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  • Halton libraries Reading Well Books for children and young people
  • Trinity Safe Spaces and A Better Tomorrow
  • Maths Hub Opportunities
  • The Big Ask is now live
  • Minority Ethnic Achievement Service (MEAS)
  • NW3 Maths Hub
  • Deputy & Assistant HeadTeachers – Meeting Dates for the  Summer Term 2021
  • LWYTSC Newsletter  2020/21






Halton libraries Reading Well Books for children and young people

We are currently promoting our new Reading Well books and e-books resources (formerly known as Books on Prescription), available from Halton Libraries.

To give you an overview, the national Reading Well schemes help people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. There are currently 3 mental health book lists available: Reading Well for mental health, Reading Well for young people, Reading Well for Children.

The books are on display in each library in Halton. People can take the list to a library and borrow or reserve the book or simply come in and browse the books to find one that can help. We are happy to advise that the Reading Well book collections have now become available to borrow as free e-books using our Borrowbox app.

The books in the schemes have been recommended by health professionals and people with experience of the conditions covered. They have been tried and tested and found to be helpful.

Reading Well for Mental Health: Patient Leaflet     Overview of titles

Shelf Help. Reading Well for Young People: Patient Leaflet

Reading Well for Children:  Book List

More information is available from our Halton Libraries website and on






Trinity Safe Spaces and A Better Tomorrow


Dear All

Some of you will be familiar with the two community organisations in Halton who work to support mainly asylum seekers, but also new refugees who come through the immigration process with a positive decision. These are Trinity Safe Spaces and A Better Tomorrow. Attached you will find their new referral form which should now be used for any child or family you wish to referral to their volunteers for help and support.

Support for any of Halton’s Resettled Refugees will still be with Plus Dane/SHAP and the commissioned resettlement team.




Maths Hub Opportunities


The Cheshire and Wirral Maths Hub is pleased to be able to share a wide range of fully funded Primary and Secondary opportunities for next academic year. Programmes will start much earlier than usual to support schools with ongoing Covid-19 recovery.

Most of these programmes have limited places and tend to get booked up quickly, so please have a look at what is on offer and sign up soon. Please note, signing up on our website does not guarantee a place and we will be in touch with everyone who has signed up before the end of the summer term with further details. All programmes will start early in the Autumn term 2021.


Click here for Early Years opportunities

Click here for Primary opportunities

Click here for Secondary opportunities

Click here for Post-16 opportunities

If you have any questions, please contact us at




The Big Ask is now live



Get your child’s voice heard and make a difference

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, is launching a once-in-a-generation review of children’s lives.

It’s called ‘The Childhood Commission’ and it will identify the barriers preventing children reaching their full potential and propose policy solutions to address them.

At its heart is ‘The Big Ask’ – the largest ever consultation held with children.

In this survey the Children’s Commissioner is asking children and young people what they think is important for their future and what is holding young people back. The Children’s Commissioner will use what children and young people tell her to show the Government what they think and what they need to live happier lives.

It’s an exciting opportunity to help us think big and it’s a chance for every child in England to have their voice heard.

Find out more and take part




Minority Ethnic Achievement Service (MEAS)


MEAS are here to help you meet the needs of minority ethnic children, especially children learning English as an additional language.

We offer qualified, experienced EAL specialist consultants, teaching assistants and bilingual project officers who support schools to develop their own practice.

See attached for more information





NW3 Maths Hub


Dear Colleagues,

NW3 Maths Hub would like to invite you to participate in our ‘KEY STAGE 4 – RAISING GCSE GRADE 3 TO 4’ Work Group.

This Work Group is for all teachers who work with borderline groups as well as teachers of GCSE Resit keen to share teaching strategies and schemes of work to enhance the delivery of GCSE to these students.


The dates of the sessions are:

  • 26/04/2021 1400-1600
  • 11/05/2021 1400-1600
  • 06/07/2021 1400-1600


This Work Group is FREE OF CHARGE, please reply to this email to reserve a place.

Paula Foster-

Lindsay Porter-





Deputy & Assistant HeadTeachers – Meeting Dates for the  Summer Term 2021


Please see attached for more information





LWYTSC Newsletter  2020/21


Dear Colleagues

Attached is our 10th LWYTSC newsletter for 20/21, this includes:

  • a reminder about the current NLE survey
  • a procurement update for the Institute of Teaching
  • Behaviour Hub, EEF & NLG updates

our updated System Leader reform Timeline