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Active School Hero - Nominations Open!
21 Mar
Active kids are healthier, happier and more successful. They perform better in their classrooms, communities and future careers. That’s why ukactive Kids and Nike have launched Active School Hero, to recognise the achievements of those people working in primary schools across greater London who are helping to get kids active. Nominations are free of charge and you may nominate as many Heroes as you would like. It can be any school staff member in a London primary school who helps kids be active; from the lollypop lady, teaching assistant and librarian to the catering staff, active travel lead or the after school activities manager. The nominations will close on April 8th at 11:59pm. Nominations can be made through the website https://activeschoolhero.com/ and please see below for the toolkit to promote the award through your networks and feel free to share the attached posters. Social media links below: Twitter: @activesch_hero Facebook: @activeschoolhero Instagram: @activeschoolhero
New Special Free School
21 Mar
On 11 March 2019 the Department for Education (DfE) announced the approval of 39 new special free schools across the country, including Newham. A new 105 place special free school is to be developed to address growing needs and a shortage of places, with land identified in Stratford. The new school will cater for children and young people aged between 5 and 19 providing education for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) needs. The Department for Education together with Newham Council are seeking a provider to run the new special school. It is a key requirement that the new school will be a centre of excellence and support inclusion, working in partnership with existing providers and schools in Newham to ensure the very best learning environment for young people who need the most help and support. Interested proposers should complete and submit an application by 30 September 2019. Further information is available at the link here.
LNE Maths Hub - Funded opportunities to work with a Mastery Specialist
19 Mar
London North East Maths Hub are seeking to recruit primary schools to take part in a programme of professional development in 2019-2020, designed to support schools in implementing a teaching for mastery approach. Two teachers from each participating school will join a Work Group, consisting of six or seven local primary schools, and led by a trained primary Mastery Specialist. Work Groups (sometimes known as Teacher Research Groups or TRGs) meet regularly to plan, observe and discuss teaching for mastery, and in between meetings the teachers will explore mastery approaches both in their own classrooms and across their school. They will also receive support from a local classroom-based Mastery Specialist, who leads the group. This model of professional development, involving hands-on learning and peer-to-peer support, is evidence-based and designed to support substantial long-term change. Places are now available for state-funded schools in England to become part of this programme from September 2019. Two teachers from each participant school attend six, half-day meetings during the school year, and lead teaching for mastery development in their own school. There is no charge for participation in the programme and schools receive £1000 as a contribution to cover costs. They are also eligible to claim £2000 in match-funding to buy maths textbooks. masterylead@lneastmathshub.org.uk - for more details. See attached flyer for more information.
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 91 Friday 15th March 2019
15 Mar
Newham Connect Newsletter Issue 91 Friday 15th March 2019
Newham Careers Month off to a flying start
14 Mar
The fourth annual Careers Month in Newham got off to a flying start, with students from schools from across the borough taking part in careers and apprenticeship activities during National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week from 4th to 9th March. Students also took part in Careers Month activities this week and there are further activities planned for next week. Students from Cumberland Schhol and Rokeby school both received visits from Dave Wake, Careers Adviser for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), who spoke to pupils about careers in the Construction Industry Students from Rokeby Schol attended workshops at Newvic on careers in Psychology and Criminology Students from Chobham Academy attended workshops on Sports Development and Fitness careers Students from Eastlea school attended workshops at Newvic on Business careers Students from Lister Community School attended workshops at Newvic on Health and Childcare careers Students from Chobham Academy and Rokeby School attended workshops at Newham College on careers in Engineering Students from Lister School attended the Workplace Apprenticeship Fair Students from Lister Community School, Rokeby School and NewVIc visited the London Stadium LearningZone to find out about sports-related careers at the London Stadium Students from Rokeby School visited the Building Crafts College to find out about opportunities in the construction industry and courses at the college There are more activities continuing next week: Students from Lister Community school are attending a presentation at the Building Crafts College by bricklaying employer Lyons and Annoot, to find out about apprenticeship opportunities and careers in the bricklaying trade Students from East London Science School and Eastlea School are visiting Newham College’s Fashion & Textile Museum in Bermondsey for an employer talk on The History of Fashion and careers in the fashion industry Students from Lister School are visiting the London Design and Engineering UTC to find out about careers in Lego robotics, building and programming Our thanks go to CITB, Newvic, Newham College, Workplace, the London Stadium Learning Zone, Building Crafts College, LDEUTC and all the employers who have helped us to deliver a fantastic range of careers activities for Newham students. We are already planning for National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week 2020, which will be led by the Mayor of London's Enterprise Adviser Network which is expanding to include all state secondary schools, colleges and pupil referral units . If your school or college hasn't signed up to the network yet, follow this link to the EOI form
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