Issue 37

Wednesday 27 June 2018

 
 
For more information
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CONTENTS
  1. Regeneration in Barnet

  2. Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

  3. 2018 KS1 Early Results Analysis

  4. Barnet Prevent for Schools

  5. Free Teacher Training on Digital Citizenship for Young People

  6. Barnet Virtual School Recruitment

  7. Autism Advisory Team Training 2018 to 2019

  8. Henrietta Barnett Consultation

  9. Signs of Safety Multi-Agency Briefing Programme for 2018/19

  10. CLEAPSS Magazine

  11. Participating in a Maths Hub Primary Teaching for Mastery Work Group

  12. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Enclosures
  • Headteachers
  • Professional Development
  • School Meeting Dates
 
Regeneration in Barnet

For Information

Headteachers received an update on regeneration in Barnet at the Director's meeting with headteachers on Thursday 21 June. Alison Young and Rachel Williamson gave an update on the major schemes and employment and skills opportunities.

The presentation is in the enclosures section includes images and key information from some of the developments in the ‘Delivering for Barnet Programme’. This includes seven major regeneration schemes and will see 27,000 new homes built by 2025, creating 30,000 jobs and providing the investment needed to stimulate the borough’s thriving communities.

The presentation includes a range of employment and skills opportunities for students including apprenticeships, training, employer encounters and funding for community projects. Contact skills@barnet.gov.uk to find out more.

The presentation includes a range of links to Labour Market Information, updates on development, job and training opportunities and videos for use in the classroom. Please email the presenters to continue the conversation-  Alison.Young@barnet.gov.uk and Rachel.Williamson@barnet.gov.uk.

Rachel Williamson
Strategic Lead, Entrepreneurial Barnet and Welfare Reform
Growth and Development, Commissioning Group

 
Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

For Information

In the enclosures section is a document which gives advice, tips and case studies regarding the successful transition of pupils from primary to secondary schools. This was created following the transitions workshop held in May. I hope you find it useful.

Neil Marlow
Assistant Director – Head of School Improvement

 
2018 KS1 Early Results Analysis

For Information

FAO: Schools with KS1 Pupils

You will have received an email from FFT earlier this month about a new service they are providing to allow you to see how your KS1 assessments compare to early national results. For many years, schools have requested earlier access to their results data as early access to data can lead to quicker actions and improved outcomes for children and young people. Therefore FFT are offering a free 2018 KS1 early results analysis service to all Aspire Infant and Primary schools.

You have until 29 June 2018 to upload your KS1 pupil results to Aspire using a simple Excel template (see document in Enclosures section for details of how to do this). From 12 July, you will then be able to download a provisional 2018 KS1 PDF report for your school. This will include:

  • An early analysis of 2018 KS1 Teacher Assessment AND scaled score results 
  • Comparative national analysis (based on other FFT schools taking part) 
  • Whole school, pupil group and subject-specific reports
  • Early ‘EYFS to KS1 value added progress’ analysis using FFT estimates
  • Early KS2 estimates for Year 3 pupils at the start of September

If you are struggling to upload your pupil results, the FFT support team are on hand to take you through the process. They can be contacted by emailing support@fft.org.uk or by telephoning 01446 776262, option 1.

Notes

  • Only Aspire users with Headteacher/Senior leader or Data Manager account access can upload KS1 pupil results
  • This facility is available on the main FFT website (via the cog icon at the top of the screen), NOT the FFT administration site

Neil Marlow
Assistant Director – Traded Services and Head of School Improvement

 
Barnet Prevent for Schools

For Information

The mayor’s new Countering Violent Extremism Team at City Hall would like to invite you to a headteachers roundtable on countering violent extremism. 

The roundtable is part of the mayor’s new work programme designed to improve and renew efforts to tackle violent extremism – from both the far-right to the so-called Islamic State/Daesh - in the capital. 

City Hall are inviting London’s secondary school headteachers to a roundtable to hear about the work taking place and to discuss current CVE provisions across London. The roundtable will explore current gaps and opportunities where the Mayor and City Hall can support the education sector on the risk around radicalisation across the capital.

The Mayor’s CVE programme has three core objectives:

  • working to strengthen London’s minority and marginalised communities
  • to safeguard the vulnerable
  • to stop the spread of extremist ideologies

The press release can be found here
 
The details are below, and please RSVP by emailing the Countering Violent Extremism Programme Team on CounteringViolentExtremism@london.gov.uk

 Date   Monday 9 July 2018 
 Time  6pm to 8pm 
 Location   City Hall, Committee Room 2 
 RSVP   CounteringViolentExtremism@london.gov.uk  

Refreshments will be served and will be available from 5pm.

Perryn Jasper
Prevent Education Officer

 
Free Teacher Training on Digital Citizenship for Young People

For Information

I would like to remind you of the invitation to a free teacher training on digital citizenship and media literacy, as part of Institute for Strategic Dialogue's (ISD) and Google’s Be Internet Citizens project. There are only a few spots left to out London training and these will be assigned on a-first come first-serve basis. 

Please see below for more details on the training and the programme more generally. 

About ISD

ISD are a global counter-extremism organisation dedicated to powering new generations against hate and extremism.

For 10 years, they have responded to the rising challenge of extremist movements and the ideologies that underpin them, delivering cutting-edge programmes built from world-leading expertise in communications and technology, grassroots networks, knowledge and research, and policy advice.

About the programme

Be Internet Citizens is a nationwide programme that ISD runs in partnership with Google, as part of YouTube’s ‘Creators for Change’ initiative. The programme strives to build young people’s resilience to social issues and empower them to become emotionally mature, critical thinkers and users of a safe and exciting web.
 
Be Internet Citizens enjoyed a hugely successful first phase in 2017, which you can read about in our report here. The programme’s 2018 phase is running several teacher trainings across the country, which will enable teachers to deliver PSHE Association accredited work in their schools. More specifically, the training will cover how to deliver engaging and interactive lessons on recognising and responding to fake news, understanding the difference between hate speech and free speech, and identifying echo chambers and filter bubbles, and more. These resources also supports your school’s long-term ability to proactively fulfil the Prevent duty in an engaging, effective and thoughtful way.
 
About the training day

 Date   Saturday 30 June 
 Time  9am to 2.30pm 
 Venue Mossbourne Community Academy, Downs Park Rd, London E5 8JY 
 Cost   Free, with up to £20 travel costs reimbursed

Agenda

 Time   Activity   Description 
 9am   Breakfast   Provided  
 9.30am   Introduction  Introduction to the Be Internet Citizens Project and unit of work


 Icebreaker activity
 10am  Session One: Three Sides to Every Story   Content discussion; lesson run-through, Q&A  
 10.45am   Session Two: Emotional Manipulation  Content discussion; lesson run-through, Q&A 
 11.15am  Break  Snacks provided
 11.30am   Session Three: Us vs Them  Content discussion; lesson run-through; simulate ‘Off to Mars’ activity
 12.15pm   Session Four: Haters gonna hate   Content discussion; lesson run-through, Q&A  
 1pm   Lunch   Provided
 1.45pm   Session 5: Creators For Change   Brief run-through of the different ways to deliver the optional, final lesson of the unit of work.  Q&A   
 2.10pm   Plenary and Q & A  Recap key points, Q&A, wrap up 
 2:30pm   Finish   Travel costs reimbursed 

Staff who attend will also receive a free tote bag with a printed copy of the unit of work and accompanying PowerPoint and classroom decorations, including branded stickers and a poster.
 
If this is something you and your staff would be interested in, please email bic@isdglobal.org or call 0207 493 9333.
 
Perryn Jasper (on behalf of ISD)
Prevent Education Officer

 
Barnet Virtual School Recruitment

For Information

The Barnet Virtual School are looking to recruit an educationalist to work as a PEP Co-Ordinator in our exciting vibrant team. You should have extensive knowledge of the education key stages and appropriate age related expectations across the key stages. You should have excellent communication skills as you will be overseeing the education needs of the most vulnerable, prioritised group of students who are Looked After by the Local Authority. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that PEP meetings are prioritised, completed and prepared to be Quality Assured by the Senior Leadership Team within the Virtual School. The post may be appropriate for someone looking for full time work or someone working part time in a school who is looking for additional work (as some of the tasks could be carried out in the evenings or at weekends).

This post is Term Time Only on a fixed term 12 month contract.  For an informal discussion, please contact Karen Walsh-Saunders on 020 8359 7744.

Karen Walsh-Saunders
Deputy Headteacher

 
Autism Advisory Team Training 2018 to 2019

For Information

Please find attached information regarding our training packages for next term. Along with continuing our Autism Education Trust training to schools we are also rolling out Cygnets parental support and training as well as twilight opportunities for schools. Please find attached information and booking forms. For more information email autism.team@barnet.gov.uk or contact your allocated Autism Advisory Teacher.
Kathleen Tripp
Lead Autism Advisory Teacher

 
Henrietta Barnett Consultation

For Information

Henrietta Barnett are applying to the government’s Selective Schools Expansion Fund to move from 4-form entry to 5-form entry.  Please see the consultation document on their website:

Heads may also like to make parents aware and to pass this letter onto prospective parents if they wish.

Kelly Barry
Henrietta Barnett School

 
Signs of Safety Multi-Agency Briefing Programme for 2018/19

For Information

Signs of Safety is an innovative approach to case work planning and intervention with children and families designed to support Barnet’s Resilience Based Practice model. This multi-agency 3 hour workshop will equip education staff with a basic understanding of Signs of Safety as well as some simple ideas and skills you can apply straight away. You will learn about the application of the model across the continuum of need from early help through to children in care as well as considering the implications within the multi-agency partnership.

Please see the enclosures section for more information.

Liz Shaw
Practice Development Worker and Signs of Safety Practice Implementation Lead

Safeguarding, Quality Assurance and Learning and Developme nt
Family Services

 
CLEAPSS Magazine

For Information

All Primary and Primary Special Schools.

The CLEAPSS Explore magazine issue 3 will be emailed out to school offices this week for the attention of the Science Coordinator. 

Steve Marshall
BPSI Science Adviser

 
Participating in a Maths Hub Primary Teaching for Mastery Work Group

For Information

Maths Hubs across England (co-ordinated by the NCETM) are seeking to recruit primary schools to take part in a programme of professional development in 2018-2019, designed to support schools in implementing a teaching for mastery approach. Two teachers from each participating school will join a Work Group, led by a trained primary Mastery Specialist. Work Groups meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery, and in between meetings the teachers will explore mastery approaches both in their own classrooms and across their school. They will also receive support from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist, who leads the group. This model of professional development, involving hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support, is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change.

There is no charge to schools participating in the Work Group. Each school will receive a £1000 grant towards the cost of the required teacher release time and £2000 matched funding for the purchase of textbooks.

Apply now by completing the application form attached. To speak to a local mastery specialist contact Sophie Yaseen at Moss Hall Infants on: sophieyaseen@mhi.org.uk

Sophie Yaseen
Deputy Headteacher
Moss Hall Infant School

 
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

For Information

We are currently running a 2 day training course "Youth Mental Health First Aid" on Monday 15 October and Friday 19 October. The cost is £100 per delegate and will take place at CommUNITY Barnet, Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ. The course is aimed at people who work with young people.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course that teaches participants how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and the best response, on a first aid basis.

You'll learn practical things you can do to support someone experiencing mental health difficulties and find out about a wide range of support services you can signpost people to.

What will participants gain from attending?

  • Mental Health First Aid manual and workbook
  • MHFA certificate to confirm you are a trained Mental Health First Aider
  • Feel more confident when working with mental health
  • Have strategies to support young people

For more details and how you can book your place click here.

Shilpa Shah
Digital Assistant
CommUNITY Barnet

 
 

   
Headteachers
  • Regeneration in Barnet
    All Schools

    Slides regarding the regeneration in Barnet. Please click on the above link for further details.

 

 

 

 

 

   
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)
      School Meeting Dates.pdf