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ConnectEd would like to wish everyone a safe and happy break. We look forward to working with you all in the 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
Good News
Wolverhampton Community Games
What a brilliant week we've had on our Community Games Baton journey. All of the schools involved so far have been amazing.

The children and staff look like they have been thoroughly enjoying themselves and you should all be very proud of your community spirit and school representation.


Young Citizen of the Year Award 2022

Nominations for Wolverhampton Young Citizen of the Year are open.

Closing Date: 31st May
Finalists informed: 17th June 
Award Ceremony: 7th July

Follow this link to make your nomination. 

The Ark at St Michael's CE Primary School

The Ark is now open at St Michael's CE Primary. It is a social, emotional and mental health SEND unit for 4-11 year olds. For further information 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.
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 after half term:

Wednesday 8th June at 9.30am CN 3 at WVTC
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
The following course is still available. To book your places please click on the link below.

Safeguarding 2 Day DSL Training - The Role of the Designated Safeguarding Lead in Education - Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June. 9.00am - 2.30pm

If you require any further information please contact a member of the ConnectEd team

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
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.

CPD and SEND Support Survey
ConnectEd Partnership Board’s Teaching and Learning sub-group are seeking your feedback on the areas of CPD that would benefit your staff and whether you would be interested in upskilling your Teaching Assistants through the Level 3 Teaching Assistants (SEND route) funded through the apprenticeship levy.

Please click here for further information and a link to the questionnaire can be found here.
We would be grateful for your response.
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.
PASS and School Games Organiser Update 
TWS Sports Podcast - New Episode

The pupils spoke to former England cricketer Ryan Sidebottom. They chatted about Ryan's England and club career, winning T20 World Cup, difficulties with England and racism at Yorkshire CC, plus so much more.

Use the links below to listen to the latest episode.

TWS Sports Podcast website
Apple Podcast app
For more ways to join and find us on social media click on this link.
Tag Rugby, Tri Golf and Quick Sticks
To read all the highlights from the latest competitions and tournaments please 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.
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.

For the first edition of the SEND Wolverhampton Update Bulletin click here.

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Co-Production and Youth Engagement Team -
FAO Headteachers of Special Schools and SENCOs

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Co-Production and Youth Engagement Team is encouraging schools, services and other community and voluntary organisations to pledge their support in working together through co-production.
What is Co-production?
Co-production is a simple idea. It's about individuals, communities and organisations working together as equal partners, sharing decision-making to create services and support that work for the people they are designed for. It’s a way of working that shares responsibility and power, doing ‘with’ people rather than doing ‘to’.

In co-production, we involve all the relevant people in the design, delivery, and evaluation of services and in any decisions that affect them. This gives people real choice and control leading to better lives for everyone.
In applying for Co-Production Charter status, children, young people, and families will recognise your value and welcome their involvement, keeping them at the heart of discussions and decisions that affect their own life, and those of the wider community.
The Co-Production and Youth Engagement Team is running a series of workshops to assist and support you in your application. Sign up now and make the first step in pledging your support to co-production!
The workshops will be delivered via Microsoft Teams on 6th and 7th June.

To sign up, please click on the below links:
6th June - 
7th June -

For more information please contact
Alison Baggs - Participation Officer

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. 
 Free PD for Secondary Non-Specialists

Will you have any non-specialists teaching Maths in your school in September? Our funded SKTM for non-specialists Work Group is thorough (six full days) to support schools, non-specialists and their classrooms.
We believe that there will be sufficient interest from Wolverhampton schools to run a cohort in Wolverhampton next year. Please click for further information and booking. When booking, please let us know if you have a preference for which days of the week for this to take place.
Please check for the full list of funded opportunities. 


Viking Encampment and Festival -
Kingswood Trust

The Vikings of Middle England are coming to Kingswood Trust.
Date: 28th and 29th May 
Time: 10.00am-1.00pm and 2.30pm-6.00pm

On the day there will be enactments including cooking, games, combats, music, plus lots more.

To find out more about the day and activities that you can join in with, visit the Vikings website and to view the flyer please click here.
Please share this with your colleagues, students and families.
You can book your places using this link.

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.

Queen's Jubilee Portrait Competition
The City of Wolverhampton Council are giving you the opportunity to produce a piece of artwork that will be displayed in Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

The closing date is Tuesday 31st May.

For all information, including the age categories, please click
National News

Government Updates

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

Skills boost for local communities Published 25th May 2022
Keeping children safe in education Updated 20th May 2022

Further updates can be found on the DfE website
The Key
Check here after half term for all the latest information from The Key

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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