Coming Soon: English Leadership Projects
High quality bespoke CPD projects for small groups of English Subject Leads
Following on from the success of Project READ, participating schools will benefit from the good practice developed and work in partnership with Derbyshire Teaching, Learning and Assessment Consultants and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) from Derbyshire’s Teaching School Alliances, currently supporting Project READ.
Groups of 4, 5 or 6 schools can choose to participate in one of 3 projects, over a period of 6-8 months. Schools will receive high quality CPD and bespoke in-school support
The Leadership Projects will be a bespoke offering for clusters of schools. If you are interested in taking part, please contact us at EIS@derbyshire.gov.uk
We are now taking bookings to start in January 2019, May 2019 and September 2019 (subject to availability). The Leadership Projects will be a bespoke offering for clusters of schools, so if you are interested in taking part or to receive further information, please contact: EIS@derbyshire.gov.uk indicating the names of your school, which project is of interest, and your preferred start date.
Free Staff Learning Tours along the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
Come and find out about the wealth of learning opportunities available to your pupils along the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site.
8th March 2019 - learning tour for teachers, teaching assistants and group leaders of Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.
13th March 2019 - learning tour for teachers, teaching assistants and group leaders of Key Stage 3, 4 and Post 16 students.
The tour will be led by experts and includes travel by minibus along the valley and access and entry to a wide range of sites including:
Birdswood trip boat on the Cromford Canal
Sir Richard Arkwright's Masson Mills
Derbyshire Record Office
High Peak Junction Railway Workshops
Strutt's North Mill Belper.
Come and find out why this special area was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and the wide range of learning opportunities, trips, visits, projects and experiences that your young people get involved in. Full details are available here. or on the attached flyers.
Places are limited. To reserve your FREE place please email environmentalstudies@Derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01629 533439.
These opportunities are being offered as one of the projects forming part of the Vital Valley Great Place Scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.
Free Positive Play Workshop Drop-in Sessions
We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to attend a free workshop to meet the team and learn about our Service and Intervention. Staff will be available to discuss the Aims & Objectives and provide a tour around our Centre of Excellence and you will have the opportunity to view our comprehensive loaning library.
We are providing two drop-in sessions 10-12 and 2-4 on the 23rd January 2019.
The workshop will take place at the Positive Play-Support Centre, Pilsley Road, Danesmoor, Chesterfield, S45 9BN.
Positive Play-Support is a unique innovative Programme designed to support the Emotional Well-Being of Children and Young People. The Intervention is designed to raise confidence and self-esteem and is effective in times of crisis such as bereavement, family breakdown, bullying, loneliness, vulnerability and Mental Health Issues.
Dr Janet Empson a Professor at Sheffield Hallamshire University conducted a 3 year longitudinal evaluation that provides evidence of the effectiveness of the Intervention: “Unless a Child or Young Person can manage their social, emotional and behavioural baggage, their achievement in school and their success in life will be significantly limited”
If you would like to attend a workshop or would like further information please contact the Manager Sharon Urben
Phone: 01246 862854
Updated Winter guidance
Colder temperatures are on their way....
Please view the below updated documents to ensure you are prepared for the winter months.
(Links are accessible for subscribers only)
Main Winter Safety guidance letter
Letters & Guidance
Updated Risk Assessment
Updated adverse weather snow and ice guidance and the hot drinks in educational settings guidance
Save the date! Headteachers Conference - 4th and 5th July 2019
Save the Date! Headteachers Conference - 4th and 5th July 2019
Following the success of our Conference for Headteachers and Governors, which took place in March 2018, we are delighted to announce that we will be running another conference next year.
The Conference will be held on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2019 at Eastwood Hall.
The focus of the Conference will again be upon current leadership and management issues, with an emphasis on strategic thinking to bring about improvements for all children and their families.
As we prepare for changes in Ofsted inspection and the curriculum in 2019-2020, we will be making links with our other LA conferences for teachers Inspired Teaching: Irresistible Learning (31st January 2019) and deputy headteachers (22 November 2019).
Please book the dates in your diary and look out for more information on S4S.
For more information, please contact Tim Dutton, Senior Adviser For School Improvement:
Tel: 01629 532761