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Catering
A quality catering service for your school, which provides full meals and snacks during the school day, plus other catering for functions and events on request.
It is widely acknowledged that children require a quality meal at lunchtime in order to learn successfully through the school day. Ensuring that the food they are given meets suitable standards and th...
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Kirklees World Book Day Quiz 2020 - There's still time to enter a team!
27 Nov
Kirklees' World Book Day Quiz has become a much-anticipated annual event in the school calendar. It's a chance for your pupils to take part in a celebration of reading and compete against their peers in a fun, fast-paced quiz challenge. Who will be next year’s champions? The quiz will take place on Thursday 5 March 2020, 1.30 - 3.45pm at the Huddersfield Town Hall. The quiz consists of questions taken from our book list of 20 books, there will be 6 questions within each round (6 rounds). Your team should be made up of four pupils from Years 5, 6 or 7 (same or mixed year groups). The Kirklees World Book Day Quiz is a perfect transition initiative for those secondary schools/academies working in partnership with their feeder schools. From 2020 we will also be accepting entries from schools who wish to enter mixed Year 6/7 teams. As the event falls on World Book Day itself we would like to invite the children and adults to attend the event in fancy dress as one of their favourite book characters (optional). There will be a prize for best costume for both pupil and staff. In order to share the excitement of this event, we intend to take photographs during the afternoon which may be featured on Kirklees websites and its social media platforms. Our consent form will be sent out along with the confirmation pack early next year. Please ensure that pupils attending have signed parent/carer permissions for this event. Attached is the entry form and booklist. The cost is £30 per team (Max 2 teams) and sets of quiz books (one copy of each title) are available to purchase from booksplus at a charge of £145.00 per set. Completed forms to be returned to booksplus: Email: books.plus@kirklees.gov.uk By post: booksplus, Cliffe House, 140 Lane Head Road, Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8DB. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us either by email or telephone - 01484 225083 (option 2)
School Journey annual insurance is now available to be purchased!!
25 Nov
Available now to purchase via Risk and Insurance Management link via Business Solutions, this insurance covers every off site activity legitimately associated with a particular school trip. Any queries please contact the insurance team 01484 221000
The Wellbeing Conference 28 January 2020
15 Nov
Keynote Speakers, Wellbeing Experts and much more... On the 28 January 2020, Kirklees People Services (HR, Employee Healthcare and Learning and Organisational Development) will be coming together with PACT HR to deliver the region’s premier Wellbeing Conference. Through industry-renowned key-note speakers and thought-provoking, engaging, and enlightening break-out workshops, we will explore the theme of wellbeing in the workplace. This will be a great opportunity to expand your knowledge, discuss and explore personal and professional wellbeing strategies and network with fellow delegates. What to expect? Inspiring and thought-provoking keynote speakers. Breakout sessions offering an in-depth and interactive look at wellbeing in the workplace. Networking and Q&A opportunities. Exercises and interactive sessions to take back to your workplace. Book now to ensure you have a place on the workshops
Fire Safety contact details
16 Oct
All Fire related issues should be reported on Fire Safety Emergency numbers: Office 01484 221561 Out of hours 07850 783922
Energy Heroes! Free Maths Education Resource
24 Sep
Energy Heroes! Is a free Year 5 maths resource project is linked with the national curriculum to bring energy usage, data handling and sustainable behaviour into maths and science. It is designed to help with improving Y5 children’s data handling skills within the context of energy and climate change. This is achieved through a series of 6 lessons plans directly linked to the aims of the maths and science 2014 National Curricul The project consists of the following elements: A twilight teacher training session/ webinar for a teacher and business manager/caretaker to run through all aspects of the resources. An ‘Energy Heroes!’ whole school assembly to kick off the excitement for every pupil! An 'Energy Heroes!' kick-off lesson to begin the learning for the year 5 students. A free Energy Audit undertaken with some keen eco-detectives to find the 5 actions to help your school save energy. Teaching resources for 5 further lessons (placed within the maths 2014 curriculum.) Home challenges for the children to embed their behaviour changes at home and teach their families to do the same, reducing energy costs. A community event pack to allow the students to share their learning. Resources to build your own school’s energy display board to help you reduce energy consumption by 10%. A follow-up visit to see your display board and help celebrate your success! The aim is for children to really understand energy, where it comes from, how we use it and ultimately how to save it. If you’d like to part of this free resource, please let energy heroes know so they can book you a place for the autumn term. Email tami@energyheroes.org.uk Our website: www.energyheroes.org.uk
50 Things
20 Sep
Up to date information on the 50 Things app since the Spring launch. Showing the most popular activities and the areas where the app is being used the most. The Newsletter gives information about our Ambassador training and launch packs.
Kirklees World Book Day Quiz 2020
20 Sep
Could it be your school next? Kirklees' World Book Day Quiz has become a much-anticipated annual event in the school calendar. It's a chance for your pupils to take part in a celebration of reading and compete against their peers in a fun, fast-paced quiz challenge. After the huge success of the World Book Day Quiz over the past 7 years, booksplus will be hosting their annual Kirklees World Book Day Quiz for the 8th year running. Many Schools have participated in this hugely popular event with over 140 pupils from 25 schools taking part in this year’s event to battle for the trophy, who will be next year’s champions? Next year's quiz will take place on Thursday 5 March 2020, 1.30 - 3.45pm at the Huddersfield Town Hall. The quiz consists of questions taken from our book list of 20 books, there will be 6 questions within each round (6 rounds). Your team should be made up of four pupils from Years 5, 6 or 7 (same or mixed year groups). As the event falls on World Book Day itself we would like to invite the children and adults to attend the event in fancy dress as one of their favourite book characters (optional). There will be a prize for best costume for both pupil and staff. In order to share the excitement of this event, we intend to take photographs during the afternoon which may be featured on Kirklees websites and its social media platforms. Our consent form will be sent out along with the confirmation pack early next year. Please ensure that pupils attending have signed parent/carer permissions for this. Please download and fill in the attached booking form (under Attachments). The book list is included with the entry form Cost is £30 per team (max 2 teams) Book List - Kirklees World Book Day Quiz 2020 Questions will be based on the following books: A Kid in My Class / Rooney, Rachel And the Ocean Was Our Sky / Ness, Patrick & Rovina, Cai Armistice Runner / Palmer, Tom Cicada / Tan, Shaun Firebird / Wein, Elizabeth Illegal / Rigano/Colfer/Donk inInkling / Oppel, Kenneth Julian is a Mermaid / Love, Jessica Little Bird Flies / McCombie, Karen Moth / Thomas Isabel & Egnéus Daniel Picklewitch and Jack / Barker, Claire Pippi Longstocking / Lindgren, Astrid Planet Omar / Mian, Zanib Straw into Gold (previously published as Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales) / McKay, Hilary The Boy at the Back of the Class / Rauf, Onjali The Day War Came / Davies, Nicola The Dog Runner / McDibble, Bren The Train to Impossible Places / Bell, P G The Truth Pixie / Haig, Matt & Mould, Chris The White Fox / Morris, Jackie Guidance information for librarians and teachers: And the Ocean was Our Sky is an illustrated re-interpretation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, which deals with complex issues around morality and the nature of good and evil. Illegal contains sensitive subject matter, focusing on the ordeal of undocumented immigrants. This graphic novel features images of hardship and death which some younger readers might find upsetting. Sets of quiz books (one copy of each title) will be available to purchase from booksplus at a charge of £145.00 per set
Get Inspired post 16 opportunities careers events
18 Sep
C&K Careers would like schools to remind their Year 11 learners that they are invited to attend the Get Inspired events in October. There are two events: Dewsbury Town Hall on Tuesday 8 October 4.30 pm - 7.30 pm John Smith’s Stadium on Wednesday 16 October 4.30 pm - 7.30 pm This annual event provides visitors with the opportunity to talk to and find out more about, local further education colleges, sixth form colleges, school sixth forms, training providers, universities and employers. C&K Careers advisers will be on hand to give individual advice and guidance and there will be a series of presentations on the range of post-16 options including apprenticeships. All students are encouraged to attend, even if they have an idea of their future plans. Posters, flyers and digital images advertising the event have been sent into schools and all parents and carers in Kirklees should have now received a letter inviting them to the event. Information about the event is available from the events team at C&K Careers, email events@ckcareers.org.uk. More information Young people and their parents/carers are welcome to drop in at any point between 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Students can learn more about the event from the C&K Careers website or on their Facebook page or Twitter account or from the C&K Careers adviser in school.
Help us to Help You Event
11 Sep
Kirklees Children Services in conjunction with PCAN (Parents of Children with Additional Needs) is hosting a one-stop drop-in event for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities on 20 September. The drop-in event is a follow up to the Help Us To Help You events which ran throughout June and is the largest of the events. Building on the success of our June events and in direct response to feedback, the Council’s Children’s Service and PCAN have planned a ‘Help Us To Help You…Next Steps’ – our biggest information advice and guidance session so far. This one-stop event, which has an array of information and support services for parents, carers, and professionals caring for children with additional needs or a disability in one place, in order offer help and support and guidance and a fantastic opportunity for networking The event will feature over 40 stallholders, bringing together different agencies, providers and support services in one place. Representatives from health, education and community activities will all be in attendance and lots more. It offers families the freedom and space to find out what is on offer in their local communities, make direct links with support groups, meet the people who run the groups, and gather information and to talk about their child or young person – There will also be the opportunity to attend one of the following workshops: • Direct payments (10:30 -11:30) • What young people have told us (12:00-12:45) • Parent and carer engagement feedback event (13:30 – 14:30) This is a free drop-in event, and we hope you will find time to come along, we want the event to be accessible to all, so please let us know if you have any special requirements. The event will be held at the Textile Centre, Huddersfield between 10am – 3pm. There will also be face painting available for younger children and refreshments will be available to purchase. For more information contact 01484 456 847.
Relationships and sex education: new parental engagement guide from The PSHE Association
03 Sep
The PSHE Association has published new guides for primary and secondary colleagues to support parental engagement when it comes to Relationships Education and RSE. These guides provide schools with practical advice – including a template letter and parent workshop plan – on how to positively communicate with parents about the changes, as well as an overview of requirements regarding the withdrawal of pupils from sex education.
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Training & Events

18
18 Dec
Asbestos Awareness and PAMP Training for Schools
The course covers a broad range of information regarding asbestos, particularly in the school setting. What is asbestos? Health effects of asbestos Asbestos regulations Asbestos surveys How to manage asbestos How to avoid risk PAMP information Please bring your PAMP file with you.
08
08 Jan
DSL Refresher
Attendance on this course will increase your knowledge around current safeguarding issues. It will support you to reflect on the safeguarding provision in your own school and equip you with the knowledge to provide annual safeguarding updates to colleagues.
09
09 Jan
Integris School Census Workshop
During the workshop you will get : • to work on our own school data file • guidance and help for checking the accuracy of your data, including pupil premium funding fields • to run useful reports to validate the accuracy of your data • help and advice on completing Classes as Taught and pupil reconciliation details, the Admissions Appeals and School Childcare Provision information • to generate the School Census Return and work through resolving Census errors and queries
09
09 Jan
Leading School Improvement - Ofsted Framework 2019 - Workshop 2
Workshop 2: Implementation: Focusing on greater detail about the structuring and placement of knowledge, subject strands, breadth, depth and progression and how the school provides subject guidance for non-specialist teachers to ensure subject integrity.
09
09 Jan
Integris School Census Workshop
During the workshop you will get : • to work on our own school data file • guidance and help for checking the accuracy of your data, including pupil premium funding fields • to run useful reports to validate the accuracy of your data • help and advice on completing Classes as Taught and pupil reconciliation details, the Admissions Appeals and School Childcare Provision information • to generate the School Census Return and work through resolving Census errors and queries
09
09 Jan
Governor Responsibilities for H & S, Off-Site Visits and Emergency Planning (incl. Lockdown
Advice and guidance as to what is expected of governors. Legal issues are covered along with case studies. Responsibilities of schools on areas such as asbestos, play equipment, fire regulations, working at height etc. Issues specific to educational trips and responding to school emergencies. Tutor: Jason Shirazi & Pat McCann Cost:
14
14 Jan
Roles & Responsibilities of the DSL
Professionals who have specific child protection responsibilities and contribute to assessing, implementing and reviewing plans to meet the needs of children where there are safeguarding concerns. This includes those who attend strategy meetings and case conferences as part of their role. Examine current legislation, policy and procedures. Consider how to gather information, by talking to children, parents/cares and their families and other professionals. Review how we assess risks and make judgements. Recognise your own and other professional’s roles in effective multi-agency decision-making. Identify the statutory and procedural context of decision-making in child protection. Improve confidence in contributing to decision-making at all stages of the child protection process. Consider how abuse can be prevented, children can be protected and supported though the school community and curriculum.
14
14 Jan
Data Guidance and Information
This Network is aimed at Data Administrators working on SIMs, Bromcom or Schoolpod from Primary, Secondary schools and Academies.
14
14 Jan
Group Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
To identify the elements of the Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board procedures.
14
14 Jan
Dealing with Complaints - Policy and Practice
A step by step guide to using the DfE guidance and the Kirklees complaints flowchart Guidance on responding to complaints at every stage of the process Practical examples and activities based on real life scenarios