• Primary and Secondary Equality Information Templates

  • Wiltshire Tracking Grids for EAL learners

  • ‘Go Live’ of HR Policies and Procedures on the Right Choice Website

  • Fully Funded Teacher Training and Resources - register your interest here!

  • Fully Funded Teacher Training and Resources - register your interest here!

  • Challenge and Support Programme 2018-19

  • Unmissable! Wiltshire’s Schools-led System - have you booked your place?

  • Counter terrorism guidance

  • SEN SEF 2018 - deadline 30 June 2018

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Primary and Secondary Equality Information Templates
20 Jun
Please find attached equality information templates for both primary and secondary phases. These templates are written annually by my colleagues Pamela Carroll and Britt Sawyerr and are intended to assist schools with the publication of equalities information in accordance with the statutory instruments of the Equality Act (2010). They provide information about both national and Wiltshire contexts, with space for schools to add additional information relevant to your setting.
Wiltshire Tracking Grids for EAL learners
20 Jun
We wrote the attached document in response to the announcement that schools would be asked to report fluency levels for learners of EAL in 2016. Believing schools might benefit from greater exemplification than provided by the DfE descriptors, we glossed each level with three sets of observable outcomes - for Speaking and Listening; Reading; and Writing. In addition, each set of outcomes is accompanied with a set of classroom strategies intended to support the learner to the next level. There are problems with this approach. Using three sections for different skills forces schools to make a best fit judgement between them when reporting a single level to the DfE, but we thought it was important that internal school tracking was able to reflect the sometimes very uneven profiles that EAL learners can display. In pursuit of simplicity, we also make no allowance for the age of the child - we're relying on practitioners to bring a healthy dollop of common sense and recognise that some of the outcome descriptors won't be of much relevance at different points in a child's educational career. Since we published this, we've heard of other LAs doing something similar, and a number of more sophisticated (and complex) alternatives have been published by national organisations such as The Bell Foundation and Nassea. I'd urge schools to check them out in making a judgement about what system of EAL assessment is most suitable for your context.
‘Go Live’ of HR Policies and Procedures on the Right Choice Website
04 Jun
For the attention of all HR Advisory purchasing schools and academies, please see attached circular.
Fully Funded Teacher Training and Resources - register your interest here!
21 May
2018 is the Year of Engineering and to celebrate we are working in partnership with Primary Engineer to offer 30 primary schools the opportunity to access fully funded teacher training and resources, to help support the development of engineering in the classroom. To find out more, including how to register your interest, please see the attached letter and flyer. This is an exciting opportunity which is too good to miss!
Fully Funded Teacher Training and Resources - register your interest here!
21 May
It's the Year of Engineering and we've got an opportunity for secondary schools that's too good to miss! Wiltshire Council is working in partnership with Secondary Engineer to offer five secondary schools/academies the opportunity to access fully funded teacher training and resources, to help support the development of engineering in the classroom. To find out more, and to register your interest, please see the attached letter and flyer.
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