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  Newsletter 23  16 January 2019  

In this week's newsletter: 

GDPR & Online Safety event - Registration closes 21 Mar

The Curriculum Innovation service have organised a GDPR and Cyber Security update event aimed at SLT & DPOs for the morning of Friday 23 March at the Innovation Centre Bradford, Little Germany. It is very important that all schools have effective systems in place to protect the data they hold and this event will provide much needed clarity and actions for all attendees to help protect schools and pupil data in light of the latest changes to legislation and increasing cyber threats.The cost of the session is £50 for Curriculum Innovation subscriber schools or £65 for non-subscribers - please ensure you register by clicking here before registration closes on Wed 21 March.

Congratulations to Horton Park

Horton Park Primary School’s Into Film Club picked up the under 12 category of the Club of the Year award at a national ceremony held at BFI Southbank this week. The school’s Into Film Club is attended by members from across both KS1 and KS2 and explores a wide range of film, techniques and genres to influence their work. The school's club has a particular focus on mindfulness, and staff have found that these ideals have proven to reduce barriers to learning. If you are interested in free Into Film CPD for your school please contact 

Gaming Festival Mon 2 July 

We have had a high level of interest from subscriber schools for this exciting new half day event.  If you would like your pupils to be part of the gaming festival either as an entrant to one of the categories or as an entusiastic observer please complete the expression of interest form here by the end of March. 

Digital Leader Academy - Last 2 places remaining 

Registration is open for the final Digital Leader Academy of this academic year.  A member of staff and 6 pupils attend 2 half day training sessions, a celebration event and receive a school visit. Included is full support for staff and children for a year through the online Edmodo platform and the award of Digital Leader virtual badges and certificates for achievements completed by the pupils. Visit here to find out more and to book your place. The dates of the final cohort are as follows:-

Session 1 01/05/2018 09:15 - 12:00
In school visit (TBC)
Session 2 03/07/2018 09:15  12:00
Celebration Events will take place on 17/07/18

Easter Minecraft Meets - 3 & 4 April

The Curriculum Innovation team is delivering Minecraft holiday sessions during Easter at The Innovation Centre, Little Germany. Please could you promote these sessions by copying the text below into your school newsletter. 

Bradford Council’s Curriculum Innovation team is delivering Minecraft Meets during the Easter Holiday at our Innovation Centre in Little Germany. The meets are being held on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th April and are repeated four times.   The sessions are different in content to all previous Minecraft Meets that have been hosted and are designed to allow your Minecraft enthusiasts the opportunity to work independently or to collaborate with fellow minecrafters to build worlds, create characters and solve problems using imagination, creative thinking and teamwork.

To find out more and to book a place for your child please visit the Eventbrite booking page by clicking here.

STEM CPD Opportunity - Using technology to create an engaging & purposeful Science Curriculum

This 2 day residential course to be delivered at The National STEM Centre York is being held on 21 & 22 June. Your school may be eligible for a bursary to cover the full cost of this high impact CPD - to find out more about how this works visit This CPD will allow you to explore various forms of digital technology and their applications for use in science. We will look at educational apps, recording, presenting and data handling software and examine how these tools can be used independently by children to support their own learning. This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. To find out more and to book your place click here.

In School Provision Opportunities

It is sometimes difficult to teach more complex parts of the Computing Curriculum, particularly certain aspects of Computer Science. As part of our service we can bring the world of computing into your school as we offer a variety of computer based activities to stimulate, educate and engage your pupils with the Computing Curriculum:-

Augmented and Virtual Reality, Film Making, Games Creation, Interactive Writing, Music Making, Physical Computing, Robotics

These activities can be delivered in a variety of ways:-

Whole class teaching , Coding Clubs during the school day or after school , School holiday sessions. Please visit our dedicated pages for more information.



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