MAP Update – 23rd May 2018

This is the second of our quarterly 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

MAP Careers Leaders Network Meeting, Middlesbrough College – Thursday 24th May 2018

The second Careers Leaders Network Meeting is taking place on Thursday 24th May 2018 at Middlesbrough College.

MSCB Safeguarding Network Forum Meeting, My Place – Thursday 24th May 2018

The next meeting of the MSCB Safeguarding Network Forum will be held on Thursday 24th May 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm at My Place, Customs House, North Street, Middlesbrough. You can view the agenda for this meeting here, and the minutes from the last meeting which was held on Thursday 19th October 2017 can be found here

SCHOOLS NorthEast Healthy MindED Conference 2018, Durham County Cricket Club – Thursday 24th May 2018

Schools NORTHEAST invite you to a full day conference on mental health in schools, where school leaders and other professionals will receive practical advice on how to improve pupil wellbeing and mental health in their schools. For further details and booking click here

Digital assessment with iPad, North Ormesby Primary Academy – Thursday 24th May 2018

North Ormesby Primary School are hosting a FREE Apple training session on digital assessment on Thursday 24th May from 4 – 5.30 pm. For further details and to register for the session click here

Apprenticeship Open Event, Middlesbrough Town Hall – Thursday 31st May 2018

Middlesbrough Council are hosting an Apprenticeship Open Event from 10 am to 3.30 pm on Thursday 31st May at Middlesbrough Town Hall. A flyer for the event is attached here

Jobs for Middlesbrough Event, Middlesbrough Town Hall – Wednesday 6th June 2018

Details of the 2018 Jobs for Middlesbrough Event which is being held on 6th June can be found here

Baby & Bump Fair, Middlesbrough Central Library – Wednesday 6th June 2018

To celebrate books and a love of reading, Central Library will host the 1st annual Baby & Bump fair in 2018. For further information and to register for the event click here

Crossing the Tees Book Festival – 9th to 23rd June 2018

The annual Crossing the Tees Book Festival return with a fantastic programme for 2018. The full programme and booking information can be found 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

Inclusive Teaching & Learning for EAL Leaners: Building up your Toolkit, Middlesbrough Football Club – 26th & 27th June 2018

FREE conferences for all Middlesbrough schools, delivered by Osiris Educational will be held at Middlesbrough Football Club. Primary EAL day will take place on Tuesday 26th June (see flyer here) and the Secondary EAL day will take place on Wednesday 27th June (see flyer here). Sign up now to guarantee your free place by emailing

Middlesbrough College Safeguarding and Welfare Day – Wednesday 4th July 2018

Middlesbrough College are holding a safeguarding and welfare day to strengthen their links to support our most vulnerable students. For further details click here

Tees Valley Skills & STEM Event 2018, Teesside University – Thursday 5th July 2018

The 7th Tees Valley Skills & STEM Event 2018 will take place Thursday 5th July 2018 at the University of Teesside. For further details and booking information click here

Understanding Islam for the new GCSE Course, Acklam Grange School – Thursday 12th and Friday 13th July 2018

Acklam Grange School tare hosting a 2-day course in preparation for the new Understanding Islam GCSE. It is an opportunity for teachers across the region to learn about Islam via a bespoke course designed to suit the requirements of the new GCSE, which is being delivered by Dr Chris Hewer. For booking details please click here

FeelGoodBoro Event, Middlesbrough Town Hall – Saturday 14th July 2018

Middlesbrough Council have organised a day of celebration at Middlesbrough Town Hall to showcase all of the services available to families in the town, to celebrate the wide variety of cultures that make Middlesbrough one of the most diverse towns in the country and to give the public an opportunity to experience the changes made at the Town Hall. For more details click here


Emergency Provision in Middlesbrough

Details of emergency provision support which is 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

A timetable of dates, times and venues where free food is available across Middlesbrough 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.

Early Help Briefings

John Scadden has arranged some ‘education specific’ Early Help briefings, offering a short briefing on the local Early Help offer – including a 30 minute opportunity for questions/answers. The sessions are for anyone from school who you may feel this will benefit, including Governors and details of the sessions can be found 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

Debt Advice in Middlesbrough

Initial telephone debt advice is now available by calling Middlesbrough Citizens Advice directly on 01642 802282. Alternatively, the office can be visited Monday to Friday, and opening times and session details can be found here

Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2018

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. For further information and to find out how to apply for funding click here

Emergency Duty Team

New contact numbers for the emergency duty team are available here

LINX Youth Clubs

LINX deliver weekly youth clubs across the Middlesbrough area and details can be found here of dates, times and venues.

My Family Plan Training

The Early Help Assessment has been redesigned into ‘My Family Plan’ and an offer of training and support has been developed. For details on dates and locations please click here

Threshold Training – Providing the Right Support to meet a Child’s Need in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland

Middlesbrough Council has reviewed its training offer for the Thresholds resulting in the training being updated in line with Middlesbrough Children Services Transformation Programme. The training is for Middlesbrough Services only. 2 hour training sessions are being held at Easterside Hub and the dates can be found here

DWP: Care to Learn Scheme

The DWP have a ‘Care to Learn’ scheme which can help with childcare costs while students under the age of 20 undertake study. Further details are available here

Updates from our Colleagues