Health Related Behaviour Survey 2019
Purpose of Survey
Newcastle City Council’s Public Health Team are offering all city schools with Year 4, 6, 8 or 10 pupils (excluding independent schools), the opportunity to take part in the 2019 Health Related Behaviour Survey of children and young people. The survey supports the work of schools to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils. All Heads were emailed on 27 September 2018 inviting participation, with a
consent/agreement form included, to be returned no later than 9 November 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
The information collected will provide schools and the City Council and its partners, with a wealth of information and trend data on which to further
develop our work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. It will build upon the surveys undertaken in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017, and is open to all schools irrespective of previous participation.
The survey comprises an anonymous online questionnaire which pupils complete online whilst at school. It has been developed nationally by the Schools Health Education Unit who administer it on our behalf. The survey is aimed at Years 4, 6, 8, and 10 only (as appropriate to the school phase). It must be administered in the period 15 January 2019 to 15 March 2019.
Participating schools will receive a pdf report and summary charts of their school’s results, with a comparison to the citywide averages and statistically significant results. Schools within Newcastle Learning Trusts or Academy Groups, are also offered a free Trust or Academy Group wide summary report of the results, provided that all schools within either grouping participate in the survey.
How to Participate
All schools wishing to take part must provide their written consent for the raw data gathered to be accessed by Newcastle City Council for use in public health intelligence gathering, planning and commissioning. This helps the City Council gain a better understanding of the behaviours, views and needs of the pupils in Newcastle, including trend data and allows for more effective targeting of resources and services. Individual school data is not shared with anyone without the Head’s expressed permission.
A briefing sheet outlining what is involved in the survey, plus Head teacher letter, consent agreement form and sample letter to parents/carers can be found below.
For those schools wishing to take part in the survey, a free briefing event for designated leads will be held on Thursday 29 November 2018 from 4.00pm to 5.30pm at Newcastle Civic Centre (Pandon Committee Room), Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 8QH (refreshments from 4.00pm).
Contacts for Further Information
Judith MacMorran email@example.com 0191 2115509
Roz Rigby firstname.lastname@example.org 0191 211 5573.
Headteacher meetings 2018/19
Meeting dates attached for:
Director's Primary Heads
Promise Board Inclusion Subgroup
Promise Board School Effectiveness Subgroup
If you have any queries please contact me on Julie.email@example.com
Specialist Leader of Education Recruitment
Please find attached information regarding the recruitment of Specialist Leaders of Education. If you have teachers who have a proven track record of supporting other schools, who would like the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills, we are about to commence our talent search.
Schools will be paid £350 a day for time the SLE is out of school and the SLE will only be called upon in negotiation with their school. Each newly designated SLE will receive core training through SHINE. This will be funded by Walbottle teaching school.
With additional funding coming into the North East area for transition work and supporting secondary schools this may be the perfect time for secondary colleagues to become ‘badged’ and able to offer support.
Please register you interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
EAL Courses at Bridgewater Primary School
Please see attached information on the following EAL courses being hosted at Bridgewater Primary School:
29.11.18 Differentiation in the Classroom Targeting EAL Pupils at Codes A to C
21.02.19 Developing the Academic Language of Advanced EAL Pupils
25.4.19 Exploring Resources & Strategies for Effective EAL Provision
For more information please go to www.ealhls.org.uk
Guidance and templates on admission policy
For information and guidance for those schools and academies who are preparing for consulting on your 2020/21 admission arrangements, please see http://www.servicestoschools.org.uk/Page/3395
We have most recently added a new PowerPoint briefing (top right of page) with a policy “how to” guide, as well as 2 template policies to help guide you.
Hope this is helpful.
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