|School Funding Adjustments|
Please refer to the News page to view the details of all other changes.
|Reminder: Assessment and Moderation Update November 2017|
Please complete the relevant forms in the enclosures section and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Prevent Schools Update|
Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) have collaborated with specialists from the PSHE Association and Girlguiding to take terrorism safety advice into the UK’s classrooms and youth organisations for the first time.
Security experts from CTP have commissioned the creation of an animated core film designed to teach young people how to react if caught up in an a gun or knife terror attack. The film aimed at 11 to 16 year olds will also show them what to do if they see suspicious behaviour or a suspicious item.
All materials needed to deliver these sessions can be downloaded from the link below:
Prevent Education Officer
0208 359 7371
07856 002 586
|London Borough of Barnet Guidelines for Literacy Difficulties|
Please be aware that the London Borough of Barnet Guidelines for Literacy Difficulties can now be found via the Local Offer. This document is informed by current research and debate into reading, writing and spelling (literacy) difficulties. It aims to summarise thinking and develop a shared understanding of what constitutes best practice for supporting children and young people with literacy difficulties. It is hoped that it will inform the basis of support for professionals, parents / carers and young people working and living in Barnet.
This document was developed by the Barnet Educational Psychology Team in conjunction with the Barnet Advisory Teacher for Literacy Difficulties.
|Software solutions to assist schools with safeguarding and On-line monitoring|
Take a look at the following to see how Link2ICT is already helping Barnet Schools to effectively monitor, manage and record safeguarding concerns: Woodcroft Primary, Barnet - Case Study
|Designated Teachers Meeting|
Please can we remind you of the Designated Teachers meeting on Thursday 30 November at Best Hub (Lanacre Ave, NW9 5FN) from 9am to 12.30pm. This is a really important meeting as we will be considering the new responsibilities for adopted and permanently placed children.
Please contact the Virtual School on Barnet.email@example.com or 0208 359 4534 to book a place
Barnet Virtual School
|Gangs/Knives/Keeping Safe Workshop at Whitefield School|
Whitefield School have booked Paul Hannaford (http://www.paulhannaford.com) to come in on Monday 4 December to deliver a series of assemblies throughout the day for Year 8 to 6th form (hour long assemblies).
The focus is in keeping safe, gangs, knife crime. The assemblies will be hard hitting, but colleagues from other schools are more than welcome to drop in during the day to see the assemblies.
The final session of the day (2pm to 3pm) with be a workshop for students we have identified as being at risk.
Whitefield School – Deputy Headteacher and DSL
|Winter Readiness Pack|
Please follow the below link and respond to these questions by the end of November:
|Barnet Mencap Workshop - Time to Talk|
Please find attached the flyer for our upcoming group for parents of children with additional needs.
Tuesday 5 December – Time to Talk: Sharing our experiences and learning from each other – Workshop leader: Jenny Melling, Barnet Mencap (Barnet Mencap’s office, 10am to 12pm). Please see the flyer in teh enclosure section for more information.
If you would like to book a place for this session, please reply to this email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Barnet Mencap on 020 8349 3842.
|Safe Drive Stay Alive! - Promoting Safer Driving|
Around 1000 students from across Barnet, last week have attended the Safe Drive, Stay Alive (SDSA) event, we heard from representatives from the London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police and Ambulance Service along with 2 speakers directly affected by road traffic incidents who bravely shared their emotional stories of losing loved and recalling personal stories.
The is funded by Transport for London (TfL), and led by Re’s safe and sustainable travel team, working on behalf of the Barnet Council conveying a very uncompromising message to young drivers about the consequences of driving dangerously and recklessly.
Between 2012 and 2014, young drivers aged between 16 - 25, were involved in around 22 per cent of all road collisions in Barnet. These collisions resulted in 45 people being killed or seriously injured. With these statistics in mind, Safe Drive, Stay Alive draws attention to the five sources of road danger that are likely to get young drivers into trouble.
On Tuesday 14 November the Mayor of Barnet attended the morning presentation after which he expressed his support for the message being driven; also sharing personal experiences related to the keys messages being delivered throughout the event
Mark Dally, Capita’s partnership director for Barnet, said: “Safe Drive Stay Alive is an important initiative that we are proud to be supporting in Barnet. By highlighting the main causes of road accidents in an innovative and emotive way, this year’s campaign will have a positive impact on both pupils and staff.’’
All involved deserve a very big thank you for their hard work in delivering the event, sharing personal experiences with the audience and ensuring the key messages being delivered were heard.
Let’s make sure we keep this message going and do our part to be safer on the roads!
Road Safety Support Officer
|A Message from the Future - Competition|
How is global warming going to change your world over the next 30 years?
That’s the question that renewable energy provider, Good Energy, is asking the UK’s school children to answer in an exciting nationwide competition, titled ‘A Message From the Future’.
The challenge is simple. 10 to 16 year olds and their teachers are being asked to imagine they’ve been transported 30 years in the future. The world around them isn’t as they left it, due to climate change. Working together as a class, their task is to explain to their 2017 selves what impact climate change has had on their local area, in whatever format they like.
“Climate change is happening, and fast.” said Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy. “We want to encourage children – our future holders – to think about how climate change may affect their local area within their own lifetimes and what they might do about it. This is a great opportunity for children and teachers to work together on something which could make a real difference.”
And the prize for the winning class? A school trip to The Eden Project, including coach, a guided tour, lunch, a goody bag and an interactive renewable energy workshop from Juliet herself.
Creativity is very much encouraged. The entry can be in the form of a short video, a story, a photograph or artwork. As long as it is uploaded to Good Energy’s website before the deadline: midnight on Friday 22 December.
Once applications have closed, it’s over to the public to vote for their winner which will be announced in the New Year.
Further details on the competition, including full terms and conditions, can be found here.
Communications Executive, Good Energy
T: 01249 478382
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|School Meeting Dates||