PEP (Schools) Bulletin w/c 3 February 2020

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PEP Bulletin

3 February 2020

School improvement

Updated Primary School IDSRs

Ofsted updated Primary School IDSRs on 27th January 2020. These reports include revised key stage 2 data, final 2019 EYFS and data for disadvantaged pupils. They are available through the new Ofsted IDSR service

This is linked to the DfE’s Analyse School Performance (ASP) When logged into ASP, click on ‘All reports’ and then ‘Ofsted inspection data summary reports’.

Curriculum and CPD

Upcoming Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance courses


Courses running this week at the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance include:

04/02/20 - NPQSL, workshop 3 (booking closed)
04/02/20 - KS1 Moderation surgeries (booking closed)
05/02/20 - Portsmouth English Network (Primary)
05/02/20 - Portsmouth STEM Network hosted at UTC
05/02/20 - Recently Qualified Teachers
06/02/20 - Effective Middle Leadership
06/02/20 - Excellence for Everyone – a whole school approach (booking closed)

If you would like to know more about what is running at the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance or book a place on any of our courses, please visit our website.

Emotional health and wellbeing

Inspectors praise support for children in Portsmouth who need mental health support

Following the Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI) in December 2019, organisations across Portsmouth have been praised for their support for children who need mental health support as well as those suffering from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Schools, the NHS, the police, the council and voluntary organisations are particularly commended for working closely together in a strong partnership, for their learning culture and for their innovation and creativity, helping to ensure that children in Portsmouth are receiving the emotional well-being and mental health services they need.

The report notes "Schools are fully engaged in supporting children’s emotional well-being and mental health. Attending school is seen as integral to supporting children’s emotional well-being and safeguarding them. The new Portsmouth inclusive education quality mark for schools supports this approach."

Full story

Tier 2 co-ordinators

Tier 2 co-ordinators work in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Early Help Team to help when cases are assessed as meeting a Tier 2 threshold. The co-ordinators will assist in identifying support needs with the family and act as a critical friend to guide the professional network in undertaking a plan of support including Early Help Assessments (EHA), meetings and effective family plans. Tier 2 co-ordinators support Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board training in Early Help procedures and advise professionals in the city about procedures, local support services and facilities that may be available for a family.

Co-ordinators can be reached on the numbers here.

CAMHS Training Courses 2020

Working with parents (New Course): this half day course is in response to schools requests about increasing their skills around working with parents.

Monday 9th March 2020 - 9am-12 noon
Training and Learning Centre - Portsmouth Academy
£50 person (includes resource pack)

Managing Anxiety and Self-Harm: this course will equip staff with the skills and confidence to work with young people who are suffering with anxiety or who are self harming.

Thursday 4th June 2020 - 9am-3.30pm
Training and Learning Centre - Portsmouth Academy
£100 per person (includes resource pack, power point and follow up session)

Please fill in the attached booking form to access these courses.

Full details

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT) History Month 2020

February is LGBT History Month, this aims to be a celebratory month, which educates out prejudice and makes LGBT+ people visible in all their rich diversity. The theme for 2020 is Poetry, Prose and Plays. Age appropriate resources including teaching materials are available free from LGBT+History Month, Stonewall and The Classroom.

For additional information including guidance on legislation and policy please refer to Portsmouth's Trans Inclusion Guidance and Anti-Bullying Guidance and Resource Pack (Section 9).

Free Stonewall training for primary schools


Thanks to funding from the Government Equalities Office, Stonewall are offering bespoke training to primary schools in certain local authorities completely free of charge.

To be eligible for the free training, schools need to:

 - Be primary phase only (including or excluding nursery classes)
 - Be in one of these local authority areas
 - Have 10% or more of their pupils eligible for pupil premium
 - Not have worked with Stonewall as a School Champion setting before

Find out more and submit an application form here. If you have any questions, please contact

Project Orpheus and Prevent Update

The January 2020 Project Orpheus and Prevent Update is now available to read here.

This bulletin reflects the on-going work of Project Orpheus alongside any local or national Prevent updates.

Dates for your diary

3-7 February 2020
National Apprenticeship Week

5 February 2020
Portsmouth STEM Network
4.00 - 5.30 pm - UTC
Book a place

11 February 2020
Teach Portsmouth Recruitment Fair
4.30 - 6.30 pm - Charter Academy, Hyde Park Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4HL

12 February 2020
Safeguarding - implications for BME pupils
3.45 - 5.15 pm
Book a place via the PLG or tel 023 9273 3130

25 February 2020
Designated teacher training - Virtual school : Session B
1.30 - 3.30 pm
Book a place via the PLG or tel 023 9268 8076

25 February 2020
FFT Aspire Training for Primary Schools: Middle leaders, SENCOs or Subject leaders
10.00 - 12.00 noon - Civic Offices
Book a place via the PLG

25 February 2020
FFT Aspire Training for Secondary Schools: Middle/Subject Leaders or SENCOs
1.30 - 3.30 pm - Civic Offices
Book a place via the PLG

5 March 2020
Teacher Workload and Retention Conference
Learn more

PEP calendar

For dates of all events, network meetings, conferences, training and workshops taking place in Portsmouth, please go to the PEP calendar

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