Key dates in February 2020

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

1 to 8 February

National storytelling week

Encourage children to tell their story. 

3 to 7 February

National Apprenticeship Week

The Government have now announced that the 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week will be held between the 3 to 7 February 2020.

National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of Apprenticeships across England and a chance to share success stories, recognising achievements and the value/importance of Apprenticeships.

3 - 9 February

Children's Mental Health Week

Set up by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, the week shines a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Find your Brave. 

Wednesday 12 February

Schools Forum

The Schools Forum is administered by the local authority. The forum runs consultations and makes decisions on how some of the schools funding is distributed. 

17 - 21 February

Half Term

February Half Term 

Tuesday 25 February

Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day

Many Christian churches in the United Kingdom observe Shrove Tuesday as the last day before the fast for the Lent period. It is also known as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day.

Wednesday 26 February

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins