MAP Update September 2015

National News

Key Changes to Ofsted Framework.  Details of the changes to how Ofsted will inspect early years’ provision, schools and further education and skills from September 2015. – More info

Letter from Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI to early years providers about changes to inspection from September 2015.More Info

Schools Minister announces review into assessment of pupils with lower attainment. – More info

Ofsted Trojan Horse warning on pupils taken out of school – More info

KS3 The Wasted YearsMore Info

KS3 Curriculum Survey- Good Practice Case StudiesMore Info

DfE 2015 School and College Performance Tables Statement of IntentMore Info

Hundreds of ‘coasting’ schools to be transformedMore Info

 

Local News

The Heritage Lottery Fund supported Tees Transporter Bridge Visitor Experience Project will launch a unique education visit programme with new learning resources ready for the 2015/2016 school year.  This will enhance learning opportunities and provide access to a range of new experiences on-site and off-site – email sent 16th July 2015.

Middlesbrough Council has teamed up with the Anti-Bullying Alliance to offer a free programme for schools to become Anti-Bullying SEN/disability champions – email sent 3rd September 2015.

Offer from Steward’s Park: WildXscapes:  Hoping to develop links with schools and the community through the provision of environmental and conservation workshops, with the greatest emphasis on habitat creation and management along with sustainable development, which fits in with the national curriculum (Maths, English, ICT along with science and geography studies) and local biodiversity action plans. – email sent 15th July 2015.

Following the recent June publication on terrorism from the DoE, Andy Shippey, the Community Safety Officer for Middlesbrough Council, circulated a briefing note titled “The PREVENT DUTY ” to summarise the proposed guidelines for schools. He also included some useful presentations relating to the DoE guidelines which were presented at the Huddersfield PREVENT conference in July 2015 – email sent 20th August 2015.

 

 

Following on from Laura Pidcocks presentation at Primary Forum and the various cluster meetings, Show Racism and Red Card Programmes have been awarded funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland.  A flyer promoting some free Teacher Training related to the projects and information on has been circulated – email sent 3rd September 2015.

Consultant Linda Callaghan is organising a series of Attendance and Behaviour Networks for both primary and secondary colleagues. – email sent 7th September 2015.

MFC held an enterprise morning on 8th July to look at ways they can support careers education in the town. Clare Elliott, Jo Stead and some teaching staff attended the event to brainstorm and highlight any emerging gaps or issues that we are facing in Middlesbrough that could impact on achievement.

Clare Elliott and Jo Stead met with Andy Preston from the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation to explore potential funding that could be linked to MAP objectives.

Staffing within the Educational Psychologists Service has been subjected to some significant changes. This has affected staff availability and service delivery. The LA are now working closely with Redcar and Cleveland Council to develop one service across both areas and are now in a position to recruit a number of permanent EP appointments that are currently out to advert. In the interim, Locum EP’s will be employed to help meet the demands of the rising numbers of non-negotiable statutory cases. For the time being, the service will not be able to offer schools a service on an ‘allocated hours’ basis, but will be prioritising statutory work only, reviewing the situation around October Half Term 2015. – email sent 8th September 2015.

School Improvement Team: Mags Colley has been appointed as Head of Achievement within the LA. Neil Hoskinson has been appointed as temporary Primary School Improvement Advisor. Chris Fallon is remaining until Christmas to cover aspects of Assistant Director role.

 

Middlesbrough Leaders: Professor Robert Coe is delivering ‘What makes a Great teacher?’ at Middlesbrough Leaders on 19th October 2015 at MFC, 9am-12pm. Robert’s work underpinned a report that was published by the Sutton Trust in October 2014. The event is free, and places can be booked through Jo Stead.

 

Prevent Agenda – All relevant information relating to the Prevent Agenda will be circulated to schools via MAP. MAP is represented at the Operational Prevent Group to ensure clear communication to schools.

Children’s and Young People’s Delivery Partnership – Action Plan outcomes have been agreed and work is to be progressed to support early help and intervention and contextual issues that impact upon young people’s health and wellbeing and achievement. Middlesbrough CAMHS Transformation Plan has been developed through the Children’s and Young People’s Delivery Partnership and endorsed by the Health and Wellbeing Board. This should assist in accessing additional funding to support emotional wellbeing and mental health provision.

The Tees Education and Skills Challenge will be holding a ‘Transforming Tees’ launch event 29th September at Wynyard Hall.

The four sponsoring authorities in the Tees Valley have made a significant financial contribution to the Transforming Tees Programme, and some key posts have been filled in order to ensure that the significant issues we face in the region can be effectively addressed. This conference aims to ensure that all partners are well informed, and that they have a voice in deciding the next steps to be taken in order to raise the educational and employment chances for the young people of the Tees Valley.  A number of work streams have been developed including; closing the gap, creation of a Tees Valley Virtual College for teaching and school leadership, 14-19 network and getting every school to good or outstanding and the conference will help shape work streams going forward.

Attendance at this important event will help influence and shape the work that is to be undertaken.

Places can be booked by contacting Liz Eddy via liz.eddy@hartlepool.gov.uk or (01429 523733) as early as possible.

 

Meeting Updates

 

 

Middlesbrough Achievement Partnership – 7/7/15

 

Topics Discussed:

MAP Website: A website demonstration was given by Darby Costello via a video link to demonstrate the work that has been carried out to date on the MAP website. The site was approved to progress further development over the summer with Darby. Capacity to maintain this effectively when up and running was discussed and it was agreed this would be reviewed going forward. It was agreed to use the current logo at present and potentially run a competition with schools moving forward to design a new logo. A design brief to be developed in autumn term.

 

Terms of Reference: A draft term of reference was circulated. Representation and voting rights were agreed. The proposed structure was discussed. This will be amended and circulated following feedback.

 

Priorities: Draft priorities were discussed which were developed following consultation with Head Teachers and at Head Teacher forums. It was agreed to further develop these priorities to reflect Ofsted Framework criteria, effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behavior and welfare and outcomes for children and other learners. It was agreed to retain transition and transfer as a separate priority. Clear outcomes will be identified for each priority and determined whether the groups already established are the correct forums to lead priorities or if new delivery groups need to be established to lead on priority areas.

 

Budget Update:

Edward Kunonga gave an update on the Headstart Programme. As part of Stage 3, a town wide plan is being developed to roll out Headstart to all Middlesbrough schools. Discussions were held in terms of joining up emotional wellbeing and mental health services to cover all ages and coordinate available funding. Head teachers agreed the offer of a more joined up universal approach to promote positive mental health and preventative work should be progressed.

 

Under the improvement strand of the budget, a breakdown of the consultants work and costing were requested. Ian McAllister to give an update at the next meeting.

 

A bid has gone to Dfe to support RI schools and there is uncertainty around when and if they will receive the money. MAP agreed to underwrite the funding in the first instance to allow the work to proceed. A decision will be made in the future as to whether MAP would require the funds to be paid back.

 

It was agreed to release the £50,000 ring fenced for special schools to spend on therapies.

 

Potential Funding opportunities have been identified from Middlesbrough Community Learning.

 

Year 1 of the Reach programme is due to end November 16. It was agreed to fund year 2 of the programme, currently ring fenced in the budget, however the programme must come under the banner of a universal offer. Year 2 outcomes to be agreed and an appropriate reporting mechanism developed.

Meeting Updates

 

 

Middlesbrough Achievement Partnership – 7/7/15

Topics Discussed:

MAP Website: A website demonstration was given by Darby Costello via a video link to demonstrate the work that has been carried out to date on the MAP website. The site was approved to progress further development over the summer with Darby. Capacity to maintain this effectively when up and running was discussed and it was agreed this would be reviewed going forward. It was agreed to use the current logo at present and potentially run a competition with schools moving forward to design a new logo. A design brief to be developed in autumn term.

 

Terms of Reference: A draft term of reference was circulated. Representation and voting rights were agreed. The proposed structure was discussed. This will be amended and circulated following feedback.

 

Priorities: Draft priorities were discussed which were developed following consultation with Head Teachers and at Head Teacher forums. It was agreed to further develop these priorities to reflect Ofsted Framework criteria, effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behavior and welfare and outcomes for children and other learners. It was agreed to retain transition and transfer as a separate priority. Clear outcomes will be identified for each priority and determined whether the groups already established are the correct forums to lead priorities or if new delivery groups need to be established to lead on priority areas.

 

Budget Update:

Edward Kunonga gave an update on the Headstart Programme. As part of Stage 3, a town wide plan is being developed to roll out Headstart to all Middlesbrough schools. Discussions were held in terms of joining up emotional wellbeing and mental health services to cover all ages and coordinate available funding. Head teachers agreed the offer of a more joined up universal approach to promote positive mental health and preventative work should be progressed.

 

Under the improvement strand of the budget, a breakdown of the consultants work and costing were requested. Ian McAllister to give an update at the next meeting.

 

A bid has gone to Dfe to support RI schools and there is uncertainty around when and if they will receive the money. MAP agreed to underwrite the funding in the first instance to allow the work to proceed. A decision will be made in the future as to whether MAP would require the funds to be paid back.

 

It was agreed to release the £50,000 ring fenced for special schools to spend on therapies.

 

Potential Funding opportunities have been identified from Middlesbrough Community Learning.

 

Year 1 of the Reach programme is due to end November 16. It was agreed to fund year 2 of the programme, currently ring fenced in the budget, however the programme must come under the banner of a universal offer. Year 2 outcomes to be agreed and an appropriate reporting mechanism developed.

 

Forthcoming events..

  • Operation Encompass training dates at Inspire 2 Learn, Eston: Monday 14th September 2015 – 9.30am to 12pm and 1:30pm-4pm. Tuesday 15th September 2015 – 9.30am to 12pm and 1:30pm-4pm. Wednesday 16th September 2015 – 1.30pm to 4pm and Thursday 17th September 2015 – 1.30pm to 4pm. Places available from Everett@cleveland.pnn.police.uk
  • Head teachers’ Briefing: 15th September 2015, 8am-9am and 4pm-5pm, Acklam Green Centre.
  • SMF: 16th September 2015, 8:30am- 12pm.
  • Anti Bullying training for schools: 21st and 28th September and 6th October, 10am-4pm. Places can be booked through https://middlesbroughschools1.eventbrite.co.uk https://middlesbroughschools2.eventbrite.co.uk https://middlesbroughschools3.eventbrite.co.uk
  • Secondary Head teachers’: 21st September 2015, 1pm-3pm, Unity City Academy.
  • Primary Head teachers’ Forum: 23rd September 2015, 1pm-3:30pm, MFC.
  • Middlesbrough Inclusion Collaborative: 24th September 2015, 8:30am-10-30am, Beverley School.
  • Transforming Tees Launch Conference 29th September at Wynyard Hall.
  • MAP: 30th September 2015, 9:30am-11:30am, MFC.
  • Secondary Behaviour Network: 1st October and 17th November 2015, 2pm-5pm, Acklam Grange School.

Middlesbrough Behaviour Partnership : 13th October 2015, 9:30am – 11am, Mandela Suite, Town Hall.