The Laurel Trust support and work in partnership with collaborations/networks of primary schools, early years and special education settings. Their core purpose is to support schools in areas of deprivation in order to improve progress and outcomes for children.
They do this by supporting research and innovation projects which focus on reducing disadvantage and securing greater equity.
Grants are offered annually for creative projects which will make a difference to the quality of learning and lead to improved pupil achievement. The intended projects must be sustainable and suitable for wider dissemination to support the school-led system.
The focus this year is on research/innovation projects which support vulnerable children to thrive and succeed.
The application window is open full details are on the charity's website: www.laureltrust.org.uk. Advertisements inviting collaborations of schools to apply are also in TES, Nursery World and Headteacher Update.
The Laurel Trust is already working with successful projects in several areas of the country: North-East, the Midlands, London and the South-East Coastal strip. Details of some of these projects are also on their website.
The Children's Bookshow!
We are delighted to welcome Michael Rosen to the Weymouth Pavilion, a brand new venue for The Children's Bookshow!
As one of our finest children's poets and authors, the fifth Children's Laureate, and a passionate advocate of children's reading, Michael needs no introduction. His poetry performances have delighted audiences at The Children's Bookshow for many years with their humour, wit and verve. Join us for an exhilarating morning of poetry in performance.
The show is an hour long and suitable for KS2. Children get to listen to Michael talk about his life, recite his brilliant poems, and gives them tips on how to write poetry and stories, plus they get the opportunity to ask questions. We have been working with Michael for many years, and in our experience he is extremely popular with teachers and pupils alike for his inspirational qualities.
Please see the attached flyer or contact Liz Neville 07866 311486 email@example.com
DON'T MISS MATHS Subject Leader Forum! A MATHS MUST!
DON'T MISS MATHS Subject Leader Forum!! A MATHS MUST! For all primary leads. Everything you need to know and what the new Ofsted
Framework means for your school. SIGN UP NOW before it's too late!
This half day network meeting helps Subject Leaders focus on the most effective ways to shape maths, sharing good practice along with Dorset and national updates including initiative information. As always there will be relevant practical sessions too!
Thursday 6th June ~~~~~~~~~ 13:30 - 16:00 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Durweston Village Hall
Please book via Nexus http://www.dorsetnexus.org.uk
Changing lives through childcare 19 June 2019
We are delighted to announce that following a successful joint bid by BCP Council and Dorset Council, Childcare Works will be coming to Dorset to deliver a fully funded workshop for our strategic leaders and key partners. Childcare Lives Through Childcare will be held in The Centre, Ferndown on Wednesday 19 June 2019, 09:30am to 12:00pm.
It’s a unique opportunity to hear how the childcare agenda helps us achieve our wider strategic objectives to improve outcomes for children and their families.
This event is for our partners, including schools. If you work in early years and childcare see details of the Childcare Matters event on Tuesday 18 June.
What’s it about?
It’s simple, childcare changes lives. It has the potential to improve outcomes for children by lifting families out of disadvantage. Everyone working with families of young children can play a critical role in supporting their decisions to take up childcare. Families often perceive all sorts of barriers to using childcare – we can all help break them down.
Changing Lives Through Childcare is a short workshop so we can work together for the benefit of families of pre-school children (download attached leaflet for more information).
Who is delivering it?
Childcare Works are commissioned by the Department for Education to support local authorities to achieve our childcare statutory duties, particularly ensuring take-up of free early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
Dorset Council has just 30 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Book via Event Bright
Opportunity to join a charity board
The Arts Development Company are running a pilot programme to diversify arts, culture and heritage Boards and are keen to recruit fresh faces.
Creative Sector Trusts, Charities and Community Interest Companies share a commitment to diversity and inclusivity so more people are represented and influence organisations as trustees and directors. This can be difficult to implement and to help change this the company have developed a free programme for people interested in becoming a Trustee or Board Director for an organisation within Dorset.
For more information on the programme and to apply please see their Callout for Trustees page.
For information on the work of the The Arts Development Company generally please see their website.