'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.
Right Choice access - website issue following Microsoft update
If your system has installed a Microsoft update overnight, you may find that you are unable to access Right Choice today. You are likely to receive a message advising that there is a problem with the site security certificate. This is not the case; the issue is caused by the Microsoft update.
Microsoft is aware of the issue and is working on a fix now. As it affects .gov.uk websites, we're hoping that the fix will be quick. In the meantime you will be able to access using a non-Microsoft browser, like Chrome or Firefox if available.
A link to the article can be found here Latest Windows 10 updates break access to some UK Government websites
Diversity of Religion and Belief: A guidance and resource pack for primary schools in England and Wales
This guidance has been developed by Cardiff University, and aims to bring together relevant policy frameworks, academic research and good practice into a single document to provide schools with the tools to create an environment that recognises and values diversity of religion and belief, as well as deliver good quality RE and PSHE that promotes interfaith respect and understanding.
The pack is thorough and detailed, and we will be providing a half-day’s training during the autumn terms that will unpack and explore the implications of this guidance for schools. Course and booking details will appear on Right Choice in July. In the meantime, the guidance document can be found at the link below.