What's new this month?  Wand Spelling | Re-think Reading guided reading books for sale | DELP | Emotional Logic | English | Maths | Governance and much more...
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In this issue:
  • Wand Spelling - new resource
  • Free SLCN training for Devon schools - Devon Enhanced Language Programme
  • Free Attachment Based Mentoring training
  • The Professional Clerk Programme
  • English Blog
  • Safeguarding Audit
  • Recruiting Finance Associates
  • Recruiting SEND Adviser
  • Guided Reading Books for Sale
  • Conferences and Masterclasses
  • Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties
  • Mathematics Courses
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistants
  • Network Meetings:
    • Secondary English
    • Secondary Maths
    • Secondary Science
    • Primary Computing/ICT
    • SENCO
    • English as an Additional Lang.
  • Teaching Assistants
  • English Courses
  • Emotional Logic
  • Moderation and Monitoring
  • Data and Assessment and GDPR
  • LEGO Therapy
  • Attendance
  • Devon Education Finance Training
  • Music
  • Sign up to our team bulletins (SEND, English, Mathematics, Data, Safeguarding)
Wand Spelling is an interactive online resource to supplement the teaching of spelling from Y2 to Y6. It is designed for children to use as home learning activities or independent activities in school.

The resource enables children to practise spelling content learnt in lessons, and it allows teachers to monitor and assess the children's success.

Read more here >>>

The Devon Enhanced Language Programme (DELP) will be delivered to Devon Primary school during the Spring term 2019.

Funded by DCC, and delivered in partnership between Babcock LDP Communication & Interaction Team, Speech and Language therapists from Virgin Care and Torbay and the Youth Intervention Team.

A 4 day programme, in 4 localities for 200 primary schools - supporting 2 staff per setting through the programme (Strategic lead and a Lead practitioner).

Find out more here >>>

Attachment Based Mentoring

FREE funded by DCC for all Devon schools or schools supporting CIC from Devon
  • The Attachment Based Mentoring Approach
  • Coaching to Develop Resilience
  • How to Maintain Boundaries
  • Neuroception

Find out more by visiting the ABM website here >>>
Funded by the DfE:
If you're a clerk with several months' experience or more, we'll help you develop the specialist skills and knowledge to carry out your role confidently and effectively.
  • Improve how you work, and the quality of governance at your school.
  • Study alongside other clerks and support each other during and after the training
  • Provide valuable evidence for Ofsted of the competence of your governing board
Coming to Somerset soon...

Find out more here >>>
Did you know that our English Advisers have started a monthly English Blog?

Oct: Exploring KS2-3 Transition in English

Sept: Vocabulary - What we've learnt

Find out more here >>>
Safeguarding - Audit of statutory duties and associated responsibilities of Devon schools
Devon schools - deadline 30 November to complete your Safeguarding Audit

If you encounter any problems completing the audit please contact Louisa.Rockey@babcockinternational.com.

Child Protection Initial Training Group 3: Find out more >>>
Our Finance Consultancy Team are recruiting School Business Resource Managers
We are recruiting a SEND Adviser
Guided Reading Books for Sale
We are pleased to announce that our School Library Service is now selling the books you need to use with our new Re-think Reading guided reading lesson plans.

Visit the Re-think Reading website for further details.
Governance Masterclass | 2 March 2019
Find out more >>>

School Wellbeing Conference | 18 January 2019
Find out more >>>

Effective Learning Masterclass:How Children Learn | 21 January 2019
Find out more >>>
Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties
New initial and refresher training dates announced for Spring term.

Read more here >>>
Mathematics Courses
Primary Mathematics:
  • Exploring Key Ideas KS1 and KS2
    • This day will explore key mathematics and pedagogical ideas for KS2, underpinned by the aims of the national curriculum and the five big ideas of teaching for mastery:
  • Supporting Children who Struggle with Maths: Find out more >>>
Emotional Literacy Support Assistant
Build the capacity of your school to support the emotional needs of your pupils from within your own resources and achieve positive outcomes for pupils.

New cohort starting in Spring term.  Find out more >>>
Network Meetings for Subject Leaders and SENCOs
Secondary English: read more here >>>

Secondary Maths: read more here >>>

Secondary Science: read more here >>>

Primary Computing/ICT: read more here >>>

SENDCo Network Meetings: read more here >>>

EAL Network Meetings: read more here >>> [keyword search 'EAL network']

Teaching Assistants
Supporting Children in English Lessons for Teaching Assistants: read more here >>>

Supporting Children in Maths Lessons for Teaching Assistants: read more here >>> 

Masterclass about how to maximise the impact of your teaching assistants: read more here >>>
English Courses and Leadership Development
Emotional Logic Facilitator Award
Do you:
  • want to improve mental health in your school?
  • think that learning about emotions should be part of the curriculum?
  • know how to help young people when they get stuck with their emotions?
  • need some practical resources to be able to teach young people to understand and utilise their emotions to adjust to change?
Find out more >>>
Moderation and Monitoring Arrangement 2018/19
The process for academies to notify STA about which LA they intend to use for moderating their teacher assessment (TA) and monitoring the phonics screening check has changed.  All academies will be presumed to be working with their geographical LA. Academies must have a written agreement in place with their chosen LA by Friday 14 December. If academies wish to use a non-geographical LA, they must notify STA which LA this will be, through NCA tools, by Friday 14 December.  Schools must provide confirmation of their chosen LA through NCA tools before the deadline of Friday 14 December.  

Academies who subscribe to the Data and Assessment core package will have moderation, monitoring and data collection included in the subscription.  The Data & Assessment team have now written to all academies outlining our 2018/2019 Moderation and Monitoring offer.  If your academy/free school wishes to engage with Devon LA monitoring and moderation arrangements this year, please ensure you confirm this requirement to the Data & Assessment team no later than Friday, 30 November 2018 in order to comply with the change of process as outlined above.
Data, Assessment and GDPR Team

The Data & Assessment team are pleased to advise that we have an early bird offer for our Challenging the Data Conference on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter if you book by 28 November 2018 .  The conference would be suitable for Advanced Skills Teachers, Teachers, Bursars, Data Co-ordinators, School Administrative Staff, Deputy Headteachers, Headteachers, School Business Managers. 

Find out more >>>
GDPR Masterclass

The Data & Assessment team are pleased to advise that we have an early bird offer for our GDPR Masterclass on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 at the Mercure Southgate Hotel, Exeter.

The masterclass would be suitable for Data Protection Officers, Headteachers, Deputy Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Business Managers and Governors in all phases of education. 

Find out more >>>

Free Governor Webinars take place periodically, click the link to see a list of forthcoming events:  Find out more >>>
LEGO Therapy
This 2 hour training is aimed at Teachers and Teaching Assistants across KS 1 – 4.
LEGO-Based Therapy is a collaborative play therapy in which children work together to build LEGO models.

cost: £45 plus VAT

Find out more>>>
Attendance Workshops and Conference
These half-day workshops are aimed at providing a networking opportunity for experienced and newly appointed attendance staff within schools in Devon. They will focus on practical issues rather than strategic/policy areas. 

Visit our cpd online site for more details and search keyword 'attendance'
School Attendance Conference - Understanding and Managing Absence

The conference will look into why children miss school, explore best practice of managing absence and also delve into behavioural and emotional reasons that effect school absenteeism.

Find out more about the keynote speakers and the programme here >>>
Devon Education Finance Training (for Devon maintained schools)
A one day course for new or inexperienced school administrators, bursars and business managers of Devon Maintained Schools.

Read more here >>>
Music Twilight Sessions - brass, djembe, samba, steel pans, strings and woodwind
A new, annual programme of twilight CPD sessions for specialists and non-specialist music teachers. 

Each twilight CPD 'hands-on' workshop will offer colleagues practical music-making solutions and skills to take straight back into the classroom to target; first access, next steps and mixed ensemble provision. 

Cost: £55 plus VAT 

Search our cpd online site [keyword search 'music]  >>>
Networking and CPD Support from Devon Music Education Hub

Music Subject Leads and practitioners are invited to a FREE twilight networking to discuss school music development plans, network with colleagues in the area and have an instrumental taster session. You can also hear more about the support on offer through Devon Music Education Hub including our annual programme of twilights and the DMEH subscription.

South Devon -Tuesday 13th November– Sparkwell All Saints Primary School 4:00-6:00pm
East Devon - Thursday 15th November– Pinhoe Primary School   4:00-6:00pm
West Devon – Tuesday 20th November – Okehampton Community College 4:00-6:00pm

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