Stoke Speaks Out Website Launch

Stoke Speaks out have launched their brand new website which we were able to support through our Speech & Language project, ‘Closing the Word Gap’. The website features advice and activities on speech, language and communication for children under five. They also provide resources for both parents, carers and professionals working with young children Find […]

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Secondary CPD opportunities through Maths Hubs

Please find below Secondary CPD opportunities that are available through Maths Hubs: Mathematical Thinking for GCSE – NCP20-16 – Register here Challenging Topics at GCSE – NCP20-18 – Register here Developing A-Level Pedagogy – NCP20-21 – Register here (Deadline 16/09/2020)

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Year 6 to 7 Transition Documents

Growing out of the Priority 2 group’s transition project (led by Paul Chambers, Stoke-on-Trent City Council), the standardised transition forms have been developed to support Year 7 teachers in identifying curriculum deficits and gaps in pupils’ learning, so that attention can be targeted more effectively when pupils begin secondary school. There is keen interest in […]

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Opportunity Area Year 4 Announcement

The Stoke-on-Trent Opportunity Area (OA) is pleased to announce an extension of the current OA programme, from September 2020 to August 2021. The projects that will be supported in the extension year will focus on renewed activity in schools, colleges and early years providers, and are listed in the summary table below.

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North Mids Maths Hub is here to help support you with your COVID -19 Recovery Plan

Please use the link below to access the guidance, developed by the NCETM with the DfE, identifying core curriculum content to assist teachers with their planning and prioritisation of core curriculum. This document will be of significant help to schools planning their maths curriculum following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Please use the link below to access the guidance.  The guidance: […]

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Behaviour and Attendance checklist

The Department for Education has published a behaviour and attendance checklist to support school leaders in re-engaging all pupils, from the autumn term. This sits alongside the full opening guidance which was published earlier this month. This guidance is for schools, school partners and local authorities on the work they will need to do to […]

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Strong Roots – Better Futures case study

The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust delivered the Strong Roots – Better Futures project. In this project sessions were delivered after school or in lunchtimes and included: health and wellbeing, adventure, creativity, leadership and environmental sustainability, taking place in schools, parks, reserves or outdoor spaces within walking distance. Specific activities included:  Den/shelter building, Bug hunting, Toasting marshmallows, […]

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