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Summer term 2021

Monday 19 July all schools newsletter

  • Summer In the City
  • Elephant Exhibition 
  • Teacher CPD Service
  • London Sports Trust Summer Activities
  • Black History Network Session 22 July 2021
  • School admissions - Hints & Tips 2022

Monday 12 July 2021 All schools newsletter

  • Summer in the City 
  • Fully funded Bridging the Gap Course
  • Fulham Palace
  • Imperial and supporting Maker Challenge document
  • Making Art & Music
  • Integrated Sexual Health and Substance Abuse Misuse Service for Young People
  • London Youth Games
  • Outdoor learning
  • School admissions - Hints & Tips

Monday 5 July all schools newsletter

  • Summer in the City – FREE Activity Programme 
  • Eyecare template
  • Imperial Maker challenge 
  • Prevent 
  • Covid survey for schools

Monday 28 June all schools newsletter

  • Summer Reading Challenge 
  • Maker Challenge Imperial College 
  • Transition Choice and Advice Sessions 
  • Funding for Secondary Schools 
  • Headteachers Wellbeing Support for Local Authorities
  • Summer LBHF NQT – Update 5 

Monday 21 June all schools newsletter

  • Imperial – Maker Challenge
  • Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park create new primary school partnership
  • Imperial Apprenticeships 
  • Music Hub
  • Numberfit Maths Competition
  • Climate Education Survey 
  • NQT Update
  • Writers Festival 

Monday 14 June all schools newsletter

Monday 7 June all schools newsletter

  • Green Doctors training
  • Secondary School transfer process
  • Summer LBHF NQT update from Julie Shaw
  • Transport for London – Travelling to and from school
  • GLA Free resources – Jason Lever

Monday 24 May all schools newsletter

  • NQTs
  • Teaching Commission
  • Early Language and Communication
  • Year 6 Transition
  • Changes to School Admission Code
  • Writers Festival
  • Military Awards
  • Clean Careers
  • Requesting WLTTA ITT Primary Places
  • Requesting WLTTA ITT Secondary Places
  • Secondary RE Session
  • Schools Budget Returns 
  • Digital inclusion survey

Monday 17 May 2021 all schools newsletter

  • Transition to Secondary Workshop – Part 2 
  • National Smile Month
  • ASE Parent and Carers Champions Handbook
  • White City Project
  • Summer 2021 Pupil Census

Monday 10 May 2021 all schools newsletter

  • RE in Community Newsletter Summer Term.
  • BigAsk Template 
  • Transition Reminder 
  • VRAA webinar 
  • Sex Education Forum 
  • Pupil Census
  • Summer NQT Induction
  • AssessNet
  • Founder4Schools
  • Transition
  • London Youth Games 

Tuesday 4 May 2021 all schools newsletter

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid OnlineTraining Sessions
  • LGBT Session
  • RE – 2 Day Course
  • Covid 19 Ventilation in Schools 
  • Family learning Courses 
  • Triborough Music Hub  

Monday 26 April 2021 all schools newsletter

  • Transition to Secondary Workshop
  • Global Acts of Unity workshop
  • Music Hub, 2021-22 Academic Year – Services for Schools
  • NATRE Secondary RE Survey 2021
  • Thames Federation is delighted to welcome the new Executive Headteacher, Anne-Marie Strachan
  • Residents of H&F can apply for £10,000 grant to make their home energy efficient

Monday 19 April 2021 all schools newsletter

  1. Prevent template plus attachment - Votes for Schools
  2. SACRE: RE in Community Schools information and update
  3. Careers that Save the Planet
  4. LSCP - Final LSCP Letter to schools Everyone’s Invited Website. 
  5. EYFS Reforms
  6. Young Carers Conference
  7. Violence Reduction Alliance meeting

Spring term 2021

Monday 29 March 2021 all schools newsletter

  1. LGBTQ 
  2. EYFS reforms 
  3. Black history events
  4. Young People – Violence Intervention Project
  5.  Family Services update
  6.  Urbanwise re Summer Term Projects
  7. Assessnet – Paul Barton

Monday 22 March 2021 all schools newsletter

  1. Maker Challenge Easter 2021
  2. GLA Information 
  3. NQT Information
  4. LBHF Music Hub
  5. Black History 
  6. Vaccinations for school staff
  7. Easter School Clubs 
  8. GAP Project – Michelle Rebelo
  9. Nominations for Youth Awards

Monday 15 March 2021 all schools newsletter

  • DfE Information regarding Workforce Fund for Eligible Schools
  • Nominations for Youth Awards – update to bulletin from last week
  • Chelsea FC offer to schools 

Monday 8 March 2021 all schools newsletter

  • Applications now open | Maker Challenge Easter 2021
  • Eye and Hearing Testing for Pupils in Reception & Year 1
  • Update from the Schools Finance Team:  Government Consultation – Get Buying for Schools Service
  • Virtual Youth Achievement Awards
  • Free Resources for Schools from Fulham Palace Historic House and Garden
  • National Portrait Gallery LGBTQ+ History Month resources
  • FREE Wellbeing workshop for Schools from KidZania London

Monday 22 February 2021 all schools newsletter

  • H&F Youth Led Video on COVID
  • H&F Black History Event: Wednesday 24th February 2021
  • Applications now open | Maker Challenge Easter 2021

Monday 8 February 2021 all schools newsletter

  • All you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine but were afraid to ask
  • Schools Finance Update - Pupil Premium Grant 21-22 and SFVS 20-21
  • Tri-borough Music Hub Strategic Review
  • Google Classroom & Other Digital Platform Training To Support Families with Blended Learning
  • February Half Term Free Sports Safe Camp
  • Applications now open | Maker Challenge Easter 2021
  • H&F Apprentice virtual event on Friday 12 February 2021

Monday 1 February 2021 all schools newsletter

  • Race Equality Week, 1-7 February
  • Harmful Practices Operational Group Invite: Zero Tolerance for FGM Event
  • Essential Black History Lectures :  All Free !!!

Monday 25 January 2021 all schools newsletter

  • Book your Covid test today
  • Spring term 2021 updated schools contact list
  • Fulham Football Club Lockdown Challenges for Young people.
  • Chelsea Football Club Opportunity for aged 14+
  • RE in Community Schools Spring Term 2021
  • “My View” Community Art Project

Monday 18 January 2021 all schools newsletter

  • Book your Covid test today
  • Spring 2021 Pupil Census
  • Free school meals during lockdown update
  • Designated Safeguarding Leads Refresher Training
  • National consultation on Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021
  • FREE Family Jewellery Making Courses

Monday 11 January 2021 all schools newsletter

  • Get laptops and tablets for children who cannot attend school due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Digital update and H&F schools Covid-19 digital survey
  • Supporting access to education and school attendance
  • Support for Schools During Lockdown 3 from Music Hub
  • Schools’ Finance Update: Budgets 21-22 – January 21 Workshops Slides
  • Spring 2021 Pupil Census
  • Book your Covid-19 test today

Tuesday 5 January 2021 all schools newsletter

  • Book your Covid-19 test today
  • Applications now open | Maker Challenge 2021
  • Course: School Budget Workshops

Autumn term 2020

Monday 14 December 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Applications now open | Maker Challenge 2021
  • Latest events and programmes for local residents from Imperial College London
  • Course: School Budget Workshops
  • Chelsea Football Club Scoring for Health

Monday 7 December 2020 all schools newsletter

  • H&F Black History Education: Free Presentation
  • Lyric Theatre Hammersmith – Online Version of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas
  • Phonics Screening Check Data Collection - REMINDER
  • PEO Newsletter - November

Monday 23 November 2020 all schools newsletter

  • H&F Childcare Sufficiency Assessment - Parent Survey
  • Phonics Screening Check Data Collection

Monday 16 November 2020 all schools newsletter

  • School admission arrangements consultations 2022-23
  • Family Learning Programme by H&F Adult Learning & Skills Service
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)  and International Human Rights Day
  • Autumn NQT Induction update 3
  • 2021-22 Schools Budget Consultation
  • London Youth Games
  • 0-19 (25) Healthy Child Programme services consultation

Monday 9 November 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Show Racism the Red Card workshops
  • Course: School Budget Workshops
  • Music in Schools/Settings: Autumn 2020
  • Business Permit for Key Workers Scheme
  • Classroom Furniture Flora Gardens Primary School

Monday 2 November 2020 all schools newsletter

  • November 2020 School Workforce Census
  • 0-19 (25) Healthy Child Programme services consultation
  • CYP SEND Advisory Board

Monday 19 October 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Autumn NQT Induction update
  • Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School: Proposed Admissions Arrangements 2022/23
  • Schools Employment Law Conference Webinar on 1 December 2020

Monday 12 October 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Closure of Hammersmith Bridge - letter to headteachers from Cllr Stephen Cowan
  • 0-19 (25) Healthy Child Programme services consultation
  • Young Healthwatch Westminster

Monday 5 October 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Prevent Education Officer Newsletter - September
  • Welsh Rugby Union (WRU)

Monday 28 September 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Staying Safe in Schools when they reopen
  • Staying Safe in Schools and the continuity of education
  • Autumn 2020 Pupil Census – reminder  

Monday 21 September 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Briefing note from H&F health and safety about HSE spot check phone calls
  • Letter to parents - should I send my child to school?
  • Autumn 2020 Pupil Census
  • Education meetings schedule information
  • School Contact List - Autumn 2020
  • Music Hub Digital Christmas Festival: Sign-up
  • Out of year and deferment requests
  • Snap Education Offering PSHE relatable Education to Young People
  • Applications for the Maker Challenge now open!

Monday 14 September 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Welcome back to school bulletins for parents and carers
  • Where to get tested for COVID-19
  • School Forum Membership Vacancies
  • Updated schools contact list
  • Guide to Police Complaints Procedure for Young People
  • Westminster Abbey Virtual Classrooms and Schools Outreach
  • LBHF School Health Directory – Version 3
  • KidZania London’s New In-Class Workshops
  • Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2022-23

Monday 7 September 2020 all schools newsletter

  • The Windrush Experience Education Workshops
  • TFL Travel Advice - September 2020
  • Summer Term 2020 – NQT Update 5 Registration and Prep for new year
  • PEO Newsletter July 2020
  • Autumn NQT Induction update 1
  • Guide to Police Complaints Procedure for Young People
  • Supporting the mental health of children and young people of the African diaspora
  • LAMDA Shakespeare in Schools Tour
  • Staying Safe in Schools when they reopen – September 2020
  • Reception Year Early Language Programme 2020 to 2021
  • Guidance on face coverings for schools
  • Youth Gambling and Gaming Awareness Online Training
  • Music Hub Education Update
  • Engine Off School Workshop and Idling Challenges
  • Letter from Minister Ford to children and young people with SEND and those who support them
  • Secondary School Transfer information
  • Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on schools and childcare reopening
  • Hate Crime Information - Young People

Monday 1 September 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Secondary School Admissions
  • Information and guidance for return to school September 2020
  • Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on schools and childcare reopening coversheet
  • TfL advice on supporting safe and sustainable journeys
  • Working together to Safeguard Children - Level One

Summer term

Monday 13 July 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Minimising contact and maintaining distance
  • Diversifying and Decolonising the Curriculum - Free online event 21st July 2020
  • Music In Schools – Curriculum Teaching; and Instrumental Teaching
  • AccessHE Connect – July 2020
  • Transition Choice and Advice Sessions for Years 5 and 6 parents and pupils
  • Summer Term 2020 – NQT Update 5
  • DfE COVID Summer Food Fund – 2020 (Please note this is an update version incorporating all the new information with links)

Monday 6 July 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Imperial College Poster on home schooling for parents support
  • Education Resources for Srebrenica Memorial Week
  • DfE and PHE Webinar on returning to school and students mental wellbeing 
  • SASH Support for Schools on Relationships and Sex Education
  • DfE COVID Summer Food Fund
  • Kooth: Free mental health support for young people
  • Music Education – Covid Support for Schools
  • PEO Newsletter – June 2020
  • Call for Research project WCO
  • Lyric Hammersmith online summer projects: Filmmaking, Acting for Film and TV
  • Schools Finance Team Update - Schools COVID-19 Expenditure claim

Monday 29 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Home Learning Support for Parents
  • Hot Weather Advice – Summer 2020
  • LBHF Collaborative Curriculum Training Primary and Nursery Schools
  • LA Education Briefing Document – 25th June 2020
  • Relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • LBHF Summer Term 2020 – NQT Update 4
  • Family Support - Return to school programme
  • We Rise Together

Wednesday 25 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Peer research survey

Monday 22 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Message to all school business professionals
  • Family Support – Parental Conflict Courses
  • First Aid During COVID 19
  • SACRE Newsletter Summer Term 2020 V5 – Primary
  • LA EDUCATION BRIEFING 16 June
  • We Rise Together

Monday 15 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • We Rise Together
  • Youth Focused Communication on Covid-19 3rd edition produced by the H&F Youth Council
  • Summer Term 2020 – NQT Update
  • Letter to Heads - Update on Track and Trace
  • First Aid During COVID 19

Wednesday 10 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Critical Incident and Policy Development
    • Book 1 Critical Incident Guide
    • Book 2 Information for Headteachers
    • Book 3 Coming back to school
  • School Health and Safety SLA guidance
  • LGBQT Free Webinars June 2020
  • DFE allows a “grace period” for introducing the new RSE curriculum
  • Staying Safe in Schools when they reopen
    • COVID-19 Checklist for LBHF Schools
    • Contact tracing letter to Headteachers
    • Staying safe in schools when they reopen – Guidance

Monday 8 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • LA education briefing document – 4 June 2020
  • Critical Incident and Policy Development
    • Book 3 - Coming back to school guidance
  • Music Hub SLA Clinic for Headteachers
  • Prevent Education Officer Newsletter – May 2020
    • George Floyd resources
    • COVID-19 appendix on-line safety

Monday 01 June 2020 all schools newsletter

  • LA education briefing document – 26 May 2020
  • Secondment Opportunity – Thames Federation
  • Changed Music Hub SLA for Schools
  • Raising Awareness on Domestic Servitude
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) update

Wednesday 20 May 22020 all schools newsletter

  • LA Education briefing document 19 May 2020
  • Staff wellbeing survey template - coversheet
  • Secretary of State for Education’s statement on coronavirus
  • Agreed Syllabus Conference

Monday 18 May 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Updated school contact list May 2020
  • QA session with National Prevent Co-ordinator
  • Back to school preparing for a potential phased reopening of schools' webinar
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) – Guidance and Findings 
  • Simple science activities to do at home and the latest Imperial news on COVID-19 – Imperial College

Wednesday 13 May 2020 all schools newsletter

  • New science activities to do at home – Imperial College
  • Building Resilience – Returning to School Programme
  • Guidance issued by the DfE on 2 May 2020 re schools (Education and childcare settings) re-opening
  • LA Education Briefing Document – COVID 19

Monday 4 May 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Reducing the Burden on Educational Settings
  • Founders 4 Schools – Free Career Masterclass
  • Support for Schools from Music Hub
  • Updated DfE Guidance on School Closures and updated LGA Employment Law FAQ’s
  • Tutors Green – Additional Tutor and LSA Support to All Schools from LBHF approved agency
  • PEO Newsletter – April 2020
  • Resources from Principal Educational Psychologist

Wednesday 29 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • H&F Education Team Update on COVID-19 coversheet
  • GOV.UK guidance for educational settings coversheet

Monday 27 April 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Open letter from Secretary of State
  • Inner London Borough 0-19 Children`s Services
  • County Lines Information for Parents and Carers
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Guidance from LGA and the NHS
  • Parks commissions of school's use of borough's parks
  • DfE temporary extension of eligibility for free school meals

Wednesday 22 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • New Science Activities at Home
  • Safeguarding in Schools – Newsletter Briefing April 2020
  • Active School Hero
  • COVID19 Safeguarding in Schools Document. Version 2 coversheet
  • Youth Focused Communication on COVID-19; produced by the H&F Youth Council – 2nd editio
  • Staying Safe in Schools
  • Checking Temperatures / PPE Reordering

Monday 20 April 2020 all schools newsletter 

  • School admissions appeals 2020
  • Notfication regarding GCSE and A-Level results 2020
  • Parks commissions of school's use of borough's parks

Easter break - COVID-19 updates

15 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • School funding: exceptional costs associated with coronavirus for period March to July 2020 coversheet

14 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Parent-Guardian Online Radicalisation Information and Support 
  • Update on free school meals
  • COVID-19 Guidance for schools and other educational settings 
  • Easter education hubs - LBHF weekly briefing

6 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • FREE Staff Assistance Programme access
  • Stephen Lawrence Day – resources for children and young people

Spring term 2020

3 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Minister Ford’s Open Letter 
  • Safeguarding during Covid-19 - Version 1
  • Coronavirus: Central West BCU Local Update 16

1 April 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • National Voucher Scheme for Free School Meals
  • Youth Focused Communication on COVID-19; produced by the H&F Youth Council
  • Free Audible Stories coversheet
  • Open Letter from Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP – Secretary of State coversheet
  • Coronavirus: safeguarding in schools – Govt. guidance coversheet
  • Coronavirus: Central West BCU Local Update 15

30 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Update from the SEND Service for parents and carers on arrangements in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Hammersmith & Fulham.
  • COVID-19 - Car Parking for Key Workers in Hammersmith & Fulham
  • GOV.UK updated guidance for schools about temporarily closing
  • GOV.UK updated guidance on safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers

25 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Staying safe in schools - guidance for teachers and students
  • Governing in challenging circumstances business continuity and holding virtual meetings)
  • Important Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank Notice
  • Open letter to SEND Sector
  • Workplace First Aid Online Training Course

23 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Daily email message from DfE 22 March 2020
  • School Health Teams referral form
  • H&F Foodbank update
  • Postponement of 2020 UK Youth Parliament and Youth Mayor Elections

20 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Letter from Cllr Larry Culhane
  • Letter from minister of education to education sector
  • A message from BCU Commander, Chief Superintendent Helen Harper from the Metropolitan Police and local update
  • DfE information regarding the cancellation of 2019-20 national assessments
  • Free School Meals pupils – letter from H&F to Head Teachers
  • Council Contracted School Meals – Interserve and Caterlink
  • Postponement of the 2020 UK Youth Parliament and Youth Mayor Elections

18 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • Council Leader's letter to Headteachers
  • DfE guidance on recording pupil absence (Covid19)
  • NQT update
  • Update on The Invention Rooms and our community engagement activities

17 March 2020 all schools newsletter COVID-19 update

  • New social distancing measures
  • Guidance for people who have to self isolate
  • Ofsted inspection activity

16 March 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Covid-19 Virus advice

9 March 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Spring NQT update 4
  • Ramadam guidance for fasting
  • DfE music education call for evidence
  • Social inclusion and loneliness initiative
  • GLA teacher training recruitment fair at City Hall
  • GLA opportunities for schools 2020
  • Interactive workshops available for KS2 and KS3
  • New Reception Baseline Assessment for September 2020

2 March 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Admission Arrangements 2021-2022 Cardinal Vaughan School
  • Leading Reading Conference (plus flyer)
  • Access to HE Degree Apprenticeship (plus flyer)
  • The RENA Initiative (plus flyer)
  • Coronavirus LBHF Update (plus flyer)
  • Promotion - World Book Day, Ruby's Worry

24 February 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Covid-19 Virus advice
  • Lena Gardens equipment available
  • New music hub SLA 2020-21
  • Agenda for SBM/SAO Network meeting 17/03/20
  • Local English Hub
  • Dynamically different classrooms
  • Hammersmith & Fulham Achievement Awards - nominations are now live!
  • Promotion - Trees of Hope

13 February 2020 all schools newsletter special - Coronavirus 

10 February 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Reducing Parental conflict & Building Relationships for Stronger Families
  • Coronavirus – information and guidance for H&F staff
  • Optimise your use of the Apprenticeship Levy: FREE half-day workshop on 6 March 2020
  • Statement from Fulham Cross Academy Trust: Permission to change gender intake
  • Minutes from SBM / SAO Network Meeting 28.01.20

3 February 2020 all schools newsletter

  • NQT Induction Spring Term Update 2
  • National Theatre Collection now available free for state schools across the UK in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Free Period Products Available for Schools
  • Jack Tizard School Moving On Transition Fair

27 January 2020 all schools newsletter

  • Health & Safety Newsletter-Spring 2020
  • Spring term 2020 schools contact list published
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
  • AAT (Asbestos Awareness Training)
  • Emerging Leadership for SEND
  • Key Stage 1 writing. Standardisation – agreement trialling 31 March 2020
  • Childnet Film Competition 2020
  • Key Stage 2 writing. Standardisation – agreement trialling 1 April 2020
  • NQT Induction Spring Term Update 2

20 January 2020 all schools newsletter

  • School Health Team H&F Directory 2020
  • LA EYFS profile moderation guidance 2020
  • Guidance on Promoting and Managing Continence
  • Personal Development CPD
  • Mental Health CPD
  • Primary MFL Good Practice Network
  • Youth Council Open Session and Recruitment

13 January 2020 all schools newsletter

  • January 2020 Pupil Census
  • Live webcast with Holocaust survivor Susan Pollack MBE
  • Asbestos awareness training
  • H&F Civic Honours nominations
  • Reducing parental conflict and building relationships for stronger families
  • Spring term 2020 schools contact list publlished
  • SAO / SBM meeting 28 Jan 2020
  • Fulham FC Foundation Sports Coaching in Schools
  • STEM Sixth Form Visit
  • Young Master Chef of the Year
  • Kensington & Chelsea College open days