News Archive

Action   Consultation on plans for supporting children with SEND

Bradford Council wants to know what you think about our new plans to change the way we support children and young people with SEND. more...

Published: 17/01/2018 | Audience: Everyone

Information   Security Alert - Clayton Area

We would like to make you aware of a safeguarding concern in the Clayton area. more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: All

Opportunity   IOSH Managing Safely - Essential Training for School Management Teams

Do you have a senior manager who is suitably qualified to lead on health and safety? The Safety Team and the Health and Safety Executive strongly recommend that each school has at least one member of staff who has completed 'IOSH Managing Safely' (or equivalent) - 70% of Bradford schools now do! more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: Head Teachers, Business Managers, other members of management teams with health and safety responsib

Action   SAFEGUARDING - URGENT

The final deadline for return of the Section 175 audit is 26 January 2018. more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: All schools

Information   Royal Shakespeare Company: First Encounters: Julius Caesar

The perfect introduction to Shakespeare for 7 to 13 year olds. Part of the First Encounters with Shakespeare series, these engaging adaptations are 90 minutes long, use Shakespeare's original language and ask audiences to participate in the story. more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: Drama and English departments - KS2 & KS3

Action   Spring Term: Primary Music Network Meetings

Following the success of previous Primary Network Meetings and feedback from schools, the Bradford Music Education Hub is pleased to announce TWO dates and TWO locations for the Spring Term network meetings. You are welcome to attend either meeting to suit your availability and location. more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: Bradford based Primary School staff that teach and/or coordinate Music in their schools.

Information   FREE Family Weight Management Programmes

FREE 6 week family weight management programmes for children age 12 to 16 years and their parents. One hour of nutrition with parent and child. Whilst the children are having an hour of fun physical activity, parents will have another hour of nutrition. more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: School Nurses, Secondary School Teachers

Information   Creative writing competition for looked after children and care leavers

The Charity ‘Coram’ has launched its third annual ‘Voices’ creative writing competition for children in care and young care leavers. more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: Designated Teacher for Looked After Children

Information   Inspection and Assessment Briefing: Presentations

Following the Exceed Teaching Schools' 'Inspection and Assessment Briefing' on Friday 12th January 2018, the presentations are now available for download. more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: Primary Headteachers and Senior leaders

Information   Best use of TAs, change of course date

The course date for the 'Best use of Teaching Assistants' course has changed to 26/04/18 more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: All school teachers, SENCOs, Leaders

Opportunity   MPO – My Pension Online (Teachers' Pension)

It’s so simple so why not sign up today? The attached poster from Teachers’ Pensions shows just how easy it is to register for an MPO account, and lists some of the great benefits to having one of these accounts set up. more...

Published: 16/01/2018 | Audience: All

Action   Childcare inquiry call for evidence deadline 9th February

The House of Commons Treasury committee launched a new inquiry last week into childcare and its effects on the economy. The inquiry has issued a call for evidence. The deadline to submit evidence is Friday 9 February 2018 and they are keen to hear about families’ experiences. more...

Published: 15/01/2018 | Audience: All early education funded providers and childcare providers

Information   2017/18 Primary Predictions

Thank you to the schools that have already submitted their Phonics, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 2017/18 predictions. Please can the schools that haven’t submitted any predictions for 2017/18 do so by Friday 26 January 2018. more...

Published: 15/01/2018 | Audience: Primary headteachers and senior leaders, data managers, KS1 and KS2 leads

Information   Teachers’ Pensions Records Over the Coming Months

The way in which we report Teachers’ Pensionable service to Teachers’ Pensions will be changing from January 2018 onwards. Previously, we would update Teachers’ Pensions Annually, and this was known as The Annual Service Return (ASR). more...

Published: 15/01/2018 | Audience: All

Action   COURSE: The Portage Workshop - A Small Steps Approach to Learning

This accredited 3 day workshop, delivered by Janice McKinley & Janine Wood NPA Accredited Trainers, 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. more...

Published: 15/01/2018 | Audience: Early Years Practitioners, SENCOs & EYFS Teachers

Action   COURSE: Alphabet Arc

Delivered by members of the Cognition & Learning Team, Alphabet Arc is a multi-sensory intervention which helps develop pupil's fluency with letter sounds, names and alphabetical order. It also develops segmentation, blending & syllabification skills. more...

Published: 15/01/2018 | Audience: SENCOs, Class Teachers & Support Assistants

Action   COURSE; Developing your understanding of handwriting - a practical guide

This course, delivered by the Physical & Medical Team, teaches more about the physical requirements and elements that need to be developed for children to write proficiently. more...

Published: 15/01/2018 | Audience: SENCOs, Class Teachers & Support Assistants

Action   COURSE: Clicker 7

This practical course gives an overview of the popular assistive technology software Clicker 7. The course covers - An introduction to Clicker 7 - Making word banks & grids from scratch - editing & downloading existing grids - Clicker 7 activities more...

Published: 12/01/2018 | Audience: SENCOs, Class Teachers, Support Assistants

Opportunity   Inspiring the Curriculum: Dream Big at the National Science & Media Museum

As well as free food from our award-winning cafe, you will enjoy a range of great activities all celebrating the Year of Engineering 2018. more...

Published: 12/01/2018 | Audience: All

Action   Course - Managing Low Level Behaviour - 22.03.18 (twilight)

This course is run by the Specialist Teaching Team within the Behaviour Support Service more...

Published: 12/01/2018 | Audience: Secondary and primary classroom teachers and assistants, SENCos and SMT

Action   Course - How to Manage Physical Interventions in Schools 16.03.18

This course is run by Specialist Teaching Team within Behaviour Support Service more...

Published: 12/01/2018 | Audience: TAs, HLTAs, Mentors, Teachers, SENCOs, SLT

Action   Course - Small Group Work in a Mainstream Classroom on 01.03.18

A fresh new course designed and run by Specialast Teaching Team within the Behaviour Support Service more...

Published: 12/01/2018 | Audience: Learning mentors, SENCos, anyone interested in learning about group work within the school setting

Action   Course - Nurturing Talk Training – 24.05.18 price includes books listed

This course is run by Specialist Teaching Team within Behaviour Support Service more...

Published: 12/01/2018 | Audience: Teaching Assistants, SENCOs, Behaviour Leaders, HLTAs, Class Teachers and NQTs EYFS to KS2/3

Action   Spring School Census – January 2018

School Census is on Thursday 18 January 2018 and all schools are required to produce an electronic census return. more...

Published: 12/01/2018 | Audience: Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team, Data Managers and School Administrators

Opportunity   Investors in Pupils Open Morning

A rare opportunity to see, hear and experience a primary school’s engagement with the Investors in Pupils programme, including a learning walk and presentations from staff and pupils and the central Investors in Pupils team. more...

Published: 12/01/2018 | Audience: All Schools

Action   Reminder to Submit your 2018/19 Calendar

The collection of your school holiday dates for 2018/19 is now underway. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: School Business Managers, Administrator's, Headteachers, Data Managers

Opportunity   Portage Workshop: A Small Steps Approach to learning for Children with SEN

This 3 day workshop is open to anyone working with young children (under 7) with additional needs /disabilities and their families. more...

Published: 12/01/2018 | Audience: Parents and all Early Years Practitioners, SENCOs & Teachers particularly those working in nurse

Information   Incident in Thornbury /Leeds Road area for schools to be aware of

We have been asked to make schools aware of an incident which took place today. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: All schools

Opportunity   SENCO Network Meeting - Change of date

Please note the SENCO Network Meeting previously advertised for Thursday, 25 January will now take place on Monday, 19 February from 13:00-16:00 at Margaret McMillan Tower. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: School SENCOs

Information   Concern for Welfare - Suspicious Car

Headteachers please be aware of an incident in Wyke (BD12) on Wednesday 10 January 2018. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Headteachers and Site/Business Managers

Information   University Academy Keighley - The phone lines are down.

University Academy Keighley - The phone lines are down. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Other Schools/Parents

Action   New Early Education Marketing Materials

The New Early Education Marketing Material is now available. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: All childcare providers funded to deliver free childcare for 2, 3 & 4 year old in Bradford

Information   Change4Life Campaign Resources

Please click on the link below to access and download Change4Life promotional literature to inspire students to eat well and move more and build healthy habits into the school environment. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Reception and Year 6 Teachers, School Nurses and Headteachers

Action   Very Important - Changes to the Ionising Radiation Regulations (2017)

The regulations controlling the use of radioactive materials changes on 1 January 2018. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Secondary Science Departments who Hold Radioactive Sources

Information   Craft of Writing Project

We are now nearing completion of recruitment to the Craft of Writing project and there are over 60 schools now signed up. We are still looking for more schools, especially from Bradford. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Primary Headteachers and Literacy Leads

Action   Course: Understanding the Needs of CYP with Deafblindness (MSI): 29&30 Jan

Opportunity to attend a two-day NatSIP interactive training course for teaching assistants and other education professionals working with deafblind/mult-sensory impaired children and young people in mainstream settings more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Teaching Assistants and other Education Professionals working with Deafblind/Multi-Sensory Impaired

Action   FREE CHARANGA CPD FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS – FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!

The Charanga CPD session is aimed to provide a bank of resources and ideas for delivering music from Reception to Year 6 and is completely accessible regardless of your experience and ability in teaching music. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: PRIMARY SCHOOL STAFF THAT TEACH AND/OR COORDINATE MUSIC IN THEIR SCHOOLS

Information   Are you interested in getting your Foundation Degree?

The Foundation Degree (Arts) in Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years is an exciting entry into Higher Education, facilitated locally by the Pen Green Research Base team and endorsed by the University of Hertfordshire, delivered at St Edmund's Nursery School Girlington. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Teaching Assistants and HLTAs working in schools. Leaders and managers in the Private and Voluntary

Information   Rigoletto, La Traviata and Madama Butterfly come to the Alhambra Theatre

Opera and Ballet International proudly presents Ellen Kent's Opera Festival With international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Performing arts and Music Departments

Opportunity   Life in a Victorian Mill FREE trial workshops at Bradford Industrial Museum

We are looking for some classes of children to trial a new workshop at Bradford Industrial Museum . These trial workshops based around ‘What it was like to work in a mill in Victorian Bradford?’ will be FREE on Tuesday 27 February , Wednesday 28 February  and Thursday  1 March . more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Headteachers, SLT, Class teachers , History Co-ordinators

Information   Shanghai Teaching Showcase Events

The West Yorkshire Maths Hub would like you to invite you to Observe Shanghai Teachers. more...

Published: 11/01/2018 | Audience: Primary Headteachers or Mathematics Lead