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PE and Sports Premium Grant 2019-20
14 Nov
Last week the DfE released the grant conditions and guidance for the PE & Sports premium for 2019-20 - details can be found here. Maintained schools, including those that convert to academies, must publish information about their use of the premium on their website by the end of the summer term or 31 July at the latest. Your school website should now show details for the 2018-19 year. The DfE have also produced a document which is a useful tool for displaying this information, which is measured against 5 key indicators: -Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity. -Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement. -Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport. -Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils. -Increased participation in competitive sport.
Consultation on school admission arrangements for 2021-22 - St Michael's CE School
12 Nov
St Michael’s CE School is currently consulting on its admission arrangements for 2021-22. The consultation closes on 20 December 2019. For further information, please see https://wandsworth.gov.uk/schools-and-admissions/schools/schools-consultations/consultation-on-school-admission-arrangements-for-202122-entry/. Please submit any comments to the Chair of Governors, St Michael’s CE School, Granville Road, London SW18 5SQ or by email to info@stmichaels.wandsworth.sch.uk by 20 December 2019.
Updates from the DfE
12 Nov
The DfE has published updates and information on: · Maintained nursery school funding · Character education · School and college security · RSE guidance translations Maintained nursery school funding A further year’s supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools for 2020/21 to deliver free childcare places has been announced. More Character education New, non-statutory, guidance for school leaders on character education for pupils has been published. The guidance includes six benchmarking questions to support reflection on, and the evaluation of, current provision. More School and college security New guidance for school leaders to help them manage school and college security has been published. It includes practical advice on policies and plans and sets out relevant legislation. More RSE guidance translations Arabic, Somali and Urdu translations are now available for guidance for parents and carers that schools can use to communicate with them about RSE. More
Young people in Wandsworth TAKEOVER!
11 Nov
Young people from Wandsworth are being invited to TAKEOVER the roles of decision makers at Wandsworth Council and across the community. We really want your school and students to be involved in the events we have coming up. Children's Commissioner National Takeover Challenge sees organisations across England opening their doors to young people, to allow them to takeover the roles of adults. Young people benefit from the opportunity to experience the world of work and be involved in high level decision making. Adults and organisations get the benefit of gaining a young people's perspective on what they do and their organisations services. Wandsworth Takeover Challenge 2019 Wandsworth Takeover Challenge gives young people the chance to take over from senior decision makers in the Council, Health, the Police and across the Voluntary and Community Sector! This year we are running the event a bit differently, with a variety of opportunities available to young people across November 2019 to the end of January 2020! ACTION: To take part, young people can register on the Eventbrite page here. Registrations close on 19 November. The opportunity is open to all young people aged 13 – 19 (up to 25 with a disability) who live in, or go to school in Wandsworth. Youth Climate Commission 2020 Climate change is on the top of the agenda for a lot of young people across Wandsworth, as well as the Council! We are therefore hosting an event focusing on climate change and what can be done in Wandsworth to TAKE ACTION. Wandsworth's Youth Climate Commission is an opportunity for young people AND decision makers to: 1. Listen to each other and work together. 2. Explore how to reduce their impact on climate change. 3. Work together to find solutions Wandsworth's Youth Climate Commission is open to young people aged 11-18 (up to 25 with a disability) who represent their school, college and /or youth group. Decision makers are invited from across London including the council, health, police and politicians. We would LOVE for your students to join us and represent your school! ACTION: You can register for the event on the Eventbrite page here. This is also where you can find more information about the event. For both of the above events, if you have any questions you can get in touch via wandsworth@participationpeople.com
SENCO Bulletin Issue 8 2019/20
11 Nov
Welcome to the eighth Senco bulletin for 2019-20. All new editions of this bulletin will be published here on the info 4 schools website.