City of Wolverhampton Education Providers' Bulletin: 21 June 2022

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Education Providers' Bulletin 

Tuesday 21st June 2022

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Bulletin Summary

  1. Message from Phil Leivers - Head of Education Excellence 
  2. Information 
  3. Training and Consultation 

Message from Phil Leivers - Head of Education Excellence 

Dear Colleagues,

Ofsted have been busy in the City recently and looking at the current outcomes there are more schools in Wolverhampton now rated either Good or Outstanding than ever before.

Latest figures show 88% of schools with a current Ofsted judgement were rated Good or Outstanding. That is up from 79% five years ago and puts Wolverhampton above both the regional and the national average.

It has been achieved thanks to the hard work and dedication of you as leaders, your school staff, pupils and parents and through excellent collaboration between schools and the council. Schools have supported each other effecitively.

Through our Education Excellence Strategy I am keen now that we push on to over 90%.

Well done everyone,

Best wishes,


Head of Education Excellence


COVID Vaccinations for children aged 5 – 11

Information for sharing with your school community:

Five to 11-year-olds can now get their Covid-19 vaccination at the Mander Centre clinic.

While most children who contract Covid-19 thankfully either have no symptoms or mild illness, some can still fall seriously ill. Having the vaccination will help ease symptoms and limit school absence.

The clinic, on the Upper Mall, offers free vaccinations to 5-11-year-olds on weekdays between 3pm and 5.30pm, Saturdays from 9-5.30pm and Sundays from 10.30-4.30pm.

Children aged 5-11 are eligible for a first and second dose of the Pfizer vaccine, the first from the day they turn 5, with most offered a second dose 12 weeks after their first.

Walk-in appointments are available, or booked online at Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS ( or by calling 119. Please note, 5 to 11 year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Charlotte Rose
Service Lead – COVID 19
Environmental Health / Public Health

2022 Key Stage Data Collections

Below are the deadlines 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.

Once your file has been submitted please check your Phonics, KS1 and EYFSP pupil listing report thoroughly which will be emailed to you from the team and contact us as soon as possible if there are any issues on:

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Donna Evison
Research & Assessment Manager

For Secondary schools

We have been approached by Channel 4 who have launched a school initiative that will open up the world of television to young people aimed at encouraging them to pursue a career in the creative industry.

4Schools will reach out directly to schools in a bid to encourage students, particularly those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, by showcasing the broad range of roles in the broadcast, film and digital sectors.

The initiative will motivate children to picture themselves in the creative sector, bring to life the breadth of careers available and offer practical guidance on enabling them to fulfil their potential within it.

Further details can be found here: Channel 4 launches 4Schools to open up creative careers to young people | Channel 4)

Ice Cream Vendor

Ice cream van

Licensing have received complaints of Ice Cream Vans parking directly outside of schools. This is a direct breach of the Licence of Ice Cream Vendors who are to by law not permitted to park within 50m of school premises. One was operating without a Licence, meaning that we are unsure whether they have Public Liability Insurance or Basic Food Hygiene Certification. Please help us to remedy this situation by reporting sightings to

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Jim Smith
Section Leader

DfE HAF barcode process

Please see attached flowchart outlining the process for parents to obtain their HAF barcode for the Summer break.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

HAF Team

Training and Consultation

Armed Forces Day Event at West Park

Armed forces

The City of Wolverhampton is gearing up for a free event for all the family to mark Armed Forces Day 2022 on Saturday 25 June. Armed Forces Day is a chance for people to show their support for the entire armed forces community – including those currently serving, their families, veterans, and cadets. West Park will be buzzing with activities for people of all ages as it becomes the focus of family celebrations between 12noon and 4.30pm. No booking required.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Gina Hibbs
City Events Marketing Officer

Maths hub


Click here for further information and to apply to develop high quality teaching of mathematics for all children to secure deep understanding, with nationally accredited specialists in Wolverhampton, with £1000 funding support. 


Mastering Number


SKTM – Year 1 or 2 Teachers


Years 5-8 Continuity


Years 5-8 Continuity

Mathematical Thinking for GCSE

SKTM for non-specialists


A Level Pedagogy

We are also taking bookings for our free Secondary Maths Conference at the University of Wolverhampton on Friday 8 July with superb keynote speakers and workshop options.

Further information:

School Improvement Workshop for Head Teachers and Educational leaders - 7 July 2022

The next School Improvement Workshop for Head Teachers and Educational Leaders is being held on 7 July 2022.  

Please note that both the Directors briefing, and the SIA day will be delivered face to face at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park (WV10 9RU)

The agenda for the SIA day will include:

  • An overview and key messages from the Primary end of key stage assessments across the City.
  • Presentations on Early Years and SEND

The draft agenda can be found here.

These sessions will be relevant to all Head Teachers/Principals from all schools including Primary, Secondary, Maintained schools, Academies, Nursery Schools and Special Schools

The SIA day will be delivered through teams and participants can book on through WVES.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Louise Mututa
School Improvement Advisor

This Term’s Local SEN Support Meetings

  • Free to attend meetings supporting SENCos and SEN leaders.
  • Problem solving, information sharing and networking. 
  • All schools/settings welcome.

For further details please click here.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Margaret Renshaw
Specialist Teacher Team Leader


The next SENCO/SEND Network Meeting will be held on Wednesday 22 June, 1pm-3.30pm. These are now free.  All SENCOs from ALL schools welcome and encouraged.  Special Schools are PRUs welcome to join also. The meeting will be led by Anna Vrahimi.

If you would like to attend, please register online- if you have any difficulties or queries with booking through the system please contact Hardip Jassal on 01902 55 (5930) or

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Anna Vrahimi
School Improvement SEND Advisor

Repeated: Statutory Assessment upcoming training dates

Securing judgements for teacher assessment in key stage 1 writing through moderation (repeated) - 22 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)

Securing judgements for key stage 2 writing through moderation (repeated session, staff just need to attend one) - 23 & 24 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)

Induction tutor and mentor network – Please book through ConnectEd - 28 June 2022 and 01 July 2022 (repeated session)

Discussion actions needed for the successful completion of the first formal assessment form for ECTs as they approach the end of their first year of induction and other challenges Its and mentors might be facing.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Jo Horlock
ECT and Assessment Advisor

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