City of Wolverhampton Education Providers' Bulletin: 24 May 2022

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Education Providers' Bulletin 

Tuesday 24 May 2022

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Bulletin Summary

  1. Message from Phil Leivers - Head of Service Educational Excellence
  2. Early Years
  3. Information
  4. Safeguarding 
  5. Training and Consultation
  6. 2022 Key Stage Data Collections
  7. DfE Update

Message from Phil Leivers - Head of Service Educational Excellence

Dear Colleagues,

National Tutoring Programme update

Along with the DfE, we are keen to find more information about how schools are using the school led tutoring scheme. We would really appreciate it if you could complete the DfE daily educational setting form each Thursday, please see guidance and links below:

Please record usage of your SLT funding in this week’s educational setting status form, being issued on Thursday 26 May. The DfE have published guidance on how to complete the form which includes the 3 questions on SLT. The individual completing the form should have all the relevant information to hand on SLT use in your school.

An optional tracker and calculator tool has been designed to help schools track SLT information during the academic year.

I appreciate that filling forms in is burdensome, but I am being asked both locally and by the DfE how the school led tutoring scheme is making a difference. I do not want to ask you separately to the DfE.

Best wishes,

Phil Leivers
Head of Service Educational Excellence

Early Years

Information from Recent Training Sessions

Childminder Update Session

Please click on the link to access the slides from the session held on Thursday 12 May

Tax-Free Childcare questions and answers 

CM Session

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Wendy Round Quality and Access Officer

Faye Boucher Quality and Access Officer


Early Years Assessment Network Session 5 PVI’s and Nursery settings

Please click on the link to access the slides from the session held on Monday 16 May.  

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Rachel Cook Quality and Access Officer


Early Years Assessment Network Session 5 Reception Practitioners  

Please click on the link to access the slides from the session held on Wednesday 4 May. 

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Sophie Cross Early Years Advisory Teacher

DfE Early Years Covid-19 Recovery Experts and Mentors Programme

The Early Years Experts and Mentors programme will provide bespoke support, face-to-face and virtually, to help meet individual settings’ needs and priorities. The offer to settings will include leadership support, coaching for leaders, mentoring for practitioners and whole-setting support, depending on need.  The pilot of this programme is underway, and we will be rolling out across England from September 2022.

Early Years Experts and Mentors Programme – Information for Settings.

Lead Person to Contact in the LA

Stacey Henderson
Senior Early Years Advisor

Childcare Sufficiency Survey for all Schools

Date Extension Friday 27 May

Each local authority is required by law to report on childcare provided across the city to ensure there is sufficient childcare and that families are able to find childcare that meets their needs. 

To enable us to collate up to date information we require you to complete following survey please, it should only take you 5 minutes. 

The survey has been updated and issues reported have been fixed. 

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Claire Hardiman Early Years and Childcare Development Officer

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Myth Busting

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile myth busting | From pregnancy to children aged 5 (  

As the 2022 Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP) assessment period approaches the Department for Education (DfE) want to provide teachers and school and Multi Academy Trust (MAT) leaders with important information and useful links on completing the EYFSP this year. This includes:

Lead Person to Contact in the LA:

Stacey Henderson
Senior Early Years Advisor

Education Inspection Framework (EIF) curriculum roadshows for Early Years settings - West Midlands

Ofsted is running a series of Education Inspection Framework (EIF) curriculum roadshows for Early Years settings. These events will be held regionally across the country, between June and July this year. We intend to run a specific roadshow for maintained nurseries later in the year.          

These half-day events will offer the opportunity to learn more about how we look at language and communication at inspection and what we have learnt about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two representatives from your setting are welcome to attend. Each person attending will need to register separately.

Current Ofsted Inspectors (OIs) are asked not to attend this event, as specific training is provided for inspectors separately.

Please note that there is no charge for attending one of these events and spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you are interested in attending one of these events in your region, please find below details of the date, session times and links for registration.

Wednesday 29 June Birmingham 9.30-12.30 

Wednesday 29 June Birmingham 14.00-17.00

Lead Person to Contact in the LA:

Stacey Henderson
Senior Early Years Advisor


Platinum Jubilee ideas to use with your children in EYFS and KS1

Hello, this is a link to the google drive containing a PowerPoint and materials to use with your children during next week and the first week after the half term break. The materials can be easily adapted to reflect which ever story/book or stimulus you have.  

Link here to the materials

And a 20 min video of me explaining them can be found here

Since recording this, I have added a couple of rhyme links and signing songs related to the jubilee.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Suzanne Dunn
Citizenship  Language and Learning Teacher Advisor

Stat Shelf

A reminder for schools that our Stat Shelf page is available, and can be accessed here.  The page is primarily for the benefit of our maintained schools, however access is available to all if requested. The page is intended to support Headteachers and Business Managers to quickly access links and returns all in one place.  You can also find links to Perspective, the SENCO Induction and Development Programme, and make your fire safety returns online.

The site also houses our new, Education Compliance Dashboard, available to maintained schools only. You will continue to see updates as we centralise and improve this new platform. If you require access for your Site Manager or Business Manager and they cannot access the page, please request access here. 

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Nicola Dixon
Service Manager Education Statutory and Traded Services

Young Citizen of the Year Awards 2022

Do you know someone aged 13-25 who has gone out of their way to help others, their community, fellow students or colleagues that lives, studies or works in Wolverhampton? Then please nominate them for the Wolverhampton Rotary Club Young Citizen of the Year Award. The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2022 for more information and to nominate please go to:

Nominations have been slow this year and without enough quality entries the event may be cancelled so please share this item with parents and colleagues.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Amanda Evans
PSHE Advisory Teacher
01902 553093

Self isolation and reporting update April 22 Schools version

From 24 February the legal requirement to self-isolate was removed and on 1 April 2022 the Government introduced new guidance and advice click here for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection, including Covid-19. Free universal symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public in England also ended. Tests are now available for purchase through the private market.

If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as COVID-19, and you have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, the government guidance is still to try and stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Click here to access all of the information. 

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Amanda Porter
Human Resources Business Partner

Wolves Foundation

Wolves Foundation are delighted to launch our school partnership packages ahead of the 2022-23 academic year.

Wolves Foundation is the official charity of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. The Foundation delivers creative, innovative, and diverse engagement initiatives using the power of Wolves to motivate, educate and inspire people in communities to improve life chances.

Please get in contact to see how Wolves can work with your school!

Wolves Foundation Brochure 2022-23

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Jonny Warburton
Education & Skills Manager


Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

Please find attached an annotated version of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 which was published last Friday, and documents that show Headlines and changes. These include:

  • The guidance on child-on-child abuse (previously peer-on-peer abuse) has been merged into KCSIE 2022
  • Guidance on training for governors has been strengthened
  • There is new information about children not being ready to report abuse
  • Domestic abuse guidance has been added to the main body of KCSIE
  • Children who are LGBTQ+ have been identified as potentially at greater risk from harm
  • More information about online safety has been added
  • More clarity has been provided on sharing low-level concerns

These have been produced for us by Ann Brown who will also be producing an updated model policy and training slides.

KCSIE 2022 Headlines

KCSIE 2022 changes details

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Phil Leivers
Head of Education Excellence

Training and Consultation

New date announced!

Multi-faith Approaches to diversity and racial equality Conference 20 June 2022 Fully funded for secondary schools and facilitated by RE Today

We are aware that schools are facing staffing issues and are busy with exam preparation. We are really keen to give all schools and pupils the opportunity to attend our conference, therefore new date of the conference will be 20 June 2022, please could you kindly make contact with Georgia Smith ( to re-confirm your place or book onto the conference. 

Below is some information regarding the conference:

We are pleased to announce that the first of two teacher-pupil conferences will be held on 20 June 2022 from 9am at GTG Bearing Drive, Wolverhampton WV11 3SZ.

This full day conference will be facilitated by an external RE specialist and will result in the co-creation of resources for your school, created by teachers and pupils.  

We have funding to provide places for up to 10 secondary schools, to bring 2 teachers and 8 of your pupils from year’s 9 and 10. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Schools who have previously expressed an interest/ booked onto the last date will have priority for booking.

Schools who have not yet expressed an interest can do so until the 10 June and any remaining places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Click here to view the agenda. 

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Georgia Smith
Business Support Administrator

Training courses for schools Autumn Term 2022 reminder:

Most training courses for schools will take place on Microsoft Teams and not in the Civic Centre or at the GTG Training Academy. 

Before the training courses take place on Microsoft Teams, all attendees will be sent an invite to the training via teams

Microsoft Teams

Fire Marshal – 21 September

Manual Handling – 28 September

Risk Assessment – 29 September

COSHH Awareness – 4 October

Control of Legionella – 6 October

Working Safely with Work Equipment in Schools (PUWER) – 13 October

Working at Heights – 9 November

IOSH Managing Safely in Schools – 10 and 17 November, full day

Role of the Client (CDM) – 23 November

Working Safely for School Site Managers – 25 November, full day

Lone Working & Personal Safety – 29 November

Fire Marshal – 1 December

Fire Risk Assessment – 6 December, full day

Off Site training at Kingswood Centre

New EVC – 5 October, full day

Off Site training at the Wildside Centre

EVC Update – 6 October

Visit Leader – 7 October, full day

PLT Ltd, Showell Road, Bushbury

Ladder Safety Inspection – 4 November

All training courses can be located on WES, Wolverhampton Education Services and places  

can be reserved on this site.

Link for access to Wolverhampton Education Services and also the contact email address.

Wolverhampton Education Services,

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Cyndy Morris
Health & Safety Co-ordinator

Makaton Training – Level 1 and Level 2 Workshops

Please see two attached flyers in relation to Makaton Training – Level 1 and Level 2 Workshops.  Places are limited.

Combined Application Form Flyer July 2022

Combined Application Form Flyer June 2022

Lead person to contact:

Phoebe Kent
Head of Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Services
01902 444363 / 07918 360448

Reminder about the statutory Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)

A reminder that schools must administer the MTC to all eligible year 4 pupils between Monday 6 June and Friday 24 June. Schools are strongly encouraged to administer the check within the first 2 weeks of the check window.

Schools should have already accessed the MTC service via DfE Sign-in. This will allow them to check their pupil register and ensure that all eligible pupils are included and their details are correct. It will also enable schools to generate a school password and pupil identification numbers (PINs) on the days they are administering the try it out check.

It is strongly advised that schools read through the administration guidance and the MTC assessment framework which have been updated for 2022. Page 3 of the administration guidance states that, “Pupils can use the try it out check from Monday 21st March to familiarise themselves with the format, including any access arrangements, before taking the official check. Please also refer to Page 6 of the administration guidance “Preparing for the Check”.

The DfE have also published a helpful leaflet for parents which can be found here.

Please note that an online briefing regarding the Year 4 MTC for all Year 4 teachers and maths leads took place on Friday 8 April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm. To access the recording of this session, please use the link here. To access the slides for this session and other supporting resources, including the key documents mentioned above, please use the link here. Please do not share these links outside your organisation.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Sandeep Vashisht
Mathematics Advisory Teacher 07812495069

Repeated: Second round of the Science Ninja’s scheme

Information session Thursday 26 May 3:45-4:45pm via teams

Following the success of the first round of the Black country Science Ninja scheme, we are delighted to announce an opportunity for schools to join in with the second round of the scheme.

The Science Ninja’s scheme is written by CLEAPSS and is a focused approach to developing enquiry skills within Primary schools. It promotes explicit teaching of practical skills in order to demystify ‘Working Scientifically’.

Please find further information about the science Ninja scheme and a link to join us for an information session on Thursday 26 May 3:45-4:45pm here.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Louise Mututa
School Improvement Advisor

IDSR release: May 2022

Please see below communication from Ofsted and the IDSR release.

We have updated the inspection data summary report (IDSR) with absence data from summer term 2021, based on the DfE published data. We have not included spring 2021 in the IDSR as this was heavily affected by the lockdown from 4 January 2021. We have also updated the finance data in the context section to 2020/21.

Ofsted | Inspection Data Summary Report

For further information please see the IDSR guidance:

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Donna Evison
Research & Assessment Manager

Reminder to submit KS2 TA data 2022

Reminder: submit KS2 teacher assessment data by Tuesday 28 June  

Schools can now submit teacher assessment (TA) data, either

Please find attached update from STA. 

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Donna Evison
Research & Assessment Manager
01902 555296

#YES Co-Production Workshops


The council’s Co-Production and Youth Engagement Team are holding two workshops in June so schools, youth groups and organisations can learn more about co-production and how they can achieve Co-Production Charter status.

To learn more and to register, visit (6 June) or (7 June)

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Joe Perry
Communications Officer

PD to develop best practice in maths: a taster session for Primary Headteachers and Maths Subject Leaders

maths hub

Find out about a funded CPD opportunity for 2022-23 (with £1000 funding for your school) to develop high quality teaching of mathematics for all children to secure deep understanding at every point on their journey, led by nationally accredited Maths PD specialists in Wolverhampton.

Taster sessions for Headteachers and Maths Leads - click links for information and booking:

Weds 8 June (9.30-11.00am) - Fallings Park Primary School, Wolverhampton

Weds 15 June (1.30-3.00pm) - Holy Trinity Catholic Primary School, Bilston (or

Classroom space to watch the lessons is limited. Please book one of the opportunities but not both. Thank you.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Graham Charles
SHaW Maths Hub Strategic Lead

Meet the Moderator Key Stage 1:  26 May 2022; 3:45 – 4:45pm
N.B. This is only appropriate for schools who have been notified of an external moderation visit. Participants will need to have with them a list of dates, throughout June,  that would not be convenient for a moderation visit e.g. if a school trip or a visitor is booked into school

New EYFS Framework Network Session 6: 

8 June 2022; 1:30-4:00pm

N.B. This is open to all schools and offers an opportunity to hear about good practice, network with teaching colleagues and advisors from across the city and undertake some informal moderation of EYFSP 

Securing judgements for teacher assessment in Key Stage 1 Mathematics through moderation (repeated) - 9 & 10-June 2022;

Participants to have: A copy of the Teacher Assessment Framework. Samples of writing for 3 students: lower, middling and higher attainers available to share on TEAMs if the meeting is not bale to be held face to face (they might need to be scanned and dropped into a ppt presentation or available to share via a visualiser).

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Jo Horlock
NQT and Assessment Advisor

Education Excellence Spring Training

Click here to access the Education Excellence team Spring term training brochure. 

Upcoming City of Wolverhampton Governor Training

We offer a wide range of training designed specifically for governors, along with delivering bespoke training on many topics. Please share the training opportunities we offer with your Governing Body.

Click here for Governance Training for the Spring and Summer Terms 2022.

Or log onto GovernorHub to be able to book places direct!

Bespoke Governing Board Training can be designed to meet the needs of your Governing Board. If you would like to have a topic delivered at your school or across a cluster of schools, please let us know.   As with all LA training, this is free to maintained schools and part of the SLA package for Academies and delivered at a time suitable to you.  Please contact

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Sarah McElduff
School Governance Co-ordinator

2022 Key Stage Data Collections

Below are the deadlines for the return of your pupil data file for each key stage to the Research & Assessment team:

  • EYFS - by Thursday 30 June
  • Phonics Year 1 and Year 2 retakes - by Friday 24 June
  • KS1 - by Tuesday 28 June
  • KS2 Writing TA - submit directly to Primary Assessment Gateway by Tuesday 28 June.

Please find attached the Key Stage Data letters.

EYFS,  Phonics  &  KS1

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Donna Evison
Research & Assessment Manager
01902 555296

DfE Update

17 May – Update to all education and childcare settings and providers

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