Key dates in May 2021

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

Wednesday 5 May

Careers Lead training: The New CDI Framework

This session will explore the brand new framework for career learning, produced by the Career Development Institute (CDI). We will look at:

  • The purpose of this learning framework and why you need to know about it
  • what changes have been made and why 
  • how you can make best use of it

Tuesday 11 May

SBM Meeting

The WF School Business Managers Network meets every six weeks and provides free guidance and training to school business professionals in maintained schools.

This meeting will be on Microsoft Teams and will start at 9.30am.

4 to 28 May

Key Stage 1 2021: Test period

Key Stage 1 2021: Test period

10 - 13 May

Key Stage 2 2021: Tests timetabled

Key Stage 2 2021: Tests timetabled

Tuesday 11 May

Governor training: How to Recruit and Retain Black Governors Across School Governing Bodies

Virtual Session, 6pm- 7.30pm

This training session will focus on the reasons why diversity is good for school governing bodies
and how Chairs, Governors and Heads can proactively recruit and retain Black representation.


  • To provide information on what schools can do now to make a change
  • To understand the positive impact that young governors can have on the overall effectiveness of governing boards and succession planning

Thursday 20 May

School Census Summer 2021

School Census Summer 2021

Wednesday 19 May

Career lead training: Preparing for OFSTED

This session will revisit the preparation needed for OFSTED inspections, in relation to your CEIAG offer. We will look at:

  • How the inspection framework has changed and what you need to know about it
  • the practical implications for CEIAG and how to use the 3 - i model 
  • practical actions you should take to prepare for an inspection of your CEIAG

Thursday 20 May

Governor training: Exploring the Systems which Influence Wellbeing

Virtual session, 3.30pm-5pm

Two training sessions for Chairs of Governors to explore how best to support Headteachers with
their wellbeing.

  • Session 2: Celebrating what is working well and planning how to do even better (tbc)

Tuesday 25 May

School Census (Summer 2021)

School Census (Summer 2021): Maintained schools submit return to Local Authority

24 - 27 May

Festival Of Creativity And Recovery In The Early Years

This exciting four day virtual early years festival will focus on 'Creativity and Recovery in the Early Years'. There will be a wide range of keynote speakers to support Early Years practitioners in further understanding and developing children's explorations in line with implementing a Recovery Curriculum. 

Participants will find out more about how best to support children’s emotional well-being, as well as their own. There will be opportunities to learn, develop new knowledge, gain new ideas and ask questions.