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April & May 2024 Professional Development Bulletin

April/May 2024 Professional Development Bulletin

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As we begin the summer term we are delighted to share our 5th bulletin of this academic year. As the teaching school hub for all schools and trusts in Halton, Warrington and Wigan we connect teachers and leaders to career-long professional development. Choose the relevant sections to view or forward as appropriate.

April / May 2024 Bulletin Contents

01 Utilising the Early Career Framework Offer – CLICK HERE

Here you will find information on forthcoming induction events for ECTs and Mentors, along with information on registrations, changes in circumstances or withdrawals, feedback and ECF research.

02 Early Career Teacher News – CLICK HERE

The latest news, module updates and information tailored for each of our cohorts of Early Career Teachers who started in September 2023, January 2024 or are in Year 2 of our Teach First licenced ECF programme.

03 ECF Mentor Briefing – CLICK HERE

An outline of our current mentor training topics and learning points, plus access to mentor research findings!

04 Appropriate Body Service – CLICK HERE

Resources of support for Induction Tutors and information on recent reviews and assessment submissions submitted for moderation at our Appropriate Body Board plus resources.

05 Specialist NPQs – CLICK HERE

Announcements about Autumn 2024 funding opportunities and details of forthcoming application processes.

06 Leaders Insight – CLICK HERE

Information on the new NPQ for SENCos starting in Autumn 2024 and DfE announcements regarding NPQ subsidies, a reminder of the current Ofsted consultation and details on an international absenteeism seminar on 30th April.

07 Initial Teacher Training Info – CLICK HERE

Details of our next ITT network meeting on Wednesday 19th June is available to all local providers of teacher training, plus details on the forthcoming changes to the teacher training year and a school participation survey.

08 CPD & Events – CLICK HERE

Bookings are open for the next ECT Plus programme starting in June 2024, an Early Years CPD menu is available, funded parental leave coaching and information on a DfE foundation years event in April.

09 Curriculum Hub Updates – CLICK HERE

A list of the latest CPD, news and resources for local schools and trusts from Maths, English, Computing, RE and Early Years Hubs.

10 Research Networks – CLICK HERE

Links to resources and events on the new implementation guidance, leader briefings, northwest conference on disadvantage on 19th June, the Ofsted English report, classroom blogs on behaviour, social and emotional learning, attendance podcast and the new PSED in early years resource.

11 Workforce Resources – CLICK HERE

We highlight the TES wellbeing report, senior mental health leader training grants, staff workload and wellbeing toolkits, NFER’s labour market report, flexible working guidance, ECF programme evaluation, mentor research, the Ethnic Diversity in the Teaching Workforce Review and our request for feedback from colleagues in diverse cultural and ethnic communities

Please share the links and content with colleagues in your school, trust or networks across Halton, Warrington and Wigan.

To join our mailing list or ask for more details on any of our services, please contact or call our office on 07897 280909.

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