next PFE on 28th November 2018 will focus on how Bradford is using its status as the City of Research to tackle barriers to learning and improve social mobility. more...

Published: 13/11/2018 | Audience: All

Information   Bradford District Apprenticeship Event November 22

Aimed at Year 10 and 11 school pupils, their parents and teachers, the event is being held at Bradford City Football Club’s Valley Parade stadium on Thursday November 22 from midday to 7pm. more...

Published: 13/11/2018 | Audience: Year 10 and 11

Opportunity   Reading language Intervention and Down syndrome

Training course with Wendy Uttley, Down Syndrome Training & Support Service detailing a reading and language intervention programme shown to improve the reading, language and speech skills in children with Down syndrome. Two mornings 21st & 28th Nov 9.30 to 12.30 more...

Published: 13/11/2018 | Audience: staff working with children and young people who have Down syndrome

Opportunity   Launch of disability history month

UCU are holding our first day of action for disability equality in education on Wednesday 21 November to launch disability history month 2018. The campaign is calling for the right to access mainstream education and reverse the cuts for special educational needs and disability (SEND). more...

Published: 13/11/2018 | Audience: staff with an interest in disability and education

Information   White Ribbon Day 2018

The 25th November is "White Ribbon Day" and also marks the beginning of the UNs "16 Days of Action to end violence against women & girls". more...

Published: 13/11/2018 | Audience: Head Teachers, Deputy Heads, Year Heads, Pastoral staff

Opportunity   Special ticket offer from the Bradford City AFC Community Foundation

Just £1 for children and adults for the game against Oxford, 24 November. more...

Published: 13/11/2018 | Audience: Primary schools

Opportunity   FREE Training - Developing a Whole School Food Culture

A free training opportunity with a wealth of practical ideas for how to develop cooking and growing activities to impact across the curriculum. more...

Published: 13/11/2018 | Audience: Headteacher, Curriculum Leaders, Class Teachers, Inclusion Leaders

Information   Pre Christmas treat visits to the National Science & Media Museum

Bring your class for a full of fun and learning before Christmas. more...

Published: 13/11/2018 | Audience: Teachers and Headteachers

Action   National School Meals Week, 12th–16th November

Next week is National School Meals Week and there are lots of ways to get involved and promote the benefits of healthy, nutritious school meals. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: All

Opportunity   Pre key stage standards summative assessement course - 15th November 2018

We have a few spaces remaining on our 'Pre key stage standards summative assessment' course. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: Teachers, SENCOs, mainstream primary Key Stage leaders, Maths and English subject coordinators.

Opportunity   How school leaders can optimise behaviour course

We are currently taking bookings for our 'How school leaders can optimise behaviour' course. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: SLT, SENCOs

Opportunity   Fully Funded Diversity Programmes

Please find attached the information for 4 fully funded Leadership Diversity and Equality Programmes:- • Understanding Your Leadership Style – Women and BME • Internship Programme for BME Leaders • Internship Programme for Women • Diverse Leaders for Tomorrow - BME more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: For the attention of Primary and Secondary Headteachers

Opportunity   Interactive Santa broadcast opportunity - Curriculum Innovation subscribers

Curriculum Innovation subscriber schools have the chance for their pupils to Skype directly with Santa this December. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: Primary school teachers

Opportunity   "Bounce Planet" The Ultimate Attendance Treat

Would you be interested in offering your pupils the very best in school attendance treats available anywhere in Bradford? Bounce Planet has really taken off and this “Out of this World Play Experience has really captured the imagination of over 3000 children District wide. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: Headteachers / Business Managers / Attendance Officers

Action   School Holiday Calendar for 2019/20

Reminder To Submit School Holiday Calendar for 2019/20. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: All School Staff

Information   "Skills 4 Bradford" Traded Services Marketplace Event - 12th December, BCFC

Skills 4 Bradford is hosting its first Marketplace Event on 12th December between 8am and 12pm at Bradford City Football Club in the 2013 Suite on Level 2. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: Headteachers, School Business Managers, Senior Leaders and Governors, Owners and Managers of Childca

Information   Teaching Assistants Practical SEND Support

Chellow OATS are running a series of courses to offer TAs in mainstream practical advice and support and the opportunity to meet with other TAs. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: Teaching Assistants

Information   The High Incidence Team

Please find below the link to the High Incidence Team page on BSO. Please follow the link for information about referring pupils, our referral forms, our hubs and how to request exam access assessments. The page also includes a frequently asked questions section and all our contact details. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: All Schools, SENCos

Opportunity   Schools Financial Value Standard (SFVS) Training – booking form REMINDER

Internal Audit are running their SFVS training course for Governors and those involved in the completion of the return on 4 December 2018. The deadline for booking is 16 November 2018. more...

Published: 12/11/2018 | Audience: Audience Governors, Headteachers, School Business Managers