Newcastle's Best Summer Ever is coming - Get invloved
Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever
Hopefully you will all have heard of Newcastle’s Best Summer Ever by now and if not we wanted to remind every school across the city of what is going on
Firstly, we wanted to thank all those schools that have been in touch and want to get involved in the project. It is vital that we have schools involved in the project and if your school hasn’t yet been in touch or thought about getting involved, please get in touch with us ASAP. We want to ensure that children and young people in need of the provision we are putting on, have access to it. We don't want to see children in your school miss out.
There are a number of ways your school can be involved.....
1) you might want to look at running a summer camp or programme. Don’t worry of you can’t do 4 hours a day or 4 weeks, we are able to partner schools with delivers so for example the school offers 2 weeks provision and local partners offers the other 2 weeks. Our area leads will come and see your school to talk to you about plans and help you submit your bid. The summer holidays will be soon upon us so please make contact as soon as you can.
2) if you are worried you can’t deliver a summer programme, you might be able to offer your hall, field, playground etc. to a local partner organisation who can run something at your school.
3) THIS IS WHERE WE NEED ALL SCHOOLS INVOLVED - we need every school to engage in the sign up and advertisement of the Best Summer Ever project. We will be send you information of how to sign up young people and over the coming weeks, what will be going on in the local community.
Please do get in touch with the Best Summer Ever Team as soon as possible so we can work with you on the local plans. The contact details of the area leads are:
North – Email Duncan O’Farrell email@example.com
West – Email Nikki Niblo firstname.lastname@example.org
East – Email Emma Brown emma.Brown@streetgames.org or Keith Parsons email@example.com
Keep an eye out on the Active Newcastle website and Facebook page for regular updates
Head teachers' Conference
Head teacher's Conference - Friday 28th June 2019 from 8.45 - 3.45 at the Holiday Inn Jesmond
Join us for a fantastic opportunity to shape the vision for the Promise Board next year and beyond.
Cost £75 Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Places are limited so book your place through services to schools as soon as possible
This event is sponsored by Vision
See attached flyer for further details
Can you help Foster a Future and make a difference to a young person.
As a teacher or supporting the education of young children and teenagers, we know what a difference you make to a young person’s life.
We know that a lot of our current Foster Carers have a background in or are involved in Education. Are you thinking you would like to do more to support a child in Newcastle? Could you provide a secure and loving home for children and teenagers who can no longer live with their birth families, we know there are similar motivations to teach, support a child’s education and to foster.
Foster a Future; Newcastle City Council Fostering Service are always in need of foster carers to join our team who have the understanding and desire to provide stability, security and support for children of all ages, backgrounds and different needs. We need carers who can provide long-term, short-term and short break care for teenagers, sibling groups, children with disabilities and children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
The most important qualities we look for are that you have commitment, patience and the ability to share your life and home with children who need stability and security. Whatever your age, ethnicity or personal circumstances, fostering could be for you.
We also have a specialist service Build a Future and we need enthusiastic people experienced in working with hard to engage young people who may have had multiple placements. We want the best outcomes for our children and they need the best full-time care and nurture to achieve this, we offer a full therapeutic service to these kids and a full 24/7 team to you also.
In return, we offer you all the support and training you need with financial packages of up to £400 per week/per child for mainstream fostering and £750 a week for Build a Future whilst you have a young person in placement.
It takes a special type of person to foster, Newcastle City Council can help find the type of fostering that suits you and your family the most.
We welcome applications from all sectors of the community in the North East, so you could be pleasantly surprised. All you really need is a big heart and plenty love to give. We recruit foster carers from within a 50-mile radius of Newcastle upon Tyne
It is a life changing decision for you and your family and the young people you will care for, so what’s stopping you; give us a call on 191 277 2430 or visit https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/fostering or head along to one of our Open Evenings at the Civic Centre, the next one takes place on Tuesday 21 May at 7pm where you can meet the Fostering Team, talk with a Social Worker and a Foster Carer.
Do you have what it takes to change the life of a young person from Newcastle?
Change a child's future. Foster a Future. Build a Future.
Funding to raise the attainment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds
Funding Available to Schools to Raise the Attainment of Children from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber) 5th March 2019
Schools in the North of England can apply for funding from SHINE to help raise the attainment for children from low income homes. The funding is available to try out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale.
The funding aims to address the following priorities:
Ready for School: improving the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communication skills (age 4-5)
Bridging the Gap: supporting vulnerable children who may not meet Age Related Expectations at primary school to make better academic progress during Key Stage 3 (age 9-14)
Flying High: supporting high attaining students to build on their achievements at primary school and stay on a high attaining trajectory during the first few years at secondary school (age 9-14)
The funding is being made available through the educational charity Shine and funding decisions are made four times a year typically in March, June, September and December.
Any grants to non-school organisations, including to other charities, will need to involve a strong element of co-delivery and/or training for schools, with the aim of the project becoming sustainable without SHINE over time.
On average, it takes 3-6 months between initial contact with the SHINE office to a grants decision being reached.
If you have an idea which you think may meet our funding criteria, please submit your idea via the SHINE website or email firstname.lastname@example.org with a basic outline detailing the following points, in no more than 3-4 paragraphs:
An overview of the project and its aims, specifically related to academic attainment in maths, literacy or science;
How it would meet SHINE’s core priorities;
The number of beneficiaries and schools it would reach; and
The overall project budget and size of request to SHINE.
Applications can be submitted at any time.
More info: https://www.shinetrust.org.uk/what-we-do/
Before you let us know about your idea for al project, please read our Application Guidelines, our FAQs, and take a look at examples of projects which have won funding in previous years, which are attached.
May bank holiday 2020 changed for VE Day anniversary
Next year's early May bank holiday will be moved back by four days for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
May Day is traditionally held on a Monday but will be put back to Friday 8 May 2020.
VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. The holiday will form part of a three-day weekend of commemorative events.