FAO All Teaching and Support Staff in Wiltshire schools, academies and Early Years Settings
Hopefully you will all have received the Right Choice survey, sent out on Tuesday 17 September. Thank you to all that have already responded.
Your responses to the survey will help us to shape our service around what you need, and prioritise our efforts and resources on what we need to do first..
The survey is very brief and will take no longer than 10 minutes to compete
We'd love to hear from you so if you haven't received your copy, please email email@example.com to request a new link.
Wiltshire Governor Conference - 19 November 2019
An opportunity to hear from Ofsted and look at both the National and Wiltshire picture. Reflecting on the initial outcomes of the new framework and the implications for good practice in Governance.
Hearing the key messages from the LA including the collective view of Wiltshire Standards and support for schools in Wiltshire.
During the afternoon there will be a choice of workshops to include what governors should be considering when reviewing the areas of Finance, Pupil Premium and Disadvantaged Learners, Assessment and Data, Curriculum, EY, Maths and English.
Delegates will need to indicate their choice of workshops when booking a place http://rightchoice.wiltshire.gov.uk/T103383
Information and guidance
FAO All new colleagues and those new to Right Choice
All our communications for Wiltshire schools and academies are published through Right Choice. Right Choice replaced WISEnet in April 2018 for council communications with schools, as well as bringing together information on services, training and resources in to one place.
The majority of communications are not published on the public portal so you will need to log in to access. Once logged in, all communications can be found, in date order, under ‘Communications’ on the blue menu bar. The default view is 30 days but this can be changed using the filters in the left hand column. Once logged in you will have the option to set up email alerts in your User Profile to notify you when articles of interest to you are published.
Further guidance on Communications along with all other website guidance can be found on the Right Choice resource page here.
If you have any problems logging in or finding the information you need, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Journey of Life and Death
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.