Deputy Regional SEND leaders – Whole School SEND vacancies

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An exciting opportunity to join the Whole School SEND team is now available.SEND Logo

Whole School SEND are recruiting two Deputy Regional SEND Leaders across the South West.

The Deputy Regional SEND Leaders will work closely with the existing Regional SEND Leader to support the delivery of the work of the consortium and develop strong cross sector, phase and organisational relationships.

The nature of this post is likely to require the incumbent to travel and occasionally work away from their place of regular employment. From time to time this may require overnight accommodation.

The Whole School SEND Consortium is part of a growing community of practice committed to improving provision and outcomes for children and young people with SEND. The work of the consortium is based on the principle that the knowledge and expertise needed to develop the workforce already exists in the system and that knowledge exchange can occur through effective collaboration.

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Free EdTech training

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Digital Learning Cornwall is the EdTech training department of the Aspire Academy Trust. They have  be chosen as one of the first 20 to Edtechparticipate in the DfE EdTech Demonstrators programme, a government-backed initiative supporting schools and trusts to deliver remote learning during the coronavirus period - and to build the foundations of solid future Edtech strategies. 

As part of their designation, the Aspire Academy Trust will be delivering a selection of FREE online webinars. 

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TSC SW Podcast #2: International Perspective

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In our second podcast Jim Rogers explores the international perspective with Casper Rongsted of the Nordic Schools.

As Denmark is beginning to open their schools, Casper and Jim discuss how Denmark has managed the school closures and are now preparing for the return of the younger students.

Staff and student well-being is something the Danish schools are known for, and how they have maintained this during school closures is discussed, as well as creative ways for managing social distance using the outdoors.



Timeline (mins):

2:03 Q1: What has been the Danish educational experience of lockdown, particularly how have the schools supported the welfare of staff and students?

7:52 Q2: academic catch-up and Danish approach.

9:22 Q3: Welfare well-being what has been done to maintain staff and student well-being

12:55 Q4: Danish approach to teaching online and importance of ‘live’ lessons

17:00 Q5: Drawing from the positives in the current situation - capitalising on rapport and relationships. Top tips.

Links referred to in the podcast:

Casper can be found on LinkedIn as
Jim can be found on Twitter as  @jimrogers72 and

Boolean Maths Hub Update

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The Boolean Maths Hub and the NCETM are continuing to support and engage with teachers and schools.  Wherever possible Boolean are offering Boolean Maths Hubsalternative online provision rather than face to face Work Group sessions.   Please see below for updates from the national team.

NCETM support for parents and teachers during school closures...  Visit  to find two new areas of the website designed to support parents/carers and teachers of primary and secondary school children throughout the period of school closures. All the resources are free to access and do not require a login, see the attached information sheet for further details.

Material designed to help teachers and students of A level Maths ... Our colleagues at the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP) also have a wealth of  new material designed to help teachers and students  of A level Maths, Further Maths and Core Maths, and there’s a substantial new national resource of daily lessons in all subjects for all age groups, on the BBC Bitesize platform,  endorsed by several well-known names in their fields.

The Education Endowment Foundation- This rapid evidence assessment examines the existing research (from 60 systematic reviews and meta-analyses) for approaches that schools could use, or are already using, to support the learning of pupils while schools are closed due to Covid-19.   

The Royal Geographical Society has teamed up with the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) to launch a new  Geography and Core Maths initiative. This will focus on building support for the circa 80% of young geographers who currently do not study maths beyond the age of 16, and raising awareness of how Core Maths can support geography students during their A levels and beyond.

Funded Professional Development Opportunities for Leaders of Maths Education available now  ...Teachers who want to achieve or enhance maths leadership accreditations can now apply for two separate professional development (PD) programmes run by the NCETM and Maths Hubs in 2020/21.

  1. Teachers interested in leading the professional development of others can join the NCETM PD Lead Development and Accreditation Programme. 
  2. SLEs who want support with developing approaches to maths improvement work can apply to join the Maths SLE School Improvement Support Programme.   Each applicant needs to nominate a sponsoring Maths Hub.
Both programmes require the support of the participant’s headteacher/school, and, in the case of SLEs, of the Teaching School. SLEs can take part in either or both programmes.   For more information about the PD Lead Programme and to apply, see the attached information sheets which includes a link to the online application form.   The closing date for applications to both programmes is  9am on Monday 8 June 2020.

Secondary Mastery Specialist Recruitment for 2020/21 - please note the deadline for applications has been extended to the 1st June..  Secondary Mastery Specialist Recruitment 2020/21 Information & Application

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Report on Providing Educational Continuity under COVID-19

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'A rapid evidence summary of what is known about best practice in teaching when school students are educated by distance learning'

This report provides a rapid evidence summary of what is known about best practice in teaching when school students are educated by distance learning. It considers both theoretical concepts and empirical evidence relating to the effectiveness of teaching methods used in a distance learning context. The report includes a consideration of the grey literature about pedagogy produced in response to the current period of global school closures. There are limitations in the nature of the evidence base. Much of the research into remote pedagogy comes from a higher education context. Little attention has been devoted to remote pedagogy at primary school level. Research evidence from low-income and middle income countries is limited.

Read the report here