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BEP Blog – Issue 94 – 4 November 2019

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Good Morning Everyone, I don’t know about you but last week simply flew by!  I hope you all had a chance to relax.  Just before we broke up, the DfE released some guidance on ‘Pupil Premium Strategy Statements’ for all types of schools.  It includes both blank templates and completed examples and also suggests various reading, […]

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BEP Blog – Issue 93 – 21st October 2019

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Good Morning Everyone, Another amazingly busy half term draws to a close.  Just a couple of things from me this week.  Good news for KS4 2019 results.  Overall indications show a positive improvement in performance for most measures, Progress 8 average is above national, Birmingham average 0.09 whereas national at -0.03.  Which means Birmingham children are making more progress than similar children […]

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BEP Blog – Issue 92 – 14th October 2019

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Good Morning Everyone, I trust you had a good weekend.  Thank you so much to the almost 200 of you who have given feedback through our annual survey.  We are going to try and reach 220 before we close the ‘window’. Your time is very much appreciated.At our conference some of you attended a workshop to […]

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BEP Blog – Issue 91 – 7th October 2019

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Good Morning Everyone, Thank you so much to those of you who have taken the time to complete our Conference evaluation and our BEP survey.  We are busy collating the feedback and will share it with you as soon as it is complete.  Chrissie Grafton will also be ringing 10% of you for more detailed feedback, […]

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BEP Blog – Issue 90 – 30th September 2019

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Good Morning Everyone, I hope you had a good weekend.  It was absolutely fantastic to see so many of you at our Conference last week and thank you for your messages about how useful you found the two days.  We know, however, that some sessions and workshops were more useful than others and we really need […]

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BEP Blog – Issue 89 – 23rd September 2019

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Good Morning Everyone, I hope this Monday morning finds you well. Just a few bits of useful information from me this week.James McNeillie has asked me to draw your attention to the following leaflet (applicable to both maintained and academy schools) particularly in terms of the information that is asked to be available to inspectors. It […]

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BEP Blog – Issue 88 – 16th September 2019

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Good Morning Everyone, I hope you had a relaxing weekend.  Here at BEP HQ we are all on full throttle as we make the final preparations for our annual Conference.  Please do join us if you possibly can, as every keynote speaker and workshop is designed to be thought provoking and helpful to all our school […]

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BEP Blog – Issue 87 – 9th September 2019

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Good Morning Everyone, I hope you had a good weekend and a peaceful first week of the new year.  We are now back at full strength here at BEP HQ and trying to ensure that we support you as much as possible. At the end of last year, a number of our ‘priority for support’ schools had successful […]

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BEP Blog – Issue 86 – 2nd September 2019

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Good Morning Everyone, A warm welcome to new Headteachers and a warm welcome back to those of you who are familiar with my Monday blogs!   I trust you all had a truly relaxing holiday and are ready for the term ahead.  I know many of you will be holding CPD days today and tomorrow, so I […]

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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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