October 2023

Key events and national days aimed at education professionals in Waltham Forest

Tuesday 3 October

SBM Network Meeting

School Business Manager Network Meeting

Thursday 5 October

KS4 early access to 2023 Autumn Checking Exercise


KS4 Headteachers have ‘early’ access to the 2023 KS4 provisional results in the Department for Education (DfE) 

Thursday 5 October

School Census: Autumn 2023 Census Date

The deadline for maintained schools and PRU to submit a return to the local authority via COLLECT is Tuesday 10 October 2023.

Academies and Free schools submit returns directly to the Department for Education (DfE) using COLLECT by DfE timescales.

School Census is a termly return from all state-funded primary, secondary, special and PRUs.

Wednesday 11 October

Careers Network Meeting

For Secondary Schools and Colleges

This network is for careers staff working in Waltham Forest secondary schools and colleges who lead on or deliver Careers education, information, advice & guidance.

The network meetings provide an opportunity for practitioners and leaders to:

  • Get national and regional updates from the Local London Careers Hub East.
  • Network and share practice with other colleagues from Waltham Forest
  • Discuss approaches to delivering careers education

Online via MS Teams - 3.30pm-4.15pm

Thursday 12 October

Safety Net Board

Safety Net Board

Monday 16 October

Post Qualification Training

Post qualification training for Careers Advisers working in schools and colleges

This is a fantastic opportunity for careers advisers who wish to develop their own CPD, network with like-minded careers professionals and be part of the Guidance Community of Practice forum.

Tuesday 17 October (online)

An introduction to careers provision in secondary schools for governors

The training will cover:

  • Careers for all of us
  • What is CEIAG & why an effective careers programme is important for schools
  • An overview of current provision in Waltham Forest secondary schools
  • How governors can support and challenge their schools and trusts to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Becoming a careers governor or trustee – further training  

Background information

The National Governance Association have collaborated with the Careers and Enterprise Company to produce a guide called Providing an effective careers programme: The role of governing boards in the secondary phase. 

Wednesday 18 October

Governor Recruitment Evening

Schools Forum Meeting

Wednesday 18 October

KS4 Autumn Checking Exercise Deadline

The 2023 KS4 Autumn checking exercise website is now open.

Please make any pupil amendment requests and submit evidence/information before 5pm on Wednesday 18 October 2023, after this there will be no facility to make any further pupil amendments.

Thursday 19 October

Find school and college performance data in England

Provisional 2023 KS4 results are due to be published by the Department for Education (DfE) on GOV.UK. 

Wednesday 18 October

2023 16 to 18 Autumn Checking Exercise

Deadline for 16-18 Headteacher/Principal to request student amendments in the Department for Education (DfE).

Friday 20 October

Activity Survey (Post-16 Deadline)

Post-16 Activity Survey deadline