City of Wolverhampton Education Providers' Bulletin: 28 June 2022

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Education Providers' Bulletin 

Tuesday 28th June 2022

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Bulletin Summary

  1. Message from Phil Leivers - Head of Education Excellence 
  2. Early Years update
  3. Good news
  4. Information 
  5. Training and Consultation 
  6. DfE update

Message from Phil Leivers - Head of Education Excellence 

Dear Colleagues,

Came across this and thought I’d share. Sometimes it is good to stop…


Best wishes,
Head of Education Excellence

Early Years update

Early Years Update Session

Please join us for the next early years update session on Wednesday 5 July 9.30-11.30 we will be holding this session virtually please click on the link below. 

Click here to join the meeting

During this session we will be provide Ofsted updates, SEND updates, discuss early phonics provision, oral health and the 2-year-old check.   

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Stacey Henderson
Senior Early Years Advisor

Childminder Update Session

Please join us for the next Childminder update session on Thursday 14 July 7.00-8.30pm

Click here to join the meeting

This session with focus on SEND. 

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Wendy Round
Quality and Access Officer

Faye Boucher
Quality and Access Officer

Good news

“Penn Fields School students hold inspirational art exhibition in Wolverhampton”

On Friday 24 June, students from Penn Fields School held their first arts festival – Penn Fest

A stunning exhibition, practical workshops, catering and a mocktail bar all coordinated and led by key stage 4 students – A brilliant example of young people building their confidence & leadership skills.

Please click here for the complete article in the Express & Star about Penn Fest.

Ms L Thackaberry
Headteacher - Penn Fields School

Children’s University experience for Bilston CE Primary

Bilston CofE Primary

On Tuesday 21st June, 12 children from Bilston CE Primary School attended the University of Wolverhampton for the Children’s University graduation ceremony.  The Children’s University programme is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning amongst the most disadvantaged children.

The Children’s University experience has a significant role to play in raising Pupil Premium children’s aspirations and awareness of University, in particular among those with little or no family experience of higher education. Many of the children’s parents and family members accompanied us on the visit and it was great to see children supported by their families and sharing in this special experience together.

For more information please click here.

Mr G Gentle
Headteacher - Bilston CE Primary


EHC Hub exit plan

Please find attached further information regarding the EHC hub exit plan which was outlined at the SENCO network session on 22/6/22.

The attached documents outline the transfer of processes from the EHC hub to an offline system for new EHC needs assessments, exiting ‘in progress’ assessments and annual reviews, providing information about how information will be shared and how schools will know what is happening with the assessment or annual review.

The attached documents also outline details about the SENSTART team’s customer service commitment, school allocations and best means to communicate with your SEND Officer and SEN casework assistant.

EHC hub exit - information for schools and SENCOs.pdf

June 2022 SENSTART allocations p1.pdf

June 2022 SENSTART allocations p2.pdf

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Deborah Beasley
Service Manager – SEND assessment and planning

Wolverhampton SENCO Teams Area

A MS Teams area has been set up for one SENCO/Inclusion Lead (must be a qualified teacher) from each setting in Wolverhampton.​

The Teams area will offer:​

  • Access to all SEND LA guidance and documentation
  • A forum to post questions/queries
  • The opportunity for networking amongst SENCOs 
  • A shared calendar with dates for training and upcoming events relevant to SEND

Please complete the consent form to gain access

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Anna Loveland & Jess Collings
SEND and Inclusion Officer
01902 555934

Young Citizen of the Year Awards 2022 …Deadline extended

Due to lack of nominations this year the deadline has been extended to the end of July 2022 to nominate young people for the Citizen of the Year Award. Please share this information with all school staff and especially to parents via your school website, newsletter, social media or message service.

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 July 2022 for more information and to nominate please go to:

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Amanda Evans
PSHE Advisory Teacher

Primary Mathematics Subject Leader Survey

As part of the Education Excellence team’s ongoing work to help support mathematics leaders in schools and to improve the quality of mathematics provision and overall outcomes for pupils in the city, we are in the process of setting up a small steering group of established primary mathematics leaders. The aim will be for us to then work together to produce guidance materials and resources for other subject leaders/class teachers.

To help inform this work, we would really appreciate the views of primary mathematics leaders in relation to some key questions. The link below is to a short survey which should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until the end of this term. Please forward this information and the link below to the maths leader in school.

Please click here to access and complete the survey.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Sandeep Vashisht
Mathematics Advisory Teacher

Reminder to submit KS2 TA data 2022

Reminder: submit KS2 teacher assessment data by Tuesday 28 June  DUE TODAY  

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

Please note the LA does not submit KS2 TA on your behalf.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Donna Evison
Research & Assessment Manager

2022 Key Stage Data Collections

Below are the deadlines for each key stage to the Research & Assessment team:

Many Thanks for those schools who have already submitted their files to the team.

  • EYFSP - by Thursday 30 June
  • Phonics Year 1 and Year 2 retakes - by Friday 24 June NOW OVERDUE
  • KS1 - by Tuesday 28 June DUE TODAY

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

Training and Consultation

School Improvement Workshop for Head Teachers and Educational leaders on 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 updated 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

Induction tutor and mentor network – Please book through ConnectEd - 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

Developing a shared path through complexity: Practice Principles for child exploitation and extra-familial harm

The open access consultation events are an opportunity to directly influence system improvement. Between June and November 2022, TCE is asking you to contribute your insight and expertise to help develop Practice Principles for child exploitation and extra-familial harm.

We were pleased to have had such healthy interest in our four open-access June consultation events. Thank you to those who attended for your engagement, your honest discussion and sharing your expertise. We’d really like to build on these conversations and hear more from professionals in education.
For those in education settings and in education-focused roles please register and book via the link below.

Summer Business Manager Forum

Our termly Business Manager Forum takes place on MS Teams on 11 July 2022, 2:00-3:00pm.  Headteachers, Site Managers and others undertaking school business activities are welcome to join.  The agenda is primarily aimed at maintained schools, but academies wishing to attend are warmly welcomed. 

This term we have Head of Service, Bill Hague, presenting on school balances, and the role and responsibilities of Schools’ Forum.  We also have our Health and Safety team bringing some important updates on compliance and the new asbestos management system.  There will be an overview and reminder of the Stat Shelf and School Compliance Dashboard.  The full agenda can be found on the flyer attached, and feedback from Forum members on future topics continues to be welcomed.  We hope to see many of you there. Please click here to register or visit the Stat Shelf.

Please find attached flyer for this event.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Anita Sharma
Traded Services & School Statutory Officer

Upcoming City of Wolverhampton Governor Training

Please see attached for full list of Governor training advertised.

To view training and to book onto courses go to your GovernorHub Wolverhampton Governor Services washing line tab (Ask your clerk how to logon to GovernorHub if you are unsure)

Or contact or for more information

Bespoke Governance Training to meet the needs of your Governing Board can also be arranged.  We can run or adapt any of the regular training sessions to be delivered to your whole Governing Body or to a cluster of schools.  To discuss this or your own requirements further, please contact Kay Mason, School Improvement Advisor

DfE update

Click here to access 28 June 2022 DfE update

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