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I hope that you have had a good weekend. Thank you to all those who have been in touch in the last few days. It’s been great to hear of the fantastic and fun ways you are celebrating the end of term for the children and families in your care. 
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Inspiring Leaders Conference, 6th October 2022, 9am - 3:15 pm. Sherwood Forest, Centre Parcs.
We are delighted to announce the following Speaker Announcements: 
Chris Dyson
Chris Dyson is 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’ You can find Chris on Twitter: @chrisdysonHT
Sam Strickland
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 the No1 bestselling book, The Behaviour Manuel, Education Exposed and his new book, Education Exposed 2, is set to be released this autumn. You can find Sam on Twitter: @Strickomaster
Compère announcement: Russell Prue
Russell Prue is a well-known character in the Edtech World, he’s an educator and published author. Russell regularly hosts live shows for colleagues and young people on his broadcasting platform LearnRadio.Net. He’s been a major part of the Mental Health & Wellbeing Events in Cardiff with his live broadcasts that accompany the shows. Russell has worked at every BETT Show since it started properly in 1985.
During lockdown and throughout the Pandemic Russell has been working with colleagues to produce regular live educational shows for children and young people at home and at school, including a series on Crafting, After School Books Clubs and Mental Health & Wellbeing Shows. From the first day that Schools partially closed in March 2020, Russell had a live learning show with Pie Corbet and friends that generated a listening audience of over 1.2M young people. You can find Russell on Twitter: @russellprue
There will also be a chance to browse our exhibition area, with lots of fantastic companies who will be joining us for the day. With prizes, competitions and a chance to meet others, it’s going to be a fantastic
Updates from the DFE:
National Tutoring programme: guidance for schools 2022 to 2023
Information for school leaders on how to provide tuition for pupils through the National Tutoring programme in 2022 to 2023.
Guidance: Senior mental health lead training
Find out how your school or college can apply for a grant and access DfE quality assured training to help develop a whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Updates from OFSTED:
Amanda Spielman’s speech to the Festival of Education, 2022
Ofsted’s Chief Inspector reflects on the last year in education and looks forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Guidance: Independent schools inspection handbook
Ofsted guidance on inspecting non-association independent schools in England under the education inspection framework.
Education inspection framework
Ofsted’s new education inspection framework (EIF) applies to maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills providers and early years settings.
Guidance: Initial teacher education (ITE) inspection framework and handbook
This framework and handbook document sets out Ofsted’s inspection principles, guidance and the main judgements that inspectors make when inspecting ITE.
Ofsted EIF inspections and the EYFS: What schools, registered early years providers and childminders need to know about delivering the current and revised early years foundation stage (EYFS) and Ofsted inspections under the education inspection framework (EIF).
Updates from the Edu-Network:
Supporting the 8 principles of a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing
This document contains guidance to help you understand how BounceTogether can support your school in achieving the learning outcomes aligned to the 8 principles of a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Annotated Wellbeing Report
This document presents one school’s findings from The Stirling Children’s Wellbeing Survey in a presentation-ready report format and explores how the questions are scored. It may be valuable if you need to produce reports for your school Governors or SLT.
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