Kick Start Newsletter - Autumn 2014
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Kick Start Enterprise

Resources, links and
news for Autumn 2014

Improving outcomes


for vulnerable pupils

Kick Start are pleased to announce that, having been selected through the tendering process, we will be working with B&NES for a further three years.. 

We continue working with your schools and settings to raise the attainment of Minority Ethnic children and young people, and to help build skills and knowledge in the workforce. It is really good to work with you all and to have your support.

Kick Start is also delighted to be working with other local authorities and with individual settings, schools and academies. Full details of opportunities are available on the new Kick Start Enterprise website

This edition of the Kick Start newsletter contains a range of articles which will inform, engage and inspire teaching professionals including the latest update from Kick Start professional Judith Longstreth who develops her earlier writing on the important issues of child poverty and Free School Meals.

Early Years Language Enrichment pack

In conjunction with St Andrews CE primary school in Bath, Kick Start Enterprise has created a language enrichment pack for use in early years settings. Read more..
Alison Cameron

Free school meals - a further update

There are two main areas to flag up in this newsletter. The first is the growing disparity between rich and poor and the consequences for children in poverty and the second is the introduction of Free School Meals for Infant schools. Both of these are well worth close scrutiny.  Read more..
Judith Longstreth

Upcoming Kick Start training packages

Information about our forthcoming courses for settings, schools and academies is available at
These include EMA Leader training and training for school staff working with pupils and families with English as an additional language. Read more..

Free resources and links

A new arrivals programme for use in primary schools - this was begun with some schools in B&NES and is now available to share.

Key visuals for secondary schools to use with the school office, the school reception area or medical room - an example of partnership work with a B&NES secondary school. Thank you to St Gregory's.

Bespoke training

Kick Start offers bespoke training to schools and Early Years settings to support developing practice around spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of school life, EAL pedagogy, or the achievements of FSM meals pupils.

Contact us for a free appointment with one of our consultants.
Exemplar Coaching Network

Exemplar Coaching Network

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our sister company Exemplar Coaching Network
ECN can provide to those who work with young people accredited qualifications by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) in Coaching and Mentoring levels 3 & 5, and Leadership and Management levels 3 & 5 with more to follow in 2015.

Our new Kick Start professional

We are very pleased to welcome Stephen Bray to Kick Start as a freelance consultant.

Stephen is well known to many settings and schools in the local area, in particular North Somerset where he successfully lead on ethnic minority achievement as an Advisory Teacher for three years until the end of last academic year.

Language of the Term

Successfully celebrating bilingualism in a village school

Paulton Junior School is a predominantly white and monolingual community in the heart of the Somerset countryside. Excellent practice has been developed by the school’s EAL lead Mary Tidbury to enable the school community to celebrate languages as diverse as Arabic and Somerset dialect: ‘Language of the Term’. Read more..                                                        Dot Lee and Mary Tidbury

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