City of Wolverhampton Education Providers' Bulletin: 5 July 2022

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Education Providers' Bulletin 

Tuesday 5 July 2022

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Bulletin Summary

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

Message from Phil Leivers - Head of Education Excellence 

Dear Colleagues,

A busy data day today for Primary schools with the national KS2 results published. Will make interesting analysis to see the impact of the pandemic. I hope to present headlines at the Director’s briefing and School Improvement Day on Thursday 7 July. Please remember that this is a face to face meeting at the university Science Park starting at 8 am. 

University of Wolverhampton Science Park, Glaisher Drive, Wolverhampton, WV10 9RU The Auditorium room

We will also have an update on the LA response to the White Paper and next steps. John Denley will also give an update from Public Health.

Sadly, the City had another tragic incident last week and Rachel King will be at the Director’s briefing to remind us of the support available for young people at risk of exploitation and violence.

If you have not done so already please book your place through

Look forward to seeing many of you on Thursday,

Best wishes,
Head of Education Excellence

Early Years update

Reminder - 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


Primary Schools are being invited to join a special squad of Recycle Rovers and work as a team to keep the city green

The waste and recycling team have a fantastic new education campaign, which aims to help families learn more about what items they can and can’t recycle.

Led by eco-friendly dog Rex Reuse and his squad of Recycle Rovers, the campaign will be teaching schoolchildren through a fun education programme, which includes books with stickers and an animation of Rex and the Recycle Rovers.

To get your copy of Recycle Rovers books and visit from Rex Reuse go to or contact us at

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Heather Exton
Waste Information and Monitoring Officer /

Outdoor Essentials Grant – The Ernest Cook Trust

The Outdoor Essentials Grant is a £500 award to UK state funded Primary and Secondary schools to help get pupils learning outdoors.

Funding can cover the cost of:

Wellies & Waterproofs – outdoor clothing to enable children to learn outdoors

Nature & Nature – projects to create areas where young people can connect with nature within school grounds or the local community

Applications must come directly from the school.

Applications can be received now and will close when sufficient grant applications have been approved.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Catherine Perry
Development Officer (Funding)

Digital Inclusion – equipment for schools

Wolves Tech Aid

The Wolves Tech Aid project aims to repurpose technology to eliminate inequalities in access to digital education across the city, which was highlighted as an issue during the pandemic.  Many children, young people and families have benefitted from the project and many companies and residents have made donations.  If your School is interested in receiving devices please contact Ro Hands using the following contact details:

Please visit the Wolves Tech Aid pages at for further information about the project.

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Laura Jude
School Improvement Advisor for Equalities

The Games are coming to Wolverhampton – find out more!

Get set sessions

The Games are almost here, and residents and local businesses are encouraged to attend our next drop-in engagement session to find out how they can prepare for this Summer's event.

At the sessions, you'll be able to find out more information on:

  • The full route and road closures on race day
  • Information on waste collections and parking permits
  • City centre activities including the ‘Festival Site’
  • The Queen’s Baton Relay event
  • Our cultural programme

The Get Set drop-in session will take place in the atrium of the Civic Centre, Wolverhampton WV1 9SE, on Thursday 7 July from 3pm to 6pm. You can find out more here:

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Gina Hibbs
City Events Marketing Officer

Reminder - 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

Training and Consultation

Reminder - 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 Director's 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

School Nurse Consultation

The Healthy Child Programme (HCP) is the early intervention and prevention public health programme which focuses on a universal preventative service for children and families.

We would like your thoughts on the 'School Nurse' service, your opinions and feedback will support the future development of the service taking you no longer than 5 minutes to complete, whether your partner referring into the service with established links, a parent/guardian of a young person attending a primary or secondary school in Wolverhampton or lastly a young person attending secondary school your views are important.

Partners and Stakeholders -

This link is set to private, so only those we send this to will be able to complete, accessing the survey via the link.

Parents and Carers -

This link is public and will be accessible via the CWC consultation page, again if we can share across the multiple sources/links we have to ensure maximum engagement

Children/Young People -
This link is public and will be accessible via the CWC consultation page, again if we can share across the multiple sources/links we have to ensure maximum engagement

The consultation will be live until Wednesday 22 July,

If you would like to provide feedback directly to the School Nurse service, Contact Via 0-19 Service Admin hub either via phone or e-mail:

Phone: 01902 441057 or E-mail:

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Ryan Hollings
Health Improvement Officer

HY5! Young People Inspiring Change


Members of HY5! Youth Forum have been sharing their views on the SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time, as part of the government's national consultation on the SEND and alternative provision system in England. During a recent workshop, young people had the opportunity to say how they are feeling about the support they receive right now as well as ideas for making things better.  HY5! want as many children and young people as possible to get involved and hope that you will share the Young People's Survey SEND Provision 2022 and information sheet with others before the consultation closes on 22 July 2022

If you would like any further resources to support the consultation please contact the Co-production and Youth Engagement Team by emailing

To find out more about Wolverhampton’s Youth Engagement Strategy and opportunities for children and young people to get involved, please visit the #YES website

YP Information Sheet - SEND Review Consultation.pdf

YP Easy Read - SEND Review Consulation.pdf

Lead person to contact in the LA:

Alison Baggs
Participation 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 30 June 2022 DfE update

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