Issue 31

Wednesday 09 May 2018

 
 
For more information
please contact:
school.circular@barnet.gov.uk
CONTENTS
  1. GDPR: Toolkit for schools

  2. GDPR: School Privacy Notices

  3. Summer 2018 Early Years Data Request

  4. Signs of Safety Multi-Agency Briefing for Schools

  5. School funding available - Education Endowment Fund (EEF)

  6. Fundamental British Values - Free classroom resources for Schools'

  7. Key Dates for SENCOs

  8. SEND Transition Coffee Morning

  9. Secondary and Special Secondary CLEAPSS Member Schools

  10. Primary Electricity CPD opportunity - 13 June

  11. Upcoming Workshops at Barnet Mencap

  12. UNICEF/Barnet Child Friendly Cities & Communities Programme

Enclosures
  • Headteachers
  • Professional Development
  • School Meeting Dates
 
GDPR: Toolkit for schools

For Information

To prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force later this month, the DfE have produced a guidance to support schools with data protection activity, including compliance with the GDPR. To access the guidance, please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/data-protection-toolkit-for-schools

This guidance will help schools develop policies and processes for data management, from collecting and handling the data through to the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to data breaches.

As this is new content, the DfE is asking schools and other interested parties for feedback. These responses will then be used to improve and update the guidance. Please send any comments by 1 June 2018 to data.modernisation@education.gov.uk with the subject heading ‘GDPR toolkit feedback’.

Viktorija Kviatkovskaite
Data Quality Officer

 
GDPR: School Privacy Notices

For Information

Quite a few schools have approached us to provide a template Privacy Notice for schools to adapt.  Please find below a link to DfE’s webpage which has template privacy notices for pupils & their families and also for the school staff.  Schools should amend these templates according to their own needs/requirements, however we suggest that it would be of use to add the following two sections in to your privacy notice.

Please see the enclosures section for additional information and guidance on text to add to your privacy notice.

Please note that there is a wealth of resources available in TheSchoolBus on GDPR. Along with the privacy notice template for schools to use, there are various useful policy templates and other information on GDPR which can be found: www.theschoolbus.net/home. If you would like to have full access to TheSchoolBus at a discounted rate, please contact our BPSI Team by e-mail to sdtued.admin@barnet.gov.uk or alternatively calling the team on 020 8359 6325/6341.

Babar Malik
Senior Data Services Officer.


 
Summer 2018 Early Years Data Request

For Information and Action

As part of the Summer 2018 census, we are asking you to provide your Early Years census data earlier than previously. Please note this applies only to schools with nurseries. We are requesting census data for E1, E2, N1, N2 and R.

Please complete the template attached in the enclosures section and send it to us in CSV or Excel format via USO-FX (username Cgray21.302). Please state that your headteacher has approved this data return.

The deadline for this return is Thursday 24 May 2018. If you do not meet this deadline we will not be able to calculate your Early Years funding correctly and any balance due to the school may be delayed.

Instructions for completion:

Please ensure that the following fields are completed accurately:

  • Hours at Setting = the total hours attended by each child per week. 
  • Funded Hours = the total free universal hours claimed by each child per week (maximum 15)
  • Extended Hours = the total additional hours claimed by each child per week (maximum 15). This field should only contain data if a child has a valid 30 hour entitlement code. 
  • 30 Hour Eligibility Code = the eligibility code for those pupils entitled to receive the 30 hour (working parent) offer.  30 Hour funding will only be paid from the date the correct 30 Hour code is submitted to the local authority (i.e. no backdated claims if incorrect information submitted by schools).
  • National Insurance Number = for those pupils entitled to receive the 30 hour (working parent) offer.
  • Early Years Pupil Premium = for those pupils eligible for EYPP. The school must check EYPP eligibility where claimed.

A correct 30 hour code and National Insurance number must be provided for every child at your setting claiming 30 hours. If either of these fields are left incomplete, or submitted incorrectly, funding will not be awarded above 15 hours.

2 year old funding will continue to be claimed directly through the Family Services team, email: EarlyYears@barnet.gov.uk

If you have any further queries please contact Jenny Keable on 020 8359 7917 or email: schoolfunding@barnet.gov.uk
 
Jenny Keable
School Resource and Support Officer

 
Signs of Safety Multi-Agency Briefing for Schools

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. You will learn about Barnet’s implementation plans and 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 further information.

Liz Shaw
Signs of Safety Practice Implementation Lead

 
School funding available - Education Endowment Fund (EEF)

For Information

School Funding News from CommUNITY Barnet: Education Endowment Fund (EEF) invites applications for Round 14.

The Summer 2018 application round (Round 14) for the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) fund is open to applications. The Education Endowment Fund (EEF) will fund innovative proposals to improve performance in the most challenging schools. The overall objective of the programme is to break the link between family background and educational achievement, ensuring that young people from all backgrounds have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations and make the most of their talents.

For Round 14 the EEF is particularly interested in evidence-based ideas that focus on the following issues:

  • Secondary school teaching: proposals focused on improving teaching in secondary schools. In particular, to test the impact of projects aiming to improve pedagogy in Key Stage 3 teaching or in English and maths GCSE teaching.
  • Popular programmes: programmes that are already widely purchased by schools with the aim of changing or improving practices in certain areas. For example, a maths programme that comprises resources and training. EEF are most interested in those that are widely used by schools, and where there is demand from schools for better evidence of impact.
  • Improving Level 2 outcomes for 16-18 year olds in English and maths: proposals aiming to support learners who have not achieved the expected standard (grade 4 or above) in GCSE English or maths by age 16.

In addition, EEF are interested in proposals from researchers about how best to evaluate the impact of widespread school practices for which there is currently limited evidence:

  • School practices: strategies which aim to improve student outcomes, can be implemented without a programme and are already happening in many schools. Examples include: practices for grouping pupils by prior attainment; how schools are utilising their pay freedoms; the impact of different staff qualifications on pupil outcomes.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Educational institutions (primary schools, secondary schools, sixth form and further education colleges and universities).
  • Not-for-profit organisations.
  • Community and voluntary groups.
  • Social enterprises.
  • Local Authorities.
  • National agencies.
  • Registered charities.

The smallest grant is likely to be around £50,000 per year. The deadline for applications is 5 July 2018. See link here.

Helen Harte
CommUNITY Barnet

 
Fundamental British Values - Free classroom resources for Schools'

For Information

Faith in Us, Educating Young People about Islamophobia, is a resource for teachers to use in the classroom to work with young people and educate about Islamophobia. The resources include lesson plans with tips and advice of how individuals can recognise and respond to Islamophobic incidents.  An excellent opportunity to deliver a relevant project during Ramadan leading to individuals becoming “Agents for Change”

More details and free downloads can be found here.

For full advice, support and guidance with meeting the Prevent Duty, staff training, student workshops and advice for promoting British values in the curriculum, please contact: Perryn Jasper, Prevent Education Officer, perryn.jasper@barnet.gov.uk or call 020 8359 7371

Perryn Jasper
Prevent Education Officer

 
Key Dates for SENCOs

For information

Please find upcoming key dates for SENCO's:

 Date Time
Event
 Location
 Thursday 17 May 
 1pm to 4pm  Primary SENCO Challenge Group:
 This will look at the Barnet SENCO Toolkit 
Dollis Infant School, NW7 2BU
 Tuesday 22 May  2pm to 3:30pm 
 Secondary Challenge Workshop East Barnet School, EN4 8PU
 Thursday 14 June  3.45pm  2 year olds in School Support Group Dollis Infant School, NW7 2BU
 Wednesday 27 June  9am to 4pm
 SENCO Conference - MITA Research and Outcomes Training Ariana Suite, N11 1GN

For further information email Sam Rothwell on Samantha.rothwell@barnet.gov.uk or Joann Moore joann.moore@barnet.gov.uk

Joann Moore
Advisory Teacher Inclusion
Specialist Team, Barnet Children Services

 
SEND Transition Coffee Morning

For Information

Barnet’s Specialist Advisory Teaching Team (Autism Advisory Team, Hearing Impairment Team, Physical Difficulties / Complex Medical Needs and the Visual Impairment Team) wish to invite you to a Transition Coffee Morning. This is a free event for Parents/Carers of Year 5 and Year 6 Children with additional/SEND needs.

Date: 23 May 2018 from 09:30am to 12:00pm at The ORION Primary School.

Please see the enclosures section for further information. Places are free but you must register.

Gina Mime
Lead Specialist Physical Disabilities Advisor
Specialist Advisory Team- Physical Disabilities & Complex Medical Needs  
 

 
Secondary and Special Secondary CLEAPSS Member Schools

For Information

For attention of Heads of Science.

CLEAPSS Bulletin 162 Summer 2018 will be emailed for the attention of Heads of Science to the school offices by the end of week commencing the 7 May 2018.

Steve Marshall
BPSI Science Adviser

 
Primary Electricity CPD opportunity - 13 June

For Information

The Ogden Trust Primary Physics Conference is a conference open to all primary schools, whether or not they are in their primary physics partnerships, on a first come first served basis.

Topic: Electricity
Date: 13 June 2018
Place: Forest School, Walthamstow
Cost: £50
Lunch: included
Resource box: Includes scribblebots!!

Please see the enclosures section for further information. To book this conference please click here.

Please do pass this information on to any teachers you know who might be interested in coming.

Steve Marshall
BPSI Science Adviser


 
Upcoming Workshops at Barnet Mencap

For Information

Please see the enclosures section for full details on our upcoming groups for parents of children with additional needs.

  • Thursday 24 May 2018: EHC Plans – How they work – Workshop leaders: Joanna Zarkadoulos and Jean Waitt, SENDIASS (Barnet Mencap’s office, 10am to 12pm. (Please see the flyer in the enclosures section for more information.)
  • Thursday 7 June 2018: SEN Support in school – Workshop leader: Joanna Zarkadoulos and Jean Waitt, SENDIASS (Barnet Mencap’s office, 10am to 12pm. (Please see the flyer in the enclosures section for more information.)

If you would like to book a place for any of these sessions, please email: projectsupport@barnetmencap.org.uk or call Barnet Mencap on 020 8349 3842, stating which workshop(/s) you’d like to attend.

James Wheatley
Communications Coordinator
Barnet Mencap

 
UNICEF/Barnet Child Friendly Cities & Communities Programme

For Information

We have got our badges (identified areas for progress) and are now at the Action Planning stage of the programme. Throughout April to July 2018 we want to invite children, young people and professional partners from across the borough including schools, youth services, VCS organisations to co-produce a clear and achievable 3-year action plan.

By delivering the Mapping the Action Plan (MAP) focus groups and events, we want to hear as many voices and ideas as possible, to answer key questions such as:

  • What is a child friendly community?
  • How can we work together to achieve progress in the badge areas?
  • How can we monitor and evaluate meaningful progress?

The next Professionals event with UNICEF will be held on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at Canada Villa Youth centre (10am to 4pm). If you would like to attend please let me know via the email address below.

The programme will also be going out into Barnet schools to facilitate focus groups with students and school staff, if you would like us to come to your school, please do get in touch. We value your participation to make this a meaningful and successful programme.

If this sounds like something your school would like to support please do contact me on Victoria.Nzeribe@Barnet.gov.uk - for more programme details click here.

Victoria Nzeribe
Child’s Rights Lead
Family Services

 
 

   
Headteachers
  • Additional_information_Privacy_notice.
    Audience i.e. All Schools

    Additional information and guidance on text to add to your privacy notice for GDPR. Please click on the above link for further details.

 

  • Template_for_Data_Request
    All Early Years Providers
    URGENT – Response required by: Thursday 24 May 2018

    A template for Early Years census data to be returned no later than Thursday 24 May 2018. Please click on the above link for further details.

 

  • SoS_Flyer_Multi_Agency_Workshop
    All Schools

    Further information on the signs of safety multi-agency briefing and workshop. Please click on the above link for further details.

 

  • Transition_coffee_morning_2018
    All Schools

    Parents/Carers of Year 5 and Year 6 Children with additional/SEND needs are invited to a transition coffee morning on 23 May 2018. Please click on the above link for further details.

 

  • Ogden_2018_FOREST
    All Primary Schools

    The Ogden Trust Primary Physics Conference is open to all primary schools, whether or not they are in their primary physics partnerships, on a first come first served basis. 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