CMAT News – Resolved Schools – final checks please

Please can resolved schools ensure we have your SAT results, ECT details, ELI information – including DBS or right to work compliance, SI self-assessment, website photos, confirmation no loans/legal proceedings?


Recruitment Update

oth the permanent CEO and CFO roles are advertised on the Diocese of Hallam Schools website. They are on the schools vacancy tab, supported by recruitment consultants Satis Education. Please do share with your professional networks. The closing date is 9 September but Satis advise and are encouraging early applications as the recruitment may close early if there is a strong field. Once a potential candidate has registered interest for the specific recruitment pack, application forms etc are all available on the St Francis CMAT microsite. The St Francis Board meets again on 25 July to schedule interviews.

I know the heat is exhausting. Well done surviving the heatwave! Thank you for everything you have done to keep going and keep children and colleagues safe. Several of our colleagues have Covid or are recovering from it – get well soon and take care of you. I imagine so many of you are feeling this has been the toughest year yet in teaching, and I am sure you are right. Hold tight, the end of term is fast approaching and here already for some. Enjoy!

I have been impressed how everyone has stepped up to the Ofsted call this term, feeling we have had more than our fair share recently within the St Francis footprint. Our positive vibes are with St Mary’s Maltby and Our Lady of Mount Carmel as they recently hosted Section 5 and Section 8 respectively. Delighted to say Holy Family Worksop and Holy Family Stainforth have now published their Ofsted Report on their websites and many congratulations due there – equally well done to our schools have also had their S48 inspections. Everyone has commented how valuable and helpful the process of inspection has been.

Keen to ensure St Francis CMAT transitions well into the start of the new academic year, and to manage Kev’s handover effectively, b

CPD Mental Health First Aid Training Anyone – 12 places available?

Congratulations to Stella Groarke, Head at St Peter’s Doncaster who has recently completed a training course accredited by Mental Health First Aid England and was funded by the Doncaster opportunity area. As a group of professionals working in Doncaster, those who completed the training are committed because of the support from the DOA to deliver and give back to Doncaster.

The training on offer is for 12 people, and the commitment is for two full days or four half days online. The course cost is £20 per attendee on a first come first served basis. Nigel who is Stella’s co instructor has availability in the autumn term and will work around school needs. Just to let you know that the recommended cost when run without the DOA is £300 pp. Please ensure Head sign off for nominations.

The offer is there for St Clare’s MAT as well so please sign up early. As Stella moves into her new role in September it will be a lovely way to keep in touch. She says: ‘I have loved working for Hallam and at St Peter’s and I would be glad to do something for both.’ We wish Stella and all those moving onto new roles, all the very best from St Francis CMAT.

Berni Nesbit, has very kindly offered to share her development booklet with her St Francis Doncaster and Nottinghamshire colleagues. This is attached.