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We hope everyone has had a well earned break and are ready for a new term.
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
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
 

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.
Bilston CE Primary School

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.

To book your place on the Conference please click on this link:  ConnectEd Partnership Leadership Conference
Partnership News
Secondary Curriculum Network Hubs
Summer Term 2022
Below are a list of links to our Curriculum Hubs for the Summer term 2022

Tuesday 21st June - 2.30pm Languages and EAL Hub
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 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
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. 

Please click here for further information.
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 bookings@connectedpartnership.com 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 
TWS Sports Podcast - New Episodes
              
This week TWS bring you two episodes of their podcast. You can now watch or listen to their interviews with Barry Hearn and David Campese.

Use the links below to listen to the latest episode.

TWS Sports Podcast website
Apple Podcast app
Spotify
For more ways to join and find us on social media click on this link.

Cricket Tournament Results
To read all of the results from the most recent cricket tournaments click here.
Free Swimming
 
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.

Commonwealth Games

           
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.

If you require any further information, please contact
 sam.perks@connectedpartnership.com
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.




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:  
(or www.shawmathshub.co.uk
Classroom space to watch the lessons is limited. Please book one of the opportunities but not both. Thank you. 
Wolverhampton Live
 
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
Competition

 
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:

Emergency planning and response for education, childcare, and children’s social care settings Updated 7th June 2022
Senior mental health lead training Updated 31st May 2022


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

 Cost-of-living crisis: how to manage the impact on your school
Schools white paper: summary
Single central record: requirements and template
Email security: sending personal data


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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