Funding help for schools to improve the wellbeing of your pupils through physical activity
Could pupils at your school benefit from a more creative approach to movement and activity? A new funding scheme from Public Health Dorset, asking schools to look beyond the regular PE and sport opportunities, could help you to achieve this.
The Emotional and Mental Health Wellbeing Through Physical Activity Fund is available to all primary, secondary and special needs schools in Dorset. Schools can use the fund to build an ethos and culture of movement and activity within all aspects of the school day.
Schools should be innovative and creative in their approach to meet the individual needs of their own pupils and community.
Unlike other schemes, schools are not limited to the amount of money they apply for, or what the money is spent on. The only condition is the money must be spent on improving emotional health and wellbeing. Schools can apply for funding to be used on an existing project, or something completely new and schools will need to apply by 5 November.
For more information, guidance and applications, visit: http://www.publichealthdorset.org.uk/whole-school-approach/
ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE - Plan it, Fuel it and Aim for the Stars!!!
Dorset’s Annual Assessment Conference
Plan it, Fuel it and Aim for the Stars !!!!!
1st NOVEMBER 2018
09:30 – 15:30
Hethfelton House, Wareham
Come and be inspired as we welcome Claire Gadsby as our Keynote speaker – Author of Perfect Assessment for Learning from the best-selling Perfect series from Jackie Beere OBE.
This will be a full day with Claire’s keynote speech and workshop alongside a wonderful selection of Dorset best practice workshops spanning EYFS to Y6. All will focus on progress in English and Mathematics, a key target for every school.
Do you work or support those with SEN and Disability as part of your role?
Do you work or support those with SEN and Disability as part of your role? Are you Involved in ECHP Process?
Dorset County Council Children’s Services, are expanding their person-centred approaches training to all its partners and agencies that work with
children and young people with SEN and Disability (0 – 25 years).
Participants will work with multi-agency colleagues lead by an educational psychologist on the framework for Person Centred Approaches in Dorset and tools to promote PCA within their service.
There are several workshops taking place across the county.
Places are FREE to all agencies
Person Centred Approaches Training: For all those who may contribute to the Education, Health and Care Plan process.
The training is designed to equip key team members with knowledge and skills to promote DCC person centred approaches in their services and agencies:
- Introduction to a shared framework for Person Centred Approaches in Dorset
- Person Centred Approaches in the EHCP process
- Opportunities to practice skills and to plan implementation
- How to genuinely gain children and young people’s views in different ways
- Preparation for children, young people and their families for person-centred approaches
- Troubleshooting around potential issues that might arise
- Recognising and sharing examples of good practice including local examples
Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Survey 2018 - For Schools
Please lend your support and help to influence Government policies for pupils and young people.
The latest wave of the Government’s Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England (SDD) is taking place in secondary schools across the country from September 2018.
This major social study is the Government’s only source of national data on underage smoking, drinking and drug use. The findings are used to shape services and regulation that help to support and protect young people, including recent laws banning smoking in cars and plain packaging on cigarette boxes.
The study findings are used by the NHS, local authorities, the Department of Health and Social Care, the Home Office, and the Department for Education, as well as charities and academic researchers.
Researchers at Ipsos MORI and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) are contacting schools to ask them to participate in the study during the autumn term of 2018. Participating schools will receive a report showing how their school’s findings compare with the national picture on key measures of smoking, drinking and drug use, as well as how pupils rate the information their school has provided on these issues.
All it takes is just one lesson period to complete the questionnaire. The study findings are completely confidential and pupils are not asked to write their names on the questionnaire.
If you are invited to take part in the research, please lend your support and join over 200 schools across England who are also taking part. You can find out more by vising the Ipsos MORI website or by contacting Emily Mason on 020 3059 5318 or via email SDDsurvey@ipsos.com.
An Introduction to No Nonsense Spelling
An Introduction to No Nonsense Spelling
7 Nov 2018 – 13.15 – 16.00
Durweston Village Hall, Church Road, Durweston, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0QA
In association with Babcock LDP and Raintree Publishers we bring you ‘An Introduction to No Nonsense Spelling’ a complete spelling programme.
No Nonsense Spelling is a new complete spelling programme created by teachers for teachers.
The programme is:
· Flexible and easy to use
· Comprehensive, designed to meet with the needs of the new National Curriculum
· Tried and tested by teachers
· Years 2-6
This training will introduce delegates to the materials, concepts and approaches used in the No Nonsense Spelling programme ready for implementation back in school. The training session will be led by Rebecca Cosgrave, Lead English Adviser for Babcock LDP.