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					Warrington School-news
Date               11 November 2008
Issue no           43
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The following letter next to each item relates to the school phase:
P - Primary, S - Secondary, SP - Special, N - Nursery


Contents                                                         Audience

Courses:
1.   Enhancing your practice (P,S,SP,N)                          Teaching Assistants
2.   Food Partnership Training for Primary Teachers (P)          DT Co-ordinators, Healthy
                                                                 Schools Co-ordinators,
                                                                 Headteachers
3.    Mental Health Awareness, based on Mad, Bad or              All School Staff
Misunderstood (P,S,SP,N)

Guidance:
4. Modern Governor E Learning Package (P,S,SP,N)                 Headteachers and Governing
                                                                 Bodies

Reports and consultations:
5.  Consultation for the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment        Parents
    (P,S)
6.  Transforming Learning Next Steps (P,S,SP)                    Headteachers and Teachers

News and events:
7.  Asset Valuation Visits (P,S)                                 Headteachers
8.  Competition – Write a Story (P,S,SP)                         Year 5 and 6 Teachers, English
                                                                 Subject Leaders and English
                                                                 Teachers in Secondary Schools
9.    Getting to Grips – A course on Manual Handling             Teaching Assistants
      (P,S,SP,N)
10.    Gifted and Talented Workshop Day for Years 5 & 6 (P)      Headteachers and G&T      Co-
                                                                 ordinators
11.    Holocaust Memorial Day 2009 – Stand Up To Hatred          Headteachers, Heads of RE
       (P,S,SP)                                                  Department, Heads of ICT, RE
                                                                 Co-ordinators, ICT Co-
                                                                 ordinators, PSHE Co-ordinators
 12.   Inclusion Support Network – Open Forum (P,S,N)            All personnel working with
                                                                 children in schools or pre-school
                                                                 settings
 13.    PSHE Resource Loan Library – Late Night Opening          Healthy Schools Co-ordinators,
        (P,S SP)                                                 PSHE Co-ordinators and any
                                                                 teacher delivering PSHE
 14.    School Improvement Planning Framework Materials          Headteachers and Assistant
        (P,S,SP,N)                                               Headteachers

 Other:
 15.    Teachers Job Application Forms (P,S,SP,N)                Headteachers, Office/Business
                                                                 Managers




                                                                        Audience: Teaching
1. Enhancing your Practice                                              Assistants

The Enhancing Practice course is designed to give TAs a good
understanding of the HLTA standards and how these standards apply       Action: Complete and return
in the context of their own work. They will be able to examine their    attached application form
own role as a TA and reflect upon their current strengths and areas
for development.
     •    Enhancing Practice Flyer                                      Due date: Friday 9 January
     •    Enhancing Practice Application Form                           2009

Contact Mark Corless 01925 443939                                       Back to top
mcorless@warrington.gov.uk




                                                                        Audience: DT co-ordinators,
2. Food Partnership Training for Primary Teachers                       Healthy Schools Co-
                                                                        ordinators,Head Teachers
The food partnership training course is a Nationally accredited 2 day
course aimed at primary teachers who want to improve food               Action: For more
education and delivery within school. The course will be held at        information or to book a
Lymm High on the 28th and 30th January and is provided free along       place please contact
with a whole DT SOW. In addition WBC will provide £150 to each          Suzette Kelly
school to help with supply cover costs.

Contact Suzette Kelly 10925 443913                                      Due date: 1 December
Skelly3@warrington.gov.uk                                               2008

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                                                                           Audience: All school staff,
3. Mental Health Awareness, based on Mad, Bad or Misunderstood             Primary Secondary and
                                                                           Special
To update all schools with current information on courses, application
forms and cancellation details -please check website for cancellation
details                                                                    Action: Complete
                                                                           Application Forms when
    •      Course Flyer                                                    required and return to CPD
    •      Course Application Form                                         Services,monitoring of
                                                                           courses on the website for
                                                                           cancelllation information.
Contact Kerri Thomas 01925 443939
kthomas@warrington.gov.uk                                                  Due date: As requested on
                                                                           the course flyer, please
                                                                           check all details

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                                                                           Audience: Headteachers
4. Modern Governor E Learning Package                                      and Governing Bodies

Information on how to register on Modern Governor E Learning
package for governors                                                      Action: Log on to website
                                                                           and start using modules
    •    Modern Governor Information


Contact Susan Bridge 01925 442955
sbridge@warrington.gov.uk                                                  Back to top


                                                                           Audience: Parents
5. Consultation for the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

The Childcare Team are legally required to carry out consultation with     Action: Warrington Families
parents and carers in the town on their childcare requirements. We         Information Service are
have a questionnaire asking parents about the quality affordability        conducting a survey to seek
and accessibility of childcare in their area. By completing this parents   parents need for and views
will be contributing their views and hopefully improving the childcare     on childcare in the town.
servcies on offer.                                                         Please would you distribute
                                                                           the questionnaires coming
                                                                           out in the school mail into
Contact Ashley Smith 01925 442091                                          all the bookbags of the
asmith4@warrington.gov.uk                                                  pupils attending your school
                                                                           in Years 1, 3 and 6.
                                                                           Secondary pupils Years 7
                                                                           and 8


                                                                           Due date: The
                                                                           questionnaires are to be
                                                                        sent home with the pupils
                                                                        over a two week period w/c
                                                                        17-11-08 and 24-11-08

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                                                                        Audience: Headteachers
6. Transforming Learning Next Steps                                     and teachers

The results of the transforming learning in Warrington consultation
held in May/June 2008 are in. A variety of materials have been          Action: Display posters
produced to share the outcomes and next steps with children and         Share factsheet with
young people. To view the materials and results visit:                  primary school children
                                                                        Distribute leaflets to
http://www.warrington.gov.uk/Educationandlearning/Schoolsand            secondary and FE Young
colleges/transforming_learning.aspx                                     people

Further comments are welcomed by email at
transforminglearning@warrington.gov.uk
                                                                        Due date: WC 10
                                                                        November 2008
    •     Transforming Learning Report
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Contact Jennifer Perry 01925 443301
jzperry@warrington.gov.uk




                                                                        Audience: Headteachers
7. Asset Valuation Visit

Colleagues in the Estates Section we will be carrying out asset          Action: For Information
valuations of all Secondary and Primary Schools this financial year. In
order to do this they will be carrying out inspections (mainly external)
between now and the end of December. Schools will be contacted by
Tom Ross, Darran Hunter or Julie Maher prior to the inspection to
confirm arrangements.                                                    Back to top
Contact Patrick Neale 01925 442974
pneale@warrington.gov.uk
                                                                        Audience: All Year 5 and
8. Competition – Write a Story                                          Year 6 teachers, English
                                                                        Subject Leaders and
To enter learners should write a story about the future in no more      English teachers in
than 160 characters including spaces. This links to the National Year   secondary schools
of Reading theme for December. Prizes will be awarded in 4
categories: Y5/6, KS3, KS4, KS5.
                                                                        Action: Encourage pupils in
                                                                        years 5 to 13 to enter this
    •     Competition Flyer                                             competition.


Contact Jean Hudson 01925 443156                                        Due date: 23 December
jhudson@warrington.gov.uk                                               2008

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                                                                        Audience: Teaching
9. Getting to Grips – A Course on Manual Handling                       Assistants

Ideas Exchange for Teaching Assistants
                                                                        Action: Complete
                                                                        Application Forms when
    •     Getting To Grip Ideas Exchange Flyer                          required and return to CPD
                                                                        Services,monitoring of
                                                                        courses on the website for
Contact Mark Corless 01925 443939                                       cancelllation information.
mcorless@warrington.gov.uk


                                                                        Due date: 10 November
                                                                        2008

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                                                                        Audience: Headteachers
10. Gifted and Talented Workshop Day for Years 5 & 6                    and G&T Co-ordinators

Gifted and Talented workshop day for Years 5 & 6. This day              Action: If you are interested
provided the opportunity for able Year 5 & 6 students from across the   please complete the
North West to work together in a workshop of their choice.              attached application form
English - I'm a Polar bear get me out of here!                          and return to
Drama - Pirates and Piracy                                              Mandi Szuplewski, West
                                                                        Kirby Grammar School,
    •    Flyer Gifted and Talented Workshop Day for Year 5 & 6          Graham Road, Wirral,
                                                                        Mersyside, CH48 5DP
    •    North West Outreach Event Application Form
                                                                        Due date: Friday 21
Contact Lisa Adams 01925 442987                                         November 2008
ladams@warrington.gov.uk
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                                                                     Audience: Headteachers,
11. Holocaust Memorial Day 2009 - Stand Up To Hatred                 Heads of RE Department,
                                                                     Heads of ICT, RE Co-
We are inviting pupils to submit a creative piece of work around the ordinators, ICT Co-
theme "Stand Up To Hatred". This could be either a: Poem, Poster or ordinators, PSHE Co-
short media presentation no longer than 10 minutes. All winners and ordinators
runners up will be invited to attend the Pyramid Centre on Friday 30
January 2009.
                                                                     Action: Further information
    •    Holocaust Flyer                                             about the theme is available
    •    Holocaust Poster                                            from http://www.hmd.org.uk
    •    Luggage Label Template                                       , free educational
    •    Reply Slip                                                  resources are also available
                                                                     to download which will help
                                                                     you with your activities.

Contact Lindsay Drake 01925 443104
ldrake@warrington.gov.uk                                                Due date: 9 January 20058

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                                                                        Audience: All personnel
12. Inclusion Support Network - Open Forum                              working with children in
                                                                        schools or pre-school
You are invited to come along and ask questions/share concerns          settings
about children with SEB or learning difficulties in your
class/school/setting.
                                                                        Action: You are invited to
Behaviour and learning representatives from the inclusion services      come along and ask
will be present at each meeting to offer advice, share strategies and   questions/share concerns
answer questions.                                                       about children with SEB or
                                                                        learning difficulties in your
    •    Course Flyer                                                   class/school/setting.


Contact Maria Bani 01925 443151                                         Due date: Thursday 13th
mbani@warrington.gov.uk                                                 November 2008 -3.30 -
                                                                        4.30pm
                                                                        Sandy Lane Children's
                                                                        Centre

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                                                                         Audience: Healthy Schools
13. PSHE Resource Loan Library - Late Night Opening                      Coordinators, PSHE
                                                                         Coordinators and any
Priority invitation - Please share with colleagues!                      teacher delivering PSHE

The Healthy Schools team are hosting a twilight session at the
Resource & Information Centre on Tuesday 25th November 2008              Action: Please come and
from 3.30pm - 5.30pm.                                                    visit the centre and meet
                                                                         with the Healthy Schools
We would like to invite staff from schools to visit us and explore the   Team to explore the
range of up-to-date and exciting resources available for loan.           resources available.

The Resource Centre is located at the Halliwell Jones Stadium,
Health Services at Wolves, The Martin Dawes Stand. Telephone:            Due date: Tuesday 25th
01925 843730.                                                            November 2008, 3.30pm -
                                                                         5.30pm
Contact Alison Walters 01925 443185
awalters@warrington.gov.uk                                               Back to top




                                                                         Audience: Headteachers &
14. School Improvement Planning Framework – Materials                    Assistant Heads

To let all attendees of the TDA School Improvement Planning
Framework Meeting on 6 October that they can order materials direct      Action: Please Note: The
from the TDA Website                                                     refreshed school
                                                                         improvement planning
                                                                         framework materials can be
                                                                         ordered from the TDA
Contact Sheila Roberts 01925 443917                                      Website from Wednesday 5
smroberts@warrington.gov.uk                                              November 2008.




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                                                                         Audience: Headteachers,
15. Teachers application forms                                           Office/Business Managers

The teachers application form has been updated and is now in
electronic format (PDF and Word). The PDF version can not be             Action: New application
completed on-line, but can be e-mailed to candidates. The Word           forms to be used
version can be completed on-line and forwarded back to the school
by e-mail. The application form replaces the current one and should
be used with immediate effect. VA schools have been issued a copy        Due date: Immediately
of the application form for information only, as we presume they will
continue to use the Diocesan forms.
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      •   Teachers Application Form



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