Headteacher Briefings 2019-20 - now available to book
Dates for headteacher briefings 2019-20 are now available to book. Please refer to the attached flyer for dates and venues for the whole academic year. You can book your place via the training section of Right Choice - please search by date. The briefings will be led by Helean Hughes, Director for Education and Skills and Louise Lewis, Head of School Effectiveness and will provide headteachers and senior leaders with local and national updates.
The closing date for the September briefings is Friday 6 September. We look forward to seeing you at the events across the county.
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
Information regarding return of KS4 and Post 16 First Rush Data Results 2019
The Post 16 and KS4 data is due on 15 August and 22 August 2019 respectively - it is very important that the return is with the LA by midday on these dates
The purpose of the collection of early data is to provide:
* an early view of how well students achieved across Wiltshire for internal sharing within WASSH and for the LA
* information for the LA to be able to produce a county wide view of performance in order to produce a Wiltshire press release for the media on results days
Please see attached letter for further information and forms.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.