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  • Remote Learning  DFE KS3 and  Sample Lesson plans

  • Strengthen your cyber security

  • #HaltonReads Festival

  • Parent Bitesize Workshops

  • Halton SACRE Annual Return

  • Interfaith Week 2020

  • Funding opportunity

  • Mathematics ONLINE CPD opportunities






Remote Learning  DFE KS3 and  Sample Lesson plans


There are a range of sample lesson plans that DFE have shared to support examples of remote learning at Key Stage 3 and 4

please see attached link for more information





Strengthen your cyber security


We have had a recent spate of ransomware attacks both across the region and now expanding nationally that have been specifically targeted the education sector (all levels). The ransomware itself is capable of encrypting data AND backups kept on the network.

click here to view advise toolkit




#HaltonReads Festival


The #HaltonReads Festival.  16th – 27th November 2020.

We want to share the love of reading across Halton, especially encouraging children who have maybe let their reading drop during lock down.  The main activities of the festival are as follows:

  • We will be hosting author sessions each day on YouTube, we have sessions suitable for pre-school to KS3.
  • We’re aiming for a reading minute count for the borough of half a million minutes
  • We want to get #HaltonReads trending on twitter.


If you want more information please contact




Parent Bitesize Workshops


Please share the following details with any parents/carers who might benefit from attending these free online workshops. follow the link:





Halton SACRE Annual Return


Applies to: ALL Primary and Secondary maintained and faith schools and Primary and Secondary academies and free schools

FAO: Religious Education Coordinators and Leaders and Headteachers in all schools

The SACRE Annual Report to DfE, NASACRE and Halton Borough Council Elected Members is a statutory requirement. To reflect the provision of RE and Collective worship there is an expectation from Halton SACRE that ALL schools complete the annual return within the time period in order to present an accurate picture across the whole borough. Halton SACRE and elected members on the committee are keen to ensure that all schools submit an annual return to both ensure statutory requirements are being met, as well as to further understand the strengths and areas for development for RE teaching and Learning in Halton.

In light of the impact of COVID – 19, especially during the summer term the SACRE is keen to explore the impact lockdown, remote learning and autumn term returns to school have had on teaching and learning in RE and on collective worship. Your school’s responses to Q9 will help form a picture of strengths and ways further support can be provided into the future. The SACRE is also very aware that some responses will reflect the ‘planned for’ academic year, prior to lockdown.

Please return the completed form to Carole Furbank, Clerk to SACRE, no later than Monday 14th December 2020, at

If you have any queries or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact Carole Furbank (Clerk to SACRE) or Mark Higginbottom (LA Adviser to SACRE).






Interfaith Week 2020


Applies to ALL Teachers of Religious Education

On behalf of Halton SACRE please click on the link

with ideas for Interfaith week November 8 – 15 2020

the link to Teach:RE learning modules for teachers

Bullying and Belief toolkit for primary and secondary RE teachers produced by Newham SACRE

Virtual tours and visits to places of worship, provided by Cumbria SACRE





Funding opportunity


Please find attached Covid funding opportunity





Dear Colleagues

The North West Learning Partnership would like to offer all schools the chance to attend the following Mathematics training sessions; all sessions are now ONLINE. For further information about the focus of each session please see the brochure attached.