Weekly Schools Circular

21 September 2018 - Issue 256 Weekly Schools' Circular Article

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Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Assessments 2019: Agreement Trialling

Opportunities for schools to ensure their assessments are accurate, reliable and in line with the Standards and Testing Agency national exemplifications. Led by LA EYFS profile moderators.

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Speech, Language and Communication Needs - we need to hear from you!

Better Communication CIC is seeking your views on speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) for Derby City Opportunity Area Board.

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SIP Stock - Reminder

Urgent Reminder – Action Required: Safety of Boundary Walls, Gates and Fences

This is a reminder to all schools of the need to conduct annual recorded safety checks and pointed topped fence and gate risk assessments on all fences, walls and gates.   

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SIP Stock - Information

Schools Cannot Exclude Pupils With a Diagnosis of Autism

A school cannot exclude a pupil if they have a diagnosis of Autism or a similar condition that is likely to result in a ‘tendency to physical abuse’. 

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