Key dates in April 2019

On this page you will find key events and national days aimed at education professionals in Waltham Forest.

Diabetes Prevention Week

1-7 April

It’s Diabetes Prevention Week on 1-7 April. The campaign raises awareness about how to prevent type 2 Diabetes through healthier lifestyle.

World Autism Awareness Week

1 to 7 April

World Autism Week is an amazing opportunity to challenge our society’s misconceptions about Autism and to call for it to be more inclusive.

Neglect Safeguarding Strategic Group

Tuesday 2 April

This subgroup for the Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children's Board works to improve the identification of neglect as early as possible through a Think Family approach. 

SEND Board

Thursday 4 April

The SEND board aims to ensure that the local authority and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) meet their responsibilities outlined in the statutory guidance Special Education Needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years. 

Easter Holidays

8 - 22 April

We have free family sessions for 5 to 11 years and free activities for 11 to 19 years (25 for children with SEND). An activity brochure is available to download and share with families.

If you would like hard copies, contact Fern Edwards on 020 8496 6341.

National Offer Day for Reception

Tuesday 16 April

Hundreds of thousands of families across England will find out today whether their child will attend their preferred primary school from September, on what is known as National Offer Day. Parents will have until the Friday 20 May to confirm whether they accept the place they have been offered. 

School Summary Outturn (SSO) deadline

W/C Monday 18 April

School Summary Outturn (SSO) deadline 

Inclusion Forum

Tuesday 23 April

The Inclusion Forum meetings on a monthly basis. It is a discretionary group created to provide strategic direction on a number of inclusion related matters including SEND, pupil behaviour and disadvantaged pupils. 

SACRE Meeting

Wednesday 24 April

The Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is responsible for determining the syllabus for religious education (RE) in council run or funded schools in Waltham Forest. 

Adolescents Safeguarding Strategic Group

Thursday 25 April

Adolescents Safeguarding Strategic Group, works to ensure that all adolescents who experience risk receive a trauma informed, contextualised safeguarding approach, which meets their needs and reduces harm. 

Safeguarding in Settings Group

Tuesday 30 April

Safeguarding in settings, works to build on, and maintain, the quality and effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements in the education, community, voluntary and faith sectors to help improve safeguarding outcomes for all children.