News Archive

Information   BBC Music Day 2017 - The Power of Music *Change of Date*

Please note the change of date to the BBC Music Day 2017. The Power of Music will now take place on Thursday, 15 June. more...

Published: 28/04/2017 | Audience: All Headteachers, Schools and Heads of Music

Action   2017 EYFS, KS1 and Phonics Check Assessment Data Collections

Information and guidance regarding the 2017 EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Phonics Check Assessment data collections is now available. more...

Published: 28/04/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Teachers, Administrators, Business Managers, Data Managers, Assessment Staff

Action   Summer School Census - May 2017

School Census is on Thursday 18 May 2017 and all schools are required to produce an electronic census return. more...

Published: 28/04/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team, Data Managers and School Administrators

Information   Important information regarding changes to the provision of analysis on BSO

Due to a change in funding arrangements the Information Management Team (IMT) is moving to a Service Level Agreement (SLA) model. more...

Published: 28/04/2017 | Audience: All Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team and Data Managers

Action   FFT Aspire training for Schools 14th and 15th June 2017

We have arranged for FFT to deliver hands-on training on FFT Aspire at Margaret McMillan Tower to schools that subscribe to FFT through the Local Authority. Places are limited so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. more...

Published: 28/04/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Data and Assessment

Information   Examination Desks needed by Supplementary School

Ramgharia Gurdwara is in desperate need of 25 examination desks to ensure that they are compliant with exam board requirements for pupils sitting public examinations in Punjabi. more...

Published: 28/04/2017 | Audience: Secondary School Exams Officers / Facilities Management

Information   National Portage Association Stamp of Approval - www.portage.org.uk

This is a great opportunity to showcase your settings quality inclusive practice in promoting the learning and development of young children who have SEND. more...

Published: 28/04/2017 | Audience: Early Years Practitioners - SENCO's - Early Years Foundation Stage Teachers -

Information   Children's Services Blog now available

Our latest Children Services Blog looks at the recent Joint Targeted Area Inspection of partners delivering services across the District to protect children living with domestic abuse. more...

Published: 26/04/2017 | Audience: Everyone

Opportunity   Religions in the Bradford District course

The Interfaith Education Centre is offering a course which will develop a knowledge and understanding of the six major world faiths represented in the district more...

Published: 26/04/2017 | Audience: All

Opportunity   Barnardo’s Celebrating Diversity with Pride - funded training

Barnardo’s Positive Identities Service are able to offer a fantastic opportunity to create a sustainable, embedded culture of promoting equality and inclusion, celebrating diversity and of effective anti-discriminatory practice. more...

Published: 26/04/2017 | Audience: Headteachers / Safeguarding Leads / PSHCE Leads

Opportunity   save up to 35% on a new bike - staff cycle to work scheme

The Cycle to Work Scheme will be open again for applications between 28th April – 28th May. more...

Published: 26/04/2017 | Audience: Cyclists

Information   Apprentice levy for schools

As your payroll provider I want to provide you with as much information as possible about the apprentice levy and the way we intend to deal with it on your behalf, or in the case of schools who do not use the council’s payroll services to prompt you to ensure that your statutory obligations are met. more...

Published: 26/04/2017 | Audience: Head Teachers, Business managers,Administrators,Chair of Governors

Information   Bradford Educational Technology Conference – 4th July 2017

The Curriculum Innovation team are excited to announce that they have secured Lee Parkinson, better known as @ICT_MrP, to deliver the keynote address at their inaugural Educational Technology Conference to be held on 4 July 2017 at The Innovation Centre Bradford. more...

Published: 26/04/2017 | Audience: Primary Headteachers, Members of SLT, ICT subject leaders

Opportunity   THE TALKING SCHOOL CONFERENCE 2017 - now with reduced cost

The Talking School Conference 2017 takes place on 20 June. The Talking School Conference is a well-established annual event providing Headteachers and Senior Managers with national and local key messages and inspirational training on successful whole school development. more...

Published: 26/04/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Oracy Leads, literacy leads

Information   Old £5 Notes – Important Briefing – Action immediately

The old paper £5 note, featuring Elizabeth Fry, will be withdrawn from circulation on 5th May 2017. If you accept cash as a method of payment, you need to prepare for the change as follows: more...

Published: 26/04/2017 | Audience: All

Information   IR35 – ‘off payroll’ workers

IR35 – ‘off payroll’ workers BMDC procurement, HR and payroll services are working together to provide schools with a solution for dealing with ‘off payroll’ workers, this is usually referred to as IR35. more...

Published: 26/04/2017 | Audience: All

Opportunity   Safebase for Schools

The Virtual School for Looked After Children has organised for some fantastic training called SafeBase for Schools. more...

Published: 25/04/2017 | Audience: Primary Schools with LAC

Opportunity   Teacher Training Opportunities for September 2017

Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT and Teaching School has a few remaining fee-funded primary and secondary teacher training opportunities available to start in September 2017. more...

Published: 25/04/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, teaching assistants, HTLAs, cover supervisors, unqualified teachers

Information   Bradford Parents on the Go Blog - Share your good news

The Education Communications Team is gathering new and exciting stories you may want to share on the Bradford Parents on the Go Blog. more...

Published: 25/04/2017 | Audience: All

Opportunity   Putting Children at the Centre - Bradford SEND Conference 2017

As a district, we are all focused on providing high quality education for children and young people through Inclusive Quality First Teaching and SEND support. The conference aims to support this by promoting best practice and a graduated approach to improve outcomes for all learners across the city. more...

Published: 25/04/2017 | Audience: All Headteachers, SENCOs, SEND Governors

Opportunity   Better Health, Better Lives - Childhood Obesity Prevention

Ever wondered how to approach a parent without causing offence to tell them their child is overweight? Concerned that children don’t have a healthy lifestyle? We know that obesity levels are rising nationally and that we must act now. more...

Published: 25/04/2017 | Audience: Head Teacher, Assistant Head, Deputy Head, Early Years Lead, Teacher, Early Years, Early Years Teach

Information   Items free to a good home

Merlin Top Primary Academy have 2 fully working Smartboards including projectors; a number of junior classroom tables and a couple of storage cabinets. more...

Published: 25/04/2017 | Audience: All schools

Opportunity   Young Instrumentalists go on tour with the Opera North Youth Company

June/July 2017 Opera North will be working on a one act opera by Steven Deazley, entitled Dr Ferret’s Bad Medicine Roadshow. There will be three performances: one at the Buxton Fringe Festival, another at Middleton Hall, Hull and the third at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival at The Place in London. more...

Published: 25/04/2017 | Audience: Secondary Schools Heads of Music

Information   KS2 SATs monitoring visits

Please see the attached document with good advice on the successful running of SATs week. more...

Published: 25/04/2017 | Audience: Primary Headteachers; assessment co-ordinators

Information   Introduction to PACE

An introduction into what PACE is and how to use this approach to meet children’s distress with Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy and to understand their behaviour, support feelings of safety and promote emotional regulation. Date: May 5th 10am-3pm Venue: Wibsey Community Garden more...

Published: 24/04/2017 | Audience: All Staff, Forest School Practitioners, Support Staff, Outdoor Learning Coordinators, Learning Mento

Information   Early Years Entitlements : Operational guidance

The DFE Operational Guidance on expectations about how the free entitlements should be delivered for local authorities and providers is now available. more...

Published: 24/04/2017 | Audience: Maintained Nursery schools , Primary Schools with Nurseries (maintained or academy), Independent Sch

Opportunity   Aspiring Head of School/Headteacher Programme: FINAL 6 PLACES AVAILABLE

This hugely popular locally developed DfE-subsidised programme has limited availability. more...

Published: 24/04/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Assistant Headteachers

Information   Thursday 18 May 2017 : We Walk the Talk Training Session for Autism

Places still available: Crossflatts is offering a one-day training package that will support practitioners in seeing how pupils with autism and communication and interaction difficulties are supported at a quality first level across our school. more...

Published: 24/04/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Teachers, Senior Leadership Team, SENCO's

Information   FFT Aspire training courses and webinar session

Details from FFT about upcoming training. more...

Published: 24/04/2017 | Audience: Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Data Managers, Governors