MAP Update – 28th February 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

Excellence in Inclusion Workshop, North Ormesby Primary Academy – Tuesday 6th March 2018

North Ormesby Primary Academy invite you to attend their excellence in inclusion workshop. Click here for more information.

MAP PSA Network Event, Unity City Academy – Wednesday 7th March 2018

As part of the work of MAP’s Parental Partnership Delivery Group, it has been identified that there is a need for a PSA Network to be established, in order to disseminate information and support which is available to schools throughout Middlesbrough from our partner agencies and organisations and to share best practice. The first event will take place on Wednesday 7th March from 2.00 – 3.00 pm in the Sapere at Unity City Academy, Ormesby Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 8RE and is open to all Parental Support, Pastoral and Educational Welfare contacts within the school setting. Please confirm attendance by email to no later than Friday 2nd March 2018.

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.

Women in Sport Conference, Teesside University – Monday 12th March 2018

Teesside University are hosting a Women in Sport Conference aimed at girls between the ages of 13 – 18 who have a keen interest in Sport. 15 places per secondary school are on offer in the first instance and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information.

DfE Phonics Roadshow, Beech Grove Primary School – Tuesday 13th March 2018

Beech Grove Primary School are hosting a FREE DfE Phonics Roadshow to showcase best practice in teaching phonics and early reading in the North of England. Click here for the event flyer.

CEOP ‘Think You Know’ Trainer Programme – Tuesday 13th March 2018

The Risk & Resilience Team are running a FREE CEOP Think You Know Trainer Programme at My Place, Middlesbrough. For further information click here.

MAP Careers Leadership Network Meeting, Tuesday 20th March 2018

Details of venue and timing for this event to follow.

Tees Valley CEIAG Conference 2018 – Wednesday 21st March 2018

Tees Valley Combined Authority and SBC Youth Direction Careers+ are delighted to invite you to the annual Tees Valley Careers Conference 2018. The conference is being held at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield on Wednesday 21st March from 9am – 12.30pm. For further details and how to book click here.

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

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 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

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

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

Risk and Resilience Team: ‘Digital Parenting – Keeping your child safe’ workshops

Digital parenting is a short workshop which equips parents with increased knowledge of online world, risks and strategies they can employ to keep their children safe online. For dates of future workshops click here. Click here for a referral form.

Bikeability Cycle Training

815 FREE Bikeability cycle training places per year are available to Middlesbrough primary schools for the next two years. In 2017/18 only 455 of these places were taken up so a lot of Middlesbrough pupils missed out on this valuable, potentially lifesaving training. The training can be booked by contacting Middlesbrough Environment City (MEC) on 01642 219620. MEC can provide a number of cycles on loan so not owning a bike need not be a barrier for pupils. For further information please see: Don’t miss out and book today!

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