1.  Following the release of an updated KSIE 2023 document this link explains what the changes are.  There are not many, and as such no consultation document was needed.  So here is a brief summary:
2.  This new report from Revealing Reality is a disturbing read.  It looks at the violent and illegal content children are being subjected to on one of their most popular apps – Snapchat.  The children interviewed are in the Secondary age range, but the concerns are applicable to all users of the app.
3.  Just a reminder of a great resource.  CyberFirst is a series of interactive online security resources from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which highlights some of the more common cyber scams and malicious activity that users might come across.  It’s aimed at 11-14 year olds.  There is an interactive video where learners make choices and watch how these choices play out. For more information and access to the resources see HERE.
4.  OMETV – if you have any children talking about this, attached is a flier from NOS explaining more about it.
5.  Gambling and Harm Prevention – Ygam.  

The recently published filtering and monitoring guidance includes a new section on gambling. For an in depth education into how to minimize gambling harms, you can sign up for Ygam’s City & Guilds ‘Gaming and Gambling Awareness and Harm Prevention’ workshop. The workshop is fully funded and online. It covers:

  • Gaming and Gambling Harms
  • Advertising and Legislation
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • The Blurred Lines between Gaming and Gambling
  • How to Spot the Signs of Harm
  • Where to Get Help and Support

On completion delegates will have access to Ygam’s resource hub consisting of over 1,000 complimentary and downloadable resources. Resources including thematic work schemes, lesson plans and 1-to-1 activities. To find out more follow the link below:

I have done this workshop and it is really useful and informative.
6.  The school week – everything you should know about the hours required by the DFE.  Some guidance issued this week, here is a breakdown.

The school week.

7. Ncce course – Primary Computing for all – taking place at OpenZone on 7th July.  This course is full day and fully funded.  Apply via this link or use the QR code on the flier attached.  Please make staff aware as anyone can attend this session.
Apply here  or contact us to book your place.
8.  We also have the NCCE course Implmenting the NCCE curriculum in your school on Wednesday 28th June.  This is a good course for those of you who might be new to being Subject leads.  Apply here or contact us to book your place.
9.  Don’t forget Wednesday 21st June is our Subject Leads at 4pm.  Please RSVP if you haven’t already and let me know if you would like to join online or in person at OpenZone@The Word.
10.  Purple Chip – 2Simple have a recent addition to their coding resources.  I’ve attached a leaflet to explain it.
Finally it is wonderful to have Phillippa back with the team after almost a year of treatment.  I’m sure you’ll join me in welcoming her back to work and we are loving her new hair look!
Enjoy the weekend

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