MAP Update – 7th March 2018

MAP’s February 2018 monthly update, 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 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.

Teesside University Women in Sport Conference – 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

In light of the new statutory guidance from the DfE ‘Careers guidance and access for education and training providers’ January 2018, the MAP Careers and Employability Delivery Group have set up a network of Careers Leaders in Middlesbrough. The first meeting of the network is taking place on Tuesday 20th March from 10-11 am at the Middlesbrough Community Learning Building.

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

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 details 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

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.

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

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