Education Bulletin

Here you can find the latest version of the Education Bulletin with a brief outline of what is contained in each bulletin.

Bulletin

At a glance

Update 138 - 20 May 2022 (PDF)
  • Advice and guidance for 5-11 year old vaccinations at parents’ evenings
  • Latest Government updates
  • Get help buying for schools
  • Free peer-to-peer support for schools and colleges on using technology
  • Reminder: the coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce fund claim form is open
  • Early Career Teacher Induction
  • Schools appointing ECT(s) for September 2022
  • Training Terms and Conditions
  • DfE Mental Health Grant
  • Designated Senior Mental Health Lead (DSMHL)
  • ELSA: Emotional Literacy Support Assistants
  • Intent Smoking Prevention Programme
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022: celebration resources
Update 137 - 13 May 2022 (PDF)
  • FSM vouchers for school holiday periods
  • Reminder about CPD & eStore invoices
  • Health Updates
  • Latest Government updates
  • Worcestershire SEND Accelerated Progress Plan
  • WCF Headteacher Briefings: Tuesday 28 June
  • Foster Care Fortnight: 9 - 22 May
Update 136 - 6 May 2022 (PDF)
  • Admission to School - Ukraine Arrivals
  • Trauma Informed Schools Free Training
  • Curriculum Delivery
  • Additional Support
  • Education funding for children arriving from Ukraine
Update 134 - 4 April 2022 (PDF)
  • Government Green Paper on SEND and Alternative Provision published
  • Length of the school week: minimum expectation
  • Providing remote education: guidance for schools
  • DfE advice for providing school places for children arriving from Ukraine
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health
  • Report on Summer School Programme 2021
  • Update for schools on the National Tutoring Programme
  • COVID-19 workforce fund extended to Easter
  • Information on gas and electricity contracts for education settings
  • Buddy Foster Carers
  • Free online sessions to support Parental and Carer Engagement.
  • Children in Need (CiN) and Child Protection (CP) Survey Reminder
  • FREE Easter music-making workshop for 11 - 16-year-olds
  • Creativity Exchange: 4pm - 6.30pm on 3 May 2022.
  • Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Competition Winner Announced
  • Your Turn to Learn’ - Adult and Family Community Learning 
  • Staffing News
Update 133 - 25 March 2022 (PDF)
  • 2022-23 Education Service Directory out now
  • School Level Inclusion Profile
  • Education Welfare Service (EWS): Attendance Resources and Support
  • Attendance Website
  • Attendance Support: SLA Reminder for all Maintained Schools
  • Free Training for Schools: Writing Attendance Witness Statements
  • Ready Steady Easter
  • Supporting Writing for Vulnerable Learners
  • World Autism Acceptance Week
  • Autism training for staff
  • Platform – Rail Education Scheme for Schools
  • Adult Learning Sessional Tutor
Update 132 - 16 March 2022 (PDF)
  • Homes for Ukraine
  • COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read resources for children aged 5 to 11 years
  • Have your say – Safeguarding SLA
  • School attendance webinars
  • Consultation on Revised Behaviour and Suspension and Permanent Exclusion guidance
  • Children with a Child in Need (CiN) or Child Protection (CP) plan
  • Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022
  • British Science Week 2022
  • New and refurbished IT equipment is available
  • Update on New Secondary School for Worcester City - Spring 2022
  • Funded Strategic Professional Development and School Improvement Projects: 2022/23
  • ELSA: Emotional Literacy Support Assistants
  • Ready Steady Easter
  • Teachers’ Pension Indexation and 2021 Pay Freeze
  • HR update
  • Adult Learning Courses
Update 131 - 7 March 2022 (PDF)
  • Latest DfE Guidance
  • DfE COVID-19 helpline update
  • New guidance on political impartiality in schools
  • Keeping children safe in education: proposed revisions 2022 consultation
  • Update to the educational setting status form – move to weekly collection
  • Launch of our self-service system for free school meals
  • HR Update
  • EYFS Profile Quality Assurance
  • Professional psychological supervision for DSLs
  • Writing Effective Prosecution Witness Statements: Guidance for schools
  • Enriching RE classrooms: knowledge, creativity, thinking
  • Tax-Free Childcare
  • INTENT (Smoking prevention programme)
  • Suicide Prevention training
  • Ready Steady Easter
  • SENDIASS Professionals Training Survey
  • Food Waste Awareness Week 
  • Worcestershire’s ‘As One’ campaign
Update 130 - 16 February 2022 (PDF)
  • Local COVID-19 Support Line now closed
  • Educational Settings Status Form updates
  • LORT process for reporting outbreaks
  • COVID Vaccination Programme for 12 to 15 year olds
  • Guidance for schools on Riddor Reporting and COVID
  • Schools Procurement Survey
  • Education Grants to Raise the Attainment of 3-18 Year Olds
  • Education for Wellbeing programme
  • Launch of Worcestershire Health and Wellbeing Strategy Consultation
  • Time to Change - School resources
  • Headteacher briefing – Tuesday 1st March
  • SENDIASS Parent Carer Training Survey
  • Academic mentors
  • New Worcester Secondary School – Academy Sponsor Update
  • Early Help Training Session
  • Families First Support Service - Survey on Familial Imprisonment
  • Designated Mental Health Lead Network Events
  • Worcestershire Careers Roadshows
  • Winston’s Wish Child Bereavement Training
  • Worcestershire HAF Easter programme
  • Still time to apply! Young Voices New Visions 2022 exhibition
Update 129 - 4 February 2022 (PDF)
  • LORT process for reporting outbreaks 
  • Free School Meals during February Half Term 
  • COVID-19 12 to 15 vaccination programme: funding for schools 
  • Information for all education and childcare settings on good ventilation 
  • Updated guidance on completing Absence and Attendance Notification Forms 
  • School attendance webinars 
  • Supporting recovery: making evidence informed choices 
  • Make Your Mark - the UK’s largest youth consultation 
  • Celebrating Safer Internet Day 
  • Barclays Code Playground 
  • Buy refurbished laptops and desktops at discounted prices 
  • Free peer-to-peer support for schools and colleges on using technology 
  • Keeping children safe in education: proposed revisions 2022 consultation 
  • HR Update 
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee School Competition 
Update 128 - 28 January 2022 (PDF)
  •  LORT - New Schools Process from Monday 31st January 2022
  • Coronavirus Attendance Coding Guidance
  • Automated DFE Data Collection Trial
  • Test kits for schools and FE providers
  • New measures to increase school attendance
  • Pershore Education Planning Area Review
  • Careers Worcestershire Roadshows 2022
  • Get the Jump’ campaign
  • Tackling sexual abuse and harassment in schools
  • CAMHS new website
  • Top Up Funding for CYP with SEND 
  • RSA Preventing School Exclusions Project
  • Advanced Mathematics Support Programme Training Opportunity
  • SpeakOut survey for Black, Asian and minority ethnic families
  • Creative Friends Intergenerational Project
  • HR Update
Update 127 - 21 January 2022 (PDF)
  • COVID-19 Support Line - important update
  • Latest DfE COVID guidance
  • Delivery of CO2 Monitors
  • Reporting test results for schools and colleges
  • Guidance for schools on Riddor Reporting and Covid
  • WCF Headteacher Spring Term Briefing – Tuesday 1st March 2022
  • Governor Services Support and Training Questionnaire
  • Statutory Moderation 
  • Safeguarding SLA – Feedback Survey
  • NHS Mental Health Clinical Network CYP Suicide Prevention Training Directory
  • INTENT (Smoking prevention programme)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • HWW Young People’s Health and Emotional Wellbeing Survey 
  • RSA Preventing School Exclusions Project
  • HR Update
  • Learn a new skill with your family in 2022
  • The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee School Competition
  • Commonwealth Games baton-bearers
Update 126 - 14 January 2022 (PDF)
  • Reporting test results for schools and colleges
  • New campaign launched to help parents improve children’s diet
  • Young People’s Health and Emotional Wellbeing Survey
  • Reinspection of arrangements for SEND in Worcestershire: Next steps
  • Review of therapy provision in Worcestershire
  • Promoting the education of children with a social worker
  • Free period products for schools and colleges
  • Stop Abuse Together Campaign..
  • New mental health website for children is launched in Worcestershire
  • Winston’s Wish Child Bereavement Training
  • Your Best Friend Fund opens for projects addressing toxic relationships in young people
  • Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme Surveys - Reminder
  • Support for families struggling to pay their energy bills 
  • HR Update
  • 2022 Tryangle Awards in Worcestershire
Update 125 - 6 January 2022 (PDF)
  • Schools Face Coverings from DHSC
  • Temporary changes to confirmatory PCR tests
  • Changes to the self-isolation period for individuals who test positive for COVID-19
  • Testing for students after the holiday period
  • Air cleaning units to help improve ventilation
  • Educational Settings Status Form – Updated Questions
  • Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access settings
  • Department for Education COVID guidance
  • HR COVID Update
  • Top Up Funding for CYP with SEND
  • Appointing an Early Careers Teacher in 2022
  • NPQ’s (National Professional Qualifications)
  • Talking to your child about online sexual harassment: A guide for parents
  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • Time to Change Champions training
  • Signs of Safety Partnership Training
  • Training courses being held at venues
  • Family Learning Courses for 2022
  • Reminder to have your say on new secondary school for Worcester
  • Primary, First and Middle School applications for children starting September 2022
Update 124 - 15 December 2021 (PDF)
  • LORT availability over festive period
  • Daily testing for contacts of COVID-19
  • Information on new measures in response to Omicron
  • School Attendance and Absence
  • Ofsted Annual Report 2020/21
  • Training opportunity on using legal action to address pupil absence
  • Free School Meals self-service process update
  • Here2Help Community Services Directory
  • Ready Steady Worcestershire: Winter Programme
  • Time to Change - reducing mental health stigma and discrimination
  • Winston’s Wish - bereavement training for schools
  • Youth provision - countywide mapping survey
  • Have your say on new secondary school for Worcester
  • Courses to help boost employability skills
  • HR Update
Update 123 - 9 December 2021 (PDF)
  • Information for all education and childcare settings on implementing Plan B of the COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan
  • Attendance 
  • Face coverings
  • Wrap around provision
  • Working from home
  • Testing
  • Isolation
  • January return
  • Inspection
  • Department for Education COVID-19 helpline
  • Department for Education guidance
  • Educational Settings Status Form – Updated questions
  • Take the first steps to becoming a Teaching Assistant
  • World Diabetes Day - Your feedback please
  • Grant Fund for Projects Addressing Toxic Relationships in Young People
  • The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) – Planting trees for the Jubilee
  • Ready Steady: Winter programme
  • Booking System Live
  • HAF Winter Activity Packs
  • YogaBugs Virtual Sessions
  • Hamper funding
  • Pantomime tickets
  • HAF flyer for families
  • Winter Holiday Food Parcels and Vouchers
  • Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service – History workshops
  • HR Consultancy Guidance - National Grief Awareness Week
Update 121 - 29 November 2021 (PDF)
  • Do you require additional LFD testing in school?
  • Information for schools and colleges on COVID-19 testing
  • Arrangements for COVID-19 testing during the holidays and on return in January
  • COVID-19 vaccination: resources for children, young people, schools and parents
  • Attendance in Education Settings
  • Using Legal Action to Address Pupil Absence: Additional Training Available 
  • Advice on reporting and removing abusive TikTok videos
  • Supporting Young People in a Mental Health Crisis Learning Guides
  • Emotionally Based School Avoidance: 7-week free practical course for practitioners in schools
  • Inclusive & Nurturing Schools Toolkit
  • Ready Steady: Winter Programme
  • How you submit your Early Help Assessment to WCF is changing!
  • Free Period Products
  • HR Consultancy Update
  • Green Skills Week and the Queen’s Green Canopy
  • Green Homes Grant Funding
Update 120 - 15 November 2021 (PDF)
  • Employee Flu Programme
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Survey
  • The Great Big Lunch Break – get talking about mental health in schools!
  • Health Related Behaviours Survey (SHEU)
  • Review of Therapy Provision in Worcestershire
  • Education Secretary puts Climate Change at the Heart of Education
  • School-led tutoring grant
  • Early Help in Worcestershire
  • Anti-Bullying Week 2021
  • Ready Steady Worcestershire: Winter programme
  • Passport to Hospitality Project is now “Live”
  • KEMP’s Santa Fun Run
Update 119 - 4 November 2021 (PDF)
  • COVID Vaccination Programme for 12-15 year olds
  • Reporting Outbreaks to the LORT
  • CO2 monitors to help improve ventilation
  • Pupil Premium – reminder of deadlines and use of template
  • School Attendance and Children Missing Education (CME) Resources
  • Educational Settings Status Form – Additional Questions
  • Suicide Prevention Training Y7+ schools and colleges
  • SENCo Information Sharing Conference
  • Designated Mental Health Leads Network Meetings
  • New devices for disadvantaged children and young people
  • Spring Term 2022 Headteacher Briefing
  • WCF Curriculum Conference
  • Worcestershire HAF Winter Programme
  • Ready Steady Worcestershire – School Competition Reminder
  • Free School WWI Resources
  • Maintained Schools Finance Training Programme
  • Training team availability
  • HR Consultancy Update
Update 118 - 21 October 2021 (PDF)
  • Positive LFDs followed by negative PCRs
  • Advice for staff on pregnancy and COVID vaccination
  • Winter infections resources for schools and nurseries Autumn 2021
  • SEND Reinspection
  • Household Support Fund
  • New guidance for Year 9 onward EHCP annual reviews
  • Wellbeing for return since COVID-19: supporting resilience and wellbeing of students and staff
  • Health Related Behaviours Survey - completion date extended
  • Upgrade of WCF eStore
  • Ready Steady: Winter programme
  • KEMP’s Rudolph Run
Update 117 - 14 October 2021 (PDF)
  • Managing coronavirus (COVID-19) in education and childcare settings
  • CO2 monitors to help improve ventilation
  • Update to the contingency framework for education and childcare settings
  • Anti-vaccination campaigns
  • Employee Flu Programme
  • High School Transfers 2022: Closing Date for Applications 31 October 2021
  • Alternative provision: year 11 transition funding
  • Use of eStore
  • Multi Agency Levels of Need
  • SENDIASS Family Conversation
  • Senior Mental Health Lead Training Grant
  • Early Help in Worcestershire
  • Ready Steady Worcestershire: Winter programme
  • Consultation on changes to school system in Pershore launched
  • World Diabetes Day - 14 November
  • Be Internet Citizens - Train the Teacher Webinar
Update 116 - 7 October 2021 (PDF)
  • Latest DfE COVID guidance
  • Antivax messaging
  • Webinar for schools on 12 to 15-year-olds COVID-19 vaccination
  • World Mental Health Day 2021
  • DfE funding for Designated Mental Health Needs
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Survey
  • Trauma Informed Schools Practitioner Status
  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • ‘Excellent RE’ project – opportunity for primary schools
  • Medical Education Provision tender is now live
  • Information on the allocations for school-led tutoring
  • Primary and First School Applications for children starting school in September 2022
  • Holiday Activities and Food Programme
  • A new Here2Help Community Services Directory has launched!
  • Steer Clear Programme - North Worcestershire only
  • HR Advice and Guidance

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