• Click here for the BESS 2019-20 Brochure

  • Bexley Early Years Education Newsletter

  • Privilege library ticket

  • Governor Services Newsletter Summer Term 2018

  • YADT Behavioural Support Service December Leaflet

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Bexley Education Support Service (BESS)
Providing schools with advice, support and training in a wide range of curriculum, management and leadership areas for school improvement
We are a team of experienced School Improvement Advisers who can provide you with advice, support and training in a wide range of curriculum, management and leadership areas for school improvement. Our team includes Ofsted registered inspectors, members of national working groups and professional bodies all of whom have a good working knowledge of the current educational context in which each school is working.

Our experience in providing school based and centrally held continuous professional development is extensive and highly regarded.
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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
Bexley Early Years Education Newsletter
25 Mar
Bexley Early Years Education Newsletter Click download for further details
Privilege library ticket
12 Oct
Bexley Library Service offers a special ticket to support your work with children
Governor Services Newsletter Summer Term 2018
17 Apr
For all School Governors please see attached your new style newsletter for the Summer Term 2018 which will keep you all updated with current issues. Don't forget you can view and book training sessions for this term by logging in to BSN. If you are having any problems using BSN please contact the Governor Services Team.
YADT Behavioural Support Service December Leaflet
06 Dec
Welcome to the YADT Behavioural Support Service. Being a young person in today’s world is challenging and here at YADT, we understand that some young people need a little extra support to help them get a positive start in life or overcome obstacles along the way. We aim to help young people with the issues that affect them. These can be a number of issues such as anger management, anxiety, improving confidence, enhancing communication and dealing with stress. The Behavioural Support Service can be delivered as group workshops or one-to-one behaviour support.
The SMSC Booklet and Resources
15 Mar
Spiritual Moral Social Cultural Development From EYFS to KS4 The SMSC booklet, together with online materials, provides a fundamental resource that inspires and stimulates leaders and teaching staff from Early Years Foundation settings through to primary and secondary schools. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development – the Bexley Handbook Edition 2 Further resources to accompany the SMSC booklet: Helpful websites for supporting classroom teaching Helpful websites for supporting Prevent Helpful websites for supporting SMSC Helpful websites for supporting British values Helpful websites for Citizenship Helpful websites for engaging stakeholders and partnership working Curricular schemes for schools, including websites Case studies from Bexley Schools Click here to download copies of presentations given by speakers and stand holders at the Bexley SMSC conference on 20 January 2017. Please email admineis@bexley.gov.uk if you would like to subscribe or have any questions concerning these resources.
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Training & Events

25 Jun
Bexley Foundation Stage Forum - Bexley 662 - 25 June 2019 - 16:00 - 17:30
The forum is designed to be an opportunity to visit another Bexley school and look at their Foundation Stage provision and ask any questions of the staff. This chance to network with colleagues, share good practice and ideas is not to be missed! This will be followed by an hour of mini- training and updates – both local and national. The agenda is still to be finalised but we will be covering the new Baseline, the new Early Learning Goals and looking at feedback from the transition day. Please do come to our Foundation Stage Forum and help shape our future events!
27 Jun
Primary NQT Programme 2018/19 - 3b
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. 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 lead 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.
29 Jun
Paediatric First Aid - SBAL-PFA-664 (29 June & 06 July 2019, 09:30 - 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.
01 Jul
KS1 Feedback Meeting for Moderators
Moderators will be asked to reflect on their visits to schools and pass these on to the group to highlight similarities and differences and inform decisions about training provision.
02 Jul
Science Subject Leader Briefing
You will receive guidance on the latest research and initiatives for science, including looking at the latest pedagogy and resources. Advisers and colleagues will take you through strategies they have used to improve teaching and learning in the classroom enabling you to improve your own practice and that of your colleagues.
02 Jul
Succession Planning
A new training course we are being offered by the National Governors Association.