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  • Getting to grips with the Local Offer sessions

  • The Summer Reading Challenge 2022

  • D & AHT Newsletter for June 2022

  • Funding Alerts

  • Teachers pay uplift- secondary maths and science teachers





Getting to grips with the Local Offer sessions


Teams online sessions are now available for teaching/office staff to learn how to navigate the Local Offer and/or signpost families to it more easily.

The session will cover how to make best use of the search facility, what happens if you can’t find what you’re looking for, how to navigate the different sections and lots more.

Please contact Tracy Ryan to book a place on one of the following sessions:

  • Monday 4 July 3.30-4.30pm
  • Thursday 7 July 3.30-4.30pm
  • Monday 11 July 3-4pm
  • Wednesday 13 July 3.30-4.30pm

Please note: At least 5 attendees will be required for the session to go ahead as planned.




The Summer Reading Challenge 2022


We’re so excited to reveal the theme for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022! Get ready for Gadgeteers. see attached for more information.




D & AHT Newsletter for June 2022


The June D & AHT newsletter contains:

  • Details about the next P4I meeting – Friday 8 July 09:00 am -12:00 at the DCBL Stadium – please email Mark Higginbottom to register for this session
  • Details about the next Disadvantaged Working Group meetingWednesday 13 July 09:00 am – 12:00 at the DCBL Stadium – please email Mark Higginbottom to register for this session
  • Information about the next meeting date for deputies and assistant headteachers – please email me to register (if you haven’t already confirmed attendance)
  • Aspiring to Headship – Tuesday 28 June (3:30 – 5pm) at the DCBL Stadium Widnes

For deputy & assistant headteachers who may be interested in finding out more about the journey to headship and what qualities are needed to become a successful head teacher. 

                  Please come along and meet some like-minded colleagues at the Aspiring to Headship meetings – you don’t need to be actively seeking a headship to join in!

  • Links to DfE Guidance about statutory policies, what should be available on your school website and the updated School Accountability Measures 2021-2022 (June)

Ofsted research review on Computing (May 2022), English (May 2022) and other subject reviews for subject leaders to share and discuss

I hope you find the newsletter, links and resources useful and also hope to see some of you at the next Aspiring to Headship meeting next Tuesday 28th June.

I will send out details of meeting dates and arrangements for 2022-2023 for your diaries at the beginning of July,

If you know of a deputy or assistant headteacher who will be new to post in September, or new to Halton, please do let me know and I will invite them along to the D & AHT meetings in the autumn term.

Hazel Fryman Associate School Improvement Advisor




Funding Alerts


Please find below THREE recent grant funding alerts that may be of interest and whose imminent deadlines prevent inclusion in the next (July) monthly bulletin.

Great Big Green Week Community Fund (30 June)

  • Grant – Grants of up to £5,000 are available to not for profit organisations, charities and schools to help organise local events, activities and festivals that celebrate action and progress being made on climate change during the Great Big Green Week 2022
  • Date(s) – The final closing date for applications is 30 June 2022
  • Link –


The funding can be used to help pay for, equipment, one-off events, volunteer expenses and flyers, social media advertising, etc.

Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund (8 July)

  • Grant – Local Authorities in England can apply to a new £7.8 million fund to kickstart woodland creation and tree planting. A minimum of 50 Local Authorities will be awarded up to £150,000 each to recruit the new staff and expertise needed to drive forward woodland creation and tree planting plans
  • Date(s) – The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 8 July 2022
  • Link –

The Funding is being made available through the Woodland Creation Accelerator Fund which is being delivered by the Forestry Commission in partnership with Defra as part of the £750 million Nature for Climate Fund.

MSE Financial Resilience Grants (22 July)

  • Grant – The MSE Charity gives grants of up to £7,500 to not-for-profit organisations that deliver activities that make a lasting impact on how people think, behave and manage their money.
  • Date(s) – The closing date for applications will be the 22 July 2022 or earlier if the charity has accepted 40 applications
  • Link –

The MSE Charity’s grants programme has re-opened for applications. Originally, the programme was due to re-open in September but the opening date has been brought forward due to the cost-of-living crisis. The theme for this round is ‘Developing Resilience’ and will focus on supporting organisations who provide urgent money guidance and emergency debt help. It is advised to apply early to ensure that application is considered.




Teachers pay uplift- secondary maths and science teachers


for the attention of secondary teaching staff

The government has confirmed the 39 local authorities where teachers can receive uplift cash on top of early-career payments. We outline the criteria to be eligible to apply – and how to go about getting your hands on the extra money. Please click on the link for more information.