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Dorset mathematics contest
24 Jan
One week to go! Sumdog's mathematics contest for Dorset schools starts next Friday, January 31. It will be great if students at Dorset LA can take part! Students can play from home or in school, and it only takes about an hour in total to get a good score, which you can follow on our live leaderboard. The winning class will receive a 6 months mathematics subscription, including extra games and our premium teacher tools! For further details please click the link below: Sumdog
Advertise Dorset early years job vacancies for free
21 Jan
Our updated Childcare jobs website went live in October, and many settings have set up a new account to use it. We’ll be doing lots of promotion to job seekers this year, so make sure you use it next time you have a vacancy. You can also sign-up to receive a weekly email listing all jobs advertised the previous week.
Ever thought about registering as a childminder?
21 Jan
We offer regular free briefings to people considering registering as a childminder in Dorset. Dates and bookings are on the Childcare jobs website. For those that have attended a briefing and intend to register, we’re running a 3 day childminder pre-registration course starting in April.
95% of qualification costs funded
21 Jan
Have you considered the opportunities apprenticeship routes provide for recruiting early years practitioners as well as upskilling your existing employed workforce? The government will pay 95% towards the cost of fees and have produced an employer guide outlining the benefits of apprenticeships to your business.
FREE training event for Music Subject Leads in Primary Schools
10 Jan
Are you ready for a Deep Dive into Primary Music? Dorset Music Hub is offering a free of charge twilight exploring what to expect from an Ofsted Deep Dive into Primary music and how colleagues can develop their curriculum to feel prepared. The session is at The Colliton Club, Dorchester on Thursday 16 January 4pm – 5.30pm. More information on the attached flyer. Please email hannah.reeves@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk or book via here on Nexus to confirm your place. Thank you. Dorset Music Service
Maths round-up for spring term 2020
09 Jan
Focusing on maths this year? Take a look at the training support on offer this term. Click on the course below to book. 28 Jan - Maths Subject Leader Forum 06 Feb - Half Day Overhaul of Primary Maths Subject Knowledge 12 Feb - Tackling Times Tables in Y3 & Y4 03 Mar - Half Day Overhaul of Primary Pedagogy - Add the useful; subtract the useless 24 Mar - Y6 Maths Revision Workshop All sessions run 9am to 12pm at Durweston Village Hall, Church Rd, Durweston, Blandford Forum DT11 0QA A handy flyer is attached for your staff rooms and noticeboards.