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For more information on this project, please see attachment below from David Mitchell a freelance educational consultant.

Training sessions have been arranged for Tuesday 27th March. Please see flier attached below for full details.

Places are limited so please book as soon as possible.

Could you please forward this information to your EYFS Reception teachers.

Places are still available on Monday 5th February, 1.00 – 3.30pm or Friday 9th February, 1.00 – 3.30pm. Both sessions will be held at Sans Souci.

Please note that the session on the morning of 9th February has been cancelled.

Audience: Teachers responsible for completing the EYFS Profile assessment and practitioners working with reception age children.

Delegates should bring along examples of evidence for children working at ELG to share and moderate with other reception class teachers and practitioners.

1 place per school is free of charge. Additional places are charged at £35.

Tutor: Jayne Draper

Bookings should be made through the Education Improvement Service. Please email delegate name/school and course name/date to:

In response to the Ofsted publication ‘Bold Beginnings’, Solihull have invited Helen Moylett and Nancy Stewart to lead an afternoon of exploration and debate to reflect on the key themes of the  report. Nancy and Helen were National Strategy co-authors of Development Matters and were involved in writing the Early Years Foundation Stage and also contributed to the EYFS Tickell review.

On 30th April 2018, between 1pm-4pm at Sans Souci, they will lead our consideration of high quality provision for reception age children. One place per school will be available, in the first instance, for Solihull Head Teachers/EYFS leads.

To apply for a place, please email the delegate name to:

There will be a charge of £70 for the half-day session. Additional places may be offered to schools that have requested multiple-places and are on the waiting list if space allows [allocated in the order in which they are requested]. The report will also be a key agenda item on the EYFS leaders and managers meetings in the spring.

Following on from the item at the Headteachers’ Breakfast Briefing on the Data Protection Officer role (and our other item in this week’s headlines) we would like to provide an update on training.

GDPR: Actions

Training has already been arranged for any school staff covering the main changes to Data Protection affecting Schools; Actions and practical steps for Schools to take to start preparing for the new regulations; Update on any changes since the last training, plus details of upcoming guidance and information; Workshop to discuss progress and/or any queries or concerns. The dates for this are:

  • Thursday 1st February, 9.15-12:45 *Fully booked*
  • Thursday 15th February, 9:15-12:45 *Fully booked*
  • Tuesday 27th February, 9:15-12:45 *Fully booked*
  • Thursday 1st March, 9:15-12:45

All but the last date are now fully booked. The training takes place at Sans Souci Training Centre, (Tanworth Lane, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4DD). All times are inclusive of the workshop. Coffee/Tea will be available before the training starts and at a break about half way through.  Lunch is not provided.

GDPR for Governors

On Tuesday 6th February at 7pm there is also a session for Governors in the Civic Suite to let them know about the changes to Data Protection law. The session will also include an overview of Freedom of Information Act as well.  Please contact Governors Services or your Clerk to Governors if you have any Governors who would like to attend.

Training for Data Protection Officers (DPO)

We plan to continue to support Schools with Data Protection as we do now and for school staff or Governor DPOs we will provide a series of training sessions. Dates have not yet been arranged but we will let you know as soon as we can when these will be.

For further information contact Lizi Bird:

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