Conference for Teaching Assistants

Our TA Network is hosting a conference on Tuesday 16th November 1:00-3:30 at Raven Hall Hotel (Ravenscar, Scarborough YO13 0ET)

The conference will have the focus of ‘Supporting Independence in Learners’ and will be suitable for both primary and secondary TA’s.

The conference is free to attend and a light lunch will be provided.

Guest Speakers will be joining us from the Research Schools Network. Math’s specialists will be modeling the use of manipulatives in a series of short workshops, colleagues from the English hub will be leading phonics workshops.

More sessions to be confirmed. This is a free event and places are limited –  please book via the Eventbrite lin, or contact Catherine Coverdale ( at the North Yorkshire Coast Research School using the email link below for more information.

School Newsletter Stories – September

Barrowcliff School
Date of newsletter: 17/09/21
About: “The children have made a brilliant start, settling well into their new classes, and their calm, mature approach has been great to see.”

Brompton and Sawdon Community Primary School
Date of Newsletter: 24/09/21
About: “The week started with a bang with a music workshop led by Peter Buckby. The children loved experiencing and hearing the different instruments and I know that this has inspired many of them to get involved and have a go themselves at the music school in Scarborough.”

Egton Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Date of newsletter: 24/09/21
About: “The juniors enjoyed their first session building dens and insect houses and of course enjoying a hot chocolate!”

Ruswarp Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Date of newsletter: 24/09/21
About: “The children competed for the first time in what felt like ages and ages on Friday at Caedmon for the KS2 Cross Country. There were over 170 runners competing and our Yr3/4 boys team WON! We are so proud of them all!”

National Centre Computer Education

Get your hands on free physical computing kits!

Transform your computing classes this term with physical computing kits from the National Centre for Computing Education. Class sets of Raspberry Pi Picos, micro:bits, and Crumbles are available to borrow for free from all 34 Computing Hub schools across England. Each tray also comes with accompanying resources to use for key stages 1 to 4. Build fun and engaging projects with your students, from circuits featuring lights, buzzers, motors, sensors, and buttons, to robotic buggies and more!

Find out more: Link

Breakfast Clubs

The National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), run by Family Action, is now open for expressions of interest for the new programme that will run from July 2021 to July 2023. Building on the success of the previous programme, there are 2500 places available, providing schools with up to 2 years of support to run a successful and affordable school breakfast provision.

The offer is available to all schools who have 50% or more children in IDACI bands A-F, eligible Opportunity Area schools will be prioritised and schools are still eligible to apply if they were supported by the previous NSBP programme. Schools who are currently being supported by Magic Breakfast will not be eligible.

The National School Breakfast Programme will provide:

  • Up to two terms of healthy free food delivered to your school from September 2021 to March 2022.
  • Schools will then receive up to four terms of subsidised food, and will be asked to contribute just 25% towards the supply and delivery of breakfast food from April 2022 to July 2023.
  • A knowledgeable school support team, will be on hand to provide remote advice and support to help you get the most from your breakfast provision.
  • Good practice sharing opportunities, resources and the opportunity to learn from a national network of schools.
  • The opportunity to enhance parental engagement on healthy eating and the importance of having a nutritious breakfast each morning.

Schools can sign up to receive the new programme by submitting an expression of interest directly by completing this online form