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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
15 Feb
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) New rules relating to how we collect and process personal data - the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - will come into effect in the UK from 25 May 2018. What is GDPR? The GDPR is Europe's new framework for data protection laws. It replaces the previous 1995 data protection directive, which current UK law is based upon. The new regulation starts on 25 May 2018. It will be enforced by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) The '12 steps to take now' guide is attached and for more information visit: www.gov.uk/government/publications/data-protection-and-privacy-privacy-notices
STA Assessment Update: 13th February 2018
13 Feb
Key stage 2 Action: apply for early opening by 26 February If you will need more than one hour to make adaptations to key stage 2 (KS2) tests, or to prepare apparatus, you need to submit an application for early opening in the 'Access arrangements' section of NCA tools by Monday 26 February. It may be helpful to use KS2 practice materials with pupils before administering the live tests. This should help you to identify if adaptations need to be made to either the test materials or the administration of the tests. Section 4 of the KS2 access arrangements guidance includes eligibility criteria and our video demonstrates how to apply. Action: apply for compensatory marks for spelling by 26 February If any pupils are unable to take Paper 2: spelling due to a profound hearing impairment, they may qualify for compensatory marks. This allows pupils to receive an overall test outcome for the English grammar, punctuation and spelling test. Section 5 of theKS2 access arrangements guidance offers more information and our video demonstrates how to apply. You must make an application in the 'Access arrangements' section of NCA tools by Monday 26 February. Primary assessment Reminder: submit your views on our proposed test administration Q&A event Don't miss the opportunity to feedback on the topics you would like to see covered in our proposed test administration Facebook Q&A event. Please complete this short survey by midnight on Friday 16 February to share your views with us.
Safeguarding and Welfare Newsletter January 2018
12 Feb
Safeguarding and Welfare Newsletter January 2018
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20 Feb
HCSS Financial Planning Software - School Budget Planning Tool
General overview and changes since 2017/18 budget Data Input – Formula, carry forward, grants etc Data Input – Staffing Expenditure Data Input – Non-Staffing Expenditure (where session time allows) Any other queries that may arise You will need to bring with you:- Provisional Formula papers (if available) Staffing contract information for 2018/19 Non staffing budget information for 2018/19 (where session time allows)
20 Feb
EYFS - Twilight Assessment Cluster for Schools and Early Years Settings (St Andrew's Primary)
These twilight sessions in 3 areas of the Local Authority enable practitioners to come together for a professional discussion around judgements of children’s age and stage of development. Moderation of assessments supports our confidence in the accuracy of data and provides an opportunity for building relationships with colleagues across the sectors and raising any emerging queries. These clusters are relaxed and friendly and are an opportunity to ask others opinions and learn from each other. You will sit in small groups of 3 colleagues (peer moderators) from different settings to discuss your assessments. There will be 3 Moderation discussion rounds: with 20 minutes for each round. Each round will start with a short whole group discussion looking at the age/stage descriptors and exemplification for the focus Area of Learning (AoL) It is important that we build these assessment links if we are to ensure that children are well supported in their learning and development progression in the EYFS. 4.15pm - 5.30pm - St Andrew's Primary School (20th Feb 2018)
20 Feb
EYFS - Making the most of Maths Through Games
Tuesday 20th February 2018 - reg. 6.15pm (6.30pm - 8.30pm) St Martins Garden Primary School, Bath Would you like to? • Have some new games to support children’s mathematical thinking and development? • Build your own confidence and knowledge to understand the mathematical potential within games and how to differentiate them with different ages? • Think about ways to encourage children to use mathematical language correctly as they play games? • Considers way to engage parents with supporting their child to enjoy playing mathematical games at home? If you answered yes to these questions, then this course is for you.