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Presentations & Links from Director's Briefing - 25th February @ Tickfield Centre
25 Feb
Please see attached the presentations from the Director's Briefing today - DB 25.2.20 - Brin Martin, Director of Learning brinmartin@southend.gov.uk or 01702 215916 Directors Briefing Feb 20 - Gary Bloom, Head of SEND garybloom@southend.gov.uk or 01702 534548 Education Slide Pack 25 2 20 - Caroline McCarron, Associate Director of Partnership & Integration caroline.mccarron2@nhs.net or 01702 215542 Director's Briefing February 25 2020 - David Struthers, Director of South Essex Teaching School Alliance (project lead) d.struthers@setsa.info or 01702 476026 Also please see the link for the article mentioned by Brin from Ofsted re: Making the Cut: How schools respond when they are under financial pressure : https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/866586/Making_the_cut_how_schools_respond_when_they_are_under_financial_pressure.pdf If you have any further questions please get in touch. Thank you
The Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2018-2023
24 Feb
Southend on Sea has provided schools with a new Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The syllabus, written and published by RE Today, has been warmly welcomed by schools and their Religious Education Lead Teachers and members of Southend’s Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education. Feedback is that teachers like the new RE syllabus and pupils are enjoying their RE lessons that are planned and taught from it. The syllabus is structured around the three aims (below) and three strands, Believing, Expressing and Living. The syllabus also contains guidance on the legal status of RE in schools, and academies. It states that the following religions are to be taught: “This agreed syllabus requires that all pupils learn from Christianity in each key stage. In addition, pupils will learn from the principal religions represented in the UK, in line with the law. These are Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism. Furthermore, children from families where non-religious worldviews are held are represented in almost all of our classrooms. These worldviews, including for example Humanism, will also be the focus for study.” (© RE Today Services 2018, Southend Agreed Syllabus for RE, 2018-2023, page 12) The attached extracts from introductory pages 5 – 11 of the new syllabus, are provided to Southend by RE Today, for publishing. They illustrate the purpose and aims of the new syllabus. For Maintained schools, to access an electronic version of the full RE Syllabus, please contact Services for Schools on servicesforschools@southend.gov.uk. For Academies who purchased the RE Syllabus (and any additional schemes of work) and require an electronic version, please contact Services for Schools on servicesforschools@southend.gov.uk.
SoSlam Young Songwriters LAB - deadline 2nd March 2020
14 Feb
Please see below information about applying for the Young Songwriters LAB. This is an opportunity supported by Music on Sea but run by SoSlam in partnership with Metal. For more information please contact: chalkwell@metalculture.com / 01702 470700 soslam@btinternet.com -- OPEN CALL for Young Musicians aged 12 – 18. APPLY HERE! Deadline to apply : 2nd March 2020, 5pm. Dates: 10am – 5pm each day, Tues 14- Sat 18 April 2020 Venue: Chalkwell Hall (in Chalkwell Park), Chalkwell Avenue, Southend SS0 8NB. The Project SoSlam are working with Metal to run a FREE Culture LAB for young singer / songwriters from across the Borough of Southend-on-Sea. Up to 14 young musicians who create their own original material will be given the opportunity to work with each other alongside industry professionals for 5 days at Chalkwell Hall in Chalkwell Park. Over the 5 days you will get the chance to play existing work, workshop with producers, musicians and promoters, and have the time to experiment with different ways of creating and writing new music for live performance and studio recording. The week will include:- – Vocal coaching – Performance technique (on stage and on video) – working in a recording studio – improv / jam sessions – writing new material – learning alongside peer group. Benefits to young songwriters / musicians: – Working together with other like minded young people – Support network of peers – Input from professionals – Opportunity to learn new skills – Inspiration for new ideas – Opportunity for experience (recorded and live) Criteria for Application:- This FREE opportunity is aimed at young people who are: – aged between 12 – 18 years. – creating their own original material – living in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea How to Apply: – Complete the simple application form (link above) – The form asks you to please write 150 words on how you think a LAB like this will help you as a musician / songwriter / performer – The form asks you to send links of examples of your songs / performance to date if available (live gig filmed? / soundcloud / youtube / or other) – Signed permission from a parent / guardian will be required from those under the age of 16. Application Deadline: Monday 2nd March 2020 Successful musicians notified: by Monday 9th March 2020 Representatives from Soslam and Metal will select the winners based on the potential and promise shown and enthusiasm for what the opportunity offers you. All selected musicians MUST be able to attend every day (10-5, Tues 14 – Sat 18 April 2020)