Dear Headteachers and Chairs of Governors,
Following the letter from Gareth Drawmer which was sent on Friday (attached again above for information) with the full Buckinghamshire Challenge offer for schools, we are now asking all schools to sign up to the Universal Offer and nominate their lead member of staff.
Please can you complete this quick survey, by end of play on Friday 24th September, to let us know your school’s participation in this year’s Buckinghamshire Challenge and the name and position of your nominated member of staff. Buckinghamshire Challenge Universal Offer Sign Up Survey.
We can now confirm the exact timing for all six conferences and workshops for your diaries:
|Autumn||1st Oct 2021
|1st Nov 2021
11.00am – 1.00pm
|Spring||31st Jan 2022
|11th Feb 2022
|Summer||20th May 2022
|10th June 2022
Key Questions on the Universal Offer
What is the Universal Offer?
The Universal Offer is a conference and workshop programme for all schools.
What will my school get out of the Universal Offer?
At the end of the Universal Offer programme all participating schools will have robust strategies for addressing disadvantage. It will align and support schools with DfE expectations on the use and impact of Pupil Premium and national good practice.
What is our commitment?
These sessions are online, available to all schools and will last two hours each. The nominated member of staff should attend all 6 sessions throughout the academic year, commit to undertaking the required intersessional tasks and disseminate the learning throughout their school.
Who should the nominated member of staff be?
Ideally the Pupil Premium/Disadvantaged Lead or a member of the SLT.
Can other members of our staff team attend?
Yes, the Universal Offer conference programme is open to all staff members and governors who wish to attend. The workshops, however, will be for the nominate leads only, to ensure that they are of a manageable size to enable contribution and discussion by all attendees.
Many thanks for your support for this exciting project,
The School Improvement Team