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Inspection data summary report (IDSR) now available in Analyse School Performance (ASP)
16 Oct
Ofsted have now released the new 2019 inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary schools, available through a link to the new Ofsted IDSR service in DfE’s Analyse School Performance (ASP). The primary IDSRs hold provisional data for key stage 2, key stage 1 and phonics, and context data. This year, the children looked after collection closure date was delayed (due to technical issues) by five weeks. Therefore, the children looked after data and data for disadvantaged pupils will not be included until the revised data releases. Ofsted have published a new guidance document for the primary IDSR and will add secondary-specific guidance to coincide with the release of the secondary IDSR. At the same time as the provisional secondary release, Ofsted will be removing historic IDSRs from Analyse School Performance. Any users wishing to keep a copy of their historic IDSRs are advised to download and save their IDSRs before they are removed later in the autumn term. Should you have any IDSR data queries, please contact the Schools Pre-Inspection Data & Insight team at: School.Performance.Data@ofsted.gov.uk
Reminder - Early Years Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference - 25 November 2019
16 Oct
The last remaining places are available on this conference which takes place on 25 November. You will have opportunity to hear from our keynote speaker, Debbie Garvey, passion for children and lively presentations will engage you in the morning. As an accredited C4EO Early Years Sector Specialist she has championed children, families and practitioners for over thirty years in her work as a national leader, author, trainer, consultant, lecturer and facilitator. Debbie has a particular interest in neuroscience and personal, social and emotional wellbeing. You can find out about services and partners who can offer support to you and your families over a delicious lunch, then choose from a range of afternoon wellbeing workshops. As a conference delegate, you will have access to a range of supporting reading materials and documentation to support your reflective practice. Booking Information All refreshments are included Cost: £40.00
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
Analyse School Performance (ASP) update from DfE
09 Oct
The DfE have asked that we share the following update with you regarding ASP: DfE are pleased to announce that School Characteristics 2019 data is now available in ASP. The following reports are available: Basic characteristics trends Basic characteristics by national curriculum year group Prior attainment of pupils by year group This release is nearly 3 months earlier than last year. Recent updates KS2 provisional data for 2019 – 19th September 2019 KS2 Question level analysis 2018/19 – 22nd July 2019 Video tutorials There is a short video tutorial available explaining what is in ASP for primary schools. DfE will be releasing a video tutorial for secondary schools with the KS4 data release. Data release timetable KS1 and Phonics 2018/19 – October 2019 KS4 Provisional 2018/19 – November 2019 KS2 Revised 2018/19 – December 2019 KS4 Revised 2018/19 – January 2020
Teacher Training places for 2020 open on 8 October
02 Oct
Are you interested in being a host school for one of our trainees next year? Do you know someone who is ready to train to teach? We are looking for schools to host trainee teachers from September 2020 to July 2021. The Kirklees & Calderdale SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) accredits both School Direct (salaried and trainee funded) and SCITT routes into teaching. We offer QTS (qualified teaching status) accreditation and can, in partnership with the University of Huddersfield, offer QTS with PGCE. If you are interested, we would be happy to talk through our generous financial package that we offer schools in order for you to support trainees. We also offer free, accredited mentor training and support throughout the year. ITT places 2020 For the academic year 2020-21, we have been allocated Primary places and Secondary in Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Design & Technology, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern foreign Language, Music, Physical Education, Physics and Religious Studies. We are also working with local alliances in both Kirklees & Calderdale through the School Direct route offering training places which significantly increases our involvement in local ITT provision. Do you have a suitable candidate working in your school? If you are aware of any suitable candidates for 2020-2021, who may be either working or volunteering in your school, please ask them to contact us. Our next train to teach information event is on Monday 7 October, 5pm - 6pm. We hold information events every month. Work with us! We would be more than happy to help and support colleagues through the challenges and procedures in ITT and look forward to working with you. We work with many school colleagues through interviewing candidates, contributing to our core programme or being Tutors. This has assisted a number of colleagues in their personal and professional development. Get in touch to learn more: www.kcscitt.com 01484 221177
Early Years and Childcare Newsletter - September issue
26 Sep
The September edition of the Early Years and Childcare newsletter can be downloaded here https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/working-with-children/pdf/childcare-providers/Issue-No-19-September-2019.pdf Inside this issue: FEEC Autumn Term Claim Deadline and Payment Dates Kirklees Early Years Solutions website Early Years Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference Ofsted Outstanding Settings Ofsted Consultation on Registration Fees Foundation Years newsletter Hungry Little Minds Campaign Childcare Sufficiency Team?
Kirklees School’s Activity and Wellbeing Conference 2019
25 Sep
Kirklees School’s Activity and Wellbeing Conference 2019 An invaluable opportunity to learn from national and local leaders and innovators in primary and secondary physical education. Please note this incorporates the Kirklees Learning Services PE network for the Autumn Term, 2 people from each school can attend the conference at a subsidised rate, further information and details of how to book are below: Kirklees School’s Activity and Wellbeing Conference 2019 and Headteacher Breakfast Briefing Thursday 7th November 2019 Location: Waterloo Suite, Lockwood Park MORE DETAILS Building on the success of last year’s PE conference we have assembled another outstanding list of guest speakers and workshops FEATURING Craig Heap BBC Commentator and Former Olympic Gymnast Jim Plunkett-Cole Motivational Speaker Steve Caldecott Association for Physical Education Mel Meggs Strategic Director Children and Families, Kirklees Council Jo-Anne Sanders Service Director for Learning and Early Support, Kirklees Council Matt Carbutt, Headteacher, Orchard Primary School Confirmed workshops: • New to PE subject leadership • Established subject leaders • Teaching Mindfulness in primary schools • Addressing the sport gender gap • Physically Active English • Principles of competition (School Games networking) • Mini First Aiders • PE and Sport Premium grant Plus FREE Headteacher breakfast briefing featuring bite-sized highlights from the upcoming conference from 8.00am Tickets just £50 including hot lunch, tea and coffee BOOK NOW AND GET ONE FREE PLACE WITH EVERY FULL PRICED TICKET
Analyse School Performance (ASP) update from DfE
25 Sep
We are pleased to announce that the KS2 provisional data for 2019 is now available in ASP. This year the children looked after (CLA) collection closure date was delayed by 5 weeks due to technical issues. Because of this the CLA data and disadvantaged data will not be included in ASP until the revised data release. We have improved the scatterplot functionality so you can now filter by certain pupil group information. Recent updates Exclusions 2017/18 – 21st August 2019 KS2 Question level analysis 2018/19 – 22nd July 2019 Primary video tutorial In July we produced a short video tutorial explaining what is in ASP. Data release timetable • KS1 and Phonics 2018/19 – October 2019 • KS4 Provisional 2018/19 – November 2019 • KS2 Revised 2018/19 – December 2019 • KS4 Revised 2018/19 – January 2020 login for more information
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
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
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Training & Events

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21 Oct
Primary Literacy Coordinators Network
Updates coordinators on new thinking and opportunities. Allowing them time to reflect on their role and network with colleagues. Opportunities to consider support required back in school and their role in leading literacy.
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21 Oct
Equalities and SMSC Network
Guidance and resources on Equalities and SMSC News and information about the wider context and the range of resources and opportunities available; The opportunity to share good practice and resources with colleagues from other schools
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23 Oct
Assessment for Learning for NQTs
What you get Resource pack to take away Networking opportunity Follow up support from Kirklees Learning Partner
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23 Oct
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.
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23 Oct
Effective Support for Children in Care - Class Teachers
This training will be delivered by Educational Psychologists (Kirklees Educational Psychology Service) who have experience working with children in care and with complex SEMH needs. This training is suitable for class teachers who have direct responsibly for teaching children in care or who are interested in learning more about this. The training is relevant for staff who work in both primary and secondary schools as well as mainstream and specialist settings.
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23 Oct
School Governors – Heading for OFSTED and Hoping for Outstanding
Aims: To raise governors’ awareness of the most recent OFSTED Handbook To inform governors about implications of school inspection To inform governors of their role under the OFSTED Handbook To inform governors of inspectors expectations of governors during the inspection To consider what it takes to get an ‘Outstanding’ inspection outcome
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24 Oct
50 Things to Do Before You're 5 Ambassador Training
For individuals who will actively promote 50 Things App as low cost, no cost activities for parents, carers and other members of the community.
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24 Oct
Role of the Chair Module 1– Leading the Team
Aimed at chairs, vice chairs, committee chairs and aspiring chairs, the session focuses on developing the leadership role of the chair and lead governors including: - building and developing the team - leading the relationship between the board and the executive leaders - leading effective meetings - board self-evaluation - the role of lead governors in improving outcomes for children and young people DfE governor competency areas covered: 1b Culture, Values and Ethos - the code of conduct for the board and how this embodies the culture, values and ethos of the organisation 6a Managing Self-Review and Development - recognises their own strengths and areas for development and seeks support and training to improve knowledge and skills where necessary 6b Managing and Developing the board’s effectiveness
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24 Oct
50 Things to Do Before You're 5 Ambassador Training
For individuals who will actively promote 50 Things App as low cost, no cost activities for parents, carers and other members of the community.
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25 Oct
How to Lead RE Effectively in a Primary School
This course is designed to support RE coordinators at EYFS, KS1 and KS2. It will be especially useful for those new to the role but will also provide practical help and development opportunities for those who have been in the role for a while. It will: offer practical and realistic guidance for RE coordinators; look at practical ways of using the new local RE syllabus, Believing and Belonging: provide tools for manageable and effective monitoring; share curriculum resources and sources of support; explore the contribution of SMSC development in RE