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Wider Learning Blog – Issue 1 – 13 June 2019

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Welcome back to a brand new term. I hope you all had a well-earned rest and are ‘geared up’ for the term ahead.

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BEP Blog – Issue 85 – 29 April 2019

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Welcome back to a brand new term. I hope you all had a well-earned rest and are ‘geared up’ for the term ahead.

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BEP Blog – Issue 84 – 8 April 2019

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Here at BEP HQ, we are delighted to welcome Emma Arnott to our team to help us run more city-wide projects.

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BEP Blog – Issue 83 – 1 April 2019

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Although we are approaching the end of term I thought it may be useful to give you a quick reminder about reading twilight’s…

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BEP Blog – Issue 82 – 25 March 2019

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Following on from my blog last week, the good news is I have found a Secondary school who has been part of the new Ofsted framework pilot…

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BEP Blog – Issue 81 – 18 March 2019

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I thought I would bring you an update with a couple of future events you may well be interested in. Three primary schools in the city volunteered…

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BEP Blog – Issue 80 – 11 March 2019

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Just a couple of updates from me. A few exciting events coming up in the next few days for a number of you.

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BEP Blog – Issue 79 – 4 March 2019

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Well the first week back flew by in a flurry of activity and we were delighted to host the Key Stage 4 Families of Schools event last Thursday.

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BEP Blog – Issue 78 – 25 February 2019

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I hope you had a good week off and are well ready for the half term ahead. Before we broke up we ran a couple of excellent Ofsted briefings for Headteachers…

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BEP Blog – Issue 77 – 11 February 2019

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I hope you had a good weekend and are looking forward to getting some family time next week. On the BEP newsletter last week…

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BEP Blog – Issue 76 – 4 February 2019

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Last week we had a really excellent CPD day for Primaries on Vocabulary from Jean Gross and from Gary Wilson on Raising Boys Achievement

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BEP Blog – Issue 75 – 28 January 2019

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Last week was a really busy one for me.  We had a really successful Families of Schools event for KS2…

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BEP Blog – Issue 74 – 21 January 2019

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We had some really great feedback from the DfE based on our termly monitoring report at the end of last term.

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BEP Blog – Issue 73 – 14 January 2019

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We are running many events this term for all schools in the City (all of which can be found on our web site)Secondary Colleagues – Tim is sending you a letter which you will get in the post…

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BEP Blog – Issue 72 – 7 January 2019

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I hope you all had a good rest and enjoyed Christmas. Here at BEP HQ we finished the term with some really good Ofsteds…

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BEP Blog – Issue 71 – 17 December 2018

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Well as we approach the last week all that I need to do is to wish you all a very Happy Christmas…

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BEP Blog – Issue 70 – 10 December 2018

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I hope you had a restful weekend now that the ‘mad dash to Bethlehem’ is in full swing! In amongst all of this I am not sure how many of you noticed, but now that SSIF funding…

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BEP Blog – Issue 69 – 3 December 2018

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I am not sure if you are aware, but Ofsted have been holding a number of consultation events regarding the new framework.

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BEP Blog – Issue 68 – 26 November 2018

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Gosh wasn’t it cold at the end of last week?!! I know a few schools had problems with boilers and had to shut, I hope all these problems are now sorted and you are all warm again.

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BEP Blog – Issue 67 – 19 November 2018

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As we approach the end of term I am busy helping schools to find staff for next term.

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BEP Blog – Issue 66 – 12 November 2018

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I trust you had a good weekend. I spent most of yesterday watching the events to commemorate the end of World War 1.

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BEP Blog – Issue 65 – 5 November 2018

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At the end of last term, we had a reading CPD session on how to ensure children read more fluently. It was an excellent day and we are looking now to provide further support for other schools on reading fluency, so please keep your eye on my weekly ‘post cards’. 

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BEP Blog – Issue 64 – 22 October 2018

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Last week I met with Rosina Alyas, Deputy Headteacher at Hall Green Infant School, who has been part of a 3-year project on Mathematical Reasoning for Year 2 teachers.

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BEP Blog – Issue 63 – 15 October 2018

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Writing of get-together’s and celebrations, the Primary Families of Schools event was a massive success on Friday with over 100 of us in a room reviewing our data as families.

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BEP Blog – Issue 62 – 8 October 2018

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I am really looking forward to seeing over 100 of you at our primary Families of Schools event on Friday.

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