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
Wolverhampton Community Games
The baton has made it's way to Aldersley Stadium and children, teachers and staff have been enjoying lots of activities since Monday. Here are a few highlights from the opening ceremony and events that have taken place.
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.
A 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.
Venue: St Michael's CE (A) Primary School, Lower Street, Tettenhall, WV6 9AF
Date: Friday 8th July
For more information about CalmBrain, click the following links.
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.
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 2022 for the Autumn 2022 cohort
Please click here for full details and how to apply for one of the programmes.
Friday 24th June at 9.30am CN 2 at Bilston Primary
Tuesday 28th June at 1.15pm CN 1 via Teams
Thursday 30th June at 1.30pm CN 4 at Highfields
Tuesday 5th July at 9.00am ASPIC via Teams
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
Primary ECT Pool
This is a reminder to let you know that there are still ECTs available within Wolverhampton and if you would like details of any of the applicants you can do so by logging onto the ECT portal.
Connected Partnership manage the Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave Pooling Scheme fund 2022 – 2023 carefully on behalf of member schools and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the scheme, therefore payment must be made to the fund in order for reimbursements to be processed.
There are currently reimbursements due for claiming member schools for April 2022.
The cut-off point will be three months’ delay – this is non-discretionary therefore payment must be received no later than 30th June 2022.
In the event that payment is not received by 30th June 2022 all reimbursements up to this date will be discounted.
Please also ensure you make claims on the new claim form below (old claim forms will no longer be accepted). Claim Form
For those schools that submit monthly payroll reports please ensure you continue to submit these promptly each month.
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.
Weekly Updates Check here every week for the most up-to-date information
Please clickhereto read the latest City of Wolverhampton Council Education Providers' Bulletin.
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.
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
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.
The Secret in the Centre Writing
A writing competition is being held for all Primary school pupils to submit a story based on the features of the display - The Secret in the Centre.
The closing date for entries is 8th July and all information can be found here.
Please find below some of the most recent Government updates for Educational settings: