MAP Update – 20th November 2017

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Upcoming Events

MAP Conference – ‘An Introduction to Restorative Practice’ – 25 January 2018

The next MAP Conference will be held on Thursday 25th January 2018 at Middlesbrough Football Club.  The conference theme will be ‘An Introduction to Restorative Practice’.

Please save the date – further information and booking details will be forwarded in the near future.

Engaging Able Writers Conference – 25 January 2018

MSTA & Middlesbrough English Hub are holding an Engaging Able Writers Conference from Alan Peat which features enrichment and enhancement strategies for able writers, and which will be aimed at Classroom practitioners from Y4-6. Cost is £50 and can be booked by calling Helene Ede on 01642 816884 or by emailing

Engaging Able Writers Conference

Advanced Punctuation Event – 30 November 2017

MSTA & Middlesbrough English Hub are inviting colleagues to Advanced Punctuation event lead by Steph Coyle. This free event will be held at Newham Bridge Primary School from 1.30 – 3.30 pm. To book a place email

Advanced Punctuation Event

 Middlesbrough College Open Event – 2 December 2017, 10 am to 12 noon

Middlesbrough College will be holding an Open Event, offering potential students the perfect opportunity to find out more about the college and the courses on offer. During the event students can visit the interactive subject stands, take a tour of the £100m campus, get free impartial careers advice, find out about great student perks, meet current students and apply for courses.

Pre-register online for the event and you could win an iPad Mini!

Middlesbrough College Open Event

Safeguarding Training Courses

MSCB and RCSCBs upcoming training dates are available for all safeguarding training courses between now and the end of March 2018

Apple Regional Training Centre offering for staff

Using iPad to inspire creative writing, Thursday 23rd November 2017, 4:00 to 5:30pm, North Ormesby Primary Academy

The best writing happens when students are engaged and interested in the topic. This session will look at a range of apps and approaches using iPad to help take your learners’ writing to the next level, including green-screening, using fantasy environments and producing digital books.



MAP Mailing Lists

MAP are currently putting together contact mailing lists for key people in each of the Middlesbrough schools, and have put together the attached proforma of the information we require. We would like to thank all of the schools who have provided their details to date, and look forward to receiving those which are outstanding in the very near future.

MAP Mailing List Proforma

Early Help for Families in Middlesbrough

Attached is a guide to what help is available for families in Middlesbrough, via the Early Help Hub.

Early Help for Families

Middlesbrough College principal calls for Chancellor to boost spending

Press release following Zoe Lewis’ call on the Chancellor to boost spending to ensure better funding for education of 16-18 year olds.

Middlesbrough College Press Release

Poverty Proofing the School Day

Supporting schools to identify and overcome the barriers to learning faced by children and young people from families with less financial resources.

Poverty Proofing

Latest from the EEF

Attached is the latest update from the EEF

EEF Update

Second Chance Course

The Early Intervention & Prevention team are running a Second Chance course, which is aimed at teaching people skills and techniques to apply to everyday situations. Previous courses have led to some great case study examples of improved mental health and wellbeing, anxiety confidence and relationships.   The course will be held over 3 half day sessions, on 28th November, 5th December and 12th December – and you will need to commit to all 3 sessions – and will run from 1.00 – 4.30 pm at the North Ormesby Hub.

If you would like to book on to the course please email Becky James at

Early Help Hub Briefing Sessions

Please find attached a short brief from John Scadden, Early Help Hub Manager regarding 1 hour briefing sessions for schools which are available via the Hub on the impact of Toxic Trio on Child Development.

If you would like to take advantage of these sessions email the Hub at

Early Help Hub Briefing Sessions

Community Reinforcement & Family Training (CRAFT)

Recovery Connections are offering their CRAFT 6-week programme for family members affected by someone else’s substance use. The programme teaches families, carers and friend’s effective strategies for helping their loved ones and themselves. Referrals can be made using the attached form.

CRAFT Information and Referral Form

LMI Bulletin

The latest LMI Bulletin can be accessed via the following link:

SCHOOLS NorthEast Weekly Update: An ‘extra 50,000 pupils’ eligible for free school meals under universal credit shake up’

The latest SCHOOLS NorthEast update can be accessed via the following link

Tyneside Cinema Schools Newsletter – November 2017

The latest Tyneside Cinema Schools newsletter update can be accessed via the following link: