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Contents
Our newsletter is divided into the following sections:
 
Good News - Something to bring a smile to our faces!
Partnership News - Safeguarding in Schools, PASS team updates, Our Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Scheme, Network meetings, CPD Programme, Dates for you Diary, Policies and more
Local News - Including bulletins from Wolverhampton City Council, DRB, and a link to our resources
National News - Including the latest Government advice and information

The Key - Keep up to date with information, guidance and resources
Good News
Wolverhampton Community Games 2022
 
Our Wolverhampton Community Games have been a huge success! The 4 week Baton journey, then on to the 8 days of competition, has been enjoyed by staff, children, young people and communities across the City.

Working with our PASS Team, School Games, The Music School, The Local Authority and other local partners. It has brought a great deal of community spirit back to the forefront after so much isolation. It has been a breath of fresh air for all involved.

84 schools took part in the Baton Journey. 2,549 children and young people participated in 22 different games over 8 days with the support of 132 leaders from 13 of our City's schools.
ConnectEd Partnership are proud to celebrate this programme of work and look forward to developing a legacy of the games for 2022/23.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved in the games and a special thanks to Sam Perks of ConnectEd for facilitating the baton's journey and ensuring everyone involved was able to take part.
Sam went every step with the baton to support the transition from school to school and made sure all the events ran smoothly.

Please use this link to view our video to celebrate the Games.
Uniform Swap Shop
 
Every Sunday from 24th June there will be a swap shop for uniforms from 58 Wolverhampton schools. This opportunity will last throughout the summer holidays.
              
 
For further information click here.

We would love to hear from you!
 
If you have a Good News story, please send it to 
michelle.vernon@connectedpartnership.com 
and we will feature it in our next edition.
Busill Jones Primary School
 
Students and staff have had a busy week. They came first place for the best float at Pelsall Carnival with their theme linking to Eco Week. 

They are also performing Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat with their first ever live staff band. Everyone is very excited and proud of their achievements. Well done!

Pictures can be seen here.

Whitgreave Primary School
 
One lucky pupil won a city-wide competition to design the Recycle Rovers sports kit.

The Recycle Rovers campaign aims to help people understand which items can be recycled and which need to go in the general waste.

Click here to read the full story.
Annual Sports Award Evening
 
The annual sports awards took place on Monday 4th July. To read about the evening and award winners click here.
CalmBrain Workshop - St Michael's CE Primary School
 

You are invited to a local training event about CalmBrain, a mental health intervention that St Michael's have been using for a couple of years with great success to help work with the children in school who are suffering from anxiety, presenting with behavioural distress and/or neurodiversity. 

free workshop with Dr Taylor (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) is being held to show you how CalmBrain addresses mental health and lowers anxiety in children and talk to you about how easy it is to implement in your school.

Event details:

Venue: St Michael's CE (A) Primary School, Lower Street, Tettenhall, WV6 9AF
Date: Friday 8th July
Time: 9.15am

For more information about CalmBrain, click the following links.

Introduction to CalmBrain
The power of CalmBrain psychologically
Facebook page

We strongly encourage you to come along, be open-minded and listen to Dr Taylor. Please email the school directly to book you place/confirm your attendance. There is no charge.
Email: stmichaelsceprimaryschool@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Partnership News
ECT Formal Assessment Deadline - 
Monday 11th July 2022
If you have ECTs registered with Wolverhampton City Council/Connected Appropriate Body, please be reminded that the Formal Assessment – term 3 should be completed and submitted by Monday 11th July 2022 for all ECTs who started their induction period September 2021. 
The assessment should be completed on the ECT portal. If you need a reminder of your log in details to the ECT portal please contact bal.athwall@connectedpartnership.com
 
A word version of the formal assessment along with a completed exemplar of the formal assessment can be found on the ‘Help Documents and Handbook’ tab of the ECT portal.
 
If your ECT is currently experiencing difficulties, please contact us as soon as possible to put a development plan in place ready for next year.
 
Please also ensure any outstanding Professional Progress review forms are also completed on the portal if you have not yet fully completed them.
Fully Funded National Professional Qualifications
Autumn 2022 with ConnectEd Partnership and Best Practice Network
ConnectEd Partnership are pleased to be working once again as a Delivery Partner with Best Practice Network (BPN) for the 22-23 Academic Year. We are offering the NPQSL plus the NPQLT and NPQLTD in Wolverhampton and these programmes are being delivered by our own facilitators who are experienced senior leaders from Wolverhampton schools.
 
DfE scholarships available for all NPQs
School leaders and teachers can apply for the full range of NPQs on offer with BPN and full NPQ scholarships,
covering the entire cost of the qualification.
 
Targeted Support Funding for Small Schools
In addition to the full scholarship funding in place for all state-maintained schools and academies, the DfE are also introducing additional payments to small schools to enable them to support their teachers and leaders to undertake NPQs. This ‘Targeted Support Fund’ will give a grant payment of £200 per participant to settings with 1-600 pupils, for every teacher or leader they employ who participates in an NPQ. Organisations that are eligible for NPQ scholarships will also be eligible for targeted support funding. Our understanding at this stage is that these payments will go direct to schools.

Applications close on 22nd July for the Autumn 2022 cohort
Please click here for full details and how to apply for one of the programmes.

For further information, please contact Harinder Jandu
ConnectEd Meetings for the Summer Term 
Below are a list of meetings for the Summer term:

Tuesday 12th July at 4.00pm Transition Leads via Teams

If you have any questions or would like to propose an agenda item for a meeting please email Kate Hodgetts
Dates for your Diary
Dates are now available for the DRB Ignite Senior Leader Briefings for the academic year 2022/2023. Click here for more information and booking instructions.

The dates are:

Wednesday 16th November 2022
Tuesday 7th March 2023
Wednesday 28th June 2023
Supporting Safeguarding in Schools
City of Wolverhampton Council and ConnectEd Partnership
       Collaborative Safeguarding Support and Training Programme 2022
Monthly Safeguarding E-Briefing

To view the July edition of the monthly Safeguarding E-Briefing please click here.
KCSIE Headlines
KCSIE Changes
KCSIE Highlighted Items

Full details can be found on our Website - please click here.
To view the most recent safeguarding model policies and training materials follow this link.


          
SEN Early Identification and Support Service Questionnaire - Important Information
 
Sarah Reynolds, Head of SEN Early Identification and Support Services, has asked us to share the SEN Early Identification and Support Service questionnaire.

Could you please share the questionnaire with all your Primary and Secondary Headteachers and SENDCOs.
PASS and School Games Organiser Update 
TWS Sports Podcast
 
This is the last episode of season 4. The pupils look back on all their favourite moments and look forward to the upcoming guests for season 5.
TWS Sports Podcast website
Apple Podcast app
Spotify
For more ways to join and find us on social media click on this link.

Commonwealth Games

  
To read all the information for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, please click this link.
Wild Tribe
New dates have been announced for the Wild Tribe Outdoor Education Programme. 
For further details and to book click here.
2022/2023 CPD Programme
We have a range of CPD programmes that may be of interest to you or your staff.  All the information and booking information is available through our website.
 
This section will be updated when additional programmes are added.
 
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Harinder.jandu@connectedpartnership.com in the first instance.
ConnectEd Partnership, Maternity, Paternity
  & Adoption Leave Pooling Scheme 2020 – 2022
School Summer Holiday Arrangements
 
For those schools that submit monthly payroll reports please ensure that you make arrangements to continue to submit these during the summer break through July and August 2022. Late submissions will be discounted.
 
For those schools who use WCC Payroll please note these are automatically provided directly to the scheme.   
 
Please also keep the scheme informed of leave, resignation or return to work dates.
 
Claim forms and the scheme arrangements (terms and conditions) can be downloaded from our website.
 
It is important that you familiarise yourselves with the Scheme Arrangements and comply with the terms and conditions.

To read all the information regarding the Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave Scheme, please click here. 



 
For more information or if you have any queries regarding the Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave Scheme please contact Helen Perkins
Local News
Weekly Updates
Check here every week for the most up-to-date information

 

The latest DRB weekly update can be viewed here.

Please click on the links below to read the latest City of Wolverhampton Council Education Providers' Bulletin.

Tuesday 5th July 2022
Wednesday 6th July 2022

School Nurse Consultation

The School Nurse service is currently being evaluated. Consulting with partners & stakeholders, parents and guardians and children & young people to help shape the future development of the service.
 
The Healthy Child Programme (HCP) is the early intervention and prevention public health programme which focuses on a universal preventative service for children and families.
Your thoughts on the 'School Nurse' service, your opinions and feedback will support the future development of the service taking you no longer than 5 minutes to complete, whether you are a partner referring into the service with established links, a parent/guardian of a young person attending a Primary or Secondary school in Wolverhampton or lastly a young person attending Secondary school, your views are important.

If you would like to provide feedback directly to the School Nurse service, Contact the 0-19 Service Admin hub either via phone: 01902 441057 or e-mail: rwh-tr.0-19service@nhs.net

Partners and Stakeholders - https://consultation.wolverhampton.gov.uk/public-health/5da529a2 This link is set to private, accessing the survey via the link given to you.
 
Parents and Carers - https://consultation.wolverhampton.gov.uk/public-health/school-nurse-consultation-parents-and-carers This link is public and will be accessible via the CWC consultation page.
 
Children/Young People - https://consultation.wolverhampton.gov.uk/public-health/school-nurse-consultation-children-and-young-people This link is public and will be accessible via the CWC consultation page.
 
The consultation will be live until Wednesday 22nd July.


Opportunities for 2022/23

 
Click here for further information and to apply to develop high quality teaching of mathematics for all children to secure deep understanding, with nationally accredited specialists in Wolverhampton, with £1000 funding support.

Primary
Mastering Number
EY SKTM

SKTM – Year 1 or 2 Teachers
 ECT
Years 5-8 Continuity

Secondary

Years 5-8 Continuity 
Mathematical Thinking for GCSE 
SKTM for non-specialists 
ECT 
A Level Pedagogy 


Bookings are also being taking for the free Secondary Maths Conference at the University of Wolverhampton on Friday 8th July with superb keynote speakers and workshop options.

Further information can be found on the SHaw Maths Hub website.
School Reps (Pre-School, Primary and Secondary) needed for Wolverhampton's Tackling Physical Inactivity Steering Group
 
What is Wolverhampton’s Tackling Physical Inactivity Steering Group?
A system wide group looking at a systematic and evidenced based ways to drive the work forward to tackle levels of physical activity in the city. The group has 5 key areas:
  •  Children, Young People and Families
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Communication and Engagement
  • Community Safety and Place-based working
  • Strategy Development and System Development
 The group will meet around once a quarter, there will be task and finish groups for each of the key areas, and welcome members of the steering group to sit on one task and finish group.
If you are interested in being part of this exciting group please contact Hettie Pigott on Hettie.Pigott@wolverhampton.gov.uk.
 
National News

Government Updates

 
Please find below some of the most recent Government updates for Educational settings:

Improving attendance: good practice for schools and multi-academy trusts Updated 4th July 2022
Drive to reduce the cost of childcare for parents Published 4th July 2022


Further updates can be found on the DfE website
The Key
Popular on The Key this week:

Child protection policy: model
Charging for residential school trips
Recruiting school staff: template application form


Please note: To have access to information on The Key you are required to log in.
Get In Touch
Wendy Mann - Business Director                    wendy.mann@connectedpartnership.com

Harinder Jandu - Partnership Development Manager              
harinder.jandu@connectedpartnership.com                                   
Lisa Davies - Strategic Lead - Secondary
 lisa.davies@connectedpartnership.com

Helen Perkins - Maternity Scheme Co-ordinator
helen.perkins@connectedpartnership.com


Tony Allen - Procurement Consultant
Tony.Allen@connectedpartnership.com


 
Sam Perks - Physical Activity and School Sport Lead
sam.perks@connectedpartnership.com

Bal Athwall  - ECT Co-ordinator/Business Support
bal.athwall@connectedpartnership.com

Helen Hogan - CPD Co-ordinator/Business Support
helen.hogan@connectedpartnership.com

Kate Hodgetts - Administrator/Network
Co-ordinator
kate.hodgetts@connectedpartnership.com


Michelle Vernon - Media Co-ordinator/Business Support
michelle.vernon@connectedpartnership.com

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