Fantastic updated resources available to Governors on the go – for those GBs who have purchased the Training & Development SLA, please ensure you have accessed your Learning Link registration. If you haven’t received your login details yet, please contact CPDSupport@wakefield.gov.uk
Are you short of time? Introducing just in time support to fill knowledge gaps when you need it most
NGA are pleased to announce the release of our first pieces of bitesize e-learning content!
Taking no more than 5-10 minutes to complete and supplemented with helpful downloadable resources and templates, these modules include a range of short interactive learning elements such as videos, scenarios and audit functionality to ensure learning is effective and engaging.
Dip in and out based on how much time you have. Fill knowledge gaps when you need it most or take a more strategic approach by completing a module with your governing board before each meeting.
Our two brand new bitesized learning modules provide just-in-time support for monitoring improvement priorities at your school:
Governance monitoring: A tool to help drive improvement
Understand your school’s target setting requirements and hold your school and leadership team to account with this useful audit tool.
Governance visits to schools
Whilst visits are not recommended at present due to Covid-19, making alternative plans is even more crucial than ever. In this module, explore why visits are important and what agreed protocols you can put in place to make them more effective with a helpful video and downloadable resource.
Find these modules under the Good Governance collection in your Learning Link account, and look out for the next bitesize module covering the prevention of exclusions, available soon!
Due to the on-going pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone all training courses that were due to take place in May until a later date. Emails will be sent to delegates over the coming days.
We hope to issue information regarding our revised Training and Events offer in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, thank you for you continued support and we wish you all the best.
Wakefield Traded Services
School Improvement SLA
We are pleased to announce that the School Improvement Adviser SLA for 2020/21 is now available to purchase on the Wakefield Traded Services website.
For the academic year 2020/21 we have revised the SLA and have been able to expand our offer to provide a 'Small Schools Offer' with a reduced price for those schools with 150 pupils or less.
We have revised our offer for Maintained schools with 2 additional day's support included. A revised offer is also in place for Academy schools.
We are also pleased to announce that we have put together a package of support available to Multi-Academy Trusts.
To view the SLA or to sign up please visit the following link : http://www.tradedservices.wakefield.gov.uk/SIA
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
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