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Weekly Newsletter: Issue 211 – Friday 15th February 2019
15 Feb
In the newsletter this week: a message from The Learning Service, Purchasing 2019/20 Packages and Services, Spring 19 SEN Top Up Funding Schedules, Southend Schools Workload and Wellbeing, Come and Sing Workshop, School Nurse Consultation, Music on Sea Student Bursary Application Deadline, The Music Man Project UK Workshops for Primary Schools, SEN Bulletin, Governor Focus, events and document deadlines for February & March and the latest news from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Southend Learning Network.
Important - Transition Dates for 2019 Year 6 to Year 7
14 Feb
Southend School Transition Dates (List updated 12.02.19): 2019 Those schools holding only one day of transition on Friday 5th July 2019: Belfairs Academy Cecil Jones Academy Chase High School Futures Community College Shoeburyness High School Southend High School for Boys Southend High School for Girls St Bernard's High School The Eastwood Academy Westcliff High School for Boys Those schools holding two days of transition on Thursday 4th July 2019 and Friday 5th July 2019: St Thomas More High School Westcliff High School for Girls Essex secondary schools dates to follow.
Come and Sing CPD training
14 Feb
Do you sing in school? Here is your chance to develop your choir directing skills. For all levels of confidence and ability. Free development day delivered by Music on Sea. Friday 29th March 2019, 9.00am - 2.45pm at The Tickfield Centre Working in partnership with the Come and Sing Company, Music on Sea are delighted to offer a day of CPD to KS1/2, KS3 teachers, Music Leads and Choir Directors. The Come and Sing Company’s co-founders, Tom Appleton and Elenor Bowers-Jolley, will lead a series of discussions, presentations and practical sessions on topics such as conducting skills, vocal technique and show examples of suitable repertoire and resources available for young singers – much of which is free! In the afternoon, we will be joined by children from a local primary school choir when participants will be given the chance to put into practice some of the skills they have learnt throughout the day. The Come and Sing Company are also available to come into your setting at a later date to provide more one-one advice tailored to your individual needs. Music on Sea has a commitment to support schools to deliver the singing strategy and music is currently becoming high profile on the OFSTED framework. Book now at