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Dear Colleague

Welcome to the December issue of the e-Bullet!n. It is a bumper edition in time
for the holidays, so you can plan your activities and training needs in the new

Please let us know what you think of it; what else you would like to see and what
we can change to make it better.
Happy holidays and wishing you a productive and blessed New Year.

Download the current issue of the termly Bulletin by visiting:
ntary_education/resources/e_bullet_n and visit our website:

New FREE membership for supplementary schools in
Become part of a national movement dedicated to promoting supplementary
education! Give voice to your hopes and concerns! Contribute to research and
policy that can make a real difference! The National Resource Centre for
Supplementary Education (NRC), in partnership with the National Council for
Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) launched its free membership scheme for
supplementary schools in England, at the NRC's annual national conference on
27th November 2007. THE BENEFITS ARE:
      Certificate of membership
      Free practical guidance, IT software training guides, our monthly e-Bulletin
       and termly magazine "The Bulletin"
      Access to Our Members-Only web pages, our e-mail help line and database
       of all UK funders
      Discounts on community languages curriculum guides, stationary, teaching
       materials, etc
      A free wallet of ten "How to" guides
      Free community membership of NCVO, which offers benefits from
       discounts on purchases to a free legal information service
You can join our membership scheme online by visiting
For any questions please contact us on 020 7700 8189 or e-mail

Engaging supplementary schools with physical
activity & sport
The Youth Sport Trust & ContinYou have been successful at gaining a grant from
the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to bring together School Sport Partnerships &
Supplementary Schools to provide opportunities for young people, that may not
currently participate, to access sport & physical activity out of school hours. Four
pilot projects will be developed in conjunction with the National Resource Centre
in Leicester, Coventry, Manchester & Lewisham. For more information please
contact: natalie.smith@continyou.org.uk

Unclaimed assets to be reinvested in the community
The Government has published the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts
Bill. Once passed into law, this will allow money lying dormant in banks and
building societies to be reinvested in the community. A dormant bank account has
been defined as one where there has been no customer-initiated activity for 15
years. In England the focus for the reinvested money will be on funding youth
services, particularly places for young people to go, as well as financial capability,
financial inclusion and, resources permitting, social investment. The Bill also
enables ministers in the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and
Northern Ireland to determine the distribution priorities in their own areas. The
resources will be distributed on a by the BIG Lottery Fund. Visit:

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Education and learning Programme

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Education
and Learning programme. The Foundation is looking to fund projects that
promote innovation and change in the areas of supplementary schooling and
tackling school exclusion and truancy. Eligible organisations that can apply for
funding include charities, local authorities, individual pre-schools, out-of-school
club, supplementary schools, youth clubs and colleges. Groups will be considered
if they can demonstrate the benefits to the wider community and include
partnership working that will result in increasing access to education and learning
to all communities and age groups. Applications can be made at any time and
groups can apply for running cost such as staff salaries and overheads, such as
stationary, rent, rates and utilities. There is no minimum or maximum size of
grant that organisations can apply for, but the average grant awarded in 2006-
2007 was £19,300.

For more information please visit www.phf.org.uk/page.asp?id=85

New funding scheme to support culture & sport amongst
young people (UK)

The Big Lottery Fund, the Arts Council and the Department for Culture, Media and

Sport and Legacy Trust UK have come together to launch a new £40m funding
scheme to use the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to promote culture and
sport among young people and communities. Under this scheme funding will be
available on a national and regional basis under three broad themes: Sport and
Wellbeing; Knowledge and Learning; and Arts & Culture. It is expected that
Legacy Trust UK, which administers the scheme will start to invite applications for
funding in early 2008. It is expected that successful applicants will have a track
record of delivering projects on a UK-wide, national or regional scale;
geographical and community reach; and credibility in their sector as a leader of
good practice. The types of projects supported are likely to encompass,
community sport, healthy living, wellbeing, education, learning and personal
development, heritage, the performing arts, creativity, community events and
festivals. Projects which encourage a joined-up approach across sport, education
and culture will be especially welcomed. More details about the grants themselves
and how to apply will become available in December 2007. For more information,
please visit: http://www.legacytrustuk.org/

Open Training Programme - February - March 2008

To see the full Spring programme and download a booking form visit:

Send us a completed booking form and a rufundable cheque of £15 per person
per course. Booking are made on a "first come, first served basis.

Child protection awareness (Make sure that children are safe)

5th February 2008 – 9.30 – 4.00 (a full day course, lunch included)

All you need to know about this complex and vital issue. The course will explore
child protection legislation, responding to and reporting abuse and more.

Effective lesson planning (Teach effectively)

7th February 2008– 9.30 – 4.00 (a full day course, lunch included)

This course provides practical guidance and activities for making your lesson
more enjoyable. You'll gain a clear understanding of how planning benefits you
and your pupils.

Monitoring progress of pupils (Record progress and achievement)

12th February 2008, 9.30 - 1.00 (a half-day course)

This courses provides strategies and techniques for monitoring and recording
children's activities & understanding, in order with their needs & strengths in

Special educational needs (SEN) (Teach effectively)

14th February 2008, 9.30 - 1.00 (a half-day course)

Gain confidence in supporting SEN in your school. The course covers government

legislation; general case studies; vital strategies for support.

Effective classroom management (Create an effective learning

26th February 2008, 9.30 - 4.00 (a full day course, lunch included)

Participants will have the opportunity to look at the various aspects of classroom
management and how these can be used to foster constructive learning

Improving your fundraising strategy (Manage finances)

28th February 2008, 9.30 - 4.00 (a full day course, lunch included)

If you don't have a fundraising strategy in place, you will learn how to prepare
one; if you do, the course will show you how to improve it by focusing on what
you are aiming to achieve, and how you are going to get there.

Literacy and learning - How to engage your students (Teach effectively)

4th March 2008, 9.30 - 4.00 (a full-day course, lunch included)

Reading is a fundamental skill require for effective learning in all areas. This
session will provide you with some new ways of enthusing your students about

Learning through story (Teach effectively)

11th March 2008, 9.30 - 4.00 (a full-day course, lunch included)

This course provides an introduction to the ways in which stories can be used to
illustrate and enliven lessons, to widen the range of learning modes, to enhance
self-confidence and personal/social orientation.

Policies & Procedures - keeping them legal & up-to-date (Select &
support staff & volunteers; make sure that children are safe; manage

13th March 2008, 9.30 - 4.00 (a full-day course, lunch included)

This course examines the law as it relates to supplementary schools, to ensure
thta you have the policies and procedures you need in place.

Start-up Workshop (Contributing to the teaching & learning components
of the Quality Framework)

20th March 2008, 9.30 - 4.00 (a full-day course, lunch included)

Practical tools & advice on how to start up and run a supplementary or mother-
tongue school

Managing & Supervising Volunteers (Select & support staff and

27th March 2008, 9.30am to 4.30pm (full-day, lunch included)

Develop your procedures for managing, supervising and retaining volunteers

Open College Network Training February - March 2008

Effective management skills in supplementary schools

This is a four-day course: 27th February and 5th, 12th, 19th March; based at the
NRC 9.30am - 3.00pm (optional coursework preparation and additional tutorial
time 3.00 - 4.30pm)

This course is accredited at Level 3 (GCSE level) and is worth 2 credits. It is
suitable for directors, co-ordinators, trustees, managers and volunteers who are
managing an existing supplementary school.

For more information and to download an application form visit:

Resources and advice
Need information and guidance in languages other than
English? Check Multikulti!

Multikulti provides accessible, accurately translated advice and information in 12
languages; Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, Gujarati,
Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu. The content provided on their
website is provided by organisations such as Age Concern, Mind, Coventry Law
Centre, AVERT and Carers UK and they are currently translating new material in
three subject areas - immigration, health, discrimination & racism.

For more information visit their website http://www.multikulti.org.uk/

Planning a trip and need a coach or minibus hire? Community
Transport Association can help

Your local community transport service provides low cost and safe minibuses for
voluntary, community and not for profit organisations and groups and clubs
located within the various London boroughs. Groups are encouraged to use
community transport vehicles that are driven by a volunteer driver that hold a
current Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) certificate, but your local
community transport group can also assist groups with finding a volunteer driver.

To find out more about details of initiatives in your local area please contact CTA’s
head offices on 08707 743587 or visit their website

Other Events

How would you like to have your school in the Media?

Is your organization small to medium sized with not more that £2 million

turnover? Media Trust will deliver free introduction to Media and Web Design
seminars/training throughout England in 2007/2008 for charities and voluntary
organizations that are working with the following priority groups:

Black and Minority Ethnic
Migrant and/or Refugee
Isolated Rural

How to book:

The next session on the introduction to media will take place on 12 December,
2:00 – 5:00 PM. For more information see overleaf, or visit their website
www.mediatrust.org/improving-reach, or contact them via email
improvingreach@mediatrust.org or contact the Improving Reach team on 0207
874 7657 or 0207 874 7653

Jobshadow a Colleague in Europe (UK)

Grants of up to €1800 are available for staff involved in school education to job
shadow for between one and four weeks in participating European countries. The
funding is open to qualified and practising teachers in nursery, primary,
secondary and special schools, as well as sixth form and further education
colleges, trainers, inspectors and advisers, other school staff such as nurses,
bursars, caretakers etc. To apply you need to identify the colleague abroad who
you wish to job shadow and develop and agree a jobshadow plan with that
colleague and their institution. Applications need to be made at least 8 weeks
before the job shadowing is to start. The next application deadline is the 31st
January 2008 for activities starting between 1st April 2008 and 30th June 2008.
For more information, please visit:


Training - Educational Certificate in Educational Support

A new training programme for refugee teachers and those who want to work in
schools January to July 2008.The 6-month course will focus on developing skills
to enable students to work in a range of support roles in schools or move into
further training to become qualified teachers. It will be delivered as five modules:

-   Introduction to the English Education System and National Curriculum
-   Bilingual Children and Literacy Development
-   Communication in Education
-   Employability and Diversity
-   Placement in School

This course offers an integrated programme of training that will help participants
to gain the skills and knowledge needed for working in schools. Those completing
the course successfully will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Educational
Support, an honours level certificate accredited by London Metropolitan
University. If you would like to register for this course please contact RAGU
(RAGU, Refugee Assessment and Guidance Unit - London Metropolitan University)
on 020 7133 2110 or at ragu@londonmet.ac.uk