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Schools Planned and Responsive Repairs and Maintenance Service
***New Service for 2019***
In September 2017, at a meeting of North Tyneside Cabinet, it was agreed not to extend the current agreement for construction and housing repairs and maintenance services (including schools) with Kier Group Plc.

This means that the current contract with Kier Plc will end on 31 March 2019 and service delivery will return to the direct management of the Authority.

The Strategic Investment & Property Team, who lead on the development, management and delivery of the Council’s capital investment strategy (which includes the investment strategy across the school estate), have been working with a range of colleagues to ensure that a new Schools Planned and Responsive Repairs and Maintenance Service will be available from April 2019 as part of the Authority’s new construction offer.

Why choose us?

The new responsive repairs service will offer a wide range of services to all schools throughout North Tyneside including but not limited to:

  • General Repairs & Maintenance
  • Lift Maintenance
  • Mechanical & Electrical Services
  • Fire Alarms
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Domestic Hot Water and Boiler Maintenance.
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Schools North East - Northern Governance Conference
02 Nov
The Northern Governance Conference 2019 March 2019 Join around 300 of your colleagues from across the North and learn about key developments affecting your role. Now in its second year the Northern Governance conference will support those in school governance roles – state-maintained and academy – in carrying out their duties confidently and effectively. Being a school governor or trustee is a hugely rewarding role. However, there has never been greater pressure on school governors of all types to ensure that the children in their schools receive the best possible education. If you are a Chair, Vice Chair, Trustee, Head Teacher, lead or parent governor in maintained schools or academies, ensure that you are able to provide clarity of vision and strategic direction, hold the head teacher to account, and oversee the financial performance of your school. The Cost Primary Partner School: £50 per delegate Secondary Partner School: £60 per delegate Primary School non-partner: £70 per delegate Secondary School non-partner: £80 per delegate Non North East School £95 per delegate Local Authority £120 per delegate Non School £170 per delegate All prices exclude VAT Group discount available when booking 3 or more delegates
Understanding and Dealing with Issues relating to Parental Responsibility
03 Sep
Schools are required by law to engage with pupils’ parents in a number of different ways. They can find themselves caught up in disputes between a number of adults, each claiming to have parental responsibility for a particular child. Schools are also expected to navigate complex living arrangements, particularly for children who are living in social care, where parental responsibility can be confusing or unclear. The DFE has produced guidance to help schools understand their obligations and duties in relation to the rights and responsibilities of parents, as recognised by education law. The Guidance uses the terms: must – where a school has a duty can – where a school has a power (not a duty) under statutory or common law should – for guidance on good practice The guidance should not be treated as a complete and authoritative statement of the law. It refers to legislation that sets out schools’ legal duties. Who is this advice for? governing bodies school leaders school staff local authorities diocesan boards It applies to: maintained schools – including sixth form and nursery year groups, maintained nursery schools, academies and free schools – including sixth form and nursery year groups ? http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dealing-with-issues-relating-to-parental-responsibility/understanding-and-dealing-with-issues-relating-to-parental-responsibility??
School Inspection Handbook 2018
25 Jul
Ofsted’s ‘School inspection handbook’ 2018 sets out the main activities carried out during an inspection, as well as the evaluation criteria used to make a judgement of a school.In conjunction with the Common Inspection Framework (2015), the handbook sets out the statutory basis for school inspections conducted under the Education Act 2005. The contents of the handbook apply to all schools in England that are inspected under section 5 of the Education Act 2005.The handbook is primarily used by inspectors, but is also used by schools to ensure they are informed about the process and procedures for an inspection. Schools inspected under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 are inspected ‘within five school years from the end of the school year in which the last inspection took place’. Outstanding/exempt schools Maintained schools and academies judged ‘outstanding’ in overall effectiveness at their most recent section 5 inspection are exempt from inspection under section 5 – these schools are inspected under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 instead. Where an exempt school subsequently makes structural changes, such as adding a new key stage or amalgamating with another school, the school will receive a section 8 no formal designation inspection. If sufficient concerns regarding performance are raised by Ofsted during a risk assessment, the school will receive a section 8 ‘no formal designation’ inspection. If, during the inspection, the lead inspectors find that the school’s overall effectiveness has declined to less than ‘good’, the section 8 inspection may be deemed as a section 5 inspection. Special schools, PRUs and maintained nursery schools judged outstanding in their overall effectiveness are not exempt, and so are inspected in line with section 5 of the Education Act 2005 and the five-year interval.
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20 Nov
Primary PSHE Network
The aim of this network is to provide a regular opportunity to hear about new initiatives, national priorities and local updates on all areas of Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic education. The Health and Wellbeing Team also offer support, advice and guidance on meeting the needs of pupils in schools. This covers areas including Healthy Schools, emotional well-being, behaviour management, ant-bullying, Ofsted and embedding SMSC into the whole school ethos
20 Nov
Strategies to support pupils with hearing impairment
This session provides an insight into strategies which can be used to support pupils with hearing impairment.
21 Nov
Reception Moderation-Ensure your judgements are accurate and robust! Focus: Writing
Reception teachers should attend to ensure that their judgements about attainment are accurate. During our robust moderation events, you will: • be supported by local authority advisors with strategic responsibility for the EYFSP. • engage in professional discussion with reception teachers from a wide range of schools across the region. • receive relevant updates/advice. Bring along a range of evidence which supports your judgement for one child in Writing. Book now as places are strictly limited! Only attend if you are currently working in reception & are able to bring evidence along to the session regarding a child. Due to the nature of the activities, this session is not suitable for staff who are not teaching in a reception class. For further information, contact vanessa.foster@northtyneside.gov.uk 0191 643 8563 Our valuable moderation events offer the chance to secure the consistency & accuracy of your judgements. Don’t miss out!