Key dates in October 2019

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

Tuesday 1 October

Rosh Hashanah ends

The birthday of the universe, the day God created Adam and Eve, and it’s celebrated as the head of the Jewish year.

Wednesday 2 October

RSE Update

Taking place at 5.30pm at Waltham Forest Town Hall - Room 3

Thursday 3 October

School Census Headcount Date

Data submitted by schools in their census returns provides the basis of the funding calculations for the schools budget shares. 

Thursday 3 October

SEND Board

The SEND board aims to ensure that the local authority and clinical commissioning group (CCG) meet their responsibilities outlined in the statutory guidance.

Friday 4 October

Sixth Form Enrolment data return

Data to be returned to the Careers Service.

Tuesday 8 October

Yom Kippur Begins

Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. 

Tuesday 8 October

School Census Deadline for Maintained

Data submitted by schools in their census returns provides the basis of the funding calculations for the schools budget shares. 

Thursday 10 October

All Talk Conference

Hear about best practice in supporting communication and language in the early years, linked to the Ofsted framework. Be inspired by our guest keynote speaker Michael Rosen followed by workshops on engaging parents and interactive storytelling.

Thursday 10 October

World Mental Health Day

Find out what information and support is available to school staff and their pupils. 

Thursday 10 October

Post 16 Meeting

Careers Service 

Tuesday 15 October

Opportunities to Flourish Fair

Please email confirmation of your school’s attendance to Linda Leigh including planned time of arrival and number of students you will be bringing to the event.

Wednesday 16 October

Quarter 2 bank reconciliations papers

Maintained schools are required to provide the local authority with quarterly budget monitoring returns two weeks after the end of June, September and December each year with details of realistic anticipated and actual income and expenditure.

Wednesday 16 October

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.

Wednesday 16 September

Neglect Safeguarding Strategic Group

This subgroup for the Waltham Forest Safeguarding Children's Board works to improve the identification of neglect as early as possible through a Think Family approach. 

Thursday 17 October

Higher Education Event

Waltham Forest is working with AccessHE, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Ravensbourne University, and the University of East London to host a day of HE activities for students of local schools, designed to highlight some of the fantastic opportunities that Higher Education has to offer.

21 to 25 October

Half Term

October half term

Sunday 27 October


Diwali (Dīvali, Dīpāwali, or Deepavali) is a festival of lights observed in October and November each year.

Tuesday 29 October

Adolescents Safeguarding Strategic Group

Adolescents Safeguarding Strategic Group, works to ensure that all adolescents who experience risk receive a trauma informed, contextualised safeguarding approach, which meets their needs and reduces harm. 

Tuesday 29 October

WF SBM Network

The WF School Business Managers Network provides free support, guidance and training to school business managers in maintained schools.

Thursday 31 October

Secondary Application Closing Date

Applications for secondary school closes today. 

Thursday 31 October

Activity Survey data return to Careers Service

Activity Survey data return to Careers Service