MAY BLOG

Hello Everyone,

I am writing this on a crisp sunny day so I hope you are too! We are delighted that Lindsey Martin has re-joined the One Cumbria Team in her Assistant Director role and I am sure you will be receiving emails and news from her shortly.

It has been a busy half term at One Cumbria and the next few months seem busy too, so please digest the information in this blog/newsletter and if you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Best wishes,

Tina

News and information in this blog:

 

  • Case Study – Embracing the ECF and NPQs to drive School Improvement and Teacher Development – Ullswater Community College
  • NPQ Update
  • One Cumbria Appropriate Body
  • ECT registration for September 2024 start
  • Early Career Framework – Dates for Summer term 2, including Year 2 ECF Induction in July!
  • One Cumbria Contacts

 

 

CASE STUDY – EMBRACING THE ECF AND NPQS TO DRIVE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT AND TEACHER DEVELOPMENT – ULLSWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

We are delighted that the Teaching School Hub Council has published a case study about the wonderful work that happens at Ullswater Community College. You can read it here:

https://onecumbria.education/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/One-Cumbria-Case-Study-Embracing-the-ECF-and-NPQs-to-drive-school-improvement-and-teacher-development.pdf

 

NPQ UPDATE

The DfE has announced the NPQ funding for the next cohort. They have confirmed that there will be scholarship funding for the October 2024 cohort, targeting those teachers and leaders who work in the most challenging schools or educational settings, serving more disadvantaged communities.

 

Scholarship funding to cover the full NPQ course cost will be available to teachers and leaders from:

  • the 50% of schools with the highest proportion of students who attract pupil premium funding
  • 16 to 19 educational settings identified as having high disadvantage
  • For the early years leadership NPQ, highly disadvantaged early years settings will also be eligible.

Scholarships will continue to be available to all teachers and leaders from publicly funded schools and 16 to 19 educational organisations for the following NPQs:

  • NPQLPM
  • NPQ for SENCOs
  • NPQH
  • EHCO

There will be a capped number of 10,800 scholarship places. For context, previous October cohorts have been around 20,000, so this is about half the size of current cohorts. Funding for the April 2025 cohorts and beyond has not been confirmed.

What does this mean for us and what are our next steps?

We are working with our Lead provider Teach First on the offer we can proceed with. Until we have a definitive list of schools that are eligible for scholarship funding, the cost of each NPQ if scholarship funding is not available and the numbers that w are allowed to recruit we cannot open for applications. However, if you are interested in applying for a NPQ to begin in the Autumn term, please express your interest on this form so we can email you directly:

https://forms.gle/7gNLLeixuANqaccr9

ONE CUMBRIA APPROPRIATE BODY UPDATE

Please ensure all assessment reports and progress reviews ae completed by 1st July 2024.

If this is a formal assessment period then the Headteacher will also need to log in to Mosaic and complete the Headteacher comment.

If your ECT is completing induction in the Summer term and we receive their report by 1st July, they will receive their completion letter at school before the end of term.

If you cannot access Mosaic, please contact the AB Lead, Jacqui Wilson WILSONJ@onecumbria.education

 

ECT REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2024 START

Have you or are you employing an ECT for a September 2024 start?

The DFE service does not open for registrations until 24th June 2024. However, you can register with One Cumbria Appropriate Body for both AB service and ECF before this date and we will remind you by email to register with the DFE when their service opens.

If you are a school new to One Cumbria then please email Tina Beddoe and she will guide you through next steps: BEDDOET@onecumbria.education

If you already use Mosaic, please register your ECT using the “Add new ECT” button and complete all the pages.

We look forward to working with new ECTs and their mentors, so please sign us as soon as you can!

 

EARLY CAREER FRAMEWORK – DATES FOR SUMMER TERM 2

 

Module 6 Seminars for those who started the ECF in September 2023 are as follows:

Year 1 ECTs (SEPTEMBER 2023 starters):

DateVenue
17th June 4pm – 5pmVirtual 1 of 2
24th June 1pm – 4pmCarlisle (Fusehill Campus)
25th June  1pm – 4pmKendal venue – TBC
25th June 1pm – 4pmSt Gregory and St Patrick’s Infant School, Whitehaven
27th June 1pm – 4pmVictoria Academy, Barrow
1st July 4pm – 5pmVirtual 2 of 2

 

Year 1 mentors (SEPTEMBER 2023 STARTERS)

DateVenue
24th June, 4pm – 5pmVirtual
24th June 4.30pm – 5.30pmCarlisle (Fusehill Campus)
25th June, 4.30pm – 5.30pmKemdal Venue – TBC
25th June, 4.30pm – 5.30pmSt Gregory and St Patrick’s Infant School, Whitehaven
27th June, 4.30pm – 5.30pmVictoria Academy, Barrow

 

Please ensure you have competed the booking form to book your place on one of the sessions. BOOKING FORMS CLOSE AT 10am on 10th June 2024:

ECTS: https://forms.gle/mizM7v95CippiNez7

Mentors: https://forms.gle/AZ45yPQ981mmWkgL6

ECF YEAR 2 INDUCTIONS

If you are staying in post as a teacher and mentor and will be with One Cumbria for Year 2 of the Early Career Framework in September 2024, then please attend the Induction to Year 2 sessions in July:

In person sessions:

9am-12pm – Mentors

1pm – 4pm – ECTs

Venue: Rheged

Dates: 3rd July 2024, 5th July 2024, 8th July 2024

Virtual session

9am – 12pm – mentors

1pm – 4pm – ECTS

9th July 2024

Please book your place here:

https://forms.gle/PBCLLhEN6586fbRh8

 

 

 

Module 3 Seminars for those who started the ECF in January 2024 are as follows:

ECT Module 4 Seminar 118/06/24
Mentor Module 4 seminar25/06/24
ECT Module 4 Seminar 202/07/24

Jon and Lee, your facilitators will send you the joining links for these virtual sessions.

For those who started the ECF in April 2024:

Please carry on with your extended induction activities.

ONE CUMBRIA CONTACT DETAILS:

Director                      Judith Schafer                       schaferj@onecumbria.education

Deputy Director         Tina Beddoe              beddoet@onecumbria.education

Assistant Director     Lindsey Martin                      martinl@onecumbria.education

ITT Lead                     Jacqui Percival                      percivalj@onecumbria.education

AB lead                      Jacqui Wilson                        wilsonj@onecumbria.education

TSH Manager             Fiona Davidson                     davidsonf@onecumbria.education