MAP Update – 31st January 2018

MAP Delivery Group Plans

The new MAP Delivery Group plans have now been updated and group meetings have been planned up to the end of March 2018. If you would like to be involved please contact us at

Upcoming Events

An Introduction to the Teesside Space Mission – THIS EVENING – Wednesday 31st January 2018, 5.30 – 7.15pm
Teesside University are hosting an Introduction to the Teesside Space Mission event, which will be delivered by chartered engineer, Shaun Whitehead and Teesside University’s Dr Atma Prakash. This event is great opportunity to learn more about the mission and how you and your school can get involved. You can book a place via the following link:

Middlesbrough College Open Event – Saturday 3rd February 2018, 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 here and you could win an iPad Mini!

SCHOOLS NorthEast Evidence Based Excellence Event – Friday 9th February 2018, 9 am to 3.30 pm
SCHOOLS NorthEast are hosting their Evidence Based Excellent Event on Friday 9th February 2018 at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield. For more information and to book a place, click on the flyer relevant to your school: Primary or Secondary.

Macmillan Academy Post-16 Open Morning – Saturday 10th February 2018, 10 am to 12 noon
Macmillan Academy are holding a Post-16 open morning on Saturday 10th February 2018 from 10 am to 12 noon. The event will be a great opportunity for students from secondary schools across Middlesbrough to go along and look around the Post-16 facilities and find out about courses, business links and university options available to them.

Apprenticeship Event – Monday 26th February 2018
The Tees Valley Network, in partnership with National Careers Service, would like to invite all Year 9 learners to an interactive Apprenticeship Event at Inspire2Learn Centre on Monday 26th February 2018. Places are limited, so early booking is essential. Email to reserve a place.

The Big Autism Play Day, Hartlepool – Thursday 8th March 2018
The Big Autism Play Day is a CPD opportunity led by national experts in their field, which will focus on the sensory needs experienced by so many students on the autistic spectrum. Details on booking and costs can be found here.

Moving On … In the Teaching, Learning & Assessment Cycle – Wednesday 28th March 2018
Middlesbrough Schools’ Teaching Alliance and Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council are hosting a Moving On Conference from NQTs on Wednesday 28th March 2018 at Inspire 2 Learn from 8.30 am. The keynote speaker will be Dame Allison Peacock and the cost for the day is £75 per delegate. To reserve your place email Flyer for the event can be found here.

Next Steps … A Conference for NQTs in the North East – Wednesday 20th June 2018
This is a joint conference organised by 12 North East Regions, and is being held on Wednesday 20th June 2018 from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm at Middlesbrough Football Club. Guest speakers include Sir John Jones and Hywell Roberts and the cost for the day is £75 per delegate. To reserve your place email Flyer for the event can be found here.


Emergency Provision in Middlesbrough
Details of emergency provision support which available to families in Middlesbrough is available here.

Welfare Benefit Advice
Free and confidential help and advice is available via the Community Hub advice service. Details of weekly venues and timings are attached here.

Middlesbrough Free Food List
Attached is a timetable of dates, times and venues where free food is available across Middlesbrough. There is also a special programme for over the Festive period and details are available here.

Bereavement Book List
A small selection of titles are available from Middlesbrough Libraries, which may help children and young people who have been affected by bereavement, and these books can help deal with grief and bereavement. The full list of books available is available here.

Weekly Updates from our Colleagues

  • SCHOOLS NorthEast Weekly Update: More North East schools below floor standard in Key Stage 4 results
  • The Wildlife Trust: Spring and Summer Term Outdoor learning adventures with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust
  • LMI Bulletin 26/01/2018
    • Job opportunities in customer services (Hartlepool) pharma manufacturing (Fawdon) and engineering (North Tyneside)
    • Probable job losses at Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s
    • Research into early ideas and influences on career ambitions
    • SETA open evening in Washington
    • HE funding to support industrial strategy
    • New high in UK vacancies
  • Weekly Digest Bulletin, 28th January 2018