Weekly Newsletter: Issue 236 – Friday 18th October 2019
18 Oct
In the newsletter this week: a message from Amanda Champ, Southend Makes Music 2020 - Book Now, Public Duties Fund 2019/20 - Available for Academies, Victory Park Academy - October Half Term Closure, SENDIASS Information & Training Events, Hate Crime Information for Schools Resources - NEW!, SEN Bulletin, Southend Schools Workload and Wellbeing, Governor Focus, Hate Crime Poster Competition Flyer, events and document deadlines for October & November and the latest news from the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Southend Learning Network.
October Half Term Closure - Victory Park Academy
17 Oct
Please find attached a letter from Mark Aspel, Headteacher of Victory Park Academy, regarding half term closures for October 2019.
Ofsted Inspection Data Summary Reports
17 Oct
Good afternoon, We are pleased to inform you that the new 2019 inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary data, is now available through a link to the new Ofsted IDSR service in DfE’s Analyse School Performance (ASP). The primary IDSRs hold provisional data for key stage 2, key stage 1 and phonics, and context data. This year, the children looked after collection closure date, was delayed (due to technical issues) by five weeks. Therefore, the children looked after data and data for disadvantaged pupils will not be included until the revised data releases. We have also published a new guidance document for the primary IDSR. We will add secondary-specific guidance to coincide with the release of the secondary IDSR. You can find the new guidance here: At the same time as the provisional secondary release, we will be removing historic IDSRs from Analyse School Performance. Any users wishing to keep a copy of their historic IDSRs are advised to download and save their IDSRs before they are removed later in the autumn term. Should you have any IDSR data queries, please contact the Schools Pre-Inspection Data & Insight team at: