Education Noticeboard - 23 June 2022

Welcome to the Education Noticeboard. A round-up of news, guidance and key updates for education settings.

Included in this update:

  1. Director update
  2. Success for borough’s young people at grant awards
  3. Olympic Medallist launches children’s storybook in Shropshire
  4. Route to Langley School made safer
  5. Reminder – Changes to the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Panel and referral pathway into the BEE U service
  6. Updated Education Health Needs Assessment Request Form
  7. SENCo Workshop  – SEND and Alternative Provision Review Consultation
  8. Department of Education: Consultation on the law relating to reviews of EHC plans
  9. Autism Education Trust update
  10. Operation Encompass update
  11. Access to schools for education and training providers
  12. Gaps in student mental health services to be tackled
  13. Working with Ukrainian speaking children and their families in schools – Free webinar for Telford & Wrekin Schools
  14. National Windrush Day
  15. Home to school travel assistance deadline: 30 June 2022
  16. Changes to the Pre-exclusion Hotline
  17. Updates from Telford College
  18. Telford & Wrekin STEM Partnership Invite
  19. Quality Assurance Specialist vacancy
  20. CPD courses for school staff, senior leaders and governors
  21. STEM clubs week: 21-25 June 2022
  22. Children’s Art Weeks: 27 June-1 July 2022
  23. Armed Forces Day
  24. Upcoming Radio RADY Free event

Director update

Dear colleagues,

Last week saw the return of the Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Grant awards. This is a fantastic event which encourages the young people in our borough to apply for grants that they can use in support of their education. Congratulations to the young people who were successful in their application and I hope it supports them in their endeavours.

Hadley Learning Community welcomed an Olympic medallist to the school! Diver Leon Taylor has written a book that celebrates his achievements, by channelling his attention difficulties into sport, which he chose to launch to pupils and staff at the school. Every primary school in Telford & Wrekin will also receive a copy of the book, sponsored by DENSO, which will be delivered soon.

As always, the Education Noticeboard is full of updates and reminders including those from SEND, the travel assistance deadline and a secondment opportunity for a head teacher within the Achievement and Enrichment team.

Finally, yesterday was National Windrush Day. It would be great to hear how children and young people across Telford & Wrekin learnt about this historic event, so please send your stories and pictures to as we would love to share them.

Best wishes

Director: Education and Skills

Success for borough’s young people at grant awards

With greater success than ever before, 72 young people celebrated being awarded the Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Grant 2022 at an awards event hosted by Telford & Wrekin Council.

The prestigious awards encouraged young people aged between 15 and 25 from across the borough to apply for grants of up to £500 to be used in support of their education, employment and training. The funding can help individuals overcome challenges in their lives to seek out a different path for their future.

There were a total of 134 applications, of which 72 young people were successfully selected to receive the grant. The beneficiaries received items which included laptops, bus passes, and railcards, as well as monetary support to invest in the items they need to continue to excel.

Romilly Esp was a recipient of the grant funding. Having set up her own photography business, she will use her funding for new camera gear. She shared: "It means a lot to me to get this grant money because it's opening up doors to my future that I wasn't able to access before. I'm now able to buy the equipment I need and expand my business. I'm really grateful to the council for giving me this opportunity!"

Cllr Shaun Davies, Leader of Telford & Wrekin Council (Lab), said: “I am proud of each and every young person who attended the event for writing such compelling applications and striving to achieve.

“Since the Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Grant launch in 2017, we have been helping 283 young people to pursue their dream career. Even such a small amount of money can make a huge different to the young person and their local community. The cabinet and myself are delighted to be able to help these young residents on their journey.”

Telford & Wrekin’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young people and Families, Cllr Shirley Reynolds (Lab) commented: “This past year we’ve had our most successful grant cycle to date. When we read each young person’s story, it is really difficult to choose as the breadth of applications is absolutely incredible. However, we want to make sure the council supports young people as much as we can – from 10 by 10 to the Young Person Grant to free swimming for under 25s – we’ll do all that we can to be on your side. Our young people come first; you are cared for, and cared about, and at the heart of everything we do.”

Phil Brown OLY, compered the event and spoke to the young people about how humble beginnings should not stop them from achieving greatness. As a Double Commonwealth Games and Olympic Medallist, Phil worked as a Director for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and now runs the not-for-profit company Champions Realm Limited.

He said: “Each of the young people have showed tenacity, innovation and resilience – a night like tonight is the start of something brilliant. Now they have achieved this, their eyes will be opened to what else they can reach for and aspire to be.”

The Leader and Cabinet Members’ Young Person Grant will return again next year.

Olympic Medallist launches children’s storybook in Telford & Wrekin

Olympic diving medallist, TeamGB mentor and BBC commentator Leon Taylor has engaged and inspired 700 children with the launch of his new children’s storybook, ‘Leon’s Magic Mantra’, which took place on the 23 June 2022 at Hadley Learning Community.

The book was written in collaboration with Telford children’s author Sarah Griffiths and tells the story of how a hyperactive boy tried many sports, found diving and overcame his fear through developing routines. He practises, and manages to become an Olympic Medallist at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Leon commented on the launch: “During my sporting journey as a diver I developed certain habits and behaviours that really helped me to overcome barriers in my life. This book is about supporting the younger generation to embrace these practices and share how they can apply them to make a positive difference in their own lives.”

At the launch event Leon Taylor, Sarah Griffiths and illustrator Lisa Williams took the lead in workshops with children from key stage 1 and 2; engaging, inspiring and equipping the children with routines, practises and processes to help them overcome challenges, increase their wellbeing and achieve their dreams.

Through sponsorship, from local company Denso, every child who attends will also receive a free copy of ‘Leon’s Magic Mantra’ to take home and read with their family.

Following the launch, during the next week, 10 books will be sent to all primary schools in Telford & Wrekin (the printing and distribution of them is sponsored by DENSO). In the build up to the Commonwealth Games, schools might choose to use the book in lessons. An online digital version will also be available, as well as the opportunity to attend an online webinar with the authors (information on this will be sent to all primary schools with the books’ delivery).

You can find out more details in the books’ launch press release and watch a video from the HLC launch.

Route to Langley School made safer

Duce Drive in Dawley has a new addition to the high street, through the completion of a new zebra crossing, creating a safer route to school for pupils of the Langley School.

The new crossing is part of an broader school travel plan for the area which aims to encourage more environmentally friendly methods of travel including car sharing, public transport or park and stride (where pupils walk the last few minutes to school, rather than being dropped off outside the entrance) and reducing school generated traffic in the surrounding roads. 

Councillor Lee Carter (Labour), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the high street said: “We’re pleased to be part of a scheme that supports the community and demonstrate that we are on people’s side when it comes to improving neighbourhoods and encouraging more active forms of travel. 

“This crossing will provide peace of mind for many parents and an additional layer of safety for the pupils who cross this road every day.”

Head teacher for the Langley School, Steve Carter said: “We are delighted at the installation of the new zebra crossing that will support further our commitment to keep students safe on their journeys to and from school.”

Further measures implemented to date as part of this package include 20mph zones, traffic calming, parking restrictions and pedestrian crossing improvements.   

This investment forms part of a wider £1.1m outlay into safety outside schools, a project which had delivered improvements at over 25 schools to date and is scheduled to continue over the next two years. 

Schemes are developed through a partnership approach with schools and their communities in order to address specific issues at each school.

Reminder – Changes to the Emotional Health and Wellbeing Panel and referral pathway into the BEE U service

It has been agreed that the Local Authority will no longer manage the referrals into the Bee U service, and that the Emotional Health and Wellbeing panel as it currently exists will not continue. Bee U has made a decision that they will now accept referrals directly from schools as access referrals, and will communicate directly with schools and parents about decisions made on acceptance onto pathways.

All NEW referrals for all BEE U pathways must be sent directly to the BEE U service.  

BEE U have provided some supporting documents that outline the referral pathway and criteria which are available to download:

Referral pathway documents

ASD Referral Criteria

ADHD advice and support

BEE U Referral form

If you are thinking of making a referral, please complete a BEE U Referral form being clear on if this is for a ADHD, ASD or core assessment referral.
This needs to be sent directly to BEE U outlined below.

If you have already made an application and it’s been accepted through the EHWB panel but have concerns of a young person going into mental health crisis, please email or call 08081964501.

If you have a child who is younger than 5 years old, please request that the family make contact with their GP and / or Health visitor.
More information about the Child Development Centre can be found online.

If you have a young person over the age of 17 ½ years please make the referral to Adults Autism Hub or through their GP.

If you are a Special School please send the referral to BEE U outlined below, who may send onto the LD team.

If you are a professional who wants to refer a child who is Electively Home Educated, you or under exceptional circumstances the child’s GP can make the referral outlined below.

If you have a young person that you have concerns about and don’t know where to go for advice and guidance, please raise with support teams within your schools (EP’s / BSAT / LSAT / Your Mental Health Lead / Mental Health support teams in schools) or support services like BEAM / Kooth / BEE U Access team detailed below.

All referrals should be sent via email to

You can also telephone the BeeU Access Team on: 0808 196 4501 Option 1.

Please note that the above is subject to further change in the coming weeks but Bee U ND teams and Managers are fully committed to support the developments of both Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin in the efforts to improve and have more effective neurodevelopment pathways that are in line with the Community I-THRIVE approach.

More information is available on the SEND Local Offer: 

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Panel

Updated Education Health Needs Assessment Request Form

It is requested that schools and settings use the new refreshed referral form for EHCNA Requests (Education Health and Care Needs Assessments).

The Parent Carer Education Health and Care Needs Assessment Request form has also been updated to include a medical questionnaire.

The forms are available to download from the SEND Local Offer.

EHC Needs Assessment Request Form

Education Health Needs Assessment Parent Carer Request Form

SENCo Workshop  – SEND and Alternative Provision Review Consultation

“Right Support, Right place, Right time”

The SEND Review was commissioned in 2019 explore the challenges in the SEND system, as a result a government consultation was issued requesting all partners in the SEND system respond to the proposals.

The overall aim of the review is to:

Create a more inclusive education system with excellent local mainstream provision which will improve the experience and outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and those who need alternative provision.

A workshop has been arranged for SENCo's to share their thoughts and responses to these proposals, enabling everyone to have the opportunity to feedback and shape how they feel the new system will work in the future. We would also encourage you to complete the consultation independently.

The workshop will be held on Thursday 30 June 2022, 3.30pm - 5pm, Microsoft Teams.

An invitation the event will be sent to all SENCo's a week before. If you would like an invitation to the session and don't currently receive an invite to the SENCo Network sessions, please book by email:

Department of Education: Consultation on the law relating to reviews of EHC plans

The Department for Education (DfE) have launched a consultation on the actions that a local authority should have to take if it proposes to amend an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan following a review meeting.

The DfE believe that the principal audiences for the consultation paper will be:

  • children and young people with EHC plans and their families,
  • organisations representing children and young people with SEND and their families,
  • LA SEND officers,
  • any early years setting, school, college or other setting attended by children or young people with an EHC plan,
  • educational psychologists, health professionals, social care professionals and others involved in the review of EHC plans.

Some of the key points relating to the consultation are set out below.

The DfE are very interested in your views, please do consider responding: the consultation closes on 12 August 2022.

Detail of the consultation
Local authorities have various duties over when and how they must review an individual’s Education, Health and Care plan. In the SEND and AP Review Green Paper we said that we intended to change the timescale for the issuing of proposals for amending plans following annual reviews.

The Department for Education has duly launched that further public consultation: Reviews of Education, Health and Care plans: proposed timescales.

The DfE are consulting on whether local authorities should:

  • have an additional four weeks after review meetings to finalise any changes they propose to a plan. (A March 2022 High Court judgment has clarified that the current duty on LAs is to do this within four weeks of the review meeting); and
  • have to circulate material for a review meeting a week earlier than currently.

The DfE believe that these proposals will benefit children, young people and their families, at the same time as delivering a more workable process.

The consultation link is available online:
Reviews of Education, Health and Care plans: proposed timescales.

Autism Education Trust update

The programme of Autism Education Trust (AET) professional development is now running across Early Years, Schools and Post 16. Most schools and settings now have an Autism Lead in place, and our schools are engaging with Good Autism Practice (GAP) whole school CPD.

A reminder that Good Autism Practice (GAP) is aimed at education practitioners who work directly with autistic children, is suitable for all staff within the school as part of their training. This is a half a day session at a cost of £300 per school/setting.

Making Sense of Autism (MSA) is brief, and is aimed at office and ancillary staff, caterers, caretakers, transport staff and governors. This 1 hour training session costs £100 per school/setting.

GAP and MSA continue to be delivered by the EP and LSAT teams. To ensure sustainability, for the coming academic year, we are offering GAP on five ‘PD’ days, which has so far proved popular.

Dates to choose from for whole school GAP:

  • 5 September 2022
  • 6 September 2022
  • 31 October 2022
  • 3 January 2023
  • 17 April 2023

There are a maximum of eight training slots available on any given PD day. Please book via indicating your 1st choice and 2nd choice of date. Training spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Any questions, please contact our new AET Lead Officer Dr Jane Park 

Operation Encompass update

To access Operation Encompass alerts for your school or setting please follow the steps as outlined:

If the school is not on our managed service

  1. Open a browser and go to
  2. Enter the username and password you have been provided into the boxes
  3. Click the sign-in button
    If this is the first time the mailbox has been accessed you will be prompted to choose an appropriate time zone

If the school is on our managed service

  1. Open Outlook as normal
  2. Click the File button in the top-left of the ribbon menu
  3. Click Account Settings then Account Settings
  4. In the pop-up box, select your mail account and click the Change button
  5. Click the More Settings button
  6. Select the Advanced tab
  7. Click the Add button
  8. Enter the email address of the Op-Encompass mailbox and click OK
  9. Click OK
  10. Click Next
  11. Click Finish
  12. Click Close

Note that adding the additional mailbox may require a restart of Outlook. If this is the case, Outlook will tell you after the changes to the account have been saved.

If any of the staff who are on our managed network have issues adding the mailbox, they can contact their on-site ICT technician, one of the Gold technicians or log a call via Self Service/service desk for assistance. If they don’t want to add the mailbox to their account, they can also use the same method of accessing the mailbox that non-supported schools would use.

Queries can be sent to Scott Thomas-White, Education Safeguarding Coordinator, via email to

Access to schools for education and training providers

This is an update from the Department for Education.

Through the Skills and Post-16 Education Act 2022, the Department for Education (DfE) is strengthening the statutory requirement for schools to provide opportunities for providers of technical education and apprenticeships to talk to pupils in years 8 to 13 to discuss their education and training options.

They are seeking views on proposed revisions to the statutory careers guidance that underpins this legal duty. The guidance explains:

  • the changes to the law
  • what schools must do to comply
  • the support available to help schools to deliver high quality provider encounters for young people

The online survey is available on the GOV.UK website:
Access to schools for education and training providers.

Gaps in student mental health services to be tackled

This is an update from the Department for Education,

Students are set to benefit from better join up of mental health services to prevent them falling through the gaps at university.

The new scheme will bring together universities, NHS and mental health services to create regional partnerships which could include physical hubs that students can visit in-person.

The government is investing up to £3 million over the next academic year with the initiative set to help ease the pressure on the NHS and higher education providers.

The full story is available on the GOV.UK website:
Gaps in student mental health services to be tackled.

Working with Ukrainian speaking children and their families in schools – Free webinar for Telford & Wrekin Schools

As part of the council support for the Ukrainian refugees, the Multicultural Development Team (MDT) are pleased to offer a free webinar to all schools, to support their understanding of Ukrainian speaking children. This is open to all school staff, and as it will be held on Teams there is no limit on the number of staff who can attend.

The session will provide information on:

  • the background of refugees here in the UK,
  • patterns of migration and living/ working in the UK,
  • key issues pupil may experience and strategies to support ,
  • the Ukrainian education system and parental expectations of education; religion, culture and important festivals, 
  • s drop-in session to book Teams meeting or discuss concerns/ask questions etc.

Key Outcomes

Delegates will gain a deeper understanding of the Ukrainian community that will enable them:

  • to work more effectively with Ukrainian-heritage pupils ,
  • develop an awareness of barriers to learning and emotional factors,
  • to build positive relationships with parents of Ukrainian-heritage pupils,
  • to promote understanding and celebration of Ukrainian culture in school.

The webinar will be delivered via Teams on Tuesday 28 June 2022, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, with a drop-in Session for individual queries held 4.30pm – 5pm.

This session will be repeated on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 3.30pm – 4.30pm and Thursday 1 December 2022, 3.30pm – 4.30pm, with a drop-in session 4.30pm – 5pm after both sessions, to book individual Teams meeting with a member of MDT staff if you have any specific questions relating to individual children.

For further details please download the information flyer.

Please visit the Multicultural Development Team website for individual schools to plan and develop staff knowledge. If you would like any further information, please contact the MDT team.

National Windrush Day

22 June 2022 was National Windrush Day.

In June 1948 the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks, Essex carrying around 500 people from the Caribbean.

Many aboard had been to Britain before. Some had fought in World War Two. Most were filled with excitement and hope about coming to Britain. Citizens had British citizenship and British passports because many islands within the Caribbean were part of the British Empire.

The arrival of Windrush is very well known, although this was not the first nor the last ship to carry migrants from the Caribbean. Many other people came to Britain to make new lives and help rebuild the country after the war.

National Windrush Day is to honour and recognise the outstanding resilience, innovation and creativity of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.

Within Telford there are still many people and their descendants, many of whom will be attending Telford schools.

In order to support schools in raising awareness and celebrating this day there are a number learning of resources available. In particular from the Museum of London, Reading Museum, the British Museum, Haringey Council, and the Royal Museum Greenwich.

These resources provide activities designed to stimulate shared classroom talk.  They aim to build a shared set of understandings and ideas about the topic of Caribbean migration to Britain and include film footage of people sharing their journeying from the Caribbean to the UK and their experiences of settling in a new place to call home.

They support schools to be able to better understand the Black experience before 1948 and how this impacted the experience of the Windrush generation and their descendants in Britain today. Importantly, they provide opportunities to compare and contrast the historical Black experience to contemporary issues such as those raised by Black Lives Matter campaigns and the experience of communities of identity during the Covid-19 pandemic

Teaching Resources - The British Library

How did the Empire Windrush change London? - Museum of London

Windrush Resources - Haringey Council

Windrush Teacher resource -| Royal Museums Greenwich

Let us know what Windrush activities you did in your school or setting by sending your stories and pictures to or tag us on twitter @TelfordWrekin.

Home to school travel assistance deadline: 30 June 2022

Telford & Wrekin looks to support parents and carers to make arrangements for their children and young people, to travel safely to their allocated school or post-16 provider, and schools are asked to assist with promoting the information to enable them to do this.

If parents/carers are unable to transport their child or young person, and if they meet the eligibility criteria listed on the council’s website, then travel assistance can be provided.

Please note that the deadline for applications is next week - 30 June 2022.

For assistance to be in place from September 2022, applications must be received by the council by 30 June 2022. For applications received after this date, a guarantee cannot be made that assistance will be in place for the start of the new term.

If a child is over the age of 16, and parents/carers have already received transport assistance, then please ask them to re-apply by 30 June every academic year.

Please highlight the approaching deadline, and urge eligible parents to submit their application.

For more information please ask them to visit the Telford & Wrekin website.

Changes to the Pre-exclusion Hotline

The pre-exclusion hotline has been working well and many schools have been utilising the support that comes alongside the hotline.

Many schools are now using the hotline at the correct time – which is before considering an exclusion, rather than after a decision to exclude has already been made. This is in order to access some immediate support to prevent the exclusion from taking place.

For most users, a member of the BSAT team has been able to offer immediate intervention by discussing the exclusion in more detail and offering a preventative solution. This support is available for both the individual child and their school.

During our recent review of the service, it has become evident that some schools are calling multiple times with regards to the same child. This is usually because the child has been identified as in need of further support – so from September 2022 there will be a limit of 1 free visit per child, per term. After this, the hotline will be able to offer telephone support, however visits to school will be traded through BSAT.

I am really pleased that many schools have commented on the use of the hotline and how valuable it is to support Head teachers in their decision making process.

The Pre-exclusion Hotline number is 07816 372459.

Updates from Telford College

Public Uniformed Services
Prior to half term 2nd years from the Public Uniformed Services (PUS) course completed a series of volunteering tasks in conjunction with Hollinswood and Randlay Parish Council.

Over a series of Wednesdays throughout the term students undertook tasks as diverse as a litter clearance of the green space within the parish boundaries through to supporting after school clubs run by the council.

This was a ‘win win’ situation for all parties involved as the students received valuable experiences that they can add to their CV and also gained criteria for their volunteering unit to help them complete their qualification, whilst the different agencies were extremely grateful for the extra help they received.

On the whole students enjoyed themselves and could see the tangible benefits of volunteering. At least one of the students has continued volunteering since the sessions ended.

The year L2 Sport, L3 1st year Sport and Wolves and 2nd year Wolves hosted, organised and officiated the Telford Schools Sports Partnership football tournament for Year 5 and 6 girls and on Friday 27 May 2022. The final of the tournament was also hosted at Telford College, between Redhill Primary School and Apley Primary School. The final score was Redhill 3- 2 Apley.

Telford & Wrekin STEM Partnership Invite

Telford & Wrekin STEM Partnership Meetings take place once a term.

The purpose of the meetings are to support schools (primary and secondary) and other organisations working with young people to collaborate and connect with businesses across the borough.

It is open to any educators who want to enhance the provision of Science, Design and Technology, Engineering and Maths. 

The Partnership would like all Telford & Wrekin Schools to be represented, so schools are asked to ensure that a colleague can attend. Ideally this would be someone within the school with a drive for either Science, Design and Technology, Engineering and Maths.

The next meeting will take place on Thursday 22 September 2022, 4-5.30pm, at In-Comm Telford, Unit 5A, T54 Business Park, Nedge Hill, Telford TF3 3AJ.

The invite is available to download.

Quality Assurance Specialist vacancy

Education, Achievement & Enrichment are recruiting for a Quality Assurance Specialist.

This post is responsible for leading on and coordinating school improvement quality assurance to support the work of schools in raising standards for all children and young people in the borough. The post holder will work closely with the Service Delivery Manager for Achievement and Enrichment to support the Local Authority’s statutory functions around school improvement monitoring and brokerage.   

Secondment until end of spring term 2023. Current salary plus 2 leadership points. 3 days a week.

For further information on the role please download the job description and person specification.

Potential applicants are welcome to contact Liz Smith for further discussion:

CPD courses for school staff, senior leaders and governors

The CPD Booklet continues to be available on the Telford Education Services site.

Course bookings with a course code are made by sending a completed CPD booking form via email to

Other courses and briefings without a course code are usually booked by sending your email address name and school name to (unless stated otherwise).

EYFS: Areas of Learning and Development
Session 7: Expressive Arts and Design (EY 308)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

1pm to 2.30pm

EYFS: Areas of Learning and Development
Session 7: Expressive Arts and Design (EY 309)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

Working with Ukrainian Children

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

3.30pm to 5pm

Designated Safeguarding Leads' and Safeguarding Governors' Termly Update (SG 106)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

Meeting the OFSTED requirements for Equalities and Diversity in the Secondary School (CPD 719)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

1pm to 4pm

Accredited Safer Recruitment Training

Thursday, June 30, 2022

9am to 4.30pm

Raising Awareness of Prevent  (SG 101)

Thursday, June 30, 2022

9.30am to 11am

Safety Intervention Training (formerly MAPA training) - Part 2 (BSAT 201) Face to Face

Thursday, June 30, 2022

8.30am to 12.30pm

Forest School and Outdoor Learning for Practitioners Working within EYFS (EY 201)

Thursday, June 30, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

Early Career Teacher Network (CPD 720)

Thursday, June 30, 2022

4pm to 5pm

Solution Focussed Therapy (PSS 102)

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

9.15am to 12noon

Designated Safeguarding Leads Refresher (SG 107) Face to Face

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

9.15am to 3.15pm

Recently Qualified Teacher Development Programme (CPD 507)

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

School Duties under the Equality Act 2010 – and how to write an effective Accessibility Plan (LSAT 304)

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

9.15am to 12noon

IRIS Training

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

3.30pm to 5pm

Teaching Children with SEND: Meeting the Needs.
Session 6: Literacy Difficulties
(LSAT 508)

Thursday, July 07, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

Safety Intervention Refresher Training (formerly MAPA Refresher Training) BSAT 212

Thursday, July 07, 2022

9am to 11.30am

Virtual School Conference for Designated Teachers and Nominated Governors for Children in Care (CPD 620) see separate article

Friday, July 08, 2022

9am to 3.30pm

Supporting Behaviour and Learning - Children with ADHD/ODD & CD

(new course –see separate article)

Monday, July 11, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

The Role of the Early Years Practitioner in Supporting and Enhancing Play (EY 008)

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

1.15pm to 4pm

ECT Induction Tutor - initial training (CPD 520)

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

Newly Appointed Designated Safeguarding Leads' Training (2 days) - part 1 (SG 102) Face to Face

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

9.15am to 4pm

Newly Appointed Designated Safeguarding Leads' Training (2 days) - part 2 (SG 102) Face to Face

Thursday, July 14, 2022

9.15am to 4pm

Verbal Intervention Training

(BSAT 213)

Thursday, July 14, 2022

9am to 11.30am

Verbal Intervention Training

(BSAT 214)

Thursday, July 14, 2022

3pm to 5.30pm

STEM clubs week: 21-25 June 2022

STEM Clubs Week is a free, virtual event that is a week-long celebration of STEM Clubs across the country. This annual event supports club leaders and educators in developing existing clubs, or setting up new clubs.

This year’s theme is 'Launching into Space', and throughout the week, STEM Clubs leaders and young people alike will be inspired by our exciting timetable of space-themed virtual sessions, including talks, fun challenges and webinars. STEM Clubs Week 2022 also offers young people the chance to virtually connect with space industry professionals and learn about STEM careers.

For more details visit the STEM website.

Children’s Art Weeks: 27 June-1 July 2022

Children's Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, over three weeks from 29 June 2022 onwards.

During this time, schools, art galleries, museums and community groups are encouraged to plan and provide art activities and events with the goal of providing opportunities for children, young people and families to take part in practical activities with artists and art educators.

Children's Art Week 2022 will take place across 3 weeks from 29 June to 19 July 2022. Creative activities will take place across the country both online, at home and in schools.

Each week has a different theme:

  • Week 1 - The Natural World
  • Week 2 - Connecting across generations
  • Week 3 - Literacy and creative writing

For further information and resources visit the Twinkle Children’s Art Week 2022 website.

Let us know what you are doing for Children’s Art week by sending your stories and pictures to or tag us on twitter @TelfordWrekin.

Armed Forces Day

Saturday 25 June 2022 is Armed Forces Day. Telford & Wrekin are hosting a family fun day at Broadoaks Playing Field, Donnington, between 10.30am–4pm.

It will be a great day out for all the family, with FREE music, activities, sports, military vehicle displays, plus kids will be able to try one of the free workshops available; Free Runners Parkour, Bright Star Boxing, Rawzone Basketball or Activity Bikes. There will be free face painting, crazy golf, football cage all sports coaching, 1940s school, archery and Arts & Crafts tent. Plus there will be food and drink AND fun fair rides available to purchase on the day.

Find out more on Facebook.

Upcoming Radio RADY Free event

Join Challenging Education for their next Radio RADY event on 28 June 2022. With the theme of ‘The right relationships?’ they will be joined by special guest, Lesley Hogg, Senior Manager from VIP Education!

Challenging Education will be sharing research on building effective relationships with parents and peers as well as sharing what do to help.

This event is for current practitioners who are interested in making a difference for the most disadvantaged learners in their school or multi academy trust.

During the hour, Challenging Education will cover:

  • What the research says about working effectively with parents.
  • Why we need to think about the relationships our most vulnerable learners build in school.
  • Steps we can take to help those learners who need it most to build these relationships, particularly as we move into a period of transition.

The event is completely free but is not recorded. Book a place (before 26 June 2022) via Eventbrite.


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