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Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Service
From aspirations to outcomes, supporting better futures.
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  • Specialist dyslexia teachers with extensive experience of working in primary and secondary schools
  • All team members have nationally approved postgraduate qualifications in the field of...
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Christmas card design competition
17 Oct
Pupils at Newham schools are invited to take part in a very exciting opportunity to design the front of Newham Council’s Christmas card this year. Four designs will be used on A5 size printed cards and on e-cards, which will be sent from Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham. The winners will also meet the Mayor and have their photo taken at the council’s Newham Dockside offices, and will be featured in the Newham Mag. Pupils can submit any design with the theme of Christmas. Schools are free to coordinate the competition in any way that they choose, e.g. restricting the entrants to year groups or making their own shortlist for submissions. Designs for the cards should be submitted by Friday 8 November to Christmas Card Competition, Mayor’s Office, 4th Floor, Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London E16 2QU or scanned and emailed to mayor@newham.gov.uk. We may ask for the originals of any scanned designs to be sent at a later date. The final selection of designs will be made by the Mayor of Newham. So, ask your pupils to pick up their pencil, paintbrush, mouse or digital pen and get festive! For further information please contact Justin Hutchinson, Marketing Manager, at Justin.Hutchinson@newham.gov.uk
Meeting the Demand for Secondary Aged ASD Places through special school annex satellite provision
17 Oct
The Council has a statutory duty to provide sufficient school places. There is insufficient provision currently for learners with complex ASD needs within existing secondary schools, with the only ASD special school (JFK Special School) operating at full capacity and rising demand from pupils currently in primary provisions. To meet the need for secondary age ASD places in the borough expressions of interests are invited from all secondary mainstream schools that would consider hosting a satellite annex in partnership with JFK Special School. The special school annex model is new to Newham and would complement existing provisions.It would entail an annex led by the special school based at the site of a mainstream school. The pupils will be on roll at the special school, with the responsibility of curriculum delivery and teaching through the special school. This model offers the ‘best of both worlds’ by ensuring support for complex needs from specialist staff while providing opportunities for inclusion. The delivery of these places forms part of the Council’s wider SEND place planning strategy which includes the opening of a new special school, and recent expansions of resource provisions. Further details can be found in the attached application form. The closing date for EOI is Friday 15th November 2019.
Schools Consultation - Transfer of funding from the schools block to the high needs block
17 Oct
Please see the attached Newham consultation on a proposed application to the Secretary of State to transfer money from the Schools Block to the High needs block. If you would like to give your comments, please could you return the attached form by 14th November 2019 to Alison.Arnell@newham.gov.uk
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 112: Friday 11th October 2019
11 Oct
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 112: Friday 11th October 2019.
False widow spider: Local Authority briefing and public Information
10 Oct
Please find attached the 2019 fact sheet on false widow spider. This is being sent from PHE to all London Boroughs.
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Training & Events

18
18 Oct
AIM Training for Primary Schools
The training includes:- Latest Information and statistics Develop an understanding of sexual behaviours: whether healthy, problematic or harmful. Advice about dealing with the internet and social media
18
18 Oct
Introduction to ASP and FFT Aspire for infant, junior and primary schools
ASP and FFT - what are they and how can they help inform teaching and learning? In this short course we'll cover the basics, including: Exploring past performance; How to focus on specific subjects and pupil groups; Using benchmarks to set pupil and school targets; Tracking pupils in FFT; Using pupil explorer to screen for pupils at risk of underachieving ...and more!! Please do bring a laptop if you want to join in, but make sure that you know how to login to ASP and FFT beforehand. You'll need to ask your school's system administrator to give you access.
04
04 Nov
Introduction to ASP and FFT Aspire for infant, junior and primary schools
ASP and FFT - what are they and how can they help inform teaching and learning? In this short course we'll cover the basics, including: Exploring past performance; How to focus on specific subjects and pupil groups; Using benchmarks to set pupil and school targets; Tracking pupils in FFT; Using pupil explorer to screen for pupils at risk of underachieving ...and more!! Please do bring a laptop if you want to join in, but make sure that you know how to login to ASP and FFT beforehand. You'll need to ask your school's system administrator to give you access.
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11 Nov
Education Designated Safeguarding Lead Training
Training content covers • Latest changes to statutory guidance e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working together to Safeguard Children • Latest Ofsted Inspection Safeguarding Guidance • Embedding a culture of Early Help and Safeguarding • Putting policy into effective practice • Managing allegations • Criminal Exploitation of Children • Child Sexual Exploitation • Radicalisation and Extremism • Honour based Violence • Online safety • Learning from the latest Serious Case Reviews
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12 Nov
Introduction to ASP and FFT Aspire for secondary schools
ASP and FFT - what are they and how can they help inform teaching and learning? In this short course we'll cover the basics, including: Exploring past performance; How to focus on specific subjects and pupil groups; Using benchmarks to set pupil and school targets; Tracking pupils in FFT; Using pupil explorer to screen for pupils at risk of underachieving ...and more!! Please do bring a laptop if you want to join in, but make sure that you know how to login to ASP and FFT beforehand. You'll need to ask your school's system administrator to give you access.