Event Science and Engineering: What Wiltshire has to offer
Date Tuesday 16th October 2018
Venue The Atrium, County Hall, Trowbridge
The Year of Engineering is a government campaign to celebrate the world and wonder of engineering.
To support this initiative and to help inspire and engage Wiltshire young people in science and engineering, we are holding this event at County Hall in Trowbridge. As well as highlighting the importance of Science and Engineering it will also showcase what support is available to support schools.
9.00 - 11.30am School leaders and teachers
Presentations and case studies from a variety of education professionals from around the country, to inspire you and signpost support available.
11.30am - 4.00pm Wiltshire pupils, teachers and school leaders
Invitation - The Atrium, County Hall, The Science and Engineering Fair
Exciting, inspirational, engaging hands-on activities and exhibits, including:
The Dyson Foundation, Royal Academy of Engineering, The Army in Education, Oh Bots, Bloodhound Education, STEM Ambassadors, Primary Science Teaching Trust, Wiltshire College, University of Bath, University of Southampton, REME Museum, Salisbury UTC, FizzPop Science and Sirius Astronomy and The Learning Resources Hub.
Numbers are strictly limited and it’s filling up fast! If you wish to attend the morning session please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in bringing pupils to the Fair, please select one of the following timeslots,
11.30-12.30 / 12.30-1.30 / 1.30-2.30 / 2.30-3.30
and email us at the above address. Don’t forget to include which school you are from and how many pupils you will be bringing with you.
Braeside and Oxenwood activities - book now for the autumn term
You may be aware there has been a great deal of publicity over the future of both Braeside and Oxenwood in recent weeks.
We want to assure you that these outdoor education centres will be open as usual for the rest of 2018.
Please see attached flyer for further information on popular activities and details of how to book for the autumn term.
School Funding Bulletin - September 2018
Each month we publish the school funding bulletin; this bulletin lists all the new and currently open funding opportunities.
Please see the attached document for the funding bulletin. The next one will be released mid October.
MOD Education Support Fund 2018/2019
MOD Education Support Fund 2018/2019
On 24 July 2018, the Secretary of State for Defence announced that there would be an extension of the Education Support Fund (ESF) on a limited basis for an additional two years.
The fund will consist of £3 million in 2018/2019 and £2 million in 2019/2020.
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 exceptional 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 is below.
Bids open on Friday 14 September and close at 6pm on Friday 19 October 2018, 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
Master of the Queen's Music supports Secondary School music in Wiltshire
Master of the Queen's Music and award winning composer Judith Weir was in Devizes this week to talk with and encourage the work of Wiltshire Secondary Music teachers at a CPD event coordinated by Wiltshire Music Connect.
Alongside colleagues from exam boards, arts organisations, and other schools, Judith Weir (whose role is broadly comparable to that of Poet Laureate) was optimistic about the future of music in schools and keen to encourage teachers’ networking and innovative ideas particularly around composition and music's contribution to well being amongst young people.
“We were delighted to have Judith as one of our guests at this event." said Sophie Amstell of Wiltshire Music Connect, "Judith has been touring the country observing music in schools and her perspective as a national figure and established creative composer with a very broad interpretation of what music and creativity can achieve was really valuable for us all."
Wiltshire Music Connect is the music education hub for Wiltshire and supports approx 85% of schools in the county with a range of support services including subsidies, CPD and School Improvement tools.
School Leaders and Teachers can sign up for bulletins and details of support here