• Additional Session 1 Date

  • Ofsted Updates

  • Moderation Handbook 2018

  • Pupil Premium Self/Peer Audit Tool

  • General Data Protection Training and Toolkit

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Outdoor and Environmental Education
Providing high quality, inclusive outdoor and environmental education across all Key Stages
The Outdoor and Environmental Education service (OEE) offers your pupils the opportunity to experience high quality outdoor learning at a range of day and residential centres. These are located in Nottinghamshire and The Peak District National Park, each venue allowing unique settings and well-resourced activities led by highly qualified and experienced staff
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Training & Events

26 Mar
Self Harm Training
'Young People & Self-harm: Guidance for Schools’. This guidance complements documents made available by the EPS last year, including ‘Life is for Everyone: Supporting pupils who present with suicidal feelings’ and ‘Suicide post-vention guidance: responding to a pupil suicide’. The SCR highlighted the importance of: (i) School staff awareness of self-harm and suicide, and (ii) Young people having awareness of resources and how to access support for themselves as well as for their friends. Schools are strongly advised to put in place arrangements to ensure that pupils know who and where to go to for support, both internally to the school, and externally.
27 Mar
Making Effective Use of the Early Years Pupil Premium
A visit to the Foundation Stage Unit in Robert Mellors School will show practical examples of how children can be supported to make accelerated progress. This session is suitable for Early Years Teachers or Leaders.
27 Mar
Primary NQT Maths Network (3 day course)
The NQT/RQT primary mathematics three day network supports delegates with ideas for ensuring maximum participation in all parts of the mathematics lesson. It offers effective strategies for developing children’s mental calculation skills and promotes the successful teaching of problem solving, reasoning and communication skills.
28 Mar
**INVITE ONLY** Deputy / Assistant Headteacher Induction - Session 3
18 Apr
Evaluating EYFS Practice and Completing your SEF
With Ofsted currently making separate judgements about teaching in the EYFS, it is essential for leaders to have a secure knowledge of pupil outcomes and the quality of provision. This course is for senior leaders who wish to ensure that their professional knowledge of the EYFS is up to date. The day will support strategic planning and evaluation of this important stage and further develop skills in holding EYFS leaders to account. It will look in detail at effective assessment including demonstrating and reporting pupil progress, the nature of high quality teaching and the critical significance of the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’. During the afternoon there will a practical workshop exploring what evidence to collate. Benefits Confidence in evaluating your Early Years. Examples of effective self-evaluation and supporting frameworks. Support from a consultant to review your current evidence.
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Additional Session 1 Date
12 Mar
We have released an addition date for Session 1 to accommodate schools who have not yet attended a session. The event will take place at Edwinstowe House on Friday 23rd March from 1pm -4pm. To book on the event purchase your GDPR package then click on the link below. Session 1 23rd March
Moderation Handbook 2018
06 Mar
The Moderation Handbook 2018 is now available to download. The handbook gives important information regarding moderation in Nottinghamshire 2018. The handbook outlines the moderation process for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 writing. It includes important dates, links to statutory documents, the local agreement and appeals process. To access the document go to http://www.em-edsupport.org.uk/assessmentandmoderation
Pupil Premium Self/Peer Audit Tool
06 Mar
Nottinghamshire’s Pupil Premium Self/Peer Audit Tool has been designed and developed with the help of local schools and partners as part of Nottinghamshire’s well-established ‘Closing the Educational Gaps’ Strategy which aims to ensure all children and young people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background. The purpose of this audit is to provide school leaders (and governors) with a self or peer evaluation framework to evaluate the impact of use of Pupil Premium funding to raise the attainment, achievements and aspirations of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in their school. Schools are encouraged to adapt the audit tool templates to suit their school’s needs and auditing approach. To find out more go to our Pupil Premium Service page. http://www.em-edsupport.org.uk/pupilpremium
Ofsted Updates
06 Mar
Please find attached the revised Ofsted Section 5 and Section 8 handbooks. The most significant change, and which is now being implemented, is that there are now four possible outcomes to a section 8 short inspection, whereas before there were only two. Outcome 1 – the school continues to be a good school or Outcome 2 – the school remains good and there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a section 5 inspection now. The school will be informed that its next inspection will be a section 5 inspection, which will typically take place within one to two years or Outcome 3 – the lead inspector is not satisfied that the school would receive at least its current grade if a section 5 inspection were carried out now. The school will be informed that its next inspection will be a section 5 inspection, which will typically take place within one to two years or Outcome 4 – the lead inspector has gathered evidence that suggests the school may be inadequate in one or more of the graded judgements under section 5 inspections; there are serious concerns about safeguarding, pupils’ behaviour or the quality of education; there are concerns that the performance of an outstanding non-exempt school could be declining to ‘requires improvement’. [1] The short inspection will be converted to a section 5 inspection, usually within 48 hours. You can see these changes in the form of a diagram on page 15 of the Section 8 handbook. Other changes that we would like to draw your attention to are as follows: Section 5 handbook References to performance management deleted – Paras 39, 71, 148, 155 Changes to RI monitoring inspections – Para 97, 100 Section 8 handbook Changes to RI monitoring arrangements Para 92.93, Para 99 If you feel that you would benefit that your school would benefit from a bespoke Ofsted update and / or guidance on how to engage effectively in the inspection process, please do not hesitated to contact us. [1] Non-exempt schools are maintained nursery schools, pupil referral units and special schools.
General Data Protection Training and Toolkit
02 Feb
Are you GDPR ready? Meeting the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) What schools need need to know before May 2018 Training and Toolkit Package now available to purchase. To find out more go to http://www.em-edsupport.org.uk/gdpr