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Surrey Schools Bulletin - Archived editions
The links will take you straight to the on-line version of the Surrey Schools Bulletin.
The latest issues are on the 'Whats New' page. Remember that you can become a subscriber by contacting the LA.
National education policy and funding changes are transforming education and driving the transition to a schools-led system.
This journey will see roles, responsibilities, lines of accountability and funding arrangements changing. Through the Education in Partnership (EiP) programme, the council is working with education providers and other stakeholders.
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Family Learning in Surrey
Family Learning is funded provision run in partnership with schools and usually on school premises. It aims to engage with and improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and their families.
Family Learning results in a wide range of benefits for children, families and schools: helps to close the attainment gap; improves parental engagement in children's learning; improves pupil behaviour and raises aspirations of children and families.
If a school would like to work with Family Learning to engage with families that they feel would benefit from this funded provision they need to contact by phone or email one of the Assistant Curriculum Managers who will arrange to visit the school and plan a programme together.
We will require the school to provide a suitable room/s for learning, a point of contact in the school and to actively engage and recruit the families for the Family Learning courses. Family Learning provide marketing materials, fully qualified tutors and the resources for the courses..
The link to the Family Learning website is: www.surreycc.gov.uk/familylearning
You can also find Surrey Family Learning on Facebook.
With pupils in year 6 taking their key stage 2 SATs tests this week, and GCSEs and A levels beginning from Monday, assessment will be a key focus for schools across the country.
LKMco and Pearson have published an interim report on the future of assessment. The report reflects the views of teachers, pupils, parents and governing boards. As part of the consultation, governors and trustees took part in focus groups in Birmingham and Essex earlier in the Spring – thank you to those who participated.
The report put forward a number of initial conclusions based on the feedback received so far. Those which will be of particular interest to governors and trustees include:
A final report will be published later in the summer.
Would you like to have your say on assessment?
The online consultation which will feed in to the final report remains open to all governors and trustees serving in primary and secondary schools in England. You don’t need to be an assessment expert to take part; the consultation comprises three short questions about your views on assessment, and some brief questions about you. It will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.
To take part in LKMco and Pearson’s online consultation, please click here.
For more on assessment, visit the NGA Guidance Centre.
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