Key dates in October 2021

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

Thursday 7 October

School Census: Census Date

Autumn 2021

Tuesday 12 October

School Census: Maintained schools

Autumn 2021: Maintained schools submit a return to local authority.

Tuesday 19 October

School Business Manager Networks

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

Tuesday 19 October

The School Office Manager Network (OM)

The School Office Manager Network (OM Network) supports Waltham Forest school office managers and administrative staff by providing a space to share information and best practice. The OM network meet on a bi-termly basis covers:

  • support and guidance for Officer Managers and Administrative Staff; 
  • opportunities to share and discuss collective concerns or issues; and 
  • opportunities to share best practice

The Network meets every six weeks - dates are included on the key dates page. Agendas are created in partnership with School Office Managers and generally include:

  • updates and guidance from Council Services;
  • training / development workshops; and
  • 'clinics'. 

All Office Managers from maintained schools are actively encouraged to attend or send an appropriate member of their business/administrative team.

Wednesday 20 October

SBM Network Training Offer

Training Topic: Workspace monthly drop in 

As part of the EBE’s strategic Financial Recovery Plan, which will work with schools to provide support as they emerge from the global pandemic; developing skills and capacity is a key strand of the FRP. The training offer is aimed at SBMs and other staff with finance responsibilities in maintained schools. 

The sessions are FREE to maintained school staff and will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. To register your interest please accept the calendar invitation for the training session and ‘Join’ the meeting on the day.

Friday 22 October

Phonics Screening Check - Year 2

(Autumn Term 2021 second half): Schools should order braille versions of the 2017, 2018 or 2019 Phonics Screening Check by Friday 22 October 2021