Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West Newsletter – December 2018

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For the latest Regional Schools Commissioner newsletter for the South West, please click here.

The a few of the main messages are:

  • South West Headteacher Boards (HTB) and dates.
  • Delivery Teams and their role in the RSC SW Office.
  • Useful resources for trusts.
  • A Letter from Tony Bloxham, Teaching Schools Council

Many of you will already have seen this important letter from Tony Bloxham on behalf of the Teaching School Council in the South West. If you have not, please have a look via this link.  This letter introduces the strategy proposal that Team SW has been working on with its partners (RSC, DfE, NLGs, LAs and Dioceses) during the Autumn term, to lead and support school improvement in the South West region.  The attachments referred to in the letter can be found here and here.

Latest 'EEF News Alert' available now

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The latest EEF News Alert is now available to read.

Stories included:

  • - EEF guidance for schools working with parents published
  • - New trials: Will simplifying marking help improve science teacher retention
  • - Grant funding rounds for SEND and Professional development in early years
  • - Schools sought for National School Breakfast Programme
  • - Heathy Minds

You can read it in full online here

Teaching internship scheme for teaching: 2019

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Grants are available for school-led partnerships to design and provide teaching internships targeted at undergraduate students in their penultimate year at university.

The aim of the scheme is to let science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) undergraduates experience mathematics or physics teaching before they commit to it as a career.

Schools are invited to apply for funding to provide opportunities in summer 2019.

Click Here to find out more 

Primary cohorts for Chippenham and Salisbury PRIMARY SKE have started

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The primary cohorts for Chippenham and Salisbury PRIMARY SKE have started.

Colleagues should Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if they would like to participate from the December/January date.

Flyers for the CPD opportunities can be viewed here