MAP Update – 21st March 2018

This is the first of our monthly updates sharing the work of MAP since the development of our new priorities, Removing Barriers to Learning, Parental Partnership, Careers & Employability and Transition is available to read here.

If you would like to be involved with the work MAP are doing, please contact us at

Upcoming Events

The Diana Award “Be Stronger Online” Training – Thursday 22nd March 2018

The Diana Award are offering a FREE “Be Stronger Online” training opportunity for students and staff in Middlesbrough schools. The training will be held at Unity City Academy and further information is available here. Places can be booked at

Fostering Creativity with iPad, North Ormesby Primary Academy – Thursday 22nd March 2018

Learn how to use multiple Apple apps in a connected workflow. Apply the creative process to your lessons to help your learners develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. To book this FREE training click here.

Middlesbrough Leadership Hub Leaders of Learning Network Meeting, Friday 23rd March 2018

The second Middlesbrough Leadership Hub network meeting is taking place on Friday 23rd March at 1pm. A meeting agenda and booking details are attached here.

To Send or Not To Send, My Place – Monday 26th March 2018

You are invited to see this exciting performance, which explores the topic of ‘peer on peer’ Youth produced sexual imagery (Sexting) on Monday, 26th March 2018 from 1pm – 2pm at Myplace youth facility. A flyer for the event is attached here and to book your place please email

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 for 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.

SCHOOLS NorthEast Future Ready 18 Conference, Newcastle Racecourse – Wednesday 28th March 2018

The Government’s new statutory Careers Strategy is to be implemented in 2018 – is your school ready? SCHOOLS NorthEast are hosting a Future Ready 18 Conference on Wednesday 28th March 2018 at Newcastle Racecourse from 9 am to 4 pm. For further detail and booking information for primary school click here, and for secondary schools click here.

Middlesbrough College SEN Open Day, Wednesday 28th March 2018

Middlesbrough College’s SEN Team are holding an open day on Wednesday 28th March 2018, which is open to all education colleagues and SEN staff in school.  A flyer is attached here, for you to distribute to SEN students and parents. Morning sessions are aimed at professionals and afternoon sessions for students and families. Click here to book your place.

“Inspiring our Future” Careers Summit, Middlesbrough Football Club – Monday 23rd April 2018

The Tees Valley Combined Authority are hosting an “Inspiring our Future” Careers Summit for attendance from both primary and secondary schools. Further information and booking details are available here.

The Power of Positive Leadership in Education, Wynyard Hall – Thursday 7th June 2018

Leading the Way are hosting The Power of Positive Leadership in Education afternoon with Sir Bradley Wiggins CBE. For further information and how to book click here.

FREE Talk about Alcohol Education Programme, My Place – Monday 11th June 2018

The Alcohol Education Trust is offering a 1½ hour Talk About Alcohol teacher training session, looking at PSHE approved resources for use in Secondary Schools. The FREE programme will take place on Monday 11th June 2018 from 3.30 – 5.00 pm, with refreshments being served from 3pm. For more details click 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.

It’s Your Right to Claim, benefits check sessions

An opportunity for local residents to ensure they are in receipt of the right benefits. For locations and times of local session click here.

Lego Clubs

Weekly Lego clubs are currently being run and are suitable for children 4+ and families. Events are run at Central Library every Monday from 4.00 – 5.15 pm and North Ormesby Community Hub every Saturday from 10.00 -11.30 am. Flyers for each event are attached here: Central Library, North Ormesby

Everyday English for Parents at Unity City Academy

Unity City Academy and Middlesbrough Community Learning are hosting a FREE 10-week Everyday English for Parents course from 17th April 2018 at 9.00 – 10.00 am. Free Minibus will pick up parents at Forbes Building on Linthorpe Road and Park Lane Garage. Flyer attached here for more information.


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