• Phonics and Phonics Screening Training

  • Privilege library ticket

  • CIVIC CELEBRATION OF PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT IN BEXLEY SCHOOLS

  • Important Public Heath Message for all schools - Oak Processionary Moth found in Bexley

  • Performing Places in Bexley

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Hall Place
We are an award winning Education Service located at Hall Place which was once the country residence of Sir John Champneys, a successful merchant and former Lord Mayor of London. All our sessions are linked to the national curriculum and are delivered with a sense of humour and designed to be hands-on. Our sessions are suitable for nursery right through to Secondary as well as those with additional needs. Here’s what on offer:

History: Foundation, Key Stage 1, 2 &3
  • Life in Tudor Times
  • Life in Victorian Times
  • WWII: Bexley at War
  • Discovering the Stone Age
  • How Does your Garden Grow Roman Britain?

Literacy: Foundation, Key Stage 1 & 2
  • Creative Writing
  • Storytelling
  • Drama

Science: Foundation, Key Stage 1 & 2
  • Owlett Programme with live owls
  • Butterfly Jungles Experience
  • How Does Your Garden Grow?
  • Mini Beast Safari
  • Global Garden
  • Mr Newman’s Beautiful Butterflies

We have many repeat visitors and each year see our diaries fill up very quickly for the academic year. If you would really like to give us a try make sure you plan well in advance and book as early as you can to avoid disappointment. Whether you choose to travel to us by public transport (local schools can travel for FREE!) or by coach we are very accessible and flexible, working around your arrival times. We can also offer either a full or half day activities. For more information visit our webpage www.hallplace.org.uk
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Privilege library ticket
12 Oct
Bexley Library Service offers a special ticket to support your work with children
Phonics and Phonics Screening Training
09 Oct
Coming up! Training in phonics and phonic screening is available on 1st November. Covering theory and practice to improving outcomes for children. For all teachers involved in teaching phonics and administering the phonics screening check.
CIVIC CELEBRATION OF PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT IN BEXLEY SCHOOLS
21 Sep
For the past couple of years there has been an annual event where pupils who have achieved exceptional personal and academic successes, have been nominated by their respective school to attend a celebratory event hosted by the Mayor of Bexley, where civic recognition has been given to their substantial achievement. We would again like to invite all schools to nominate a pupil or pupils who have done particularly well in the 2017-2018 academic year and consequently deserve civic recognition. Please see attached for more information.
Important Public Heath Message for all schools - Oak Processionary Moth found in Bexley
27 Jun
This is the first year Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) caterpillars have been discovered in the Borough. When in great number the caterpillars can cause damage to oak trees, however it is the potential impact on people’s health that is of greatest concern. The moth is a non-native insect first found in London 12 years ago, its caterpillars live and feed on oak leaves, but they can also be found on the ground around infected oak trees. Caterpillars seen on trees other than oak are unlikely to be OPM. While the adult moths are harmless, the hairs of their caterpillars contain a strong irritant. Contact with these hairs can cause severe irritation, with skin rashes and less commonly sore throats, breathing difficulties and eye problems. Both people and animals can be affected by touching the caterpillars, their nests, or windblown hairs that make contact with the skin. The greatest risk period is between May and July, but the hairs from the caterpillar can be present on old nests. Please consult your pharmacist, GP, NHS Direct or vet respectively if you or your animal are exposed and suffer an allergic reaction to the hairs of this caterpillar. Under guidance from the Forestry Commission the Council has been undertaking a program to identify and treat locations where the insects are found. In recent weeks it has become apparent that the distribution of the insect is wide spread, migrating into the area from Bromley and Greenwich Borough’s. A significant number of nests have been removed from Danson Park and Lesnes Abbey Woods recently, nests of OPM caterpillars are also being found in smaller numbers across some of the Borough’s other parks and Open spaces, however they could be present on any oak tree. The Council is employing specialists to remove any nests found in high use areas on its parks and highways. Further information is available on the Council’s website, and a link to the Forestry Commission’sweb-site. www.bexley.gov.uk/opm . I advise schools/nurseries andyouth clubs with Oak trees in or adjacent to their grounds to be aware. Nests of caterpillars at or near ground level should be easy to notice, those higher up in the canopy can be more difficult. If in doubt you should contact your main tree contractor or the Forestry Commission (FC) and all sightings of OPM nests or caterpillars need to be reported to the FC. Please note: These pests need to be removed by specialists and many smaller tree firms are not trained or equipped to deal with this pest. The Arboricultural Association’s website www.trees.org.uk has an approved list of contractors. At present the Council’s Tree Section does have some spare capacity for inspecting oak trees for OPM. This service is chargeable. Contact: Trees@Bexley.gov.uk Email Subject : OPM inspections
Performing Places in Bexley
05 Jun
Broadway, Bexleyheath is set to be the focus of some extraordinary happenings when a special project comes to town this summer. London Borough of Bexley has partnered with The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to produce the ‘Performing Places’ programme in Bexleyheath. Performing Places uses drama to create an exciting and emotional story aimed at encouraging those that live in or visit a place to see it in its best light and to understand each other better. Bexleyheath Broadway has been chosen as the location as it is a thriving town centre and a bustling transport hub, especially for young people after school. The project will aim to bring young and old together to experience the Broadway in new ways and to jointly rediscover and celebrate it as a place in the community. Schools and local community organisations close to the town centre will be able to take part in workshops as part of the project. A big part of the fun will be the opportunity for local people to discover the story as it unfolds in the Broadway, during the last week of June. The project has been made possible thanks to full funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) in 2017. This funding will go towards a series of projects that will benefit local communities. Performing Places is a concept developed by Professor Sally Mackey from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has already been delivered successfully in several places including Oldham and Camden. The project will take place over two years, with the second year of the project likely to act as a sequel and grand finale to the first year’s activities. Keep an eye on this page for project updates and follow #performingplacesbexley
NQT 2018-19
30 Apr
The aim of the Bexley NQT Induction Service is to give our NQTs the best opportunity to successfully complete their induction period. The London Borough of Bexley will act as the Appropriate Body for Induction of Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). The Appropriate Body, along with the headteacher/principal is jointly responsible for the supervision and professional development of the NQT during induction and has the main quality assurance role.
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29 Oct
LGPS: Overview
This Session will: Provide background to the scheme Provide an overview of the Scheme Structure Detail how benefits are accrued and calculated Cover the administrative requirements for New Starters, Opt Outs, Refunds, Leavers and Retirements. Cover employer responsibilities including Providing Information, Paying Contributions and Employer Discretions
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01 Nov
Early Intervention
Children embark upon their educational journey from an increasingly diverse range of starting points. Some children will be totally school-ready and raring to go whilst others will have not yet gained those basic skills of independence. The Early Years team must work quickly to identify needs and the best way of supporting children so that they can learn and progress alongside their peers. An abundance of research evidence suggests children at greater risk of starting school at a disadvantage have the most to gain from early education; and that early education must be high quality to have an impact. Learn about the new statutory guidance for local authorities for early education and childcare, June 2018 and the 2018/19 pilot revised Early Learning Goals
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03 Nov
Paediatric First Aid - CHT4U-PFA-577 (3 & 10 November 2018 9:30 - 16:30)
Paediatric First Aid training prepares the learner to deal with first aid emergencies involving babies, children and adults. They will also be able to recognise major and minor medical conditions and take appropriate action. The course has been prepared to meet the standard laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage, making it suitable for those working in any childcare setting.
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03 Nov
Supporting Children's Learning Through Play & Interaction - PPSCTPI-597 (3 November 2018 9:30 - 12:30)
The 3 hour training session includes an introduction to play theories, links between play and interaction with children's development and learning. Practical tips and strategies to support interaction in a setting.
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06 Nov
Preparing pupils for the multiplication test in lower key stage two
This aim of this course is to focus on the teaching of multiplication and division with a mastery approach. The progression of the concepts of multiplication and division will be discussed and explored along with variation and flexibility. Part of the day will also be to look at how to forward plan across lower key stage two, in order to get your pupils ready for the tests, so to avoid last minute rush.
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07 Nov
Health and Well Being linked to Physical Activity.
We all understand the need to be more active and less sedentary but how can we ensure that children develop their knowledge and understanding of what that looks like and how to take responsibility for those choices. This is a must for all schools that want to improve the health and the physical as well as emotional well-being of all their children. The session will be interactive and help schools address the 30:30 minutes agenda. As part of the accountability measures for the Sport Premium, schools should address the target of ensuring each child is active for 30 minutes of each day as well encouraging them to be active for 30 minutes beyond the school day. There will also be the opportunity to discuss the new Childhood Obesity Plan Chapter 2 and the number of challenges it poses for schools. Attendance on this course will demonstrate how you are engaging with your SGO as part of their physical activity CPD which is one of the prerequisites for Games Mark.