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Governor vacancy survey follow up

Governor vacancy advertising

Thanks to all of you who responded to the recent school governor vacancy survey. We had 30 responses and the majority of schools were either reporting a current vacancy or expect to have a governor vacancy in the near future. We have therefore agreed with Portsmouth Together, a one stop shop for volunteering opportunities in Portsmouth, that schools can use the website to recruit for governors and trustees. Alison Critchley has provided a template advert (attached) Governor vacancy template and will help with posting current vacancies (the website can also be used to seek other volunteers to work in your school.

 Early in the new year we are planning a governor recruitment campaign which will include encouraging staff cross Portsmouth City Council and other partner organisations to consider volunteering as school governors, pointing them towards the vacancies advertised on the Portsmouth Together site.

Kind regards

Mike Stoneman

Deputy Director of Children, Families and Education

Education Service

Governor Vacancy Template

Governor vacancy advertising service

Thanks to those who responded to the recent school governor survey. Many schools are either reporting a current vacancy or expect to have a governor vacancy in the reasonably near future. We have therefore agreed with Portsmouth Together, a one stop shop for volunteering opportunities in Portsmouth, that schools can use the website to recruit for governors and Trustees.

Click here for template: Governor vacancy template

Farmington Scholarships 2019/20

Applications for the 2019/20 Farmington Scholarships are now open. These are Scholarships available to teachers of religious education and associated subjects in UK secondary, primary, and special needs schools. Headteachers who wish to undertake research into either religious education or values education are also eligible to apply.

A number of schools in the city have benefitted recently from this programme including Highbury Primary and St Jude’s CofE Primary.

Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, essential local travel and, by negotiation with the school, the salary of a replacement teacher up to point 6 of the main pay scale. Scholarships last for a maximum of 30 days and can either be taken at a local university (Farmington Institute has links with 15 throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) or can be home-based with a local tutor.  Further information and an application form can be found on the institute’s website http://www.farmington.ac.uk/index.php/farmington-scholarships/

For more information please contact:

Kay Webb

Administrator

Farmington Institute

Harris Manchester College

T: 01865 271985

E: [email protected]

3 Leadership Opportunities Available

I am pleased to be able to inform you about three exciting leadership opportunities that are available to Portsmouth’s schools, two of which are free and the other heavily subsidised, details of which are given below.  All are available on a first come first serve basis.

Teaching Leaders: free Middle Leadership Development Programme in Portsmouth

As a result of a successful bid to the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF), ASL is able to offer to all Portsmouth’s schools on a first come first served basis a two year leadership development programme for high potential middle leaders looking to improve pupil outcomes and close the achievement gaps for disadvantaged children across their area of responsibility.  They will be supported to increase their impact as a leader through a blended learning approach. The programme is due to commence in August 2019. Further details of the programme are attached together with contact details : Future Leader – Value of Programme – flyer

Future Leaders: subsidised Leadership Development Programme for aspiring Heads

A number of schools in Portsmouth (list attached) are eligible for ASL’s subsidised Future Leaders programme which is a selective two year programme for those aspiring to headship working in schools in challenging contexts.  The total cost is £1,000 per year and details of the programme are attached. The deadline to register your interest is 27th November 2018:  Future Leader – Value of Programme – flyer

Career Leaders: free six month programme for Careers Leaders

ASL, in partnership with The Careers and Enterprise Company have launched a new Careers Leadership Programme focusing on developing the leadership skills of careers leaders to successfully implement a whole-schools careers strategy that directly supports young people in making informed choices about their future.  The six month programme provides an enhanced development experience and gives participants access their network of thousands of school leaders facing similar challenges. There is no charge for this programme and schools receive a bursary upon completion of the programme. All training takes place outside school hours. The deadline to register your interest is 21st December 2018.  Details about the programme are attached:   Career Leaders

Please contact Vanessa Idika if you are interested in any of the above at [email protected]. 07908 126157 or 020 3906 8661.

Dance Fitness

Do your pupils want to have FUN whilst being active? Then take part in our DDMIX competition taking place across the UK!

Full details available here: Darcey Email Invite V9 Interactive