MAP Update – 16th October 2017

Upcoming Events

OPAL Platinum School Showcase

The OPAL Primary Programme, supporting school improvement through play, are holding their Platinum School Showcase between 12 and 3 pm on Friday 10th November 2017 at ESH Winning Primary School in Durham.

The cost per delegate is £20 and places can be booked via Ingrid Wilkinson. Telephone 07809 246548 or email

More details are available at

Numeracy Session At NESTA

NESTA have been running some great in-house initiatives between the various primary and secondary school members. They are pleased to now share these with colleagues from other schools. Following on from the very successful literacy sessions, this numeracy session particularly focuses on transition from KS2 and KS3. To book email

Tuesday 17th October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Nunthorpe Academy.

Find more details here

Literacy Session At NOPA

North Ormesby Primary Academy not only function as a a Regional Training Centre for Apple but they also host a range of speakers and trainers that they have found inspirational in the past. Upcoming in November they welcome back Mr M and the Vocabulary Ninja for a day of ideas focused on Literacy. To book email

Monday 6th November 9.00am – 3.30pm at North Ormesby Primary Academy.

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Hullabaloo Christmas Performance

Do you all know about Hullabaloo? It is currently in the final stage of construction next door to Darlington Civic Theatre. It focuses on producing, hosting and touring theatre productions aimed at 0-16 year olds. It opens in December and the first show (Early Years/KS1) has been announced with tickets now on sale.

Find the full details & list of dates here


Trending, Middlesbrough

Trending opened in June 2016 and was initially funded by Talent Match/Big Lottery to help people with interview clothes following a period of unemployment. It has however, been so successful they have been able to open the project up and now work with any vulnerable people within the community including the homeless, women’s refuge’s, fire brigade, etc, providing both new and used free clothing for men, women and children.

Donations are made by members of the public and various local retailers who have been keen to get involved in this great initiative. If you know of any families that would benefit from Trending clothing bank please feel free to send them their way. Stock can be viewed every Friday between 10am and 4 pm at Unit 7a, Bowes Road Industrial Estate, Riverside Park, TS2 1LU or on the social media network Facebook at TrendingMiddlesbrough. They can also be contacted on 01642 232872 / 07510 012846.

Find more information here

Looking At Recruiting New Staff?

Jobs in Schools North East is a not for profit one-stop-shop for the advertisement of vacancies within all North East schools, created by SCHOOLS NorthEast. It is a site offering the easiest job search for teachers looking for a new career opportunity and those wanting to work in non-teaching roles in North East schools. Job searches can be tailored to suit an individual’s requirements and offering the widest variety of school job opportunities.

Schools are offered unlimited access to advertise current vacancies within their schools, for a one-off annual fee. Annual fees are currently £200 for primary and middle schools and £450 for secondary schools, and there is a £50 discount for SCHOOLS NorthEast partner schools.

One school in the Chester-le-Street area has saved over £16,000 on recruitment advertising fees in the past year, which we are sure you will agree is a great saving for schools already on tight budgets. Further information is available at or by emailing Lucy McMahon at

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