FAO All Wiltshire Schools - Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education
The Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is pleased to inform you of a new teaching resource for RE on the theme of 'The Journey of Life and Death' for KS2, produced by a local experienced RE teacher. This unit of work supports one of seventeen KS2 enquiry based questions – ‘Q10. Why do some people believe in life after death and what difference does it make?’. All enquiry based questions are supported with a scheme of work, lesson plans and a starter activity.
The unit of work can be found on the RE resource page: http://rightchoice.wiltshire.gov.uk/P11747
You will be required to log-in to access. If you are a Wiltshire teacher and don't have a Right Choice account, please speak to your Headteacher or School Business Manager.
For any queries regarding the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, please email Simone Kermode on firstname.lastname@example.org
'A Fresh Look at the Curriculum' with Professor Mick Waters
Following the success of the recent School Leadership Conference, I would like to invite you to attend our event ‘A Fresh Look at the Curriculum’ taking place on Thursday 27 June 2019, 09:15-15:00 at the Civic Centre Trowbridge (BA14 8AH).
We are very lucky to have secured Professor Michael (Mick) Waters to lead this event. Mick is an outstanding and truly inspirational speaker with a huge wealth of experience from previous posts including teacher, headteacher, senior LA positions and up until 2009, was Director of Curriculum with the Qualification and Curriculum Authority. Alongside work on the national stage, he has kept his thinking firmly rooted in practice and the everyday learning experiences of teachers and their pupils by continuing to teach.
Please see the attached letter or link for further information and details on how to book your place http://rightchoice.wiltshire.gov.uk/T92718
Outdoor Education Provision 2019
Braeside and Oxenwood are taking bookings for outdoor education in 2019. Both sites continue to be open for business while talks are going ahead on future provision. Please see attached flyer for further information.
Science and Engineering: What Wiltshire has to offer event
Thank you to the nearly 500 pupils that visited us at our Science and Engineering: What Wiltshire has to offer event last week. It was great to see you!
What an amazing, inspirational day we all had, exhibitors and visitors alike (the young and the not so young).
We hope you all enjoyed meeting our robots, Dash and Ohbot and exploring Space through our new Augmented Reality resource. We had our new Forensic Kit there on show and we also took the opportunity to give you a peak at the droids from one of our brand-new, soon to be launched, WOW! resource collections, STAR WARS – Droid Quests.
Did you see Georgie with her Rainforest animals? What about Brunel, Leonardo da Vinci or the pirate, Jack Sparrow? And how about the Sirius Astronomy stand, did your pupils try on the spacesuit or ignite some rocket fuel? Did you know, these are all available to come into your school through membership with the Learning Resources Hub?
If you would like further information about membership with us, or indeed about any of the resources displayed on our stand, please don’t hesitate to get in touch email@example.com. We’d love to hear from you.
MOD Education Support Fund 2020
The Secretary of State for Defence announced that there would be an extension of the Education Support Fund (ESF) for an additional two years.
The fund consisted of £3 million in 2018/19 and the 2020 ESF bidding round has £2 million to award.
The ESF is open to Local Authority maintained schools, Academies and Free Schools in the UK which are attended by Service children whose parents are subject to frequent mobility and/or deployment. There are several criteria that you will need to meet should you wish to apply to the ESF and these can be found within the grant application pack, a link to which can be found below
Bids opened on Monday 03 June and close at 12pm on Monday 30 September, the application form can also be found within the grant application pack.
If you require any further information about the background to the ESF, eligibility criteria for applying or guidance on completing the application form, please refer to the link below
MOD Support Fund