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The Key for School Leaders/Governors
Answers and guidance to help busy school leaders and governors work more effectively
Please note:
This must be purchased before 1st December for your school to be included in the 2019-20 programme

The Key for School Leaders and The Key for School Governors are the national informatio...
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Bexley Annual Childminding Conference - 15 February 2020
23 Jan
Bexley Annual Childminding Conference - 15 February 2020 - 09.00 - 13.00 The Conference is for registered Childminders and Childminding Assistants. The focus will be on safeguarding children, yourself, your setting and the activities you provide. The conference is £20 to all Bexley Childminders/Childminding Assistants and £30 to out of 15/02/2020 09:00 - 13:00 Bexley Annual Childminding Conference - 15 February 2020 - 09.00 - 13.00 Venue: Bexley Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, DA6 7AT Trainer: Tracey Shaw Early Years Team A light brunch will be available as well as tea and coffee. You will also receive a goodie bag to take home.
Disadvantaged Learners Conference
19 Sep
Reaching their full potential Our conference is for leaders in education who are committed to creating the best possible futures for our young people and want to know how to raise and maintain high standards of education in ways which are generative and supportive. 28 February 2020 9.15 - 4.00 Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7AT
Click here for the BESS 2019-20 Brochure
13 May
Bexley Education Support Service Brochure 19-20 We are delighted to present our new support offer for 2019-20, and as you browse through the brochure, I trust many of you will recognise that this is an offer that has been built with you, reflecting what you have indicated is needed and drawing in partner expertise to ensure that you can access high quality support locally. We continue to operate within a national educational landscape which reflects that society faces significant challenges and a pace of change that is unprecedented. My team want to stand alongside you to meet our shared ambition that all children will thrive now and in the future. The partnership approach that you requested has shaped the journey whilst developing the offer. We asked Heads and MAT leaders what you needed and where you felt there were gaps in what was available. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the head teachers and multi-academy trust leaders who have given their time to support this work. You told us that recruitment remains a challenge and the offer anticipates the early career framework for teachers as well as providing on-going opportunities for developing all teachers and leaders, drawing on the Bexley Teaching School Alliance expertise. We are delighted to work with nationally renowned leaders and organisations, with elements of the offer representing cutting edge research, ideas and thought leadership. There are some potential solutions to local challenges; we are pleased to be able to offer the SENCo accreditation locally as well as work that responds to both current inspection themes and recognises the implications of the draft framework. Perhaps most importantly, I would like to draw your attention to our values as these demonstrate how Bexley Education Support Service seeks to complement the development of an exceptional local education system. Our intention is to be a niche provider of school improvement support because of our approach to partnership working. I am confident that you will see over the following pages an enhanced core offer to schools; and if you are a Bexley school, I look forward to outlining in the summer term how the offer connects to our new school improvement model. Yours faithfully, Lauren Ovenden Head of Strategic Education Partnership and School and College Improvement
Privilege library ticket
12 Oct
Bexley Library Service offers a special ticket to support your work with children
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Training & Events

28
28 Jan
Primary Maths - Subject Leaders' Network Bulk Buy - All Three Sessions
The Mathematics Subject Leader Network is an ideal opportunity for your subject leader to keep abreast of the latest developments in mathematics. The briefings are shaped around the requirements identified by the schools/borough/national picture. Prior to the briefing schools will be informed of the agenda. The briefing will form three parts: • latest news and updates; • developing the role of the subject leader; • improving pedagogy in mathematics (which your subject leader will be able to bring back and deliver to staff) This is also a superb chance for your subject leader to network and share best practice with other subject leaders. This product can be bought in bulk at discount – see ‘At a Glance’.
28
28 Jan
Primary Maths Subject Leaders' Network
The Mathematics Subject Leader Network is an ideal opportunity for your subject leader to keep abreast of the latest developments in mathematics. The briefings are shaped around the requirements identified by the schools/borough/national picture. Prior to the briefing schools will be informed of the agenda. The briefing will form three parts: latest news and updates; developing the role of the subject leader; improving pedagogy in mathematics (which your subject leader will be able to bring back and deliver to staff) This is also a superb chance for your subject leader to network and share best practice with other subject leaders.
28
28 Jan
NQT PE Training, to include practical demonstration lessons with pupils (3 morning workshops - 15/10/19, 28/1/20, 29/4/20
Cost - One FREE place is available to schools who have bought into the London Borough of Bexley Sport Premium Support Programme and £200 for additional teachers/other schools for all three sessions.
28
28 Jan
Primary Science - Subject Leaders’ Network Bulk Buy - All Three Sessions
The science subject briefing is an ideal platform for your subject leader to keep abreast of the latest developments in science. The briefings are shaped around the requirements identified by the schools/borough/national picture. Prior to the briefing schools will be informed of the agenda. The briefing will form two parts: Latest news and updates; Developing the role of the subject leader This is also a superb chance for your subject leader to network and share best practice with other subject leaders.
28
28 Jan
Primary Science Subject Leaders’ Network Day 2
The science subject briefing is an ideal platform for your subject leader to keep abreast of the latest developments in science. The briefings are shaped around the requirements identified by the schools/borough/national picture. Prior to the briefing schools will be informed of the agenda. The briefing will form two parts: Latest news and updates; Developing the role of the subject leader This is also a superb chance for your subject leader to network and share best practice with other subject leaders. This product can be bought in bulk at discount – see ‘At a Glance’.
29
29 Jan
Secondary NQT Training - 2019/20
At Bexley we are passionate about helping and supporting our NQTs at this crucial stage of their career. We therefore offer a focused programme of professional development for our NQTs. By offering high-quality support, using the expertise within Bexley to share everything we know about being an effective teacher, we can help make your NQT induction a positive start to your teaching career. Across London, training by Appropriate Bodies for secondary NQTs is very limited we are one of a few ABs that offer a comprehensive training schedule for NQTs. The NFER in their recent annual report (25 Feb 2019) cited that ‘the secondary system is facing a substantial teacher supply challenge over the next decade, which requires urgent action.’ They also found that ‘…retention rates of early-career teachers (between two and five years into their careers) have dropped significantly between 2012 and 2018.’ As a local authority, we need to provide support in order to recruit and retain a skilled workforce in order to improve the life chances of our children in Bexley schools and beyond. This training programme provides high quality professional development and learning opportunities that will enable teachers new to the profession to meet the Teachers’ Standards and become a truly effective and successful teacher. The programme runs over four terms and includes facilitated sessions led by experienced practitioners and advisors. Teachers will regularly have the opportunity to observe and learn from excellent teachers throughout the year. NQTs will benefit from experienced facilitators to gain strategies for immediate use to demonstrate impact within their own classrooms. Examples of sessions provided are: • Autism • Behaviour for Learning • Interactive Teaching/Learning • Exploring Data and Progress against Progress 8 • Challenge & Differentiation • Being a Form Tutor • Behaviour for Learning • Transgender Awareness