#2 - Tuesday 5th September 2017
Here are 10 things that have happened since last time round:
Sir Martin Narey DL has been announced as Chair of the Programme's Partnership Board by Justine Greening. Thanks to Yorkshire Coast Radio and The York Press for picking this up.
Sir Martin chaired a meeting of the first Partnership Board on the 14th July 2017 at the CU Scarborough campus. More on who attended here.
PRIORITIES x 4
Four initial priorities have emerged, along with four supporting themes. Here you go. The priorities will be:
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- Children get a head start in life through a high quality early years education;
- The North Yorkshire Coast becomes an area where children excel in maths;
- A generation of readers who use the power of literacy skills and a love of reading to unlock future opportunities; and
- More families have access to a high quality secondary education for their children with outstanding teaching and leadership
I THINK THEREFORE I AM
Eleven more schools across the country will be funded to boost the quality of teaching through use of research. For us, this means that Settrington All Saints' Church of England Primary School, the Lead School for Research in the Esk Valley Teaching Alliance, will receive additional funding to lead evidence-based practice in the area. They will also build networks between schools in support of the programme. We look forward to working with them.
p - h - o - n - i - c - s
Thanks to Northstead Primary School for hosting the Phonics Roadshow. Great to see more than a dozen schools attended from the borough, with more from the wider area too. The evaluation suggested teachers welcomes the chance to observe phonics teach in a different school and lots of comments spoke about wanting more opportunities to work together and share best practice in phonics teaching.
THE NATIONAL CITIZEN SHIP SERVICE
You'll have spotted Team Scarbados in the photo at the top of the newsletter - taken after talking to Paddy on Yorkshire Coast Radio about their concert in aid of mental health awareness. They were one of many teams that took part in National Citizen Service this summer - powered by Flying Futures - meeting new people and developing new skills. Team Scarbados raised £304.94 for Mind and Scarborough Survivors. Seven secondary schools in the area now have co-ordinators in place to support young people who want to take part in NCS in the future.
MINDING MY BUSINESS
The Careers & Enterprise Company have announced six 'cornerstone' businesses that they will work with to help inspire and prepare their pupils for the fast changing world of work - Sirius Minerals, Askew Brook, GCHQ, Dale Power, Barclays and Burberry. Want to get involved?
MORE NEW CHAIR(S)
We've partnered with Inspiring Governance, who will be providing support so that more people become governors and trustees in schools in the area.
There continues to be plenty of news coverage on Opportunity Areas:
LAST NIGHT I DREAMT THAT....
We've been watching this video from Yorkshire Coast Homes and the Scarborough and Ryedale Carers resource. Young Carers find it hard to "dream big" sometimes - but their dreams and aspirations are just as important as mine and yours.
Until next time.
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