Issue 15

Wednesday 20 December 2017

For more information
please contact:
  1. Season's Greetings from the Education and Skills Director

  2. Moderation and Assessment Update

  3. Rimon Jewish Primary School - Consultation

  4. Maximising the Impact of your Inclusion Team

  5. Specialist Inclusion Services Parent Drop-Ins

  6. Secondary Science Subject Leaders Meeting

  7. The Transatlantic Dialogue Project

  8. Barnet Council's General Budget Consultation 2018/19

  9. Barnet Carers Centre - Care Coordinator Vacancy

  • Headteachers
  • Professional Development
  • School Meeting Dates
Season's Greetings from the Education and Skills Director

For Information

Thank you to everyone working in education in Barnet for all your hard work and dedication throughout 2017. I hope you have an enjoyable break and can come back re-invigorated in the New Year.

Ian Harrison
Education and Skills Director

Moderation and Assessment Update

For Information

I have arranged catch-up briefings for Y2 and Y6 teachers / SLT / assessment leads who missed the November / December sessions on Wednesday 10 January. Please email  to confirm attendance. Attendees should bring  copies of relevant 2018 exemplification materials  and IAFs.

Moderation workshops

The timetable for moderation workshops is set out below. Year 2 and Year 6  teachers should bring copies of the relevant assessment frameworks, exemplification materials and samples of work  (writing for KS2, reading, writing and maths for KS1) representative of children in  higher, middle and lower attainment bands.

Registration forms, including more information are available on the BPSI website course listings page.

 Room – all BEST Hub 
 Weds 10 January  9.30am to 12pm  KS1 briefing - Catch up for those who missed the Nov/Dec meetings  Training Room 5
 Weds 10 January  1.15pm to 3.30pm  KS2 briefing - Catch up for those who missed the Nov/Dec meetings  Training Room 5
 Monday 29 January  1.30pm to 3.30pm  KS2 moderation workshop
 Training Room 5
 Friday 2 February  9.15am to 12pm  KS1 moderation workshop  Training Room 5
 Wednesday 28 February  2 SESSIONS
9.30am to 12pm or
1.30pm to 3.30pm
 KS2 moderation workshops  Training Room 5
 Thursday 1 March   2 SESSIONS
9.30am to 12pm or
1.30pm to 3.30pm
 KS1  moderation workshops  Training Room 5
 Thursday 22 March  1.30pm to 3.30pm  KS2 moderation workshop
 Conference Room
 Friday 23 March  9.15am to 12pm  KS1 Moderation workshop
 Training Room 3

John Paxton
Narrowing the Gap Adviser
Moderation Manager
Lead NQT Adviser

Rimon Jewish Primary School - Consultation

For Information

The Governors are consulting on a proposed change to the oversubscription criteria for the admission arrangements for academic year 2019/20.  

For further information about the proposed change and to give your views, please visit the link below between 19 December 2017 and 31 January 2018:
Sara Gibbins

Maximising the Impact of your Inclusion Team

For Information

 Tuesday 9 January 2018 
 9am to 12pm (with the option of an afternoon consultation) 
 Joann Moore and Samantha Rothwell (HIST Inclusion Advisory Teachers) 
 Audience  SENCos/Inclusion Managers (primary, secondary and special schools)
 Best Hub, Lanacre Avenue, Grahame Park, London NW9 5FN
 Cost per delegate 
Subscribers to HIST package can utilise HIST hours:
                                                       1 hour for full day
                                                       ½ hour for half day

Non-HIST and Non-BPSI schools: £75 per delegate for half day
                                                       £150 per delegate for the full day

A cancellation notice period of 48 hrs is required or the full fee will be charged. There is a maximum of 25 places. If the course is oversubscribed we will operate a waiting list.

This training will include:

  • Thinking about the structure of your Inclusion team;
  • Consider ways to deploy your team and resources effectively;
  • Introducing the key principles of current research;
  • Consider practical, strategies and strategic ideas for when you are setting up interventions and support;
  • Planning for next steps.

There is the option to stay for an afternoon consultation with one of the Inclusion Advisory Teachers. If you would like to do this, please indicate when booking.

The booking deadline is Friday 5 January

To book a training place please click on the following link: Book here.

For all training courses, click here.

Joann Moore & Samantha Rothwell
Inclusion Advisory Teachers HIST

Specialist Inclusion Services Parent Drop-Ins

For Information

Parent/Carer Drop-In Sessions are free sessions. They are available for parents/carers of Barnet children and young people (0-25), to share any concerns or issues, with a relevant professional. It is a stand-alone session, so this means that there is no follow-up.  The aim of this session is to provide parents/carers with an opportunity to discuss concerns, and collectively think through how to move forward with the situation.

To access these sessions parents/carers must book a place, utilising booking form in the attached flyer in the enclosures section. Please return the forms to

Please share this information with your parent/carer community and distribute the attached flyer and booking form via email and display in your setting. The sessions can only be accessed through a ‘first come first served’ booking system. In order to achieve fair access to the sessions, it is important that this flyer is circulated to your parent community as soon as possible.

Rosie Rebeiro
Advisory Teacher for SLCN (HIST)

Secondary Science Subject Leaders Meeting

For Information

Alexandra Park School will host a Secondary Science Subject Leaders meeting on Wednesday 21 February 2018, 1.30pm to 4pm. 

Secondary Science Subject leaders will have the opportunity to discuss mock exams, grade boundaries, methods of internal moderation, mathematical demand, how we are preparing students for linear assessment, resources sharing and non-specialists covering subject specialisms – the main focus will be new GCSEs but we will also consider challenges around A-level too. We will also be joined by an AQA exam board rep.
The booking link is here – as this is our initial network meeting it will be free to attend.
The school address is Alexandra Park School, Bidwell Gardens, London N11 2AZ

Steve Marshall
BPSI Science Adviser

The Transatlantic Dialogue Project

For Information

Generation Global and the US Embassy & Consulates in the UK are delighted to offer dialogue opportunities for young people aged between 12 and 17.

In 2018 Generation Global will host video conferences connecting students in the UK with their peers in the USA on the topics of Martin Luther King Day in January, and Women’s Rights on International Women’s Day in March. All schools taking part will need to register with Generation Global.

Please register interest here:

Perryn Jasper
Prevent Education Officer

Barnet Council's General Budget Consultation 2018/19

For Information

We would like to hear views from Barnet residents and local community groups on our overall budget for 2018/19. In particular, we are giving residents the opportunity to comment on:

  • the overall budget for 2018/19
  • potential savings and/or income generation proposals that have been identified for 2018/19
  • the proposal to apply a three per cent social care precept to Council Tax in 2018/19 which will generate up to £4.9million to continue to help ease the increasing pressures on adult social care and care for the elderly and vulnerable adults
  • options for meeting the remaining £6.7 million budget gap for 2018/19, including Council Tax.

Meeting the challenge

The council faces an estimated budget gap of £40.7 million which we need to close by 2020. This is a result of reduced funding from Government, as well as increasing pressure and demand for our services due to a growing and ageing population. We have a mix of proposals to make savings or generate income to bridge this gap over the next two years, as well as using some reserves on top of proposals as a short term measure. This still leaves a budget gap of £6.7million to close by 2020.

Have your say

We are keen to give everyone – Barnet residents, residents who live outside the borough and who use our services, businesses, and local community groups – the opportunity to have their say on our proposals. We also want to give you an opportunity to suggest alternative ways that the council could meet the challenges ahead.

To tell us your views on the proposed budget, visit our Engage Barnet website which will host the consultation from 6 December 2017 until 14 January 2018.

Your views will help inform the decision on our budget for 2018/19, which will go back to Policy and Resources Committee on 13 February and Full Council on 6 March 2018 for final approval.

This consultation is in addition to service specific consultations which have already happened or will happen in the next few months which offer you the opportunity to comment in detail on proposals. You can find more information about all our consultations at .

If you have any questions regarding the consultation, or you would like to request an alternative format of the consultation please contact the Consultation and Research Team on:

Telephone:  020 8359 7016

Mike Donaldson
Communications and Campaigns Lead: Regeneration and Growth

Barnet Carers Centre - Care Coordinator Vacancy

For Information

We wish to recruit a well presented confident Care Coordinator who is able to communicate at all levels.

 Care Coordinator 
 35 hours per week 
 Monday to Friday (plus on call rota) 
 12 Month Contract
 £18,382 pa

Barnet Carers Centre’s Community and Home Support Service provides flexible social and personal care in the home and community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a team of 45 Personal Care Assistants.

We are looking for an outgoing individual with experience in Supervising, Personal Care Assistants, knowledge of recruitment and training and experienced in assessing service users care needs.  You will need to be self motivated, well organised, have a high level of clear verbal and written communication skills. You will also need to be able to demonstrate the ability to work confidently, have a number of administrative skills including IT, organisational and secretarial skills. An understanding of confidentiality and equality & diversity are essential. You will also be expected to promote all services offered by the Centre.

You will need to work with the Community and Home Support Service Team to ensure that the high quality of care to clients is maintained.

A satisfactory DBS disclosure is required for this post.

If you are interested in applying for this post, download the Application pack from our website.

Please send your complet ed Application and Equal Opportunities form to

  • Closing date for Applications: 9am on Monday 8 January 2018
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates: Thursday 18 January 2018

Arveena Lalria
HR, Administration and Communications Assistant
Barnet Carers Centre





Professional Development

Please click the relevant links below for all of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Flyers.

All CPD Flyers organised by Programme Strand

CPD Flyers organised by Issue Date

Early Years Training & Development Guides

Barnet Partnership for School Improvement (BPSI)

School Meeting Dates
  • School Meeting Dates
    All Schools 

    Use the following link to open the School Meeting Dates document (PDF)
    2017-18 Meeting Dates.pdf