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We hope everyone has had a well earned break and are ready for a new term.
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
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Eastfield Primary School
Pupils and staff had a wonderful day celebrating the Platinum Jubilee with their very own street party. To view pictures from their day click here.
Students and staff at Bilston CE Primary celebrated the Platinum Jubilee with a visit from the Queen's representative, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Dr Sharma, who is pictured below with Head Boy and Girl, school governor and Deputy and Headteacher.
THERE'S STILL TIME TO BOOK YOUR PLACE! If you haven't already, book now!!
Don't forget you have 2 free delegate places at this year's conference if your school is a member of ConnectEd.
Friday 10th June at 9.30am CN 6 & 7 via Teams
Wednesday 15th June at 9.30am ConnectEd Partnership Board at Berrybrook Education Business Centre
Thursday 16th June at 8.00am CN 8 at Wednesfield High
Tuesday 21st June at 8.00am CN 5 at St Michael’s CE Primary
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
NAHT Wolverhampton White Paper meeting for School Leaders and Chairs of Governors Thursday 16th June 2022 – 16:30 Wolverhampton Science Park
Colleagues are invited to a meeting to discuss the White Paper. Please note the change of venue since the original information was shared.
To read all of the results from the most recent cricket tournaments click here.
The City of Wolverhampton Council are offering free swimming sessions for 8-15 year olds.
For more information including the locations and how to apply click here.
To read all the information for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, please click this link.
TWS Sports Podcast Fundraiser
TWS Sports Podcast are raising money for two great charities by interviewing guests throughout the day on Tuesday 14th June.
The line up for the event has now been confirmed and they will be chatting with Tanni Grey-Thompson, Dom Matteo, Charlie Nicholas and Leon Lloyd.
They are asking if people would kindly donate to either Little Rascals Foundation or The Lewis Moody Foundation.
Little Rascals Foundation supports children with special educational needs in the West Midlands by providing holiday clubs, outreach projects, exclusive use and more. To donate click here.
The Lewis Moody Foundation aims to fund vital research into brain tumours, reduce diagnosis times through the HeadSmart campaign, and give the families affected much needed respite, as well as the chance to create some special memories. To donate click here.
Any contributions are greatly appreciated and we would would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved with such a worthy cause.
2021-2022 CPD Programme
PASS CPD 2021/2022
To view all courses, dates, times, and venues, please click here.
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.
PD to develop best practice in maths: a taster session for Primary Headteachers
and Maths Subject Leaders
Find out about a funded CPD opportunity for 2022-23 (with £1000 funding for your school) to develop high quality teaching of mathematics for all children to secure deep understanding at every point on their journey, led by nationally accredited Maths PD specialists in Wolverhampton.
Taster sessions for Headteachers and Maths Leads - click links for information and booking:
Classroom space to watch the lessons is limited. Please book one of the opportunities but not both. Thank you.
The Midlands' biggest FREE one-day family entertainment festival will be held on Saturday 11th June 2022.
For the last 6 years the festival has welcomed thousands of families, enjoying movies, music, face painting, and so much more.
To view all afternoon and evening performances and times click here.
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: