I hope that you’ve had a good week, and you are looking forward to the school holiday. As always, here is all of the up to date information and useful links for you.
School Leader, SENCO and SBM Planners:
All Planners have now been dispatched. Thank you to those who have ordered. We’re very grateful for your support!
If you would like one, and have not yet ordered your copy, you can get one here:
When: Thursday 6th October 2022,
Where: Sherwood Forest, Centre Parcs.
Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm.
Tickets include refreshments, lunch, and the facilities of Centre Parcs after 5:30 pm.
DAN EDWARDS - Dan has worked in education for many years, and held leadership roles in both the secondary and primary sector. Most recently, holding the role of Principal for five years at a large inner-city primary school; until moving into Executive leadership.
A regular columnist for a number of publications sharing guidance on leadership, organisational culture and creativity and currently writing his first book to be published internationally in November 2022.
Further to this written work, Dan regularly speaks both nationally and internationally about leadership and organisational culture to a wide range of audiences.
CHRIS DYSON - An experienced Outstanding Head Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in Challenging Schools with huge success. Chris has been the recipient of a Teaching Award Winner, a TES Award, Hero of Yorkshire Award and a National Business in the Community Winner.
Chris is also a proud fellow of the Chartered College and author of ‘Parklands – A School Built on Love’
SAM STRICKLAND - In 2015 Sam served as an Associate Principal, with GCSE and A Level results under his tenure receiving commendation from the DFE, Nick Gibb and the SSAT. Sam then served as a Vice Principal, where he directly oversaw student care, the Sixth Form, the curriculum and served as the safeguarding lead for an entire trust.
The organiser of ResearchED Northampton, he is a leading voice in the current conversation in education. He has had educational resources and research published has also delivered courses nationally and served as a lead facilitator for NPQSL.
Sam is also the author of Education Exposed and his new book, Education Exposed 2, is set to be released this autumn.
Updates from the DFE:
Teachers’ pension scheme payments: 2021 to 2022
Teachers’ pension scheme payments made on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE) in the 2021 to 2022 financial year.
School workload reduction toolkit
Practical resources for school leaders and teachers to help reduce workload, produced by school leaders, teachers and other sector experts together with DfE.
Behaviour in schools
How school staff can develop a behaviour policy.
Revised behaviour in schools guidance and suspension and permanent exclusions guidance
We are seeking views on proposed changes to the behaviour in schools guidance and the suspension and permanent exclusion guidance for England.
School suspensions and permanent exclusions
Guidance on the suspension and permanent exclusion of pupils from local-authority-maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units.
Searching, screening and confiscation at school
Guidance explaining the powers schools have to screen and search pupils, and to confiscate items they find.
Teacher and leader development: ECF and NPQs
Experimental statistics on ECTs and mentors participating in an ECF induction and other teachers participating in reformed NPQs in the 2021 to 2022 school year.
Updates from our Edu-Network:
Education Support: Looking after your wellbeing this summer?
You need the summer holidays to unwind, relax and recharge.
Take a look at these simple ways to look after your wellbeing during the break from Education Support, the only UK charity dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and education staff.
Have a lovely weekend,