VC with Santa 2020

We are delighted to announce that, despite the current pandemic, it will be business as usual for Father Christmas this year! Along with Mrs Christmas, he will be available to talk to your pupils live from the E2BN Christmas Grotto on 9th and 10th December 2020.

Aided by the technical wizardry and magic of the E2BN elves you and your pupils will have a safe and totally socially distanced 15 minute speaking slot with Father Christmas. (No masks required!)

Find out how Father Christmas manages to visit so many houses in one night, learn what makes reindeer fly and how Father Christmas manages to eat so many mince pies in one night!

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You will need

A PC or laptop with speakers, a microphone and a webcam. (We don't recommend that you use a tablet)
We will send you a secure link to to access the live stream. 
You will also need to carry out a test session to ensure that the 'tech' works with one of the E2BN office elves prior to your session. 

£35 per session

To check availability and to book your session please phone: 01462 834588 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sex and Relationships Education Resource Update

From September 2020 Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex education will be compulsory for all secondary aged pupils in England and Relationships Education for all primary aged pupils in England. Health Education will be compulsory for all pupils in state- maintained schools. 

The UKCCIS framework Eductaion for A Connected World offers guidance about the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives and is an essential tool in developing Sex and Relationship Education, Relationship Education and Heath Education for pupils of all ages. 

ProjectEVOLVE resources each of the 330 statements from Education for a COnnected World with perspectives; research; activities; outcomes; supporting resources and professional development materials. All materialsincluding lesson guides are free. 

DfE changes to KCSiE

The new version of the DfE’s statutory safeguarding guidance “Keeping Children Safe in Education” was released on the 17th June. It comes into effect on the 1st September, so it is important that designated safeguarding leads and governors know what changes have been made.

Some of those changes include:

Covid-19

Mental Health

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE)

Online safety

Supply teachers

The following places offer detailed break down of the changes:

Andre Hall’s video

Becki Avery’s blog from the Education People, formally Kent County Council

LGfL Digisafe’s  blog

Parents - Scare or Prepare?

Periodically, we all recieve warnings about 'bad stuff' happening on the Internet. Our first instinct is to then pass that warning on to our friends, colleagues, pupils and children. And when the warning comes from an official source it almost seems as if its our duty to inform as many people as possible. But should we be doing this?

Mark Bentley, our Online Safety colleague at LGfL has written a really useful blog post (about the dangers of sharing hoax online safety news stories and how to respond next time someone asks you to do so. There's also a great poster to use with your class when they get back in September.

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