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  • Focus on Primary English training programme
  • North West Learning Partnership
  • Building Problem solvers and Developing Reasoning Routines
  • Early Years Training Programme  Autumn 2021
  • DfE funding for Senior Mental Health Lead training
  • Inter Faith Network for the UK E-bulletin – August 2021
  • Funding opportunities
  • Funding Training Opportunities 2021
  • Parent/Carer Workshops




Focus on Primary English training programme


Dear Colleagues,

Based on relevant research the NWLP has designed and developed resources to support the following English subject specific programme for ECTs (and RQTs) linked to the key areas of the Early Career framework – see details of the sessions attached:

  1. It’s good to talk’
  2. ‘Reading and really reading’
  3. ‘A Writer’s Toolkit’
  4. ‘Support and Challenge’
  5. ‘Moderation and Assessment’
  6. ‘Stretching and Consolidating’

All sessions will take place 9.30-3.30pm at The Barn at Yew Tree Farm, Lower Road, Halewood, Liverpool L26 3UA

Session 1 will take place on: Thursday 30th September 2021

Cost of the sessions: £60.00 to include delivery, all course materials, refreshments and a light lunch.

Maddy Barnes – English Director will lead all the sessions.

Maddy Barnes is an experienced primary school teacher and senior leader who is currently a full-time English Advisor. Maddy still regularly teaches in the classroom and includes live-teaching sessions in most of her training. Maddy is an established educational author, writer, blogger and series editor for a range of educational publishers. She is a DfE QA proofer for grammar and reading and works within test development. Maddy is a KS2 Writing Moderator and blogs regularly for a range of educational settings. Maddy, now the Director of English for NWLP, has worked with the North West Learning Partnership since 2013 providing high quality training for teaching and non-teaching staff.

If you would like to book a place, please contact:

Paula Foster-

Sarah Makin-

Once registered with Paula Foster- will confirm your booking and provide you with further information.

Please note Paula Foster does not work Friday’s.

Please copy Sarah Makin- into the booking if requesting a reply before Monday.




North West Learning Partnership


See attached North West Learning Partnership Training Offer for the academic year 2021-22.





Building Problem solvers and Developing Reasoning Routines


See attached for more information





Early Years Training Programme Autumn 2021


‘Please find attached, the Early Years Training Programme for Autumn Term 2021.

The TALK Halton team have recorded a series of on-line training sessions. Please see the attached programme guide for more details, including information about how to access the training’

The training we deliver is relevant for any practitioner working with children in nursery schools/classes. There is also some training, which would be relevant for Reception teachers.





DfE funding for Senior Mental Health Lead training


The Department for Education (DfE) is offering a senior member of school or college staff the opportunity to receive a grant for training to develop the knowledge and skills to implement an effective whole school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing in their setting.

The grant is a contribution to the cost of training and the hiring of supply staff whilst leads are engaged in learning

For further information on this opportunity please visit

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the support currently available in Halton

Healthy Schools Mental health Offer- Provide support to schools to adopt a whole school /setting approach to improve the mental health and wellbeing of students, staff and parents and carers. For further information contact

Educational Psychology team- Work with Families, schools and other professionals to bring about positive change for children and young people where there are concerns about their learning, behaviour or emotional wellbeing. The team offer a variety of training to schools for further information contact a member of the Educational Psychology team Educational Psychology team details

CAMHS- Support children and young people up to age 18 with their emotional and mental health and wellbeing. The team offer a variety of training to staff who work with children and young people (currently on hold at the moment) for further information contact visit Halton Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service or contact your CAMHS link worker

Nurturing Approach – Nurture is a whole school approach which involves developing physical, social and emotional resilience, in order to allow children and young people to thrive. There are also regular network meetings to provide support and training for schools. For further information visit or contact

Halton Behaviour Support Service-Work collaboratively with schools across the primary and secondary age range to embed a culture of consistency of practice, promote positive behaviour management policies, techniques and strategies. Offers Mental Health First Aid Training For further information contact





Inter Faith Network for the UK E-bulletin – August 2021


The latest issue of the Inter Faith Network for the UK’s e-bulletin

Among the topics covered are:
•    COVID-19 and faith communities
•    Faith communities, climate change and the environment
•    Growth in RE A level exam entries
•    New site in Wales for Hindus and Sikhs to scatter ashes
•    A rise in hate crime linked to religious and racial identity
•    Windrush Memorial consultation
•    Inter Faith Week 14 to 21 November
•    New inter faith projects and developments
•    Helpful inter faith resources
•    Dates of forthcoming special Weeks and Days
•    Diary dates: a range of local and national inter faith events coming up






Funding opportunities 


Please see attached Covid Funding opportunities.

If you have a project or an idea that you require advice and funding assistance with, please fill out an Enquiry Form.

Schools Bulletin – September 2021

Funding Bulletins Home Page



Funding Training Opportunities 2021


Dear colleague,

Please find below the details on the next series of Basic Bid-Writing Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Courses run by Halton Borough Council’s External Funding Team. If you wish to attend please complete and return the attached booking form or complete it online. For your safety and peace-of-mind, we will ensure that all training venues have undertaken adequate Covid-19 risk assessment and (for non-Council premises in particular) that guidelines are in place that are broadly comparable to those of Halton Borough Council.

Basic Bid Writing Training:

Online – 30th September 2021 10am-12noon

In Person – 16th November 2021 10am-12noon (Halton & St Helens VCA, St Marie’s, Lugsdale Rd, Widnes,

 WA8 6DB)

Subjects covered in the course include: • Good bid-writing techniques • 10 key elements of a basic funding application • Top-tips to write a strong bid • Q&As

Monitoring and Evaluation Training

Online – 14th October 2021 10am-12noon

In Person – 9th December 2021 10am-12noon (Castlefields Community Centre, Village Square, Castlefields, Runcorn WA7 2ST)

Subjects covered in the course include: To understand what Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) involves; To learn why it is necessary; To understand where and how Monitoring & Evaluation should be used in grant-funded projects; To learn best practice (‘top tips’) for producing good quality and effective data and reports.

Now You Have Your Grant Course

Online – 11th November 2021 10am-12noon

This course will offer a basic introduction to the responsibilities of managing grant funding for those of you who are new to this, or would like to improve your skills in this area.

Developing a Fundraising Strategy

Online – 30th November 2021 10am-12noon

This course will help you to developing your organisation’s vision and focus your aims and objectives. It will include: organisation analysis, action planning, understanding budgets, cash flow, risk and monitoring.

If you require any more information or book on a course please get in touch.





Parent/Carer Workshops


Upcoming dates for the Health Improvement Team parent/carer bitesize workshops. The flyer is available online:

There are 3 sessions available:

Sleep & Screens

Fussy Eating and Snacking

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

These workshops are aimed at parents and carers of school-aged children. The sessions last for up to 1 hour, and are delivered via Microsoft Teams. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the sessions if they wish, but there is no pressure on participants to speak to the group or to go on camera!