We have taken the decision to postpone all training courses that were due to take place in April until a later date. Emails will be sent to delegates over the coming days.
We have also been advised that we will need to postpone the forthcoming NQT Conference and Early Years Conference until the next academic year. We will endeavour to provide updates on new dates for these conferences and courses once we have them.
In the meantime, thank you for you continued support and we wish you all the best.
Wakefield Traded Services
WTS - Service update
Dear Wakefield Traded Services User,
Further to advice received on the 16 March regarding the cancellation of non-essential training courses and the subsequent announcement from the Prime Minister yesterday, we have taken the decision to postpone the School Leaders’ Conference that was due to take place on the 26-27 March – we will provide an alternative date when we are able, please accept our apologies during this unprecedented time.
All training events both non-essential and statutory have now also been postponed for the foreseeable future. All our teams are currently working on alternative arrangements and will in touch in the coming weeks to advise further.
We are still here to support your school/academy. Over the coming weeks, if you need to get in touch with our services, please use the following communication methods:
School Governor Services – 01977 723117 – firstname.lastname@example.org
CPD Training and Events – CPDSupport@wakefield.gov.uk
NQT Support – NQT@wakefield.gov.uk
SIA Support – SISupport@wakefield.gov.uk
Early Years – EYTeam@wakefield.gov.uk
Assessment & Moderation – email@example.com
Wakefield Traded Services – (for non-training queries) firstname.lastname@example.org
Wakefield Council Customer Services – 03457 8506 506
NHS Helpline – 111
We will continue to provide updates as and when they become available. Please continue to check the Government’s guidance available here : https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
With kind regards,
Wakefield Traded Services
School Governance Services 2020/21 SLA
The School Governance Services SLA is now available to purchase for
To purchase services for 2020/21, please follow the link http://www.tradedservices.wakefield.gov.uk/Services/3565
Please note, that the Service Level Agreement runs on the Financial Year, 1 April 2020 - 31 March 2021. If you have any Governing Board/Committee meetings booked from 1 April 2020 please ensure that you have purchased the SLA in advance.
Also New for 2020/21 – Learning Link e-learning will be provided for subscribers of the Governor Training package.
Coronavirus Action Plan - GOV.UK Update
Government Coronavirus action plan
Yesterday, the Coronavirus action plan was launched. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to do next.
The action plan can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan
The document includes:
What we know about the virus and the disease it causes
how we have planned for an infectious disease outbreak, such as the current coronavirus outbreak
the actions we have taken so far in response to the current coronavirus outbreak
what we are planning to do next, depending upon the course the current coronavirus outbreak takes
the role the public can play in supporting this response, now and in the future
Current advice remains in place: No school should close in response to a suspected (or confirmed) COVID-19 case unless advised to do so by Public Health England.
The importance of hygiene
Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Please help us in sharing simple and effective hand hygiene messages.
Public Health England has a dedicated webpage with a range of posters and digital materials at:
Sign up is quick, free and means you will be alerted as more resources are made available.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
On Monday we launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Where to find the latest information Updates on COVID-19: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Guidance for educational settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19
Travel advice for those travelling and living overseas: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
SENCO Conference 2020
The SENCO Conference is running on 02 June 2020 at the Holiday Inn, Wakefield.
Keynote Speaker Fintan O'Reagan will be doing a keynote speech around 'No two children are the same'
There will also be a range of workshops to choose from closer to the event.
Book now via www.tradedservices.wakefield.gov.uk