SEND Green Paper – high level summary of key policy themes and proposals

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Green Paper SENDSend Green Paper - summary from the Confederation of School Trusts from Leora Cruddas CBE @LeoraCruddas @CSTVoice

Six chapter headings

  1. The case for change

  2. A single national SEND and alternative provision system

  3. Excellent provision from early years to adulthood

  4. A reformed and integrated role for alternative provision

  5. System roles, accountabilities and funding reform

  6. Delivering change for children and families

    Download the document here

Curriculum Excellence Conference - New Dates

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Curriculum Excellence ConferenceAs you will be aware we had to postpone Event 1 of the Curriculum Excellence work across the City, hosted at the Crowne Plaza. The programme is designed for Primary, Secondary and Special School Governors and Leaders at both senior and middle leadership levels and will be led by the West Country Trust.
Event 1: Will now be 25th May 2022
Event 2: Will now be 24th June 2022
Event 3: Will now be 28th September 2022 (New Date)
1. All colleagues that had previously booked to attend the postponed event will receive an EMail directly to rebook.
2. For colleagues who had previously been unable to attend, the booking window is open again, please see the link below or via the attached flyer.
The event is fully funded and is key programme in The Plymouth Place-Based Plan.

You can download the flyer for the conference here

Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child (White Paper Summary)

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White PaperOn 28 March 2022 the Department for Education published a Schools White Paper called Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child.

This is an at-a glance guide to the newly announced policies it contains, drawn from the paper’s four chapters:

  1. An excellent teacher for every child

  2. Delivering high standards of curriculum, behaviour and attendance

  3. Targeted support for every child who needs it

  4. A stronger and fairer school system

Two ‘national ambitions’

The government has set two national ambitions for 2030:

  1. 90% of primary school children to achieve the expected standard in reading,

    writing and maths, and the percentage of children meeting the expected

    standard in the worst performing areas will have increased by a third.

  2. In secondary schools, the national GCSE average grade in both English language

    and in maths will increase from 4.5 to 5.

Download the White Paper Here

Vacancy - Millbay Academy Deputy HT (Secondary) - Quality of Education.

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Millbay AcademyMillbay Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional person to join our Senior Leadership Team as Deputy Head Teacher in September 2022.  

Post: Deputy Head Teacher (Secondary) – Quality of Education

Location: Millbay Academy, 22 Millbay Road, Millbay, Plymouth PL1 3EG

FTE Salary Range: Leadership Scale L10-L16; £52,721 rising to a maximum of £61,164 per annum; (depending on qualifications and experience)

Contract Type: Permanent; full time, 52.14 weeks per year

Contract Hours: 32.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday

Apply Here

Maths at the Transition

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Plymouth Schools - Maths at the Transition

You will be aware that Plymouth is one of the four national pilots for developing a place-based approach to school improvement. As part of the plan there are some funded cross phase opportunities for colleagues to engage in. The Plymouth Maths at the Transition programme is designed for maths leads to engage with the best available evidence from the EEF, work with maths experts in Plymouth and engage in cross-phase collaboration to improve pupils’ transition experience in maths. 
The training is aimed at primary and secondary Maths Leads and will be led by Debbie Weible, (Evidence Lead in Education for primary maths, Devon maths hub lead for CODE maths hub and lead maths PD across the region) and Sandra Westlake (Evidence Lead in Education for secondary maths, expert teacher for the Mathematics Enhancement Project and Head of Mathematics at Dartmouth Academy).  Jon Eaton, Director of Kingsbridge Research School will support maths leads with implementation.  In addition, participants will engage in work groups led by the maths hub.
The intention is to create a collaborative forum where primary and secondary schools can work together to improve pupils’ transition experience in maths.  This is not about rewriting the whole curriculum – it is about making small, evidence-informed improvements over time.
This programme is fully funded by Plymouth City Council and is FREE to schools.

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