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DAPH - Devon Association of Primary Heads | Update
Summer 2014 - Issue 3
22 May 2014
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 DAPH Briefings 2014
The Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton 
 Tuesday 25 November 2014
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DAPH Summer Briefings 2014
Many thanks to the Headteachers who attended the recent DAPH Summer Briefings at Buckfast and Tiverton. 
A full round-up of key messages and copies of presentations are now available to view.
DAPH Annual School Leadership Conference
16 and 17 October 2014
Saunton Sands Hotel
Keynote speakers
National Pupil Premium Champion
Inspirational speaker & best selling author of
NAHTs Aspire School Improvement Partnership Programme is coming to Devon!
Briefing Session – Thursday 19 June 2014 at 9.30am, Tiverton Hotel
NAHT is bringing Aspire to the South-West, with a view to a number of schools in Devon and Cornwall joining the programme in September. 
In the South-West, The Learning Institute (TLI), based at Callington Community College, will be running the programme in partnership with NAHT and Edison Learning. 
Nick Appleby, from TLI, will be running a briefing for Devon schools interested in taking part in the Aspire School Improvement Partnership Programme.  The session will also be of interest to individuals who would like to become 'Achievement Advisors' for Aspire across the South-West.
An on-line booking will be available shortly but in the meantime if you would like to attend please  contact the DAPH Office email, or call 01392 380518.
Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU) Survey

Schools are invited to participate in a FREE survey that will provide excellent data on your pupils' health behaviours and support future commissioning of services. Schools that have participated previously, have also found the information to be valuable for OFSTED inspections and school improvement work.

The evidence collected will be summarised in an individual report for your school, and the combined evidence from all schools will be used to inform the commissioning of the new proposed Tier 2 emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing service to support schools. This is being undertaken over the next year and further information about this piece of work will shortly be available in a separate bulletin.
Why schools should promote students' health and wellbeing
Education policy shouldn't focus solely on academic attainment'– an article from the British Medical Journal published 13 May 2014.
Safeguarding News
Golden Rules for Information Sharing
David Taylor, Independent Chair of Devon Safeguarding Children Board has recently issued a letter to all professionals working with parents and children reminding them of the 'Golden Rules for Information Sharing'. 
Headteacher Board Elections
Following the recent announcement of the appointment of new Regional Schools Commissioners (RSCs) to take decisions about the academies programme, the election process for Headteacher Boards (HTBs) has now been published.  The duties of the HTBs will include, tackling underperforming academies, advising on new academy provision, assisting in the management of the sponsor market and advising the RSCs on whether to approve or reject applications from academies to make changes.
Targeted Scholarships for Middle Leaders

Potential NPQML candidates in your school who match the criteria, have a last opportunity to apply for a scholarship of £900 towards the NPQML programme fee of £1050.  Application deadline is 24th June 2014.  For further information, contact Carol Littlejohn at Leading Schools South West email or see the NPQML flyer for further information.
National Scholarship Fund Round Four
The NCTL has launched a £1 million Scholarship Scheme for existing teachers and SEN support staff. The fund aims to provide an opportunity for teachers and SEN support staff to deepen their specialist knowledge. The deadline for applications closes on 30th May 2014.
Towards a school-led system: Changes to NCTL's national qualifications and the NCTL membership website
To support the move to a school-led system, NCTL is making changes to the way in which national qualifications for school leaders (NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH), will be delivered in the future. 
In addition, they will be moving a significant amount of their web presence to the GOV.UK website and closing the membership website - from September 2014 membership will no longer be required to access NCTL web content.
Teaching School Evaluation
NCTL has recently published a report on the impact and effectiveness of Teaching Schools.  The report provides a summary of the emerging issues from the early development of case study teaching school alliances (TSA).

Earlier Intervention for School Improvement
NCTL has published a report on its recent Earlier Intervention for School Improvement Symposium.  The aim of this event was to consider how schools can be supported to improve themselves at an early stage.

Primary Data Collection Summer 2014
Babcock LDP has issued guidance, deadline information and key dates for statutory data collection during this term.  For further information contact the Data and Assessment Team, Babcock LDP email.


Elective Home Education
Guidance on the action to be taken by schools when a pupil is removed from the school roll for elective home education has recently been issued to Headteachers, along with the form to be completed and returned to the Professional Lead for Elective Home Education at Babcock LDP.

Universal Infant Free School Meals – Impact on Pupil Premium
Devon County Council has recently issued guidance on how Pupil Premium will be determined once Universal Infant Free School Meals are introduced in September.
Devon Music Education Hub
The Mix Festival, Westpoint Exeter – Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Further information on this 10th Anniversary Event is now available.  To register interest and receive a booking form, contact Babcock LDP email.
Infant and Junior Language Link
Information on Language Link packages has recently been issued.  For further information, contact Babcock LDP email.

Theatre Alibi
Mucky Pup by Daniel Jamieson - For 5–11 year olds
Theatre Alibi's new show, which tours Devon primary and special schools this autumn, concerns a very tidy boy, a very scruffy dog and a very special friendship.
For more details or to register your interest in having a performance ring 01392 217315 or visit the Theatre Alibi website.
'Inclusion for All' Conference – 9 July 2014
Dawlish Community College is holding a Conference 'Inclusion for All' which will look at preventing homophobic bullying and language in schools, raising awareness of trans-gender issues and promoting happiness and well-being.  Target audience - Senior Leaders, Leading Pastoral Staff and Governors in Primary and Secondary Schools.

Feedback from LA Working Groups and Statutory Boards

For full minutes of recent meetings of the Devon Education Forum (DEF) and LA working groups which report to DEF please click here and follow the appropriate links. The next meeting of DEF will take place on 26 June 2014.
DAPH Primary Schools Members: 
Martyn Boxall email, Jamie Stone email, Paul Walker email, (all L/A Maintained) & Jonathan Bishop email (Academy)
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