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Children's Art Week
June 29 - July 19
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 
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.
To view more pictures please click here.

We would love to hear from you!
If you have a Good News story, please send it to 
and we will feature it in our next edition.
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.
Partnership News
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.

For further information, please contact Harinder Jandu
Secondary Curriculum Network Hubs
Summer Term 2022
Below are a list of links to our Curriculum Hubs for the Summer term 2022

Wednesday 29th June - 4.00pm Performing and Creative Arts Hub
Tuesday 5th July - 4.00pm Social Science/Vocational Hub (Aimed at Secondary schools only - A Level specific)
Wednesday 6th July - 4.00pm Technology and ICT Hub
ConnectEd Meetings for the Summer Term 
Below are a list of meetings for the Summer term:

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. 

If you need any further information or assistance please contact a member of the ConnectEd team at or by phone on 01902 290156.
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 June 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.

PASS and School Games Organiser Update 
WASPS Presentation Evening - Stuart Grant Award
Stuart Grant was a Primary school teacher at Oak Meadow school for many years with a passion for PE and school sport. 

We have an award dedicated to Stuart and schools are asked to nominate a student who has demonstrated sportsmanship, fair play and integrity. 

Please send your nominations to by Friday 24th June.

TWS Sports Podcast - New Episode
Pace Bowler Mark Wood

TWS Sports Podcast website
Apple Podcast app
For more ways to join and find us on social media click on this link.
Free Tennis Fundraising Event
A fundraising event for the Special Educational Needs and Disability Community Coaching Programme is being held at Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis & Squash Club in Tettenhall.

Date: Wednesday 29th June
Time: 1.00-4.00pm

If you would like more information please contact Marc Hughes or call 01902 755265.

Commonwealth Games

To read all the information for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, please click this link.
2021-2022 CPD Programme 
PASS CPD 2021/2022

To view all courses, dates, times, and venues, please click here.

If you require any further information, please contact
All our CPD programmes can also be found on our website.

If you have any questions relating to CPD opportunities please contact Harinder Jandu.
ConnectEd Partnership, Maternity, Paternity
  & Adoption Leave Pooling Scheme 2020 – 2022
Important Information - Please Read
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
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 here to 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.

Mastering Number

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


Years 5-8 Continuity 
Mathematical Thinking for GCSE 
SKTM for non-specialists 
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
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.
National News

Government Updates

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

Non-UK teachers and trainees Published 21st June 2022
Access to schools for education and training providers Published 20th June 2022

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

Pupil premium and FSM registration: template letter to parents
Staff CPD: paying and recovering costs
Reporting, sharing and publishing requirements
Behaviour audit: how-to and templates
Using data to support school improvement
Ofsted: latest updates

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

Harinder Jandu - Partnership Development Manager                                        
Lisa Davies - Strategic Lead - Secondary

Helen Perkins - Maternity Scheme Co-ordinator

Tony Allen - Procurement Consultant

Sam Perks - Physical Activity and School Sport Lead

Bal Athwall  - ECT Co-ordinator/Business Support

Helen Hogan - CPD Co-ordinator/Business Support

Kate Hodgetts - Administrator/Network

Michelle Vernon - Media Co-ordinator/Business Support

All our resources are available to view on the ConnectEd website.

Members can also log on to the Members Area to access our Resource Hub which contains additional resources that are exclusive to the Partnership.

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