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National Storytelling Week

30 January to 5 February 2023

To celebrate storytelling week, taking place from 30 January to 5 February 2023, The Literacy Trust Organisation have created a fantastic programme of events and resources that will enable you to take your pupils on a journey from listening to stories to becoming young storytellers themselves.

These include National Storytelling Week resources for early years through to KS3.

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National Apprenticeship Week

 Monday 6 to Sunday 12 February 2023

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2023 is the 16th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships.

This year, NAW runs from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 February 2023.

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Holocaust Memorial Day - Friday 27 January

23 January

Holocaust Memorial Day - Friday 27 January
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum invite you and your students to join them for a live broadcast of testimony from Holocaust survivor, Hedi Argent

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Cold Weather Alert - Level 3

23 January

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions between 0900 on Monday 23 Jan and 0900 on Friday 27 Jan in parts of England.

This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services, with this in mind, please refer to the Waltham Forest Cold Weather Plan and latest guidance on staying safe.

There are a number of actions schools and EY settings can take over the whole Winter period to reduce the risk of staff and pupils experiencing ill-health due to cold weather​.

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Children’s Mental Health Week

6 – 12 February

In support of Children's Mental Health Week which runs from 6 to 12 February, Thrive LDN are running two webinars on supporting the whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing.

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LoveReading4Kids Funding For Schools

18 January

LoveReading exists because reading matters, and books change lives.

It’s well-documented that reading for pleasure, and improving reading standards, has a huge impact on children’s wellbeing, academic achievements, and future success.

But the sad truth is, cuts to school funding means many children don’t have access to well-stocked libraries. Many don’t get to experience the magic of reading that may well have made you a reader for life.

As a result, LoveReading has created a way to redress that shortfall; an easy way for you to share the magic of reading through supporting a school in your local community – simply buy books through our bookstore, a platform with social purpose.

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Careers guidance and access for education and training providers January 2023 update

17 January

Statutory careers guidance for schools and colleges in England was updated on 5 January 2023

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Winter Immunisations: Letters to schools and parents

13 January

Important information regarding upcoming winter immunisations taking place in secondary schools, including letters to parents of secondary school children regarding upcoming winter immunisations

Also included on this page is a vaccination UK clinic poster to be shared by schools with parents of secondary school children to catch-up with any missed vaccinations

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Consultation on the Early Years Funding Formula 2023-24

11 January

The School and Early Years Finance (England) Regulations require a local authority to consult its Schools Forum, Schools and Early Years providers about any proposed changes to the factors and criteria taken into account, and the methods, principles and rules adopted in the Early Years Funding Formula (EYFF). Consultation closes on Friday 20 January 2023 - Have your say on how much funding you receive for 2,3 and 4 year olds in 2023-24

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