Key dates in November 2020

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

Monday 2 November

Phonics Screening Check - Year 2

2 November 2020 - 18 December 2020. Phonics Screening Check - Year 2 (Autumn Term 2020 second half): State-funded schools administer checks.

Schools must administer a past version of the Phonics Screening Check to Year two pupils. Schools can download past Phonics Screening Check materials used in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Thursday 5 November

School Workforce Census

School Workforce Census 2020: Census Date

Tuesday 10 November

School Workforce Census 2020

School Workforce Census 2020: maintained schools submit return to local authority

Wednesday 11 November

Schools Forum on TEAMS

These meetings are open to the public.  If you would like to attend as an observer please contact for the link to the meeting

Wednesday 11 November

Dance networking meeting

This is the first of termly dance networking meetings for primary and secondary schools across the borough which will enable teachers to network and develop a virtual dance festival.  There will be an overview of Roger Ascham Primary's dance film project in partnership with New Adventures and Sadlers Wells to support children in recording their experiences of Covid-19 and and opportunity to discuss a proposed virtual dance festival.

Monday 16 November

Creativity in Education NOW

The Creative Schools + Creative Colleges Annual Symposium

Join us online for a highly interactive virtual conference exploring how to bring creativity into learning and effectively address current and future challenges. In this extraordinary year, the Symposium invites participation from schools, colleges and cultural organisations nationally for a day of online discussion, debate and discovery. Hosted within an innovative virtual conference hall and free to attend, the event includes keynotes, panel discussions, workshops, exhibitions and networking for education professionals and those working in the creative, cultural and arts sectors.

Confirmed speakers and contributors include:

  • Professor Bill Lucas (keynote) Professor of Learning and Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning
  • Stuart Worden, Principal of The BRIT school
  • Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director at the Royal Court Theatre
  • Jennifer Biggs, OFSTED

Thursday 19 November

Virtual Job Fair

Trying to get a new job? Find out what current employers expects from applicants: attend our free Virtual Job Fair on Thursday 19 November 2020! 

Monday 23 November

Strategic Education Asset Management Board

Key education and asset related decisions made by Cabinet Member for Children and Young People (Cllr Grace Williams) and the Director of Children’s Services (Heather Flinders). Meetings every six weeks. Attended by directors and heads of service.