Education Noticeboard - 22 September 2022

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

Included in this update:

  1. Executive Director update
  2. New St George's 'Thrive Hive' provides pupils with therapeutic space 
  3. New CEO for Shropshire's Learning Community Trust
  4. Starting Reception, Junior or Year 7 in September 2023
  5. Secondary SENCo Briefing – Fair Share
  6. Updated modified timetable notification form and protocol
  7. The new Energy Bill Relief Scheme
  8. Survey on Automated External Defibrillators
  9. Invitation to take part in national curriculum assessment review panels
  10. School lease and hire agreements
  11. Cycle to School Week 3 - 7 October 2022
  12. An opportunity to place your CPD course bookings
  13. Annual Early Years conference – 7 October 2022
  14. Autumn Term Education Conference 2022 – 15 November 2022
  15. Great Big Green Week
  16. Black History Month

Executive Director update

Dear colleagues

It’s the time of year when most of us have had a holiday and are now back to it, having heartily welcomed our children and young people back into our early years, schools and education settings.

This week follows the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, following her sad passing. This proved to be an emotional and fitting tribute to a loved monarch. It is impossible to predict the impact on individuals from this event, and thanks go out to all school staff for their compassionate handling of this emotive topic. The Bank Holiday gave everyone the chance to mark the occasion in their own way, and pay their respects.

We will continue to deliver the best outcomes for, and with, our children and young people this Autumn, using the collective resources we have available. We will also note that the impact of COVID-19 is still evolving, and joins the additional cost of living crisis which looms large – not just for the families we serve, but for us staff too.

In my last update to you prior to the summer break I shared the publication of the Independent Review of Social Care. At the time I fed back that I would provide regular updates, noting the impact that this will have across broader Children’s Services. Earlier this month, the Department for Education appointed Josh MacAlister to advise on the implementation of the children’s social care review that he led.

The DfE has pledged to issue its response to the review – and those of the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s (into the murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson, and the Competition and Markets Authority’s into the children’s social care market) before the end of the year, alongside an implementation strategy. It is unclear whether this timetable will be affected by the imminent change of prime minister.

MacAlister’s role involves supporting the transition of the review’s work, relationships with stakeholders – including people with lived experience of children’s social care – and learning to the DfE, while working through the recommendations in detail with officials and supporting them to carry out a thorough assessment of his conclusions. He will also advise on the contents of the implementation strategy, and support the work of the implementation board which was set up to advise the DfE on the strategy as well as to provide “ongoing challenge and scrutiny on delivery and implementation plans”.

With this and the ongoing changes arising from the Schools white paper and SEND green paper, there are busy times ahead to ensure that we are moving in the right direction to best support children and young people in Telford and Wrekin. We don’t have a magic wand, but we achieve some amazing impact in the work that we do.

I would like to personally say a very big thank you as you continue to make a significant difference to the lives of children and young people across our borough. I hope a summer break has renewed your passion and as always, we are stronger together and our commitment is strong.

Welcome back to an autumn where we will continue to work together to champion the needs of our children and young people, and also our workforce who are so essential to their outcomes.

Have a great weekend!


Jo Britton
Executive Director of Children's Services

New St George's 'Thrive Hive' provides pupils with therapeutic space 

St George's CofE Primary School are lucky to have secured funding, which enabled the creation of their new 'Thrive Hive’ space.

The 'Thrive Hive' means that the school will now have a dedicated, therapeutic space for mental health and wellbeing interventions, where children can feel relaxed and comfortable. The environment has been specially designed to be welcoming and safe to support pupils at the school in developing their self-esteem and a greater understanding of their emotions.

Many children have already commented how amazing the room looks and the school can’t wait for the room to be used to its full potential!

New CEO for Shropshire's Learning Community Trust

Shropshire’s Learning Community Trust, which runs 10 schools in the county, has appointed a new chief executive.

Jane Hughes will succeed the Trust’s founder Dr Gill Eatough, who is retiring later this year. Jane has a long track record in the education sector, most recently as regional director of the Oasis Community Learning Trust, looking after schools in towns and cities across the north of England.

She will start work at the Trust immediately after the half term break in October, working with Dr Eatough before she retires at the end of this year.

Jane said: “It is a great privilege to be able to lead the Trust into its next phase and continue Gill’s legacy in providing excellent education for all. “She and I will be working closely over the next months to make sure the transition is as seamless as possible for the schools and families.”

She added: “The Trust really believes in the communities it serves being at the heart of its work. “Its commitment to children being educated in their own community means that it has a great vision of inclusion for all pupils, combined with a determination to provide the best possible standards in its schools.”

Mike Briscoe, chair of the Learning Community Trust, said: “We planned our search for our new CEO carefully, taking time to seek the right person to take our Trust to the next stages of development. We are delighted that Jane is joining us.

“Appointing Jane was a unanimous decision. We all felt that, alongside her experience and track record, she demonstrated the high aspirations, commitment, integrity, and passion we believe defines our Trust.”

Dr Eatough founded the Learning Community Trust in 2017 and has since overseen its growth into a family of 10 schools, responsible for more than 5,500 children and employing over 1,000 people.

Local schools under its wing include Ercall Wood, Charlton and HLC secondaries in Telford, Severndale in Shrewsbury, Queensway in Telford, plus primary schools in Hadley, Wellington, and Crudgington.

The Trust has just taken control of the Lantern Academy in Ketley Bank, and construction of its next primary school at Allscott Meads is now under way. It is also looking at the potential of a new-build for existing special needs provision.

Mr Briscoe said: “To those who know Gill, it will be no surprise that even when her well-deserved retirement starts, she will continue to support the causes of education, community and learner opportunities through her many voluntary and advisory roles.

“Our Trust is well equipped for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and we are all excited to work with Jane and build on the fantastic foundations which Gill has built.”

Starting Reception, Junior or Year 7 in September 2023

The online application form for children who are due to start reception, secondary or transferring from infant to junior (Year 3) in September 2023 is now available via the Telford & Wrekin website.

All parents will need to apply via our parent portal.

Please note:

  • Parents will need to make an application to the Local Authority of where they are living e.g. where they pay Council Tax to, even if they want to apply for a school in another LA area.
  • If a child is attending a school based nursery, they still need to apply for a school place.

The deadlines are as follows:

  • Reception – 15 January 2023
  • Junior – 15 January 2023
  • Secondary – 31 October 2022

If a child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) then the closing date is 31 October 2022 for all applications.

More information around school allocations and oversubscription criteria is available on the Telford & Wrekin website. The school admissions website page also contains lots of additional information around school admissions.

Information and letters to parents/guardians are provided for download. Please distribute as appropriate:

Starting school: Apply online now poster 

Infant to junior transfer: Letter to parents

Junior to secondary transfer: Letter to parents

If a customer is having problems with the application itself please signpost them to the School Admissions Team at

Secondary SENCo Briefing – Fair Share

All Secondary School SENCo’s are invited to attend a briefing on Thursday 29 September 2022, 3.30pm-5pm via Microsoft Teams.

The briefing will be sharing new and refreshed information regarding Fair Share and Transition.

Invitations to the meeting have been sent out, if you have not received an invitation are new to your role or would like to be added to the invite list, please contact us with your name, position and school by email at:

Updated modified timetable notification form and protocol

The modified timetable notification form and protocol has been revised following feedback from schools and other agencies.

A draft version is now available, to invite any further final comments and feedback before being finalised. 

Key amendments are as follows:

The notification form now includes:

  • A box for schools to denote pupils with entitlement to PPG/FSM.
  • The name of the member of Senior Leadership team with oversight of the school’s modified timetables. This is to align the protocol to the new ‘Working Together to improve attendance’ guidance recently published, where schools should now have a member of the Senior Leadership Team to champion and have strategic oversight of attendance.
  • Space to prompt schools to ensure that workers such as CATE Officers/Youth Offending Team or Sensory Inclusion Service are aware of the plan to modify the pupil’s timetable.  
  • A template timetable to denote specific sessions in school and alternative provision. This should help to clarify to other staff members and parents which sessions the pupils is attending.  It should also help to see more easily that where a pupil is attending the Student Engagement Programme or the Pupil Referral Unit and on a modified timetable overall, that their hour show a proportionate amount of time in school.
  • Space for parents and the pupil to evidence their views and to share any objectives they wish to see achieved. This is in response to feedback from parents who felt that they did not have a means to document their views.
  • A table to assist in documenting the review meetings to enable schools to evidence their discussions with parents and supporting agencies, particularly in relation to the effectiveness of the modified timetable.
  • A risk assessment template for schools to consider where a pupil is particularly vulnerable and how the risks can be mitigated against.
  • A template to record review contacts with parents to support clarity of the process.

The Protocol has been revised to include:

  • Reference to the most recent Keeping Children Safe in Education.
  • Reference to ‘Working together to improve school attendance- Guidance for maintained schools, academies, independent schools and local authorities- published May 2022.
  • Information about the responsibilities of governors, and prompt questions to assist governors in their strategic oversight of the usage of modified timetables.
  • A flow chart setting out overview of the procedures in using a Modified Timetable.
  • Template letters for schools to use to support their dialogue with parents when using a Modified timetable. The first being an invitation to discuss a Modified Timetable before it is initiated to encourage parents to support the school to avoid using a Modified Timetable.

Modified timetable notification form

Modified timetable protocol

Modified timetable sample letters

Modified timetable protocol summary

If schools have any further feedback please make it via email to Cathy Hobbs, Group Manager – Access and Inclusion, via email to by Friday 30 September 2022, before the document will be finalised. 

The new Energy Bill Relief Scheme

This is an update from the Department for Education

As announced this week, all early years settings, schools and colleges will benefit from a new government Energy Bill Relief Scheme, providing a discount on wholesale gas and electricity prices for all non-domestic customers. This support will be equivalent to the Energy Price Guarantee put in place for households. Equivalent support will also be provided for non-domestic consumers who use heating oil or alternative fuels instead of gas. Further detail on this will be announced shortly.

The scheme will run for all businesses and non-domestic customers, including public sector organisations, and apply to energy usage from Saturday 1 October 2022 to Friday 31 March 2023.

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme will set a Support Wholesale Price for the wholesale cost of energy, limiting the amount customers can be charged for gas and electricity. This is expected to be £211 per MWh for electricity and £75 per MWh for gas, less than half the wholesale prices anticipated this winter. The level of price reduction for each customer will vary depending on their contract type and circumstances.

As with the Energy Price Guarantee for households, customers do not need to take action or apply to the scheme to access the support. Support (in the form of a p/kWh discount) will automatically be applied to bills. The savings will be first seen in October bills, which are typically received in November.

After three months, there will be a review into the operation of the scheme, to inform decisions on further support after March 2023. This will focus on identifying the most vulnerable non-domestic customers and how the government will continue assisting them with energy costs.

Further details of the support and how it will benefit customers can be found in the press notice and GOV.UK explainer.

Survey on Automated External Defibrillators

In July, we announced that we will be providing AEDs to state-funded schools in England over this academic year.

The programme will ensure there is a life-saving device in every school in England, boosting numbers in communities across the country.

To assist with planning, on Monday 12 September we issued a survey to schools to establish those with existing AEDs. Please could all schools complete this by Monday 10 October 2022.

The first AED deliveries are expected before Christmas. We will announce further details of the programme, including new guidance, later in the autumn term.

If you have any queries or your school has not received the survey, you can contact the DfE helpline on 0370 000 2288 or online.

Invitation to take part in national curriculum assessment review panels

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) is inviting teachers and education professionals to participate in expert review panels to provide feedback on assessment materials.

STA is an executive agency of the Department for Education responsible for developing national curriculum assessments. This includes the key stage 1 and 2 tests, the phonics screening check and the reception baseline assessment. Assessment materials are reviewed throughout the development process in a series of external panels, to ensure they are fit for purpose.

We would like to hear from teachers or senior teachers from all education settings, including those who have recently retired; subject and assessment experts; local authority or multi-academy trust advisors; assessment leads; and initial teacher training providers.

To take part, please see our guidance for selection criteria, further information and a link to our application form and privacy notice.

School lease and hire agreements

This advice note has been developed to assist schools in the management of hire agreements and leases for the use of school premises for non-school activities for children.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021, issued by Department for Education, sets out the following requirements:

155. Where governing bodies or proprietors hire or rent out school or college facilities/premises to organisations or individuals (for example to community groups, sports associations, and service providers to run community or extra-curricular activities) they should ensure that appropriate arrangements are in place to keep children safe.

156. When services or activities are provided by the governing body or proprietor, under the direct supervision or management of their school or college staff, their arrangements for child protection will apply. However, where services or activities are provided separately by another body this is not necessarily the case. The governing body or proprietor should therefore seek assurance that the body concerned has appropriate safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures in place (including inspecting these as needed); and ensure that there are arrangements in place to liaise with the school or college on these matters where appropriate. The governing body or proprietor should also ensure safeguarding requirements are included in any transfer of control agreement (i.e. lease or hire agreement), as a condition of use and occupation of the premises; and that failure to comply with this would lead to termination of the agreement.

Cycle to School Week 3 - 7 October 2022

Telford & Wrekin Council is committed to investing and improving sustainable active travel over the coming years, but also to promote the health and well-being benefits associated with active and sustainable travel.

It would be appreciated if your school could join in with Cycle to School Week by encouraging pupils and parents to leave their cars at home and cycle to school instead.

Bikeability Trust along with Sustrans are offering four different pledges:

  • Cycle to school everyday
  • Swap one car journey for cycling
  • Cycle with your family
  • Discover somewhere new on a cycle ride

However you are able to join in, please share your schools’ involvement. With parental permission, Telford & Wrekin are looking for photos or stories of pupils (from reception through to year 13), cycling to or from school. These will be shared on the Travel Telford Facebook page.

Cycling to school saves money, helps pupils to become healthier, protects the environment and reduces congestion around school gates.

Please send any photos and stories via email to The same email address can be used if you have any questions or require any further information.

An opportunity to place your CPD course bookings

The 2022-23 CPD Booklet is 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).

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

September 28, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

ELSA Training - Part 3
(EPS 004)

September 28, 2022

9am to 3pm

The Hearing Impaired Child in your Class
(SIS 002)

September 29, 2022

8.30am to 4pm

Accredited Safer Recruitment Training
(Book via

September 29, 2022

9am to 4.30pm

Safety Intervention Training (formerly MAPA training) - Part 1 - CPI accredited (BSAT 201)

September 29, 2022

8.30am to 4pm

Talk Boost - KS2
(LSAT 511)

October 03, 2022

full day

Supporting Pupil Premium Link Governors
(GO 602)

October 03, 2022

5pm to 7pm

Weaving Literacy and Mathematical Development into a Broad EYFS Curriculum - Part 1
(EY 304)

October 05, 2022

1.15pm to 4pm

ELSA Training - Part 4
(EPS 004)

October 05, 2022

9am to 3pm

Pupil Premium Network Meeting
(CPD 721)

October 05, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

Developing the Role of the EAL Coordinator
(CPD 616)

October 06, 2022

3.45pm to 6pm

Designated Safeguarding Leads Refresher
(SG 107) FULL

October 06, 2022

9.15am to 3.15pm

Safety Intervention Training (formerly MAPA training) - Part 2 - CPI accredited (BSAT 201)

October 06, 2022

8.30am to 12.30pm

Early Years Annual Conference
(EY 015)

October 07, 2022

9am to 3.30pm

Establishing Yourself as a SEND leader, for new and returning SENCOs
(LSAT 302)

October 11, 2022

4pm to 5pm

Managing Employee Capability (Performance Management)
(Book via

October 12, 2022

2.30pm to 5pm

Meeting the Statutory Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements of the EYFS
(EY 009)

October 12, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

ELSA Training - Part 5
(EPS 004)

October 12, 2022

9am to 3pm

Behaviour Support Intervention Refresher Training - Non accredited
(BSAT 302)

October 13, 2022

8.45am to 12.30pm

Meeting the OFSTED requirements for Equality and Diversity for Governors
(CPD 717)

October 13, 2022

6pm to 8.30pm

Best practice in your breakfast, after-school and holiday provision
(EY 104)

October 13, 2022

9.15am to 12noon

Absence Management of Employees
(Book via

October 17, 2022

2.30pm to 5pm

The Visually Impaired Child in Your Class
(SIS 001)

October 18, 2022

9am to 4pm

Restorative Justice
(PSS 003)

October 18, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

The Strategic Role of Governors
(GO 601)

October 18, 2022

4pm to 6pm

Managing Absence (AST 002)

October 18, 2022

9.30am to 11.30am

Weaving Literacy and Mathematical Development into a Broad EYFS Curriculum - Part 2
(EY 304)

October 19, 2022

1.15pm to 4pm

Raising Awareness of Prevent
(SG 101)

October 19, 2022

3.30pm to 5pm

Designated Teacher for Children in Care Network Meeting (Post 16 )
book via the Virtual School Team

October 19, 2022

4pm to 5.30pm

ELSA Training - Part 6
(EPS 004)

October 19, 2022

9am to 3pm

Raising Awareness of Child Protection
(SG 108)

October 20, 2022

3.30pm to 5pm

Assessing and Monitoring of progress in EAL
(CPD 701)

October 20, 2022

3.45pm to 6pm

Annual Early Years conference – 7 October 2022

The full day annual Early Years Conference is taking place Friday 7 October and will be led by two high profile key note presenters.

Morning Session: Penny Tassoni - ‘Reducing Educational Disadvantage in the EYFS’

Concerns about the gaps between children’s attainment in education have escalated further since Covid. 

In this presentation, Penny Tassoni will consider some of the reasons why some children are more likely to be at an educational disadvantage and the importance of being proactive in the early years. 

Penny will consider the role of assessment and why settings should take a strategic approach in order that children gain the skills, knowledge and emotional support needed to give them equal access to later opportunities.

The presentation will also explore some of the tricky issues in narrowing the gap, including gender.

Afternoon Session: Shonette Bason-Wood – ‘Squiggle me into a Writer, including Dough Disco’

Wiggle me into a Squiggle is for the youngest of our early writers (age 2+).  It is movement and messy play based, using specific movement to assist gross motor development.

Squiggle Whilst you Wiggle is mark making, movement and letter formation.  Then we step into Squiggle me into a Writer, linking our phonics into movement based letter formation.

Done throughout Early Years and Year 1 the writing of your children will improve significantly.

Delegate fees


One delegate

Two delegates from the same school

Additional delegates thereafter

T&W LA Schools & Academies


£250 total cost


Non T&W Schools


£300 total cost


To book your place/s please send a completed CPD Booking Form to

Autumn Term Education Conference 2022 – 15 November 2022

This term’s conference will explore diversity, accessibility and equity within the curriculum and across all ages, with the aim of raising aspirations and achievement for all children and young people.

Our aim is to consider how to maintain the momentum and to build upon current practice by bringing colleagues together to further consider reading in terms of diversity and accessibility. We want all of our children and young people to see themselves within their curriculum and to be enabled to have full access, regardless of their background or previous experiences. It is our job, to raise aspiration and to support all children and young people to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Join us for a day dedicated to thoroughly considering accessibility and equity throughout the reading curriculum and beyond...

The day will consistent of key note speaker presentations, as well as the opportunity to attend workshops.  We will also be accompanied by Peters - specialist suppliers of books to primary and secondary schools.

Key note speakers and contributors will include:

Liz Pemberton, The Black Nursery Manager is an award winning outstanding practitioner, who has significant experience in gaining excellent results in pupil engagement and raising aspirations. Liz states that ‘as children are growing and developing, it is our job, as educators, to help them form a positive sense of themselves and the people in the world around them’.

Lekha Sharma: An experienced and current school leader, who is the author of ‘Curriculum to Classroom’ and contributor to chapters within ‘Primary Huh’ (a Mary Myatt publication). Lekha explores the importance of curriculum coherence and sequencing of curriculum materials, with a focus on how to maximise the chances that pupils will secure understanding over time. Lekha will share practical examples of how this can be achieved in a primary context at both curriculum and lesson design level.

Andy Smith: A local practitioner and mentor for a number of young people in Telford & Wrekin. With direct experience of the social care system, Smash Life is an award winning company who promote diversity and celebrate children’s individuality – working with schools across the borough to engage pupils within the education system.

Olivia Taylor: Speaks candidly from the pupil perspective about the effects of the language of ‘disadvantage’ on those who have experienced it. Her experiences and achievements have enabled her to advocate for those who struggle to be heard against society’s noise. The alternative word presented is ‘underserved’. This word makes us stop and think about our perception of those who find themselves in this category.

This conference is aimed at practitioners who have a shared passion for supporting all pupils to engage and achieve.

Costs for T&W schools and academies:
One delegate - £158pp
Two delegates - £250
Each additional delegate (over and above two places being booked) - £100pp

For more details please send an email to

Great Big Green Week

Saturday 24 September to Sunday 2 October 2022 marks the Great Big Green Week – a national celebration of community action tackling climate change and nature loss.

Telford & Wrekin Council wants to support your school to take part:

  • Post your school’s green achievements on Twitter or Facebook on Monday 26 September 2022, tagging in @TelfordWrekin and #GreatBigGreenWeek to share your good news!
  • Some great lesson plan ideas (ages 10+) are also available for you to use during the week. To request the official Great Big Green Week lesson plans please email

Andy Smith: a local practitioner and mentor for a number of young people in Telford & Wrekin. With direct experience of the social care system, Smash Life is an award winning company who promote diversity and celebrate children’s individuality – working with schools across the borough to engage pupils within the education system.

Olivia Taylor will speak candidly from the pupil perspective about the effects of the language of ‘disadvantage’ on those who have experienced it. Her experiences and achievements have enabled her to advocate for those who struggle to be heard against society’s noise. The alternative word presented is ‘underserved’. This word makes us stop and think about our perception of those who find themselves in this category.

This conference is aimed at headteachers, senior leaders and practitioners who have a shared passion for supporting all pupils to engage and achieve.

Costs for T&W schools and academies:

One delegate - £158pp

Two delegates - £250

Each additional delegate (over and above two places being booked) - £100pp

To book your place/s please send a completed booking form to

Black History Month

Black History Month (BHM) is in October and many pupils and staff have expressed a desire to learn about key figures and events in history that have an impact on our world today. This cross-curricular topic not only covers many history elements but addresses many fundamental Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) and Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PHSE) aspects of the curriculum as a whole.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) funding has enabled schools to access the free webinar on how to teach Black History with the Multicultural Development Team (MDT) and Telford African and Afro-Caribbean Resource Centre (TAARC) on:

Tuesday 27 September 2022, 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Full details on the webinar are available by downloading the event flyer.

As part of the PCC funding, the overarching aim of BHM in schools is to promote awareness of a shared British history, provide staff with the opening for difficult discussions in class around racism and hate crime, as well as to develop pupil’s understanding of wider issues in the media and local context around equality and diversity issues. This supports schools’ development of pupils’ understanding of Fundamental British values and the protected characteristics, as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

The overall theme for Black History Month this year is Time For Change: Actions Not Words. Following on from this, the theme for 2022 workshops is the Commonwealth and Monarchy and will focus on life in the UK today.

The MDT team are also working with TAARC to deliver free workshops to all schools, to celebrate Black History Month, again thanks to funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The past two years, workshops were extremely successful and many schools have expressed a desire to participate this year. All workshops are COVID-19 secure with risk assessments checked prior to staff and pupil delivery. Appropriate protocols are in place but schools will need to provide a visitor risk assessment prior to MDT and TAARC staff delivery when booking a workshop.

Information about Telford African and Afro-Caribbean Resource Centre (TAARC) services and resources are also available to download:

TAARC services and resources

The free workshops are available on a first come, first served basis as the number of schools that can be accommodated is limited. Workshops will take place in schools the first two weeks of Black History Month from Monday 3 October to Friday 14 October 2022.

All pupil work, photos and contributions from the workshops, other school activities and follow up activities will be displayed in Telford & Wrekin Council’s online media.

Please share how your school or setting is marking and commemorating Black History Month by sending your pictures, and brief description on what you have done to celebrate, via email to for inclusion in the Education Noticeboard.

Share on your social channels with Telford & Wrekin Council tagged in your posts – @TelfordWrekin – or alternatively please send all photos and stories to Monica Floristean via email to

MDT support for individual schools to plan and develop staff knowledge is available upon request. The resource pack is available to download, as well as a Windrush resource pack:

Black History Month resource pack

Windrush resource pack

Workshops can booked by contacting the MDT team directly.

If you would like to attend the free webinar, book for a workshop or enquire about additional workshops or resources please contact the MDT team.


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