Notice: 20 May 2021

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

Included in this update:

Director update

Dear colleagues

Half term is rapidly approaching, and we are continuing with our pilot work on exclusions. The introduction of a hotline to support schools to do this has been well received and the number to ring is included again for you this week. Please do share it with your colleagues, we hope it is a valuable resource for you to use.

As you will have heard by now, a small Covid-19 outbreak, at Burton Borough School in Newport, have been confirmed as being the new Indian variant. This cluster of cases is well contained, and staff have dealt with the situation swiftly and thoroughly. That said, it serves as a reminder that the virus continues to be with us and we must take extra precautions, even with restrictions gradually being eased. 

BEAM, have taken the opportunity, with restrictions lifting, to explain how their services will run in the near future, as well as offering some bookable sessions, one of which is based around supporting young people with changes in a Covid world. The mental health of our young people is something which will remain a focus, moving forward.

The wellbeing of staff in the education sector is equally important. The DfE have worked with various settings to create an Education Staff Wellbeing Charter. It is definitely worth a read. A couple of links, to visit for additional support, are also included.

With one eye on summer, we have included information and links to apply for a grant from Telford and Wrekin LA to become a happy, healthy and active holiday club provider, or delivery partner. The aim is to provide enriching sessions for children aged 5 to 16.

In addition to the above there are a number of interesting events, training opportunities, conferences and briefings detailed. I hope you will enjoy reading this week’s noticeboard.

Best wishes

Director: Education and Skills

Summer schools- sign-up open until Friday 28 May

An update from the Department for Education

Over 80% of eligible mainstream schools have already signed up to the summer schools programme. Some schools have asked if they can still sign-up therefore we are keeping sign-up open and the form will remain in place until Friday 28 May.

Schools can access their funding allocation before signing up for the programme to indicate they intend to run a summer school. The process takes no more than a couple of minutes.

Further information is available in our guidance on summer schools. Please contact the team, by email, at if you have any questions

Behaviour Hubs Programme: Open for applications

An update from the Department for Education

When schools are safe, disciplined, and positive environments, teachers can teach, and pupils can learn – free from disruption. The Behaviour Hubs programme can support school leaders by providing expert help to improve their school’s behaviour cultures.

This is a one-year programme which will partner a school with a local Lead School that has an exemplary school behaviour culture and experience in supporting others to improve, who will provide one-to-one support and mentoring while they develop new approaches to manage pupil behaviour. This is further enhanced by training from expert behaviour advisers, hub networking events to share best practice, open days to observe good systems in practice, and high-quality resources created by the advisers. 

Recruitment for the next cohort of supported schools is currently underway, and schools rated ‘requires improvement’ (RI) by Ofsted are eligible to apply. New cohorts of schools are added each term, applications made before 11.59pm Friday 11 June 2021 will be considered for support starting this September.

Please forward this opportunity to any RI schools you work with who may benefit from the programme.

For more information about the programme and funding, visit the website or email

Behaviour Hubs Guidance

Exclusion reduction hotline: 07816372459 

We have had a fantastic start to the hotline with a number of schools making contact for support with their exclusions. The team have been able to provide immediate telephone support and offer instant in school support to discuss the potential exclusion.

The hotline has been used really well in order to support schools before an exclusion in order to prevent the exclusion from taking place. Support such as restorative conversations and direct work with a young person and or colleagues have prevented a number of fixed term exclusions over the past two weeks. For those schools that have gone ahead with issuing an exclusion, the offer of support, with the reintegration meeting, has proved useful in preventing further exclusions.

The Hotline is manned by the current BSAT team and will bring the expertise from members of BSAT in supporting schools. There will be two duty members per day and this will allow contact in addition to support for schools and individuals.

Please remember to use the Exclusions Hotline and share this information with colleagues as the team are ready to support you.

For more information with regards to the team, please contact BSAT Team Leader (Darren Lennon) by email at


Once in a generation review of children’s lives

Until 28 May, children and young people in Telford and Wrekin can take part in The Big Ask, the largest ever survey for children and young people in England, launched by the Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza.

The results of the survey will be used to show the government what the younger generation thinks it’s important for its future and what children need to live happier lives.

It will also help identify barriers preventing children and young people to reach their full potential and propose solutions to address them.

Children from as young as 4 years old can take part. Parents and carers can also complete the adult survey.

Councillor Shirley Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People, Education and Lifelong Learning said: “We are asking all schools in Telford and Wrekin to please make The Big Ask survey part of their lessons in the next two weeks. On the survey’s website, there are a range of resources that schools can use to engage their students.

So far, we have had great feedback from borough’s schools, parents and carers who have taken part.

“We want to encourage many more to make their voice heard, it’s a unique opportunity to let the government know what our children’s life is, what hopes and aspirations they have and what challenges they face.

“It’s of particular importance to do so now, so as to understand how the pandemic challenges (lockdown, social distancing, home schooling) have truly affected our children and young people and how they can be best supported to reach their full potential. “

To complete the Big Ask Survey, visit the Children’s Commissioner website.

Take part in the Big Ask Survey

Happy, healthy and active holidays 

Following receipt of government funding, Telford & Wrekin Council are coordinating a local Happy Healthy & Active Holiday (HHAH) programme which will offer free holiday provision including healthy food and enriching activities for children who receive benefits-related Free School Meals (FSM) across the borough.

To make this provision possible we are seeking support from organisations with relevant experience who can make this Summer and Christmas one to remember for children in the borough.

Could you provide Happy Healthy & Active Holiday Sessions?

You would be required to provide the equivalent of four hour sessions four times a week, for four weeks (64 hours in total). This may be split across six weeks.

These sessions would need to offer enriching activity (such as arts and crafts, nature based and healthy activities etc.), physical activity and a hot meal, to children in the 5-16 years age range.

To help you do this you can buy into the support offered from one of the organisations registered on a list of potential Delivery Partners or from a provider of your choice. So, for example, you may be able to provide all other provisions except for food and physical activity, this shouldn't stop you from taking part, you can use grant money to buy these services.

Apply for a grant to become a Happy Healthy & Active Holiday Club Provider

Could you provide an element of the required provision, as a delivery partner? 

For example, you may be able to provide food to the standard required or provide the required physical or enriching activities (e.g. arts and crafts, educational activity etc), nutritional education or assistance to ensure clubs are inclusive.

Register to become a Happy Healthy & Active Holiday Delivery Partner

For more information visit the happy healthy and active website.

Opening schools facilities fund: Applications open 

We are delighted to confirm that as the local Active Partnership for Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Energize has secured funds from the Department for Education to help more schools deliver extra-curricular activities and open their facilities outside of the school day during evenings, weekends and school holidays.

This Department for Education (DfE) investment comes at an important time, given the impact coronavirus has had on the activity levels of children and young people and the significant decline in the number of schools able to offer after-school clubs for pupils or opening their facilities for community use.

Energize will be working to support local schools to understand the challenges in opening their facilities in a Covid-secure manner and offer additional funding to help alleviate barriers that may be in place. 

As part of our universal offer, schools in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin can apply for up to £1000 to help them open their school facilities. The fund could be used to help schools purchase new equipment for sports and activities, arranging additional cleaning and providing clear signage to help maintain social distancing.

The funding available should be targeted predominantly to support pupils eligible for free school meals, the least active and to provide more opportunities for pupils with SEND to take part in activities. Please read the Frequently asked questions document on the Energize website for more information on how funding can be spent.

This funding is available on a first come, first served basis, so if you could like further information or wish to apply for this fund, please visit the energize website to complete the online application form.

Year 11 leaving date and registration 

Guidance issued from the Department for Education (DfE) makes it clear that there has been no change to the statutory school age leaving date for year 11 pupils, and that there is an expectation for these students to receive tuition until the last Friday in June, particularly this year. This can be in school or online and this work, with Year 11s, should cover transition to post 16 options. For more information please refer to the actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance.

The DfE are very clear that there should be no use of the S code this year by schools as there is no need for study leave. Where Head teachers have shared with parents that Year 11 pupils are not expected in school prior to the last Friday in June this absence should be authorised by the Head teacher using the absence code ‘C’.

Any queries can be sent by email to

Update from BEAM emotional health and well-being drop-in service 

With the restrictions easing, we thought it would be useful to update as to how Shropshire Telford & Wrekin BEAM will be operating.

We do not have any plans to re-open as a drop-in service currently. We will continue to offer telephone call backs as well as virtual face to face appointments. All support should be requested via the BEAM website.

You may be aware we are offering limited face to face appointments from our Wellington venue. These are strictly on an appointment-only basis. As you can imagine, these are in high-demand given the limited slots we have, particularly the after-school appointments. To ensure as many face to face sessions can be offered as possible, we will be booking appointments during school time.

Primary Schools - Y6 transitions offer

We are offering one-off face to face workshops for Y6 pupils who are concerned about their transition to secondary school.If your school is interested in booking this, please get in touch ASAP. Please note that this is only available to those schools who are not supported by the Bee U Mental Health School Support Team.

School leavers

Please do highlight the Beam service to your pupils, particularly the Y11 school leavers. 

Workshops for parents and carers

We are pleased to let you know we are now offering virtual sessions for parents and carers around common emotional well-being topics. These sessions aim to help parents and carers support their young people at home. The sessions are detailed below, and do not need to be booked. Please share with those you feel may benefit.

Changes: supporting young people with changes in a COVID world

This workshop has a focus on parents and carers of Y11 school leavers, however, the content has been designed to be useful to all and will cover:

  • effect of COVID on young people’s emotional well-being
  • missed milestones
  • the teenage brain
  • challenges
  • supporting anxiety and uncertainty
  • the opportunity for questions and answers with our practitioners at the end.

Dates available:

Supporting children and young people who show anxious behaviours 

This will cover:

  • what anxiety is
  • the science of anxiety
  • how can you support your young person
  • the opportunity for questions and answers with our practitioners at the end.

Date available:

We will be adding a two-part Sleepy Heads workshop in the coming weeks, as well additional dates for the sessions listed above. 

As always, if you have any queries about Shropshire Telford and Wrekin Beam, please do get in touch by email to

SENDIASS early years transition workshop event 

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Services (SENDIASS) is working with other key organisations to deliver an Early Years Transition Workshop Event. 

If your child is starting school in September and may need additional support to enable them to make the transition from nursery into school a positive experience, this workshop aims to provide information and support to reassure parents, and enable them to feel more confident to ask questions. It will also help parents to understand the key people that will be able to support their child during the transition period into school, and once their child has settled into school.

Please can we request that the downloadable flyer is shared with parents and carers in your setting.

SENDIASS early years transition workshop flier

For more information about this event please contact the Information Advice and Support Services (IASS) by email at or telephone on 01952 457176.

SEND News: May 2021 

The SEND News for May 2021 is now available.
Included this time:

  • Pupil Voice Questionnaire for secondary school pupils: Moving from Year 6 in Primary School to Year 7 in Secondary School (Transition)
    We would like to encourage secondary schools to share this survey with your SEND students to give their views on how they feel their Transition was from Primary School to Secondary School, to help us improve future transitions.
  • The children’s Speech and Language Therapy survey for parents and education setting staff
    Please take a few minutes to complete the survey from the Speech and Language Therapy Team to help co-design the service to support children and young people with speech, language and communication and eating drinking and swallowing needs.
  • Every school with Reception class offered early language training
    Every school in England with a Reception class to be offered expert training in early language and communication.
  • Welcome to…
    Join us in welcoming the new appointments in the SEND 0-25 Team.
  • Annual Reviews: Early Alert; please start planning now
    Please take a look at the early alert dates for planning Annual Reviews.
  • Thinking of requesting an EHC assessment?
    Don’t forget to speak to your SEND Officer before submitting an EHC Request.
  • Reminder: Travel Assistance for Children and Young People
    Information on when students need to reapply for Travel Assistance, including links to the policies and application forms.
  • Early Years Inclusion Panel
    The Early Years Inclusion Funding Panel is a meeting of Local Authority and Health Professionals including Advisory Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists and Portage Home Visitors who have expertise in special educational needs within the Early Years.
  • Inclusive School Forum (ISF)
    The Inclusive School Forum is a school led forum within Telford and Wrekin that provides support and challenge to mainstream schools regarding the provision and practice they deliver for children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).
  • Emotional Health and Wellbeing Panel
    The Emotional Health and Wellbeing Panel (EHWP) aims to support schools and young people, by providing advice to schools, to signpost services and to ensure that students with the appropriate level of need are referred to BeeU.
  • SEND Transition in Education Partnership (STEP)
    New on the SEND Local Offer is the SEND Transition in Education Partnership, this is the outcome of the ‘Transitions’ project led by the Learning Support Advisory Teachers.
  • SENCo Network Feedback – Top Tips for Transition
    At the SENCo Network Session on Thursday 22 April 2021, break out rooms were arranged to support networking and to provide an opportunity for SENCo’s to share their Top Tips on Transition from Primary to Secondary school.
  • Save the Date – SENCo Network Meeting
    Please save the date in your diary for the next SENCo Network Meeting in June.
  • Our 1st ELSA Conference!
    The Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) conference has been rescheduled once more… the new date is Wednesday 7 July 2021.
  • Developing the role of teaching assistants in supporting SEND
    This is a two part course which provides an opportunity to reflect on current practice and explore what makes an effective teaching assistant. 
  • Educational Resources
    Including NELI: The Nuffield Early Language Intervention, Numicon, Winston’s Wish, Cruse Bereavement Care and the Multicultural Development Team (MDT).


Education staff wellbeing charter, and other resources 

The Department for Education (DfE) have worked with unions, schools and colleges and Mind to co-create a charter to highlight staff wellbeing in the education sector. It's a tool for schools and colleges to create, and publicly commit to, their own wellbeing strategies to help them protect, promote and enhance the wellbeing and mental health of their staff.

You can use the charter to:

  • show staff that you take their wellbeing seriously
  • ppen a conversation with staff about their wellbeing and mental health
  • create a staff wellbeing strategy
  • create a wellbeing-focused culture.

Please visit the education staff wellbeing charter for more information.

Staff Wellbeing Resources

Education Support
This is the UK’s only charity providing mental health and wellbeing support services to all staff working in education. They have only just launched a new website which provides resources and tools to help you build a school culture that prioritises the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and all staff. The information, tools and resources on school staff mental health can be accessed by visiting the Taking Care of Teachers website. You can also follow them on twitter @EdSupportUK.

Heads Up
This is a network for headteachers; past present and future with the vision to ensure that headteachers are given the support to be the leaders they are set out to be. They have also collaborated with the NGA on the new guidance for Chairs which outlines ways in which Governing Bodies can invest in, support and positively influence Headteachers CPD. Visit the Heads Up website for more information.You can also follow them on twitter @HeadsUP4HTs

For more information on any of the above, contact Rebecca Hulsmeier by email at or by telephone on 01952 380402.

Update: Ceasing of virtual right to work checks

Further to the article in the Education Noticeboard on the 6 May 2021 regarding upcoming changes announced by the Home Office to the process of conducting Right To Work checks, we have now received official confirmation that the date from when these changes will apply has changed. 

Originally, these changes were to take effect from 17 May 2021, however the Home Office have now delayed this until 21 June 2021.

Please see below the original article with the new effective date:

​During the pandemic, organisations have been able to check an individual’s right to work in the UK virtually, asking them to submit a scanned copy or photo of the original via email and then using video platforms where the worker holds up the original document to check against the digital copy that has been sent.

However, the Home Office has updated it’s guidance to indicate this would no longer be the case from

Further to the article in the Education Noticeboard on the 6 May 2021 regarding upcoming changes announced by the Home Office to the process of conducting Right To Work checks, we have now received official confirmation that the date from when these changes will apply has changed. 

Originally, these changes were to take effect from 17 May 2021, however the Home Office have now delayed this until 21 June 2021.

Please see below the original article with the new effective date:

​During the pandemic, organisations have been able to check an individual’s right to work in the UK virtually, asking them to submit a scanned copy or photo of the original via email and then using video platforms where the worker holds up the original document to check against the digital copy that has been sent.

However, the Home Office has updated it’s guidance to indicate this would no longer be the case from 21 June 2021

You will not need to carry out retrospective checks on anyone who had a Covid-19 adjusted check between 30 March 2020 (when the allowances started) and 20 June 2021.

Any queries can be emailed to or you can call 01952 383601.

Your life, you story - Talking Circle: Recording care- Access to records 

Do you work with Care Experienced Children, Young People and the adults they become? Consider joining us for our Talking Circle, connecting with like-minded individuals, bringing together the threads of experience and discussing how both individually and collectively we can all #BeTheDifference for those we work alongside.

The Talking Circle is a monthly virtual meet, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month. From 7pm to 8.30pm. The next session, on Thursday 3 June 2021, will be on the following topic:

Recording care - Access to records

For more information please download the flier below, visit the your life, your story website or email

Your life, your story - Talking Circle flier

New reformed NPQ launch from September 2021 

Shropshire and Telford Education Partnership (STEP) will be working with the Leadership Learning South East (LLSE) licence on continued bespoke professional learning for our leaders, building on the established provision of national professional qualifications (NPQ’s) in our local area.

Registrations are now open. To secure your place on one of the programmes for the new suite of NPQ’s, please visit the Leading Learning website.

OCN Level 3 forest school practitioner and revalidation training

The forest school practitioner and revalidation CPD training, is part of the Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire Outdoor Learning Scheme which consists of 3 options which are designed to meet different outdoor learning requirements. It is designed to be enabling, confidence building and to develop competence.

  • Level 1: Learning Outside the Classroom Practitioner Certificate.
  • Level 2: Forest Skills Certificate.
  • Level 3: Forest Schools Practitioner (national award).

Forest School is a holistic approach to learning, focusing on the tremendous development opportunities available when engaging with the outdoors. It is process based learning, with the ‘Journey’ being key to the learning. Forest School promotes emotional intelligence, self-esteem, independent thinking and a whole host of other personal development skills that impact on every area of the learner's life. Forest School is for everyone from nursery to teens and beyond.

This training will give you everything you need to set up and run a full forest school programme in any setting. It is designed to be accessible, comprehensive, adaptable and fun! You will be inspired, motivated and full of confidence in both your practical woodland skills and your ability to use this ‘tool box of skills’ to have a profound positive effect on your children and young people.

The training is 100% outdoor based and we have you ‘doing’ as you learn, this way you come away with a practical working knowledge of all aspects of Forest Schools, including sound practical skills and thorough understanding of the theories and benefits relating to good Forest Schools practice.You will be given the tools and knowledge to create life changing programmes and experiences for the people that you work with.

Revalidation 2021 - 2022 

  • Cost: £120 per person.

Date options:

  • Friday 8 October 2021
  • Friday 12 November 2021
  • Wednesday 11 May 2022.

The revalidation day is for Forest School Leaders to refresh their skill set, share ideas and develop a peer network. There an element of assessment to evidence continued competence. Recommended one day revalidation on a 3 yearly basis.

OCN Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training 2021 - 2022
Cost: £650per person (for training and assessment.

  • 13 June to 17 June 2022.
  • Assessment 2022 - 2023.

Trainer Ceris Williams has been working in the woodland environment for 20 years, she is an experienced Level 4 trainer and facilitator, writing and delivering nature-based training for schools and educational establishments.

The venue for both options will be a Forest, near Pontesbury, Shropshire.

This scheme is for anyone interested in curriculum delivery through the outdoors and making the most of a free resource – the outside bits of your school, and that means ANY outside bits. Stepping into fresh air for even mini-moments will have positive benefits for teaching and learning.

For further information please email

SACRE’s RE Conference: Thursday 27 May 2021 

Following the success of Day One, the second day of the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACREReligious Education (RE) Conference is due to take place on Thursday 27 May 2021. It will look at world views and interfaith perspectives, modern British values, diversity, respect and tolerance.

This is an online event, aimed at RE subject leads, headteachers, senior leaders and governors, will commence at 9.45am and end at 3.15pm. The cost per school is £40, for up to three delegates. 

The conference will feature a number of key note speakers, together with workshops focused on the main faiths. Delegates will also have the opportunity to learn more about the main issues covered in the new Telford and Wrekin RE Agreed Syllabus and to review the new exemplar units of work and resources which have been developed to support the Agreed Syllabus.

Key note speakers for Day 2 include Dr Opinderjit Kaur Takhar, MBE, Associate Professor of Sikh Studies and Director of the Centre for Sikh and Panjabi Studies and Councillor Rajash Mehta, Chair of the Telford and Wrekin Interfaith Council.

Following attendance, schools will receive:

  • the new Telford & Wrekin RE Agreed Syllabus
  • access to the sample units of work
  • a link to the directory and the resources.

If you have not already booked a place, and did not attend Day One on 29 April 2021, please complete and return a CPD booking form to quoting ‘RE Conference’.

Any qnquires can be sent to Sue Dyson, via email, at Bookings should be emailed to

Governors’ understanding of the revised EYFS Framework: Monday 14 June 2021 

A revised Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage will be introduced from 1 September 2021.

This free of charge online briefing for governors will:

  • highlight the key changes to the statutory requirements and assessments
  • introduce the new non-statutory guidance available
  • reflect on Ofsted’s perspective of the new framework
  • provide an opportunity to discuss the changes with other governors.

The briefing will take place Monday 14 June 2021 from 5.30pm to 7pm using Microsoft Teams. To book a place please send an email to stating your name and email address and your school’s name.

New 7- session CPD opportunity for EYFS staff 

A revised Statutory Framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS) will be introduced from 1 September 2021.

The EYFS specifies that the areas of learning and development must shape activities and experiences (educational programmes) for children in all early years’ settings.

A new series of workshops will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • review the changes found within the revised EYFS 2021
  • to make connections in current practice
  • reflect on continuous provision
  • consider how to provide awe and wonder and an enabling environment

Attendees may choose to attend one or all of the sessions, which will be offered on a rolling programme during 2021 and 2022, commencing 16 June 2021.

All sessions will be advertised on Ollie and in the CPD Booklet from Monday 21 May 2021 and places should be booked by sending a completed CPD booking form to

Briefing events: New teacher induction arrangements from September 2021

From September 2021, in addition to registering NQTs with the Appropriate Body, schools will also be required to arrange for the teacher to have access to the Early Career framework (ECF) training and support. This important change has implications for schools, including important decisions which need to be reached and actions which need to be taken.

In order to help you get ready for September, a range of briefing and CPD events has been organised to ensure you will be ready for September:

  • Monday 24 May 2021 – 3.45pm to 4.45pm (new event): Joint online briefing by Telford and Wrekin Appropriate Body and The Priory Teaching School Hub.
  • Wednesday 9 June 2021 – 4pm to 5pm (new event): Online briefing for Head teachers and Induction Tutors on the new Appropriate Body Package, including registration, quality assurance, assessment and monitoring.
  • Tuesday 15 June 20214pm to 5.30pm (existing CPD 516): Induction Tutors and Mentors’ Network and Training, Online update – To include current newly qualified teachers (NQTs) transition arrangements, major changes to the DfE statutory guidance and an initial discussion of the new paperwork.
  • Wednesday 16 June 20216pm to 7pm (new event): Online briefing for Governors on the new arrangements relating to the ECF, the main changes and the implications for schools.
  • Wednesday 7 July 20214pm to 5.30pm (existing CPD 520): Initial Training for Induction Tutors and / or Head teachers / Senior Leaders in administering the new ECT induction process and the ECF. This online session will provide an opportunity to clarify any remaining questions and will take delegates through all the statutory paperwork.

Please note: to use the Telford and Wrekin Local Authority Appropriate Body Service, the Induction Tutor or Head teacher / Senior Leader must attend the 7 July 2021 session and one of the preceding briefing sessions.

Please email for any general queries and to book for the CPD events and briefings.

CPD courses for school staff, senior leaders and governors 

With the exception of essential training (MAPPA and Safeguarding) all courses continue to be delivered online using Microsoft Teams. We hope to move towards a more blended approach as the restrictions around Covid-19 begin to be eased, and when it is safe to do so. Online courses continue to be charged at a lower rate to reflect savings made by not using external venues.

Details of all courses for the remainder of the Summer Term will appear in next week’s Noticeboard but can also be viewed in the CPD Booklet - available on the Telford Education Services website

This table shows the CPD courses.
Teaching children with SEND - meeting the need (LSAT 508) Monday 24 May 2021 4pm to 5.30pm
Briefing: New 2 Year Early Career Framework for Early Career Teachers (for NQT Induction Tutors, Heads and Senior Leaders) Monday 24 May 2021 3.45pm to 4.45pm
Race Equality Policy and Procedure Training Wednesday 26 May 2021 9.15am to 12.15pm
SACRE Conference – Day 2 Thursday 27 May 2021 9.30am to 3.15pm

Unless stated otherwise, the majority of course bookings are made by sending a completed CPD booking form via email to

Art competition for schools: The Life of Jesus

An Art Competition is being run by Telford Christians Together, Engage Schools and WelliArt.

The theme of the competition is ‘The Life of Jesus’ and further details are available on the Engage Schools website

The competition commences 19 April 2021 and the closing date is 8 June 2021. Winners are being announced Monday 7 June 2021.

A poster advertising the completion can also be downloaded from the Engage Schools website.

Plea for good news stories

We love to hear positive things from our community, and we would love to share that positivity!

If you have a good news story, that you think others would be interest in, please send it through to us. It might be a competition winner, some charity fundraising or an awareness event. Whatever it is, please share it with us.

All we need is a brief piece of information, dates if it is an event, links to any websites which are relevant and a photograph if you have one. Send it all through to and we will do the rest.


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